Nissan Announces Massive Recall Affecting Over 120,000 Vehicles

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Nissan has issued a recall of over 125,000 Rogues from the 2017 model year. The move follows the discovery of corroded dash side harness connectors in some vehicles. If the faulty wiring comes into contact with water, the subsequent short circuit could lead to a fire. And in less serious cases, the electronic system of the car may be compromised.

Speaking about the Nissan recall, a company representative explained how the fault came about. “In affected vehicles, a suspected vehicle water leak can cause water intrusion into the dash side harness connector,” the spokesperson said via AutoBlog. “If this occurs, the dash side harness connector may corrode. In rare cases, a fire could potentially occur, increasing the risk of injury.”

Luckily, there are a few signs vehicle owners can look out for concerning the harness water leak. The driver’s side power seat or window may become inoperable. An AWD (all-wheel drive) warning light may also be displayed in the cluster. Folks may also notice an inexplicable drain on the battery of the vehicles affected by the Nissan recall.

To repair the manufacturing fault, dealers will replace bad connectors with waterproofing which will protect them from further intrusion. Nissan vehicles built outside the recall model year already have harness connectors that are water-tight enough to prevent problems. According to Consumer Affairs, notification letters are expected to be sent to owners on January 20, 2023. The service will be free.

Nissan, away from the recall, recently announced plans to make switching to an electric vehicle simpler with the help of EV Carefree+. Announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, the new customer initiative provides Ariya and Leaf buyers with an all-inclusive package. This includes charging and maintenance benefits.

According to Electrive, the most valuable aspect of the EV Carefree+ initiative is battery health assurance. It states that every Nissan EV will come with an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty. And when the vehicle is due for a service, Nissan, much like recall cases, will have a network of experienced technicians available to help. They will provide comprehensive multi-point, EV-specific inspection reports.

Speaking about EV Carefree+, EV of marketing and sales strategy at the carmaker’s U.S locations, Aditya Jairaj said the company is focused on making ownership seamless. He also explained that the initiative aims to encourage more drivers to consider an electric vehicle from Nissan, despite their recent recalls “The addition of EV Carefree+ will make our exciting Ariya and LEAF electric vehicles even more appealing to future owners,” he said via Electrive. Nissan USA also announced the establishment of an EV Transformation Office.

The new group will oversee and accelerate transformation in the key strategic pillars of electrification and connected services. Moreover, Aditya Jairaj was promoted to lead the division as Senior Director of EV Strategy and Transformation. Meanwhile, folks with questions about the Nissan recall can contact the company at 800-867-7669, using the fault code PC934. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also available to help with vehicle-safety via their 888-327-4236 hotline.