Nissan Is Recalling 1.23 Million Vehicles, Including Some Rogue and Altima Models

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September 25, 2019Business News
Nissan Is Recalling 1.23 Million Vehicles, Including Some Rogue and Altima Models
The 2018 Nissan Rogue is displayed at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on April 12, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Nissan is recalling 1.23 million SUVs and sedans in the United States and Canada in order to fix a problem with backup cameras in the vehicles.

The recall covers the 2018 and 2019 models of some of the company’s most popular vehicles, such as the Nissan Rogue SUV and the Altima sedan.

Other vehicles affected include the Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV, NV200, Pathfinder, Sentra, Titan, Versa Note and Versa Sedan, as well as several Infiniti models.

Nissan logo on a Nissan car
The Nissan logo is displayed on a brand new Nissan car at Nissan Marin in San Rafael, Calif., on May 1, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The problem with the backup camera systems in the affected vehicles is that they don’t return to the default image when the transmission is shifted into reverse. This could cause bad or reduced rear visibility if a driver had previously adjusted the camera display.

Nissan acknowledged in a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the reduced rear visibility “could lead to an increased risk of an accident in the event the driver does not re-adjust the display before reversing.”

The Japanese carmaker said the problem can be fixed with a software upgrade, which will be carried out for free at Nissan dealerships.

A Nissan logo is pictured during the media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China on April 16, 2019. (Aly Song/Reuters)

Nissan will notify owners of affected SUVs and sedans in phases, starting on Oct. 21.


Other Recall

Ford is recalling about 322,000 cars whose batteries could catch fire due to acid leakage, trade publication kfz-betrieb reported on Monday, Sept. 23, citing Germany’s KBA federal motor authority.

According to the report, the recall affects Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy vehicles made between Feb. 13, 2014 and Feb. 11, 2019, adding about 101,000 cars were affected in Germany.

Representatives for Ford and the KBA were not immediately available for comment.

Ford Motor Company Recall
Ford sign is seen at the Salem Ford dealership in Salem, N.H. on Oct. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Reuters contributed to this report.

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