Nissan recalls Rogue crossovers over unsecured child car seats

Franklin, TN – September 13, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) has recalled 47,098 compact SUVs with faulty back seat tether wires, which help anchor children’s car seats. The wires may fail to hold the seat during a crash or a sudden stop, increasing the risk of injury for the child in the seat.

The recall includes 2021 Nissan Rogue SUVs and concerns seat backs with multiple part numbers, including 88650 6RC1A/B and 88650 6RD1A/B.

Recall summary  

There are two ways to secure a child seat: with seat belts or with the so-called lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) system. 

The recalled 2021 Nissan Rogues may have some loose car seat anchor points, referred to as “upper tether wires,” that were not welded correctly at the factory. These anchor points are used in car seats with a top tether strap, and may not hold the seat in the event of a crash.

Risks

Research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has shown that car seats reduce fatalities by 71% for children under one year old, and by 54% for toddlers between one and four years old. In 2017 alone, car seats saved an estimated 312 lives among children under the age of five. 

If car seats are not properly secured to the car, they will not offer this level of protection. A weak anchor point might fail to hold the car seat during a crash or a sudden stop, increasing the risk of injury to the child sitting in it.

Other Nissan recalls

Over 13,000 2021 Nissan Rogues were recalled earlier this year out of concern that their trunk lids  – called liftgates in auto speak – were to separate in the event of a crash, as reported. In May, the same model year was recalled because of a potential brake fluid leak, also as reported.

Repair

Dealers will replace the seat back if necessary.  For further information about when and how to find out about the repairs, see this copy of Nissan’s owner notification letter. 

Nissan recall check

Over 47,000 vehicles are included in this Nissan Rogue recall. Use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool to do a Nissan recall VIN check.

Rebecca RandNissan recalls Rogue crossovers over unsecured child car seats

Nissan recalls more than 30,000 vehicles with faulty signal bulbs

Franklin, TN – September 6, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) is recalling 30,799 cars with defective front turn signal bulbs that may fail to illuminate and show that the car is turning, increasing the risk of injury.

This recall includes the following pickup trucks and subcompact cars: 

  • 2020 Nissan Titan
  • 2021 Nissan Titan
  • 2020 Nissan Titan XD
  • 2021 Nissan Titan XD
  • 2020 Nissan Versa 
  • 2021 Nissan Versa

Recall summary  

Due to a supplier error,  the internal wiring in the affected bulbs was done incorrectly and may cause the glass surface to crack during installation. This can render both the left- and the right-turn bulb inoperable and result in the malfunction of turn signals.

The bulbs are a part of a faulty lot made by a U.S office of a French supplier Valeo Sylvania.  They have multiple part numbers, including 260605EE0A and 260105EE0A.

Risks

If the front turn signal is not working, other motorists and pedestrians will not be aware of drivers’ intentions. This increases the risk of a crash or injury.

Warning signs

The “turn signal indicator light” on the vehicle dashboard will flash faster. An audible alert will also be issued promptly to let the driver know that there is an issue. 

Other Nissan recalls

Both 2020 Nissan Titan and 2020 Titan XD vehicles were recalled at the end of 2020 because of the risk of an engine fire caused by faulty electrical wiring. In addition, some of these trucks were a part of a 127,000-car strong recall that was conducted to search for seven defective tires.

The repair

Dealers will replace the affected bulbs with new ones free of charge. Notifications were set to be sent to the owners on August 20. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This Nissan recall includes more than 30,000 of Titan and Versa vehicles. To do a Nissan recall check, please  use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Nissan Rogue Sport recalled for fly-away trunk lids

Franklin, TN – September 2, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) has issued a recall for 13,215 units of the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport over a concern that the trunk lid – called liftgate in auto-speak – may separate from the vehicle in the event of a rear-end crash.

The affected part is the liftgate hinge shaft with part number 904006MA0A.

Recall summary

A supplier manufacturing error has resulted in the reduced strength of the liftgate shaft. The liftgate shaft is the part with which the liftgate is hinged onto the vehicle. 

Risks

In the event of a rear-end crash, the liftgate may separate from the vehicle and increase the risk of injury for the occupants of the car and people around them. To read about the dangers of road debris, please refer to this article about Land Rover’s fly-away spoilers.

Other Nissan Rogue Recalls

Back in May, the 2021 Rogue compact SUVs were part of another Nissan recall for a brake fluid leak.  

