Nissan has issued a major international recall that affects nearly 1.4 million cars, including thousands of Nissan Leafs.
Five models sold across Japan, Europe, and the United States make up a total of 1.38 million affected vehicles that are being called back by the manufacturer to resolve a number of issues.
The Japanese carmaker identified a fault in the cars’ vehicle control programme that can cause sudden acceleration after switching off cruise control. Electric models can also experience a complete loss of drive.
The problem impacts 478,199 examples of the Note, Note Aura, Serena, Kicks, and Leaf, most of which were never sold in New Zealand from new. However, some of these models have made their way over here as used imports.
The Leaf on the other hand is still sold new here, but the local arm of Nissan has yet to release any information regarding a local recall, nor has a notice been issued on the Waka Kotahi Safety Recalls Database.
No instances of the issue occurring have yet to be reported according to the manufacturer.
Nissan also issued a recall for a separate problem that affects nearly half a million examples of the Note, Serena and Kicks, regarding a splitting hose in the engine bay that can prevent the car from starting.
This article will be updated as soon as any relevant information regarding a local recall is released.