Nissan to Recall 1.4 Million Vehicles Globally

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky

nissan to recall 1 4 million vehicles globally

Nissan is issuing a global recall on roughly 1.4 million vehicles over a handful of reasons pertaining to acceleration. Based on early reports, owners are either getting a sudden increase in throttle after shutting off cruise control or a short that kills the motor while driving. The cars in question include models like the Note, Kicks, Leaf, and Serena. 

Bloomberg was in contact with a Nissan spokesperson on Friday, who confirmed the planned recall. The affected vehicles are located in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

While most of the issues pertain to what the motor is doing, the automaker will also be recalling about 6,400 Note Auras sold in Japan due to a headlight issue. Weirdly, Bloomberg said the defect only pertained to the right lamp. 

Additional reporting from The Japan Times would suggest Nissan’s home market will be seeing the largest recall. Nearly 700,000 units need fixing in Japan, which is about half of the global total. 

From The Japan Times

A total of 699,000 units were affected in the country, with many having more than one fault, a spokeswoman for Nissan said.
The Japan recall includes 484,025 units of the Note, Serena and Kicks models over a defective engine hose cover which can lead to the hose cracking and preventing the vehicle from starting, the company said in a statement.
It said 478,199 vehicles, including the Note, Note Aura, Serena, Leaf and Kicks, were being recalled for a faulty vehicle control program that in certain circumstances can cause acceleration after the cruise control is stopped.
And 126,000 Serena units were being recalled for a wiring problem, while 6,434 units of the same model were being called back over a problem with the right headlight.

That leaves about 749,000 vehicles for Europe and the United States, with the relevant models sharing the same defects. No accidents resulting from the issues have been reported at this time on any markets. 

A formal campaign has not yet been launched. However, worried customers should be able to utilize the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) recall website in the coming days to see if their vehicle is impacted. Contacting Nissan directly is also an option and the company will eventually begin reaching out to customers to have their vehicle’s taken in for repairs.

[Image: Nissan]

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  • TassosSUCKS TassosSUCKS on Jul 16, 2023

    Most of these seem to be their ICE offerings. Junk

  • Statikboy Statikboy on Jul 17, 2023

    I thought racism was discouraged on this site. When is Tassos going to get banned?

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    • Veeg Veeg on Jul 18, 2023

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