2014 Nissan Leaf Recalled for Missing Welds | Edmunds

2014 Nissan Leaf Recalled for Missing Welds


Just the Facts:
  • Nissan North America is recalling 211 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars to fix missing welds.
  • Missing welds may affect the vehicle's integrity in the event of a crash, said NHTSA.
  • The recall is expected to begin in mid-June.

WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 211 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars to fix missing welds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The front structural member assembly may be missing welds," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Missing welds may affect the vehicle's integrity in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants."

Nissan told federal safety regulators that the problem was discovered during "routine quality inspection" on March 13.

Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger said there are no injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the Leaf recall.

The affected cars were built from February 28, 2014 through March 12, 2014.

Nissan dealers will inspect to see if any of the welds are missing. Any missing welds will be replaced. The recall is expected to begin in mid-June. Owners can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Edmunds says: Nissan told NHTSA that affected customers will be offered a replacement vehicle at no additional cost. You may want to make arrangements for a loaner with your dealer as you wait for the recall to begin.

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