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Nissan Recalls Leaf Electric Cars for Brake Issue

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Shalini Shah2 years ago

Nissan Leaf electric cars are being recalled due to a possible brake malfunction.

About the Nissan Leaf Recall

CBS Boston reports more than 47,000 Leaf electric cars are being recalled in the U.S and Canada. 

U.S Safety regulators posted a document that stated the problem is centered around a relay inside the cars’ electronic brake booster.

With extremely cold temperatures, it can pose a risk of the relay failing and require more driver effort to efficiently operate the brakes. This can increase the risk of a crash.

The recall of the Nissan Leaf electric cars includes models from 2013 through 2015, which were manufactured between November 19 and July 31.

Nissan has not received any reports of injuries or accidents. The automaker will inform owners of the vehicle who need repairs. Dealers will reprogram software controlling the recalled cars’ brake for free.

Steps to Take if Your Brakes Fail

The following information was provided by Esurance:

  1. Remain calm and do not try to shut off vehicle.
  2. Lay off the gas pedal.
  3. Turn on your hazard lights, use horn to draw attention if necessary.
  4. Shift car into lower gear.
  5. Guide your car to the shoulder of the road.
  6. Continue to try your brakes:
    • Antilock Brake System: Brake firmly as you continue to steer.
    • Standard Brakes: Pump brakes with short, gentle taps.
  7. When you have slowed down, shift to neutral and apply emergency brake.
  8. Once you reach a complete stop, you may turn off your vehicle.


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