Nissan recalls 1.23 million vehicles to fix rear-view camera issue

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YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan is recalling 1.23 million SUVs and sedans in the United States and Canada to resolve an issue with rear-view cameras in vehicles.

The recall covers the 2018 and 2019 models of some of the company’s most popular vehicles, such as the Nissan rogue SUV and the Altima sedan.

Other affected vehicles are the Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV, NV200, Pathfinder, Sentra, Titan, Versa Note and Versa Sedan, as well as several Infiniti models.

The problem with the backup camera systems in affected vehicles is that they do not revert to the default image when the transmission is shifted into reverse. This could result in poor or reduced rear visibility if a driver had previously adjusted the camera display.

Nissan recognized in a letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that reduced rear visibility “could lead to an increased risk of an accident if the driver does not readjust the display before backing up.”

The Japanese automaker said the issue can be fixed with a software upgrade, which will be done for free at Nissan dealerships.

Nissan will notify owners of affected SUVs and sedans in phases, starting October 21.

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