If you’re a proud owner of a Nissan Leaf purchased between September 29, 2017, and March 15, 2023, there’s important news you need to be aware of. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a recall for nearly 66,200 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles due to a potential issue with unintended acceleration when changing gears.
The Unintended Acceleration Issue
The NHTSA’s report states that the unintended acceleration occurs when drivers change driving modes from “D” to “B” or enable the e-Pedal “On” or “ECO” mode. In this scenario, the vehicle may continue to accelerate even after the gas pedal is released or may not slow down as expected. This could potentially increase the risk of a crash, making it imperative for Nissan to address this issue promptly.
NHTSA reports that all potentially affected vehicles indeed have this defect, but no other Nissan or INFINITI vehicles in the U.S. have been affected.
Current Nissan Leaf owners will not receive formal notifications until August 30, 2023. However, all Nissan dealerships selling Leaf vehicles have been informed about the recall.
Nissan dealerships will reprogram the vehicle control module free of charge to rectify the issue.
Leaf owners are encouraged to contact Nissan’s customer service at 1-800-867-7669 or reach out to the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for any questions or concerns regarding the recall notice.
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