Nissan just announced a recall of 1.23 million SUVs and sedans in the United States and Canada. The issue is with the vehicles backup cameras.
The recall includes the 2018 and 2019 models of Nissan’s most popular vehicles, such as the Nissan Rogue SUV and the Altima sedan.
Other models affected include the Maxima, Pathfinder, Titan, Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Murano, NV, NV200, Sentra, Versa Note and Versa Sedan. The recall also includes several Infiniti models.
The problem with the backup camera systems is that they don’t return to the default image when the transmission is shifted into reverse. This can cause bad or reduced rear visibility if a driver had previously adjusted the camera display.
Nissan acknowledged in a letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the reduced rear visibility “could lead to an increased risk of an accident in the event the driver does not re-adjust the display before reversing.”
The Japanese carmaker insists the problem is a simple fix with a software upgrade, which Nissan will carry out for free at their dealerships.
Nissan will begin notifying owners of affected SUVs and sedans in phases starting on October 21.