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DETROIT -- U.S. safety regulators are investigating the Nissan Versa subcompact car because an air bag may fail to inflate in crashes.
The probe affects about 100,000 Versas from the 2012 model year.
A cable can get pinched in the steering column and cause the problem, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The pinched cable will set off a warning light on the dashboard.
Such investigations can lead to recalls. The Versa has not been recalled so far.
The safety agency opened the investigation after getting data from Nissan.
TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer