Nissan Infiniti QX60s Called Back Over Headlight Problem
Nissan is recalling more than 20,000 Infiniti QX60 vehicles over a problem with the vehicles' Adaptive Front-Light Systems.
A software issue could cause the recalled cars’ headlights to be incorrectly adjusted downward, Nissan recently told federal regulators in the U.S. That can limit divers’ ability to see the road, posing a safety hazard.
“In this condition, the customer may experience reduced visibility potentially increasing the risk of a collision,” Nissan said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall covers certain 2022-2024 Infiniti QX60 models, which were built between August 2021 and September 2023. It applies only to those vehicles that are equipped with the Adaptive Front Light System.
Nissan plans to notify owners of recalled cars via mail by Jan. 12, the company said in the NHTSA defect notice. The automaker will ask owners to bring their cars to authorized Nissan service providers for inspection and repair. Service providers will reconfigure certain AFS parameters to address the problem, according to Nissan.
These kinds of recalls are, unfortunately, old hat for Nissan and other major auto manufacturers around the world.
The companies call back millions of vehicles combined in the U.S. alone every year, citing a wide range of defects and malfunctions that put everyone on the road at risk. The moves often come long after defective vehicles have left factory floors and dealership lots, sold to unsuspecting buyers.
Nissan, for example, recently said it is recalling some 236,000 vehicles over a defect that could impact steering. The cars’ front suspension tie rods can bend and break, which could cause drivers to lose control of the steering wheel and crash, the company told federal regulators.
Lemon Law Rights for California Car Owners and Lessors
Fortunately, Nissan and other car owners and lessors in California do not need to wait around for a recall to get defective vehicles repaired. The California lemon law gives you some important rights and protections.
Formally known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the lemon law generally requires carmakers to perform a wide range of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also forces manufacturers to buy back vehicles that they are unable or simply refuse to fix. That means compensating the owner for the vehicle’s purchase price, as well as financing charges, rental car costs and other related expenses.
There is no specific number of recall requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replacement requirement kicks in. An experienced California lemon law attorney can help you understand your rights and explore your options.
Talk with a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.