Nissan recalls SUVs, pickups over rearview camera defect

Franklin, TN – August 7, 2022 – Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY) is recalling 10,477 rental SUVs and pickup trucks over an issue with the rearview camera. The dashboard monitor may not display images from the rearview camera when the vehicle is reversing, increasing the risk of a crash. 

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2022 Nissan Frontier 
  • 2021 Nissan Pathfinder 
  • 2022 Nissan Titan
  • 2021 – 2022 Nissan Rogue

Recall summary

These vehicles give customers the option of a radio service subscription as part of the rental.  Even if the customer declines the service, the In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system will continue to search for radio channels, causing the system to reboot after a certain time. While the system is rebooting, the rearview camera will be unavailable.

The component involved in this recall is the IVI software program version, with multiple part numbers including 4612, 4618, 5319, 4901 and 4617. 

Recall risks

Read more about the risks of this defect in our recent article about a similar rearview camera recall issued by Toyota. 

Other Nissan recalls

Last month, Nissan recalled 180,176 Frontier and Titan trucks over a problem with the automatic transmission’s Park gear mechanism.

In January 2022, there was a Nissan Rogue recall spanning the 2014 to 2016 model years. Due to electric issues, these cars could catch on fire, as reported.


Dealers will perform an IVI software update on the affected vehicles. Alternatively, Nissan will also issue an over-the-air (OTA) software update to fleet owners. There will be no charge for the repair, as the issue can be resolved through the vehicles’ warranty policy.    

Affected owners will have been notified by July 29, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 10,000 vehicles are included in this Nissan rearview camera recall. To see if your vehicle is affected, run a Nissan recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

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Nissan recalls Leaf hybrids for back-up camera glitch

Pleasanton, CA – July 18, 2020 – Nissan (OTCMKTS: NSANY) has recalled 6,157 hatchback hybrids with malfunctioning back-up cameras. The recall includes 2020 Nissan Leaf hybrids.

Recall summary  

Due to a software issue in these Leaf hatchbacks, the back-up camera display can suddenly disappear when the car is in reverse and be replaced with the previous image. This is especially prone to happen when the car is first started and the reverse speed is greater than usual.


Rearview cameras are supposed to help prevent back-up crashes by showing the driver a 10-foot to 20-foot area behind the vehicle. If the camera is not functioning properly, there is a risk that the driver runs over the person or an object behind them.

The history of rearview cameras

Back-up cameras became mandatory on all new vehicle models in mid-2018. This was precipitated by the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 that was named after 2-year-old Cameron who was tragically killed by a backing up SUV that could not “see” him. After the passage of the act,  Congress issued safety standards to prevent child deaths and injuries from back-over accidents. 

Before the passage of the new standards, back-up crashes killed an estimated 284 people and injured around 12,000 annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The repair

Dealers will update the back-up camera software for free. The software update is currently available, and should take less than half a day.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Over 6,000 vehicles are included in this Nissan recall. To see if your car is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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