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Nissan Recalling 3.5 Million Vehicles to Fix Faulty Airbag Sensors

Most models sold in the US.

by on May.02, 2016

The Nissan Leaf is among the vehicles affected by the new airbag recall.

Nissan plans to recall 3.5 million vehicles sold around the world to fix sensors that could cause a car’s airbags to fail to deploy in the event of a crash.

The recall covers a number of Nissan and Infiniti cars, trucks and crossover vehicles, including the Altima sedan, Leaf battery car and NV200 commercial van.

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The recall is the fourth to attempt to address the problem with so-called “smart” airbag sensors. It is separate from recalls triggered by faulty Takata airbag inflators, an issue that has so far plagued 14 different automotive manufacturers.

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Nissan Recalls 640,000 Altimas

Faulty hood latch cause for action which is a growing problem.

by on Mar.06, 2015

Nissan recalled 640,000 Altimas in the U.S. and Canada from 2013 to 2015 model years.

Nissan is facing a growing problem with faulty hood latches. The automaker recalled 640,000 Altimas in the U.S. and Canada, bringing the total number of vehicles with the problem to nearly 1.1 million.

The newest recall is for 2013-2015 Altimas, which have secondary latches that may not hold properly. In the event the main latch fails, the hood could fly open while a car is in motion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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The automaker has already recalled 238,000 Altimas from the 2013 model year for the same problem. Those were built from March 6, 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013, which is a different run of vehicles from the current recall. In January, Nissan recalled 216,000 Nissan Pathfinder SUVs from 2013 and 2014, Infiniti JX35s from 2013 and QX60s from 2014 for the same problem. (more…)

Nissan, Ford Recalling Nearly 1 Million Vehicles

Makers deal with variety of problems in multiple models.

by on Jan.28, 2015

Nissan is recalling 2013 Nissan Rogues due to an electrical problem.

Nissan and Ford are recalling nearly 1 million vehicles for problems involving faulty hood latches, door springs, electrical issues and seatbelts. Most of the affected vehicles are in the U.S.

Nissan discovered a problem with 552,000 Rogue and Rogue Select SUVs built between 2008 and 2014. According to the automaker, snow and salty water can get into the floor of the interior cabin and wiring harness under the carpet causing electrical shorts.

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Dealers will inspect the harness and replace it if necessary at no cost to owners. Those without damage will be sealed. (more…)

Nissan Latest to Join Big Recall Club

Altima sedans could see hoods fly open while driving.

by on Oct.10, 2014

Nissan targets the Altima for recall.

In most years, a recall of 220,000 midsize sedans might make major headlines. This year, however, Nissan’s latest safety news could almost be lost in the noise, the auto industry already recalling roughly 40 million vehicles for all matter of problems.

But the Japanese maker is warning that it is looking into the possibility that its problems could be more serious, leading to a possible expansion of today’s announcement.

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The initial news, at least, involves 220,000 Nissan Altima sedans sold in the U.S. during the 2013 model-year because their secondary hood latches could fail. If that happens, the hoods could potentially fly open while the vehicles are in motion.

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Hyundai, Nissan Combine to Recall 1.1 Million Vehicles

Latest actions push number of recalls to 45 million in 2014.

by on Jul.30, 2014

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is subject to a safety recall.

Add another million to the running tally of vehicles in a record-setting 2014 as Hyundai and Nissan announced actions totaling 1.1 million cars today: Hyundai recalling 889,000 vehicles and Nissan more than 226,000.

Hyundai is recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans from 2011-2014 due to a faulty shift cable. The cable may disconnect allowing the car to roll away after parking or preventing it from being shifted out of park.

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The maker received nearly 1,200 warranty claims due to the problem. Dealers will inspect the cable and repair the connection between he shift cable and shift lever at no cost to the owner. It also recalled nearly 5,700 2015 Sonatas for brake problems, asking owners to park the vehicles. It was the second time this year the 2015 model has been recalled. (more…)

Nissan Recalls 1 Million Vehicles for Airbag Issue

Maker plans software update to solve sensor problem.

by on Mar.26, 2014

Nissan's extremely popular Altima is being recalled for a problem with airbags. The airbags may not deploy on the passenger side.

