Nissan Motors is in the process of issuing two new recalls in the United States. Nissan will be calling back a total of 300,301 vehicles in the United States in this twin recall process. The cars that would be recalled are the Nissan Versa, Versa Note and Armada. This will be one of the biggest twin recalls that Nissan will be carried out on the American soil. The larger of the recalls will be for the 2012 to 2015 Nissan Versa and the 2014-2015 Nissan Versa Note.
As many as 298,747 Versa will be recalled by Nissan this time. The recall is because the center console trim panel of the car can catch the shoe of the driver when he is moving his leg from the accelerator to the brake. This is a serious issue as it could sometimes cause an accident that might even lead to fatal accidents. The delay in switching from the accelerator to the brake might cause an accident and put people’s life in danger. Nissan wants to address this issue as quickly as possible.
The Nissan dealers will be carrying out some modifications on the parts to rectify the problem and the car owners will be getting notifications from the company in mid October. The issue has been under the investigation of the NHTSA from 2014. The agency has made the move from the problem being a preliminary evaluation to an engineering examination in this year. During the investigation of the agency, a crash was reported and the person involved in the crash suffered minor injuries. The problem cited was the same that Nissan is looking to rectify now on the Versa cars.
As many as 1,554 cars of the Nisan Armada will also be recalled for faulty seat belts. The faulty seat belts have been identified in the cars that were manufactured between April 30, 2015, and June 5, 2015. The problem with the Amada car is that the driver and the front passenger seatbelt might not latch properly or they might sometimes not unlatch properly. This is also a serious issue as the proper functioning of the safety belt is an absolute necessity for any vehicle.
The Nissan dealer will be inspecting the affected vehicles for the seat belt issues. If the seat belt is found to carry a problem, they will either replace the necessary assemblies or make necessary corrections to the seat belt. The recall of the Nissan Armada is slated to commence from early October. The repair works on the car will be carried out by the Nissan dealerships free of charge.