Nissan Motor Co Ltd (OTCMKTS:NSANY) has announced a recall of close to 1.3 million vehicles in Canada and the US. The company is recalling the vehicles to fix faulty rear-view camera display.
Various 2018 and 2019 Nissan Car models recalled
The company announced a recall of the cars to fix a camera which can be turned off but fails to reboot automatically when the car restarts. Because of the issues, such vehicles are thus not compliant with the federal motor vehicles safety standards.
Affected vehicle models include the 2018 and 2019 Nissan Altima, Kicks, Frontier, Murano, Maxima, NV200, NV, Rogue Sport, Rogue, Pathfinder, Titan, Sentra Versa Sedan, and Versa Note. Other cars affected by the recall include the Infiniti Q50, QX30 Q60, and QX80 cars. 2019 car models affected are the Infiniti QX50, QX 60, Q70L, and Q70 as well as the Nissan GT-R and Taxi.
Despite the recall applying for Canada and the US, only some of the affected cars in need of fixing were sent to Korea, Saipan, Taiwan, and Israel.
Recalled cars to have a problem with camera display fixed for free
The company says that there was a problem with the rear camera where there was reduced visibility when the driver adjusted the display. This was a huge risk which could result in an accident if the driver didn’t readjust the camera before reversing.
The company on Tuesday indicated in government documents that a driver could adjust the camera displays so that the image is not discernible. The next time the car restarts and shifts to reverse the displays keeps the setting which is a violation of federal safety standards. Although this is a risk, there are no reports of accidents or injuries.
Nissan will start notifying car owners on the recalls from Monday, October 21. The car owners will take their vehicle to an Infiniti or Nissan dealership where technicians will fix the issue by installing different system software at no cost. RAV4 owners should expect a recall of their cars to fix the camera display to required federal standards as early as September.