Nissan is recalling several vehicles over engine management software issues that could lead to an engine stall. Because this problem can lead to accidents, the firm decided to launch the recall promptly.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the engine control module (ECM) in the impacted vehicles can go into limp-mode after a rapid acceleration due to a reduction of the fuel supply. If this occurs, the engine will stall while the car is in use, increasing the risk of accidents. While no permanent damage is caused by this problem and the engine can be restarted immediately, the firm told regulators, Nissan will be fixing the issue with a reprogramming of the ECM software for free.
Impacted units include the 2021 Q50 and Q60 vehicles and they were built between June 23, 2020 and March 8, 2021.
Recall Launched After Company Receives Malfunction, Accident Reports
Nissan told the NHTSA that it began receiving reports of unexpected engine stalling in certain conditions, reduced engine power, and Malfunction Indicator Lamp from car owners in early February, in addition to one report of an accident. After an investigation, the firm learned that the software issue in the ECM was not allowing it to reduce engine speed after excessive torque detection. Thankfully, no injuries were associated with any of the reports.
In order to address the problem and help drivers to stay safe, the firm will mail out recall notifications on May 25, urging car owners to take their vehicles to the closest dealership for repair.
With the reprogramming of the software, the firm hopes to completely prevent engine stalls in the future.
If you own one of the thousands of vehicles impacted by this recall, do not wait until an accident happens to act. Have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
To learn more about this recall, follow this link.