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Nissan LEAF Recalls

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08/09/16 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 leaf vehicles manufactured february 24, 2016, to march 23, 2016, and sentra vehicles manufactured february 9, 2016, to march 4, 2016. the wiring harness connector may disconnect from the dual-stage passenger air bag.

If the wiring harness disconnects, the passenger air bag may not to deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness connector for proper engagement and, if necessary, replace the passenger air bag module and main body harness, free of charge. the recall began on august 9, 2016. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/10/16 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 nissan maxima, 2013-2016 nissan altima, nv200, leaf, sentra, and pathfinder, 2014-2016 nissan nv200 taxi, infiniti qx60, qx60 hybrid, and q50 hybrid, 2014-2017 nissan rogue and infiniti q50, 2015-2016 nissan murano, murano hybrid, and chevrolet city express, 2014-2015 nissan pathfinder hybrid, and 2013 infiniti jx35 vehicles. in these vehicles, the front seat passenger occupant classification system (ocs) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. as a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Nissan will notify their owners. chevrolet city express owners will be notified by general motors. dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit (acu) and ocs electronic control unit (ecu) in altima, maxima, murano, rogue, and sentra vehicles, and replace the ocs ecu in leaf, nv200, nv200 taxi, pathfinder, infiniti q50, jx35, and qx60 and chevrolet city express vehicles, free of charge. interim notices were sent to owners on may 31, 2016. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/28/16 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 leaf vehicles manufactured november 19, 2012, to july 31, 2015. during very cold temperatures, the relay inside the electronic brake booster may freeze, requiring the driver to exert more effort to slow the vehicle down.

If the brake relay fails, longer distances or additional brake effort would be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the intelligent brake control unit software, free of charge. the recall began on march 28, 2016. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/14/14 Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 nissan leaf vehicles manufactured april 15, 2014, through april 24, 2014. due to a problem with the motor control circuit board, the inverter may fail, causing the vehicle shut down.

An unexpected vehicle shut down increases the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inverter, free of charge. the recall began in july 2014. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 leaf and 2014, 2016 and 2017 sentra vehicles. due to a manufacturing error within the air bag inflators, the passenger frontal air bag may not properly deploy in the event of a crash.

In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag doesn't deploy properly, it can increase the risk of injury to passengers.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began june 7, 2017. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/09/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 leaf vehicles manufactured february 24, 2016, to march 23, 2016, and sentra vehicles manufactured february 9, 2016, to march 4, 2016. the wiring harness connector may disconnect from the dual-stage passenger air bag.

If the wiring harness disconnects, the passenger air bag may not to deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness connector for proper engagement and, if necessary, replace the passenger air bag module and main body harness, free of charge. the recall began on august 9, 2016. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/14/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 altima, leaf, pathfinder, and sentra, model year 2013 nv200 (aka taxi) and infiniti jx35 and model year 2014 infiniti q50 and qx60 vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the occupant classification system (ocs) software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.

If the ocs does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the ocs software, free of charge. the recall began on april 14, 2014. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/06/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 altima, leaf, pathfinder, sentra, and infiniti jx35 vehicles. sensors within the passenger occupant detection system (ods) may have been manufactured out of specification. this may cause the system to malfunction and permanently suppress the passenger airbag.

If the vehicle is involved in a crash necessitating airbag deployment and the passenger airbag is suppressed, there may be an increased risk of personal injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ods sensors and replace them as neccessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 6, 2013. owners may contact nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/02/14 Other Nissan north america, inc. (nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 leaf vehicles manufactured february 28, 2014, through march 12, 2014. the front structural member assembly may be missing welds, which could reduce the structural integrity of the vehicle if the vehicle is involved in a crash. as such, these vehicles fail to meet the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection," and 305, "electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection."

Missing welds may effect the vehicle's integrity in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect to see if any of the welds are missing. any vehicle missing welds will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on june 2, 2014. owners may contact nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Nissan LEAF Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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