Nissan Recalls 1.2 Million Vehicles Over Camera Problem
Some 1.2 million Nissan owners are being asked to take their cars into a local dealer for inspection. The problem: A backup camera glitch that could make it harder for drivers to see what is behind them.
The company told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in October that the cameras do not comply with requirements that they revert so certain default settings after each use. Without that default, cameras be remain on previous settings that limit drivers’ views, Nissan said.
“Rear Visibility requires the rear visibility system of vehicles manufactured on or after May 1, 2018 to return to a default image at the beginning of each backing event regardless of any modifications the driver previously selected,” Nissan wrote in a notice filed with NHTSA. “On affected vehicles, a driver may potentially adjust the rear view camera and display settings to the degree that the image is no longer visible, and the system will retain those settings at the next backing event.”
The recalls covers a number of models manufactured in 2018 and 2019, including the Altima, Frontier, Leaf, Kicks, Pathfinder, Maxima, Murano, NV, NV200 Rogue, Rogue Sport, Sentra, Titan, Versa Note and Versa Sedan. The following Infiniti models are also part of the recall: Q50, Q60, QX30 and QX80.
How the California Lemon Law Works
This is not the first time that Nissan has had to take a second look at some if its cars because of potential safety hazards.
The company in March said it was recalling some 86,000 Murano sport utility vehicles over an antilock brake issue that could increase the risk of a crash. Nissan in January recalled some 150,000 vehicles over an ignition switch problem the company said could cause cars to stall unexpectedly.
There is good news for car owners and lessors in the Golden State. The California lemon law requires Nissan and other manufacturers to repair cars while they are under warranty. The law also requires the manufacturer to buy back a vehicle – the company can instead offer to replace it – that the manufacturer refuses or is unable to fix. Car makers are also obligated to pick up the tab for any legal fees that a person incurs while enforcing his or her rights under the California lemon law.
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