Nissan has issued a recall of almost 47,000 of their electric vehicles
(LEAF) due to defective brake system. U.S safety regulators have confirmed
the problem is inside the cars’ electronic brake booster.
“During very cold temperatures, the relay inside the electronic
brake booster may freeze, requiring the driver to exert more effort to
slow the vehicle down.” (NHTSA.com)
The risk of a crash is increased if additional brake effort would be required
to stop the vehicle.
Even though no injuries have been reported to the manufacturer so far,
the consequences of a defective brake system are far too dire to take
any chances. Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
are encouraging consumers to contact them to resolve this issue as soon
as possible. Dealers will reprogram software that controls the recalled
cars' brake control, free of charge.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a vehicle defect, please
contact a Tampa car accident lawyer at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys
at Law for a
free evaluation of your case. We have decades of experience handling personal injury cases resulting from
slip and falls,
premises liability, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.
Contact us at (813) 877-5548. We would be honored to represent you.