Nissan Recalls 47,538 LEAFs Over Brake Issue
There has been an ongoing investigation into the Nissan LEAF’s braking performance in extremely cold temperatures.
More than one year ago, Canadian regulators began to look into the problem. Just four months ago, Nissan acknowledged the issue and stated that it was working on a fix.
Well, now there’s a full-blown recall involving 47,538 LEAFs sold in the U.S. (46,859) and Canada.
“Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 LEAF vehicles manufactured November 19, 2012, to July 31, 2015. During very cold temperatures, the relay inside the electronic brake booster may freeze, requiring the driver to exert more effort to slow the vehicle down.”
Nissan says that no injuries or accidents have been reported due to the issue.
Dealers will reprogram the software that controls braking on the affected cars free of charge.
The LEAFs involved in the recall were manufactured between Nov. 19, 2012 and July 31, 2015.