The repair

Dealers will replace the left and right liftgate hinges on the affected vehicles. Owners affected by the recall will be notified by September 7, 2021.

Is your vehicle part of the recall?

To find out if your vehicle is a part of this Nissan Rogue recall, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Nissan recalls almost 140,000 Sentras for possible loss of steering

Franklin, TN – August 01, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) has recalled 138,736 vehicles with an issue that may result in a loss of steering and increase the risk of a crash or injury. This recall includes: 

  • 2020 Nissan Sentra
  • 2021 Nissan Sentra

The affected component is  the “inner tie rod” with part number D8521-6LB0A.

Recall summary  

A tie rod is part of the steering mechanism that connects the steering wheel to the wheels.

On vehicles that are part of this recall, both left and right tie rods may have been damaged during manufacture, making them less sturdy.  As a result, these tie rods may bend or even break apart when going over bumps and other obstacles.  

Warning signs

Depending on how severe the damage is, bent tie rods may cause the steering wheel to be “off-center” and vibrate at certain speeds. In addition, a broken tie rod would cause a significant decrease in steering response and control.

Risks

A reduction in steering response makes the vehicle less stable and responsive, which increases the chance of a crash or injury. This risk is as severe to the driver and its passengers as it is to other motorists and pedestrians. 

Safety tips

Driving with any of the symptoms that indicate an issue with the steering system is extremely unsafe. If such a situation arises, you should get your vehicle towed by an authorized towing service.

Other Nissan recalls

Nissan had recently recalled certain Nissan Murano 2020 crossover SUVs that had faulty control arms. In addition, there was a Nissan Sentra recall earlier this year for faulty brake lights.   

The 2020 Sentra is not subject to any other recalls.

The repair

To fix the issue, Nissan dealers will check both left and right tie rods  and replace them if they are bent. The repair is free of charge. Notifications will be sent to owners around August 05, 2021.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Nissan recall includes almost 140,000 of their sedan vehicles. To check for this and other Nissan recalls, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Nissan recalls Armada and Infiniti QX80 over faulty fuel pump

Franklin, TN – June 3, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) has issued a recall for 24,140 Armada and Infiniti QX80 vehicles with faulty fuel pumps.  The fuel pump issues can cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall includes:

  • 2020 Nissan Armada
  • 2021 Nissan Armada
  • 2020 Infiniti QX80
  • 2021 Infiniti QX80

The recall only includes units equipped with V8 engines. The affected part is the fuel pump module; part number A7040-3ZD0B.

Recall summary

The recall stems from an issue with the impeller, which is a disc that draws fuel from the tank and directs it to the fuel pump. As a result of a supplier error, the impeller can swell and cause the fuel pump to “bind internally.”  This can disrupt the flow of fuel to the engine and result in the car stalling while driving.

There have been no incidents caused by this issue in the U.S., according to Nissan.

Risks

A fuel pump failure while driving will cause a vehicle to abruptly lose power, increasing the likelihood of being rear-ended by another vehicle.

If the system fails while the vehicle is immobile, it can prevent the engine from starting.

Warning signs and safety tips

The manufacturer says there are no warnings before a stall. However, generally speaking, a faulty fuel pump can manifest in a number of ways, such as the engine sputtering at high speeds or a drop in the gas mileage.

The “check engine” light may also come on. In case you experience any of the above signs while driving, calmly maneuver your car to the side of the road and contact roadside assistance.

Other Nissan and Infiniti recalls

Back in April, Nissan issued a recall for the 2021 Infiniti Q50 and Q60 sedans that also faced a potential stalling problem. However, that was related to a software issue and bears no connection to this recall. The Nissan Armada 2021 is not subject to any other recalls.

The repair

Dealers will replace the affected fuel pump module, free of charge. Owners will be sent a letter with more information on July 20. However, it is not clear when the repairs will be performed.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Over 24,000 Nissan vehicles have been affected by this Nissan recall. To see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Sergio StephanoNissan recalls Armada and Infiniti QX80 over faulty fuel pump

Nissan recalls 2021 Rogue SUVs for brake fluid leak

Franklin, TN – May 20, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) has recalled 14,054 vehicles that may leak brake fluid. This may cause the brakes to stop working properly, increasing the risk of a crash. It can also lead to an electrical short, upping the risk of a fire.

The recall includes 2021 Nissan Rogue compact SUVs. The components involved are the right- and left-hand brake caliper assemblies, with part numbers 44000-6RA0C and 44010-6RA0C, respectively.

