Nissan Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles for Faulty Backup Camera

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Nissan has issued a recall for nearly 1.3 million cars and SUVs after discovering a backup camera defect that could potentially affect many of their most popular models.

The massive recall includes some of the automaker’s most popular vehicles that were manufactured in 2018 and 2019, such as the Rogue, Altima, Sentra, Versa, and Frontier among many others. The recall also affects the Infiniti Q50, Q60, QX30, and QX80.

Backup Camera Defect Does Not Comply With Federal Safety Standards

While backup cameras used to be a luxury, they are now a federally mandated piece of technology in all new vehicles. By law, backup camera displays are required to return to default settings each time the car is put into reverse. However, some of Nissan’s vehicles retained the settings previously modified by the driver.

Vehicles affected by the recall allow the driver to adjust the rear view camera to the degree that the image is no longer visible, and the vehicle will retain those modified settings the next time the car backs up. The defect puts these vehicles out of regulation with federal safety standards.

The automaker will begin notifying dealers starting on October 7th and notifying car owners starting on October 21st.

Nissan is asking that owners of affected vehicles take them to an authorized dealer, where a technician will install new system software that meets all federal requirements.

List of Affected Nissan and Infiniti Vehicles

2018-2019 Nissan Altima – Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to February 12, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan LEAF – Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to January 29, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Maxima Manufactured: May 1, 2008 to April 15, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Sentra Manufactured: May 4, 2018 to June 3, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Titan Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to February 18, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Titan Diesel Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to February 18, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Versa Note Manufactured: May 4, 2018 to April 13, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Versa Sedan Manufactured: May 4, 2018 to June 1, 2019

2019 Nissan GT-R Manufactured: July 5, 2018 to January 21, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Kicks Manufactured: May 4, 2018 to May 8, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Murano Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to April 29, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Pathfinder Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to April 24, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Rogue Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to June 5, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Rogue Sport Manufactured: May 7, 2018 to April 24, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Armada Manufactured: May 7, 2018 to March 8, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan Frontier Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to April 17, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan NV Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to April 24, 2019

2018-2019 Nissan NV200 Manufactured: May 7, 2018 to May 6, 2019

2019 Nissan Taxi Manufactured: July 19, 2018 to May 2, 2019

2018-2019 Infiniti Q50 Manufactured: May 11, 2018 to February 28, 2019

2018-2019 Infiniti Q60 Manufactured: May 11, 2018 to February 28, 2019

2019 Infiniti Q70 Manufactured: June 1, 2018 to March 12, 2019

2019 Infiniti Q70L Manufactured: June 5, 2018 to April 9, 2019

2018-2019 Infiniti QX30 Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to January 7, 2019

2019 Infiniti QX50 Manufactured: May 14, 2018 to May 14, 2019

2019 Infiniti QX60 Manufactured: May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019

2018-2019 Infiniti QX80 Manufactured: May 7, 2018 to March 5, 2019