In a recent announcement, Nissan has initiated a recall affecting 57,914 units of its LEAF models ranging from the years 2018 to 2022. The recall stems from an issue where the rearview camera’s display image may become distorted or fail to appear altogether. This problem is attributed to potential damage to the camera’s harness, posing a significant safety risk by impairing the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle, thereby escalating the likelihood of accidents.
This flaw signifies a non-compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, titled “Rear Visibility,” as per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) findings. The standard is critical for ensuring drivers have adequate rearward visibility to prevent accidents.
Nissan is proactively addressing this safety concern and is in the process of devising remedies to correct the issue. The company has scheduled to begin notifying affected LEAF owners through notification letters starting March 20. Vehicle owners are encouraged to reach out to Nissan’s customer service at 1-800-867-7669 for further information and guidance regarding the recall process.