Nissan Car Defects and Recalls

Nissan Car Defects & Recalls

Nissan LogoThe Nissan auto company has been around since the 1930s. Since their start, they have taken pride in creating vehicles that are reliable and have longevity. Although the rate of a Nissan being a lemon is slightly below the average rate, there is still a chance that your Nissan vehicle turns out to be a lemon.

The attorneys at Lemon Law Lawyers have tried dozens of cases dealing with Nissan vehicles throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Our team of professionals will conduct a thorough investigation that will ultimately result in getting the maximum amount of compensation for your particular case. We are not limited to representing clients with Nissan vehicles, our past experience has included cases fighting against brands such as Jeep, Range Rover, Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford, and other well known motor vehicle manufacturers.

Nissan Recalls

Regardless of the reliability of the product, when it is mass produced, there is a chance that a defective product will be sold to the public. Unfortunately, with regards to cars, SUVs, and trucks, that can lead to injury or even death. It is important that car owners pay attention to recalls and take their vehicle to get fixed in the event of one.

Over the past few years, Nissan has been forced to recall a number of different models including the Altima, Rogue, Maxima, and Murano. Check the recall list below to see if you need to take your car in to have a defective part fixed.

  • In 2016, the Nissan Altima (‘13-’15), Nissan Rogue (‘15-’16), and Nissan Maxima (‘16) were recalled for the incorrect installation of the Occupant Classification System (OCS) Electronic Control System in the front passenger seats. The incorrect installations resulted in the misclassification of the occupant of the front passenger seat. This issue caused the front airbag to deploy incorrectly, increasing the risk of injury.
  • In January of 2017, over 340,000 Nissan Altimas from 2015-2017 were recalled due to an issue with the rear passenger side door. The issue stemmed from a wire that was not properly connected with the power window switch. This caused the door to open when the switch was used. The problem was solved by Nissan by either replacing the part entirely or re-routing the cables.
  • In March 2017, around 56,000 2013 and 2014 Nissan Murano vehicles were recalled due to an issue with a leaking power steering hose. The leaking power steering hose was a result of a poorly secured power steering clamps which would detach, leak fluid on the engine, and then possibly leading to a fire.   

Most Commonly Recalled Nissans

With only 885 recalls, Nissan has proven to be one of the most reliable auto manufacturer on the market. According to, some of the most commonly recalled Nissan models are the Pathfinder (125), Altima (116), and the Sentra (108). A complete list of the five most commonly recalled vehicles is provided below. If you own a Nissan model on this list, check the recalls for that particular model, you may be at risk and not even know it.Broken Down Nissan

  1. Nissan Pathfinder – 125
  2. Nissan Altima – 116
  3. Nissan Sentra – 108
  4. Nissan Maxima – 94
  5. Nissan Frontier – 79

Some of the other popular models that have experienced recalls are the Xterra (55), Titan (39), Rogue (35), and Murano (35). If you own a Nissan vehicle that has been in and out of the repair shop for an extended period of time, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a lemon lawyer today to see if you have a valid case.

Contact A Nissan Defects Attorney

Nissan has built strong and reliable vehicles for almost 100 years. They have built a reputation on providing consumers with a fairly priced vehicle that last well beyond the 100,000 mile mark. If you own a Nissan and have taken it to the repair shop multiple times in the first year for an extended period of time, it might be a lemon. Contact a lemon lawyer today and/or a federal warranty lawyer for more information about your case.

We know that consumers might not be aware that lemon laws and federal warranty laws apply to foreign cars. Our team of attorneys is prepared to explain the dynamics of the law and your rights under Pennsylvania lemon and federal warranty laws.

The Lemon Law Lawyers have handled dozens of lemon law cases with Nissan vehicles in the state of Pennsylvania. Our team of lawyers and field professionals will conduct a thorough investigation in order to validate your case. If it is needed, the Lemon Law Lawyers will call an expert witness(es) to the stand in order to convey our point with the most conviction possible. It is in the best interest of our firm that we represent our clients to the fullest of our abilities and get the the compensation they deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to further discuss your specific case.

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