After numerous investigations, the Nissan Versa and Versa Note are being recalled along with the Armada for a separate issue.
The two recalls combine to affect more than 300,000 vehicles, with most of that figure being the Versas. Nissan Versa models from the 2012-2015 model years and 2014-2015 Versa Notes are being recalled to fix a problematic trim panel located near the gas pedal. The issue has been under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after numerous complaints have been received of owners getting their feet caught on the trim panel while driving. As a result, owners are unable to take their foot off the gas to tap the brakes, increasing the risk of an accident.
The recall affects 2012-2015 Nissan Versa sedan units built from June 9, 2011 to March 11, 2015 and 2014-2015 Nissan Versa Note models built from April 23, 2013 to March 11, 2015. A complimentary repair will be done to affected vehicles by modifying the trim panel so it no longer poses a hazard to drivers. Total units affected are 298,747.
The other recall affects 1,554 Nissan Armadas from the 2015 model year and according to the Japanese automaker, it’s to fix an issue with the SUV’s seatbelts. The recall notice says that a small number of Armada vehicles “may have been equipped with incorrect front buckle subassemblies that contain a magnetic lock pin that is not supposed to be in the Nissan Armada buckle subassembly. If the front buckle subassembly is incorrect, this could cause the front driver and/or passenger seat belt buckles to a) not unlatch when the release button is depressed; or b) not properly latch.”
Affected owners will have their front seatbelt buckles inspected and replaced as necessary for no charge.
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