Nissan Leaf Recalled For Electric-Motor Problem

June 12, 2014

Nissan is conducting a Voluntary Recall Campaign on a small number of 2014 Leaf electric vehicles to replace the inverter assembly. It's the second Leaf recall within recent weeks, after Nissan said it would replace entire cars identified with body-weld issues.

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Leaf hatchbacks manufactured during a ten-day period in April of this year at Nissan's facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, may have been assembled with an inverter containing an out-of-spec control circuit board component. As a result, during vehicle operation, the electric motor could stop without warning. This could result in a crash.

The fix

Nissan will replace the inverter assembly at no charge to the customer for parts or labor related to this action.

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Vehicle eligibility

Affected Leaf owners were contacted directly beginning in late May and asked to bring their vehicles to a certified Nissan Leaf dealer for repair. Owners will be offered a loaner vehicle at no charge while their car is repaired at the dealership.

To determine if a vehicle should be included in this recall, call Nissan dealers with the vehicle's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and ask the service department to run a recall database check to see if the vehicle is involved in this recall.

For more info or answers to any questions, call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the NHTSA at 888-327-4236, and reference Nissan recall # PC281.


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