Nissan recalls Kicks and Versa cars for the second time due to steering problem 

Franklin, TN  – August 26, 2023 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) has announced a recall for 11,824 vehicles due to a problem with the power steering feature, which ups the risk of a crash. 

This recall includes vehicles that were part of a previous recall conducted last year. At the time, these vehicles were judged not to need the replacement of the faulty part.

The affected vehicles include:

  • 2021 Nissan Kicks 
  • 2021 Nissan Versa 

Recall summary  

The affected vehicles have an unstable electrical connection within the sensor that “measures the force the driver applies to the steering wheel during turns.” This can result in the power steering feature being disabled.

Recall risks

All the risks are described in the previous article about the issue.

Warning signs

Drivers may see the power steering warning light come on on the dashboard before the car switches into the “manual steering mode.”

Background of the recall

Nissan previously recalled the 2021 Kicks and Versa models in September 2022. Dealers inspected the cars and replaced the steering sensor assembly on some cars to address the issue.

Earlier this year, the supplier behind the faulty part informed that there were additional cars that needed the assembly replaced based on their own investigation.

Other Nissan recalls

In December 2022, Nissan issued a recall for 125,215 2017 Rogue SUVs due to the risk of fire, as reported.

In May 2023, Nissan recalled 12,400 SUVs marketed under the Infiniti brand due to driver seats possibly detaching from the vehicle’s frame, also as reported.

The repair

Dealers will replace the steering columns as necessary. The repair will be conducted free of charge. 

Owners will be notified by September 8, 2023. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

More than 11,000 vehicles are affected by this Nissan power steering recall. To do a Nissan recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloNissan recalls Kicks and Versa cars for the second time due to steering problem 

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