Nissan Recalls 166,000 Vehicles in North America Over Ignition Switch Snafu
Article: https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2018/08/nissan-recalls-166000-vehicles-in-north-america-over-ignition-switch-snafu/Nissan is recalling roughly 166,000 vehicles due to an ignition switch issue that could cause the vehicle’s engine to shut off while driving. The automaker said 153,000 of the recalled units are in the United States, with another 13,000 in Canada.
Nissan has requested that drivers remove all objects from their vehicle’s keyring (extra keys, comically heavy keychains, etc).
According to Transport Canada, select Nissan vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition system utilize a spring that could wear and break, allowing the ignition to inadvertently move from the on position to the accessory position.
The company explained it was issuing a voluntary recall campaign on certain MY2017-2018 Juke, Frontier, Sentra, Versa, Versa Note, Micra, NV, NV200, and Taxi models. Those units are to be to inspected and, if necessary, have the mechanical key ignition switch assembly replaced.
Another article: http://canada.autonews.com/article/2...switch-problem
Transport Canada details:
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/...f=SearchResultTransport Canada Recall # 2018440
Recall Date 2018/08/22 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Electrical Manufacturer Recall Number Units Affected 13,223 Category Car, Light Truck & Van, Truck - Med. & H.D. Recall Details On certain vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition system, a spring in the ignition switch could wear and break. This may allow the ignition key to inadvertently move from the ON position to the accessory (ACC) position while driving, causing the engine to shut off and the airbag system to lose power. The resulting loss of motive power, and change in steering and brake forces could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Additionally, in the event of a crash, this may also cause the airbags not to function. Correction: Dealers will inspect the lot number of the ignition switch, and replace it with a new one if it is affected. Note: Until the correction is performed, owners are advised to remove all objects from the ignition key ring, such as additional keys, key chains, etc.
Make Model Model Year(s) Affected NISSAN FRONTIER 2017 2018 NISSAN MICRA 2017 2018 NISSAN NV1500 2017 NISSAN NV200 2017 NISSAN NV2500 2017 NISSAN NV3500 2017 NISSAN SENTRA 2017 NISSAN VERSA NOTE 2017 2018
Manufacturer Name Toll Free Number Web Site NISSAN 1-855-835-3854 CHECK IF THIS RECALL APPLIES TO YOUR VEHICLE