Nissan Backup Camera Recall To Start This October
Nissan is currently doing a massive recall of 1.23 million vehicles in the United States and Canada. The reason for this recall is quite simple: the manufacturer just needs to fix the display of the backup camera of their cars.
Specifically, the vehicles included in the recall came from different model lines during the 2018 and 2019. A letter sent by the manufacturer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has highlighted the following units: Nissan Altima, Nissan Kicks, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Frontier, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Murano, Nissan Versa Sedan, Nissan Titan. Most of the vehicles under the Infiniti series have been included, as well.
These backup camera displays are there to provide the view coming from the rear-facing camera to the screen that is in front of the driver. By default, the setup of these displays should return to its original setting every time you back your vehicle.
However, the vehicles that are included in the recall of Nissan do retain the settings that have been adjusted by their drivers. Such a flaw is potentially dangerous whenever the visibility of the camera has been reduced, or the driver has forgotten to turn back the default view of the backup camera.
Those who own any of these affected vehicles are asked by Nissan to return them to any of their authorized dealers. In this way, the company will be able to fix and update the system of the backup camera. Nissan has already rolled out its dealer notification last October 7. Meanwhile, owners will be officially notified on October 21.
According to the data released by the CBS News, here are the affected units of the recall and their count.
- 2018-2019 Nissan Altima (125,989)
- 2018-2019 Nissan LEAF (4,845)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Maxima (38,502)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra (164,844)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Titan (27,888)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Titan Diesel (4,283)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Versa Note (4,699)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Versa Sedan (69,746)
- 2019 Nissan GT-R (128)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Kicks (66,142)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Murano (55,799)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder (61,531)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Rogue (296,194)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Rogue Sport (61,474)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Armada (25,578)
- 2018-2019 Nissan Frontier (55,397)
- 2018-2019 Nissan NV (20,001)
- 2018-2019 Nissan NV200 (17,859)
- 2019 Nissan Taxi (321)
- 2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 (23,413)
- 2018-2019 Infiniti Q60 (4,848)
- 2019 Infiniti Q70 (1,115)
- 2019 Infiniti Q70L (1,801)
- 2018-2019 Infiniti QX30 (4,427)
- 2019 Infiniti QX50 (23,274)
- 2019 Infiniti QX60 (49,970)
- 2018-2019 Infiniti QX80 (18,762)
This recall is not limited to the United States and Canada alone. According to our reliable sources, the recall extends up to the markets in South Korea and Israel. Nissan will start its mass recall on October 19 in these countries. Meanwhile, the updates and repairs to the backup camera display would be given for free.
It was the Federal Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance that alerted Nissan last December 2018 that their backup camera display experienced a failure on its software during a laboratory test they conducted on the 2019 Nissan Altima.
According to one of the spokespersons of Nissan, Jeannie Whited, the manufacturing department of their company is not aware of this particular flaw. Furthermore, they have asserted that there are no reports that road accidents and crashes occurred due to the faulty performance of the said camera.
The duration of the repair will not take days, which is quite a good thing. In fact, it will only take less than an hour–as assured by the manufacturer. They need to work fast because the number of affected vehicles is not small.