Recall summary  

The recall concerns the rear brake calipers, which help clamp down on the wheels to slow the car down when braking. The calipers in the recalled cars may be missing a small part that helps make sure the brake fluid stays sealed inside the brakes. Without it, the fluid may leak out, reducing the brakes’ ability to stop the car and possibly causing an electrical short.

Warning signs

According to Nissan, a warning light would appear on the dashboard in the case of an electrical short, but would not warn drivers of weakened brakes.

Risks and safety tips

An electrical short can lead to a fire, increasing the risk of death or injury for the people involved. For tips on what to do in the event of a fire, please visit our recent article about a fire-related Hyundai recall.

For tips on what to do if your brakes fail, please refer to this article about a recent Ford Edge recall.

The repair

Nissan knows the serial numbers of the affected calipers, but not precisely which cars they were put into. To find the defective parts and see if a replacement is necessary, dealers will scan the QR code on both left and right rear brake calipers. The inspection and any replacements will be free. Owners will receive information about when and how to seek repairs starting June 10.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Over 14,000 Rogue SUVs are included in this Nissan recall. To see if your SUV is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Nissan recalls Infiniti sedans at risk of stalling

Franklin, TN – April 28, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) has recalled 12,943 cars  that may stall because of a software issue. The recall includes:

  • 2021 Infiniti Q50 sedans
  • 2021 Infiniti Q60 sedans

Recall summary  

The engine control module (ECM) is a computer that controls the engine and over 100 elements in the car. Because of a software issue, when accelerating rapidly, the ECM may “shut off” the fuel supply, resulting in the car stalling. In normal circumstances, the fuel supply will not be cut off.

Warning signs

According to Nissan, drivers may be warned of the impending stall if the car “suddenly feels sluggish” and the check engine light comes on. Both of these indicate that the car entered a “limp-home” mode during which its speed is significantly reduced since the engine is not operating at full capacity.

The good news is that the car should drive normally after it is restarted.

Risks

Stalling, particularly in high-speed areas, can be dangerous, as approaching vehicles run the risk of hitting the slowed or stationary car. Read more about stalling risks and what to do if your vehicle loses power on the road in this article about a recent Chrysler recall.

The repair

Infiniti dealers will reprogram the ECM to correct the software issue. Owners will be mailed recall notifications with more information about when and how to seek repairs starting on May 25. 

There has been one crash related to this issue so if you do not feel comfortable driving your Infiniti, towing is available.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 13,000 vehicles are included in this Infiniti recall. To see if your car is one of them, check for Nissan recalls with MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Nissan recalls Murano SUVs for loss of steering, falling off wheels

Dearborn, MI – April 1, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) is recalling 15,223 vehicles whose defective suspension may cause the driver to lose control of the car. It may also result in the front wheels of the vehicle falling off.

The recall includes  Nissan Murano 2020 crossover SUVs.

The affected parts are the right hand transverse and the left hand transverse links, with part numbers 54500-5AA0C and 54501-5AA0C, respectively.

Recall summary 

Transverse links  – also known as control arms – are part of the car’s suspension that keeps the wheels of the car in line with its body.  They are connected to the rest of suspension by ball joints. Because of a manufacturing error, these Murano 2020’s links are defective.

As a result, they can get disconnected from the ball joint. This may result in the driver losing ability to steer and getting into an accident. In some cases, it may even result in the front wheels falling off.

Safety risks

Losing control of the car while driving and having the front wheels fall off may result in an accident that may turn fatal not only for the occupants of the car but also pedestrians and other motorists.

Warning signs

Nissan indicates that there are no warning signs. However, at least in some cases, the driver may be able to determine that there is a problem with the links if you notice the following signs:

  • Tires wear unevenly.
  • “When driving over bumps,” the steering vibrates or you can hear a “banging noise.”

Other Nissan recalls

In 2017, Mazda had recalled RX-8 sports cars also because of pertaining to defective ball joints. Read more on the same here.

More recently, Nissan recalled 127,000  2018-2021 Nissan Titan and 2019-2021 Nissan Altima in search of seven defective tires linked to the Continental tire recall.

The 2020 Murano has previously not been the subject of any recalls.

