WASHINGTON -- Nissan North America Inc. is recalling about 65,000 Altimas and Xterras from the 2002 model year because the driver's front airbag may not deploy in a crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the problem occurs when an electrical connector from the steering wheel hub's clock spring to the airbag module comes loose.
The airbag warning light flashes intermittently when the connector is loose.
Dealers are to install a retaining clip on the connector, the agency says.
Nissan says it has received no reports of injuries related to the problem.
In another recall, General Motors is asking owners of some 2003 Chevrolet and GMC trucks to return them to dealers for installation of a shield at the fuel tank.
The recall involves 5,700 of the 2500 series models of GMC Yukon XLs and Chevrolet Avalanches and Suburbans.
NHTSA says that in a crash test, a frame cross member tore loose from the left frame rail.
The agency believes that if this occurred in the real world, a sharp edge of the cross member could puncture the fuel tank.
Here are other safety recalls reported by NHTSA.