Nissan Leaf: Nissan Motor Company To Fix 5,300 Leaf Electric Cars Due To Software Glitch

By on Apr 25, 2011 in Automobile, Business, Lifestyle, World Comments
Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf
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Nissan will fix 5,300 Leaf electric cars after receiving reports on electrical glitches, international news reported.

Nissan Motor Co. conducted a service campaign to solve the issue. According to reports, after the instrument-panel warning light illuminates, the car is preventing to start.

Only a small number of Leafs worldwide were said to have experienced the problem. The Japanese automaker said that they just need to reprogram the engine control computer to solve the problem.

Reports said that Nissan did not issue a recall because the malfunction is not an impending threat to safety.

“This is not a safety issue as the vehicle will not stop running while being driven, but may not restart once it is turned off,” said Katherine Zachary, a Nissan representative to Inside Line.

The said service campaign affects owners from United States, Japan and Europe. Reports said that the company will also fix cars that are in ports or in dealer shop.

Furthermore, owners of Nissan Leaf will get a message from their car’s dashboard and through mail to contact their dealer. The company will fix the problem free of charge, according to reports.

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