Nissan Leaf (US model)

Nissan to recall 47,000 Leaf EVs in the US for brake issues

On March 14, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that approximately 47,000 units of the Nissan Leaf will be recalled in the US.

NHTSA stated, “We have been notified of a recall on 2013-2015 models of the Nissan Leaf from Nissan North America.”

This recall is due to an issue with the brakes on Nissan’s electric cars. According to the NHTSA, the relay inside the electronic brake booster may freeze during very cold temperatures. As a result, it would require longer distances to slow down and stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall applies to 46,859 units of the Nissan Leaf sold in the US that were produced between the middle of November 2012 and the end of July 2015. Nissan has been producing the Leaf in the US since January 2013.

Nissan North America will contact the owners of these vehicles and reprogram the Intelligent Brake Control Unit software at their dealerships.