Nissan just issued a second recall for more than 1 million cars, SUVs and vans to fix a problem with the airbags in those vehicles.

Due to a faulty sensor, passenger-side airbags on the vehicles may not inflate. The sensor does not detect an adult sitting in the passenger seat, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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The recall affects the Altima, Leaf, Sentra, Pathfinder models from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Also impacted are the NV200 Taxi van and Infiniti JX35 SUV from 2013 as well as the Infiniti QX60 and Q50 SUVs from 2014. (more…)

Nissan Recalling Over 188,000 SUVs

Faulty brakes blamed for increased crash risk.

by on Oct.23, 2013

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is part of a recall related to potentially faulty brake software.

Nissan plans to recall more than 188,000 of its sport-utility vehicles worldwide due to the increased risk of a crash posed by potentially faulty brake software, the maker has announced.

The move comes less than a month after the maker recalled more than 900,000 vehicles due to a flaw with accelerator sensors that could cause them to run slowly or even stall out.

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The latest safety service action was triggered by reports that, on rough or uneven roads the software used to control the vehicles’ antilock braking could malfunction and result in longer stopping distances than drivers might expect. As a result, a motorist might rear end another vehicle, for example, or fail to stop in time at an intersection. (more…)

Nissan Recalling Over 900,000 Vehicles Due to Engine Stalling Issue

Most models sold in Japan, but 100,000 luxury cars shipped to US.

by on Sep.26, 2013

A 2012 Infiniti M35h.

Nissan Motor Co. is recalling more than 900,000 vehicles due to a problem with defective accelerator sensors used in a wide range of models that could cause their engines to stall unexpectedly.

The vast majority of the vehicles covered by the recall were produced for the Japanese export market, though some were shipped to other regions of the world. That includes the United States, were  nearly 100,000 of the products are being targeted for repair, most of them sold through the Infiniti brand.

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According to Nissan, the sensor used to detect the way the throttle pedal is being depressed can become unstable. That can lead the vehicle to accelerate less aggressively than a motorist might intend – and, in some circumstances, it can cause the vehicle to stop or even stall out entirely.

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Nissan Recalling More Than 2 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Third-largest recall ever targets ignition problem.

by on Oct.28, 2010

About a third of the recalled vehicles were sold in the U.S., including this 2006 Nissan Titan.

Japan’s second-largest automaker, Nissan, is recalling 2.14 million vehicles worldwide due to an ignition switch problem that could lead to engine stalling.

The third-largest recall ever for the Yokohama-based maker, the service action involves a broad swath of the company’s line-up, from the March minicar up to the massive Infiniti QX56 luxury SUV.  The breadth of the problem underscores the downside manufacturers face as they communize parts across their product range in an effort to cut costs.

Nissan says it has no reports of any accidents caused by the defect.  In some situations, however, the defect can lead to stalling and the inability to restart the vehicle.

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The recall involves vehicles produced in a variety of Nissan plants worldwide, including those in Japan, the U.S., Canada, Spain and Great Britain.  About a third of the vehicles involved, 762,000 in all, were sold in North America, but Japan accounts for the largest number, 835,000.

The recall covers vehicles produced between August 2003 and July 2006.

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Nissan Caught in Garmin Nuvi Fire Recall

Dealer sold Nuvis can overheat, possibly burn.

by on Sep.13, 2010

Leaf uses 24 kWh Lithium-Ion batteries, with controls that should prevent overheating.

Nissan has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is recalling vehicles that were equipped with a Garmin Nuvi model 750, 760, and 765 navigation systems. The batteries contained in the affected GPS units can overheat and catch on fire.

This, the latest example of how fragile and vulnerable some lithium ion batteries are, comes as Nissan and General Motors – among other makers – plan to start sale of thousands of vehicles with huge lithium ion battery packs on board. Makers say that extensive safety controls and chemistry changes are in place so that, for example, Leafs do not become burning leafs.

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Garmin is recalling approximately 1.25 million Nuvi navigation devices globally – about 796,000 units were sold in the United States. Nuvi model numbers 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT (the xx is a two-digit number) may be affected.  To determine if a unit is affected, customers can visit www.garmin.com/nuvibatterypcbrecall.

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