Recall 18V551000

Ignition Switch Moves On Its Own And Turns Off The Engine

Recall Details

The ignition key cylinder switch may inadvertently switch from the "run" to the "accessory" position while driving, causing the engine to shut off. Dealers will inspect the production information on the ignition switch and replace it as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The ignition key cylinder switch may move on its own unexpectedly from the "run" position into the "accessory" position due to abnormal weight on the key ring or jarring of the vehicle while driving over rough roads. This would cause the engine to shut off, reducing the ability to effectively control the vehicle and possibly leading to an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Nissan or Chevrolet City Express vehicle must be performed by a Nissan or Chevrolet dealership, respectively. Nissan and Chevrolet will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Nissan or Chevrolet dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, August 21, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 21, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2017 Nissan NV200, Sentra, NV3500 Van, NV3500 Bus, NV200 Taxi, NV1500, NV2500 Van, Chevrolet City Express, 2017-2018 Frontier, Versa Note, and Versa Sedan vehicles that have a mechanical (physical) key ignition system. In these models, over time, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.
If the vehicle stalls, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the production information on the ignition switch, and replace it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2018. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.
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
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