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2011 Nissan Leaf: Potential Start Button Failure

April 11, 2011

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(Photo by Mark Takahashi)

Nissan is investigating complaints in the U.S. and Japan that the Leaf fails to start on occasion. "Nissan has recently become aware of an issue on a small number of Nissan Leafs with a sensor in the air conditioning system," said Nissan Americas statement on Monday.

"If the sensor is activated, it will illuminate a warning light on the instrument panel and may cause the vehicle to not restart once it has been turned off. We are actively investigating to determine the root cause and what action is necessary to address the issue. This is not a safety issue as the vehicle will not stop running while being driven, but may not restart after being turned off."

At this time we have not experienced any such problem with our Leaf.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager

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