Nissan Recalls

Nissan Recall Check

Safety recall is important and should be taken seriously. A Nissan recall means there’s a defect that puts you and the car at risk. It could also mean that your car does not meet the motor vehicle safety standards. To keep you safe on the road, a Nissan recall check and getting your vehicle fixed should be a priority.

How do I check if my Nissan has a recall?

Look for your Nissan VIN:


Nissan recalls

Enter the 17-digit vehicle identification number:


A Nissan Recall check by covers:

Recalls and defects
Car report summary
Market value
Vehicle specifications
Equipment details
Fuel efficiency
Safety rating
Inspection checklist
Auto insurance
NMVTIS report

What does a Nissan recall announcement include?

If there are recalls for your Nissan, check the following:

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: identification number assigned to a recall
  • Summary: details of the recall such as the vehicles covered, where the vehicles were sold or registered, the issue or part that may pose a safety risk or fail to meet minimum safety standards,
  • Consequences: how the recall may compromise the operation and safety of the vehicle
  • Remedy: how the problem can be fixed (repair, replacement or refund) and how to contact Nissan for assistance

How should I contact Nissan about an open recall?

For more information regarding recalls:

  • Nissan Recall Hotline: 1-(800) NISSAN-1

If you have additional questions regarding Nissan recalls, you can email them to look up if there are any recalls specific to your Nissan.

  • NHTSA: National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)

How do I fix a Nissan recall?

All affected vehicle owners will get a letter from Nissan if a recall is issued. They’ll be asked to take their cars to an authorized dealer to have their recall fixed free of charge. Using your 17-digit Nissan Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), you can also search for recalls particular to your vehicle by visiting the Nissan recall lookup website.

What are the latest Nissan recalls?

Nissan had some recalls over the past few years for different issues. The latest Nissan recalls include:

IssueAffected VehiclesImpactSolution/Repair
Brake light switch issue2013-2015 Nissan PathfinderFaulty brake relay that causes the brake lights to constantly stay on even when the brake is not pressed. The defect can cause issues on starting the engine and shifting the vehicle.Nissan will replace the switch and reinstall it in a different position to prevent the problem from recurring. Recall notifications will be sent to owners in March 2021.
Exposed engine wire2020 Nissan Titan
2020 Nissan Titan XD
The wire may cause an electrical short if it makes contact with another wire, which could result in the car stalling while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. An electrical short also increases the risk of a fire.A technician from an authorized dealer will need to inspect the wiring harness and determine if the engine harness needs to be replaced — free of charge.  Nissan expects the recall to begin January 27, 2021.
Crooked headlights2020 Nissan SentraThe right-side LED headlight is misaligned which may not  correctly light up the road.Authorized Nissan dealers will replace the right-hand LED headlight for free.
Back-up camera glitch2020 Nissan Leaf HybridDue to a software issue in these Leaf hatchbacks, the back-up camera stops working when the car is in reverse. If the camera is not functioning properly, there is a risk of collision with other cars.Dealers will update the back-up camera software for free. The software update is currently available, and should take less than half a day.


Is my Nissan affected by the Takata Airbag Recall?

Takata recalls 2.7 million vehicles because of safety risk. Takata airbag inflators could explode and seriously injure or kill the occupants of the vehicle with “sharp metal fragments.”  Nissan vehicles are part of the recall which have defective Takata airbag inflators. Nissan is recommending the owners to schedule the free repair immediately. Nissan dealers will replace the airbag with one made by a different company. Nissan models affected are:

Model Model Years Covered
Versa Sedan2007-2011
Versa Hatchback2007-2012
NV Cargo2012-2017
Infiniti QX562011-2012

Can I search recalls for a Nissan using a license plate number?

You can run the license plate number of Nissan and get a free car report at to learn what recalls have been issued by the vehicle’s manufacturer and if repairs have been done on it.

Run a Recall Lookup by License Plate Number:

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Why should I run a Nissan Recall Check?

From time to time, Nissan vehicles may be subject to safety recalls. It is important to check whether your vehicle is involved in any recall that needs to be addressed promptly.

  1. Check for Nissan safety defects. In 2020, several million Nissan cars were recalled by NHTSA that have safety-related defects that could leave you at risk of an accident.
  2. Check for Nissan compliance to federal safety standards. Over the years, Nissan has recalled vehicles for defects or airbag issues that don’t meet government safety standards. 
  3. Drive with peace of mind. Running a recall check can help you find out if the Nissan vehicle you’re driving has been affected by a manufacturing defect or recall.
  4. You can get your vehicle repaired quickly. You can look up information about any recall affecting your vehicle and find out how to fix it immediately.

Unravel the full story of your vehicle with a Nissan Recall Check now:

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