Nissan Issues Huge Recall To Fix Backup Cameras

Another automaker has announced a recall of some of its more recent models. Nissan has announced a recall to consumers of more than 1.2 million of its vehicles for a problem involving the onboard backup camera display. 

The CBS affiliate in Miami reports that Nissan has announced a recall of the following 2018 and 2019 models:

  •  Altima, Kick, Frontier, GTR. Infiniti Q50, Q60, Q30, Q70, Q70L, & Q80 models, Nissan Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV & NV200, Pathfinder, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Sentra,  Taxi, Titan, and both the Versa Note & Versa Sedan.

A spokesperson for the company said that the vehicles were sold in the United States, Canada, Israel, Korea, and Saipan. 

The defect currently violates U.S. safety standards because it allows drivers of the vehicle to adjust the camera to that the image of what is behind the vehicle is not visible. The memory for the camera feature then defaults back to the same setting when the car is next put in reverse.   Without being able to see what is behind the vehicle when backing up, the potential for getting into an accident is increased.

So far, no injuries have been reported related to the current defect.

The company announced in September that the repairs could be performed in a half-hour or less. Nissan dealerships will begin the process of repairing the vehicles by October 21st.  The repairs will be done at no cost to owners of the cars.