The repair

To fix the issue, dealers will inspect and potentially replace the links. They will also carry out a vehicle alignment procedure if the links are found to be defective. The Nissan recall begins on April 21.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Over 15,000 vehicles are a part of this recall. To  perform a Nissan recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs due to risk of airbag failure

Franklin, TN – March 26, 2021- Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY ) is recalling 26,156 vehicles due to an incorrectly folded airbag cushion. This may result in the airbag tearing “during deployment” and failing to cushion the passenger to the fullest extent, magnifying the risk of injury.

The recall includes the following SUVs:

  • 2006  Infiniti FX35
  • 2007 Infiniti FX35
  • 2008 Infiniti FX35
  • 2006 – 2008 Infiniti FX45

The component in question is the Passenger Air Bag Module with the part number K8515 CL71A.

Recall summary

This recall is caused  by an improperly folded front passenger airbag cushion, which may restrict the flow of gas required to inflate the airbag during during deployment. This increases the cushion’s internal pressure and may cause a tear. 

The cars included in this recall were part of a massive 2020 recall because they were equipped with potentially lethal Takata airbag inflators. The airbags were then replaced by a different brand whose supplier did not fold them correctly, leading Nissan to issue corrective action.

Risks

As reported in our recent article about a Porsche recall, airbags’ goal is to cut down on the risk of upper body injury. Therefore, passengers in a crash without a fully functional airbag face an increased risk of injury, especially in a “moderate or severe” accident.

Other Infiniti recalls

Nissan recently recalled over 2020 Infiniti QX50 SUVs due to illegible text on the tire and loading information placard. The issue could potentially lead the driver to overinflate tires, increasing the likelihood of an accident. 

Repair

The repair is a free front passenger airbag module replacement at any Infiniti dealer. The recall is slated to start on April 18, 2021.

Is your vehicle part of the recall?

Approximately 26,000 vehicles are part of this Nissan recall. To perform a Nissan recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Aleksandra SnesarevaNissan recalls Infiniti SUVs due to risk of airbag failure

Nissan recalls nearly 127,000 cars in search of seven faulty tires

Franklin, TN – March 24, 2021 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) is recalling 126,809 cars and trucks to find seven faulty tires that could rupture or break apart. The recall includes the following pickup trucks and light vehicles:

  • 2019 Nissan Altima
  • 2020 Nissan Altima
  • 2021 Nissan Altima 
  • 2018 Nissan Titan 
  • 2019 Nissan Titan 
  • 2020 Nissan Titan 
  • 2021 Nissan Titan 

The affected component is Continental tire with multiple part numbers, including 40312 EZ41D and 40312 EZ40C.

Recall summary  

The seven tires, which are part of an ongoing series of recalls of Continental brand tires, were “cured” for too long during manufacturing. 

The curing process is what makes the tires hold their shape when on the road. However, when the process runs for longer than necessary, it makes them more susceptible to breaks or ruptures. As a result, the tires can go flat. Additionally, the tread —the part which touches the road— could separate from the rest of the tire, resulting in the so-called belt separation.

Warning signs

One of the warning signs, as reported in our recent article about a similar Mercedes-Benz recall, is a bulge in the tread area.

If you notice a bulge, do NOT drive on it. Call a tow truck or use your spare tire to drive to your mechanic to have the tire replaced.

Risks

Flat tires and belt separation can cause drivers to lose control and crash, particularly if they happen at high speeds. 

What to do if your tires blow out

If your tires blow out while driving, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends the following

  • Stay calm and do your best to keep the vehicle balanced. 
  • Do not slam on the brakes or suddenly take your foot off the accelerator. Both of these could cause you to lose control of the car. 
  • Slowly ease off of the gas.
  • Gently “correct the steering” to regain control of the car.
  • Once the car is stable, continue to slow down until find a safe place to pull over and call for help.

The repair

Dealers will inspect recalled vehicles’ tires to see if identifying numbers on the side match one of the seven defective tires. If they find one, they will replace it with a new tire. Inspections and replacements will be free and the spare tires should be “readily available.

Nissan will notify owners about the recall on April 28.

Recent Nissan Altima and Continental tire recalls

2013-2018 Nissan Altimas were recalled in May of last year for an ongoing hood latch problem that has been the subject of three other recalls. According to Nissan, the issue has led to 16 “minor” crashes or injuries.

As for Continental tires, this is the fourth recall over the last couple of months.  Earlier this month, General Motors recalled 33,000 vehicles due to this  “overcuring” issue.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 127,000 vehicles are included in this Nissan recall. To see if your car is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Rebecca RandNissan recalls nearly 127,000 cars in search of seven faulty tires