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Urgent recall of popular Nissan Leaf electric car due to a dangerous parking lock fault 


Urgent recall of popular Nissan electric car due to a dangerous parking lock fault

  • Recall for Nissan ZE1 2020 Leaf cars due to welding defect in park mechanism
  • Car could unexpectedly move potentially causing injury if welding fails
  • Nissan says it will contact owners of the affected vehicles to arrange repairs 
  • Until then, Nissan ZE1 Leaf owners urged to ensure park brake is engaged

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for its most popular electric vehicle because of faulty welding that could cause the park lock system to fail.

The affected model is the Nissan Leaf ZE1 5 door hatch, which has a welded joint on the actuator plate could fail during use.

Nissan’s hazard warning issued with the recall notice states: ‘If the actuator plate fails, the park lock may not engage when the user shifts into a Park position.  

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for its most popular electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf (pictured) because of faulty welding that could cause the park lock system to fail

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for its most popular electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf (pictured) because of faulty welding that could cause the park lock system to fail 

‘This could result in unintended vehicle movement, which may increase the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders.’

Nissan says the affected cars were sold between 24 October, 2019 and 30 October, 2020. 181 cars are subject to the recall. 

Owners of the model in question will be contacted by Nissan to arrange repairs. 

Until that happens they are urged to ensure the park brake is on, in case the park lock function fails.

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They can also contact Nissan customer service if they have concerns on 1800 035 035.

An identical problem was found with the Nissan Leaf in the UK last year and a recall notice there was issued at the start of November 2020. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Nissan’s Australian office  for comment.

Nissan advised UK Leaf owners of an identical issue two months ago (stock image)

Nissan advised UK Leaf owners of an identical issue two months ago (stock image)



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