Nissan to recall 1.4 mn vehicles, many with electric drives
Nissan recalls almost 1.4 million vehicles in the USA, Europe and Japan. The electric Leaf and the Note, Kicks, and Serena models run as hybrids on the e-Power drive are affected. News agencies report Nissan identified “several problems”.
These include cars suddenly accelerating after exiting cruise control and a short circuit that can cause motors to stop while driving.
A Nissan spokeswoman told Bloomberg News that no accidents resulting from the issues have been reported. The carmaker added it discovered these issues in internal vehicle testing and are not typically performed in the real world.
The recall databases are not showing official entries yet, but they will likely soon.
What is known is that in the US, the recall affects only the Nissan Leaf, precisely 80,952 units from the 2018-2023 model years. Nissan said the company would install updated vehicle control module software, requiring owners to bring the vehicles to a garage.
Recalls are expected to be issued in Japan and Europe as well.