[Recall]Nissan Leaf 108 recall announcement, one side of the hinge may come off | MOBY [モビー]

108 Nissan Leaf recalled

On October 6, 2022, Nissan announced that it had notified the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of the recall that there was a fastening nut on the Leaf body (back door hinge) that was tightened with a tightening torque that exceeded the specified. Based on the information from the company, it is reported that the current number of defects is 0 and no accidents have occurred.

The recall applies to models produced between June 6, 2022 and June 10, 2022..The production period does not match the purchase periodso be sure to check.

Nissan is telling you to have your vehicle checked and repaired as soon as possible if the model you own is applicable. These measures will be implemented as needed from October 7, 2022.

You can check whether your vehicle is eligible for the recall, improvement measures, or service campaign by searching for vehicles eligible for the campaign.

If your car is subject to a recall, you will need to make an appointment to visit the nearest dealer and have it inspected and repaired. Repair charges are free and there are no costs.

Nissan LEAF Malfunction Status

recall image

Regarding the Leaf body (back door hinge), due to inappropriate work instructions and inspection instructions in some manufacturing processes, there were some fastening nuts to the body that were tightened with a tightening torque that exceeded the specified torque.

Therefore, it seems that one side of the hinge may come off and violate the robustness standard stipulated in Article 18 of the Safety Standards.

In response to this, Nissan reports that all vehicles, back door hinges and fastening nuts will be replaced.

Problem location and improvement method

  • Problem location: Body (back door hinge)
  • Improvement method: All vehicles, replace the back door hinge and fastening nut

The location of the problem and how to deal with it are announced in the figure below.

Target vehicle information

As explained at the beginning, the vehicles that are subject to the recall are those manufactured during the following periods. If your car was produced during this period, please also see the model and chassis number below.

  • Start: June 6th, 2022
  • End: June 10, 2022

It is said that the range of chassis numbers that include vehicles subject to recall also includes vehicles that are not subject to recall. For details, please contact the sales company where you purchased the product.

The model, chassis number, production volume, etc. are shown in the table below.

  • Model: ZAA-ZE1
  • Chassis number: ZE1-202079 to ZE1-202837
  • Number of target vehicles: 108

How to check if your vehicle is eligible

If you already know the model and chassis number of your vehicle, you can check if it is covered by Nissan’s recall web page.

Search for vehicles eligible for recalls, improvement measures, and service campaigns (Nissan official website)

If you are not sure, please check with the following method.

How to check the model and year

Light vehicle inspection
Vehicle inspection certificate (the image is from a light vehicle)

To verify the model and year of your vehicle, you will need to have your vehicle registration.

Confirmation of the model is easy to understand because the item “model” of the vehicle inspection certificate is listed as it is.

On the other hand, the model year corresponds to the item “first registration (inspection) date”.

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How to check your chassis number

A chassis number (chassis number) is a unique identification number stamped on the chassis of a car or motorized bicycle.

There are two ways to check the chassis number of the target Nissan Leaf this time. I will explain each one.

Check with vehicle inspection

Vehicle inspection certificate
Source: https://www.toyota.co.jp/

If you have your vehicle registration, you can check the chassis number from there. The position of the image is indicated.

Check the markings on the vehicle body

The chassis number is stamped on the body of the vehicle as well as on the vehicle inspection certificate.

You can read more about chassis numbers in this article.

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