We took our busy 2013 Nissan NV200 to the service dealer for its 22,500-mile manufacture suggested service for an oil change and tire rotation -- and got a passenger airbag recall notice too.

We were informed that our van had a recall notice (Recall ID #102500) to update the occupant classification system (OCS) software for the front passenger seat. According to Nissan, the OCS software may incorrectly think that the passenger seat (when occupied by adult) was empty, causing it to deactivate the passenger airbag, which could increase the risk of injury to the passenger during a crash. Nissan fixed this issue with a software update that took only a few minutes.

For its third service, we walked out the door for a grand total of $58.


2013 Nissan NV200 SV
Base price: $21,825
As-tested: $23,250
Service life: 11 mo/ 23,365 mi
Avg CO2: 0.83 lb/mi
Energy cons: 145 kW-hr/100mi
Unresolved problems: None
Maintenance cost: $157.49 (2 oil changes, tire rotation, inspection)
Normal-wear cost: $0
EPA City/Hwy/Comb Fuel Econ: 24/25/24 mpg
Average Fuel Econ: 23.3 mpg