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Recall 14V192000

Body Welds Missing May Reduce Structural Integrity

Recall Details

The front structural member assembly of the vehicle may have missing welds. This can compromise safety in an accident. Dealers will inspect to see if any welds are missing and repair them as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The structural body of the vehicle may be missing welds that can compromise the structural integrity of the vehicle in the event there is a crash. This would result in additional risk of injury to occupants.

What Should You Do?

Nissan notified owners of affected vehicles starting in June 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 16, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 16, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
211
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V192000
Component
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 LEAF vehicles manufactured February 28, 2014, through March 12, 2014. The front structural member assembly may be missing welds, which could reduce the structural integrity of the vehicle if the vehicle is involved in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 305, "Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection."
Consequence
Missing welds may effect the vehicle's integrity in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect to see if any of the welds are missing. Any vehicle missing welds will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-June 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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