Nissan to Fix Restart Issue on 5,300 LEAFs
Now, Nissan has announced it will reprogram the vehicle control module software in 5,300 Leafs worldwide after looking into consumer complaints that the electric car fails to start on occasion.
"Nissan has found that a very small proportion of the Nissan Leafs in the market today have reported incidents which require reprogramming of the vehicle control module to address incorrect diagnosis programming," said Katherine Zachary, Nissan Americas spokesperson, in an e-mailed message to Inside Line. "Yet, as the Leaf is very important to us, Nissan has decided to perform a service campaign on 5,300 Nissan Leaf vehicles in the Japanese, North American, European and other markets to ensure all of our customers are satisfied."
Of the total, just 500 LEAFs are affected in the US. The atypical
The Japanese carmaker said early last week that was looking into consumer complaints in the US and Japan about restart problems, stating that "this is not a safety issue as the vehicle will not stop running while being driven, but may not restart once it is turned off."
Until Friday, there were no consumer complaints submitted for the LEAF to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site, so no investigation had started.