Popular Auto Company Recalls Thousands of Vehicles Due to Potentially Life-Threatening Ignition Issue

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September 04, 2018

Another day, another recall. It seems like there are recalls reported every day, which is quite concerning to consumers. Another thing to worry about, another thing to get fixed; it's time-consuming.

While it seems that food recalls have been on the rage lately, vehicles have had a few issues themselves. As for some food recalls, many everyday products have been contaminated with potentially life-threatening bacterias. If you have a recalled product in your home, the United States Food and Drug Administration urges consumers to either discard the product in the trash or return it to the place of purchase.

As for other recalls, a popular automobile company has issued a recall due to a potentially dangerous ignition issue. We are asking our readers to be sure to double check with their vehicle's maker to ensure proper safety inspections are completed. If you know someone who owns this vehicle brand, please inform them of the latest recall.

Nissan recalls over 165,000 vehicles over a vast range of makes and models, according to reports. Nissan owners in the United States and Canada are affected by this dangerous recall.

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The Problem

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The main issue at hand here is concerning the key-ignition switch that could potentially wear out over time resulting in a life-threatening situation. The recalled vehicle's engine could shut off while the car is still in motion. If that happens, this could lead to an accident.

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In addition to the above issue, the problem could potentially deactivate the vehicle's airbags leaving the driver and passengers with little protection in the event of a crash.

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Recalled Vehicles

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The Nissan vehicles subject to recall in Canada are as followed: 2017 and 2018 Frontier, Micra, Sentra, and Versa Note models.

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The Nissan vehicles subject to recall in the United States are as followed: 2017 and 2018 Frontier, Juke, NV, NV200, NV1500, NV2500, NV3500, Sentra, Versa, Versa Note, and Nissan Taxi models.

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Vehicles with push-to-start keyless ignitions are not included in the recall. Nissan says that their dealers will "inspect and, if necessary, replace the mechanical key ignition switch assembly" at no cost to the owners.

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Nissan plans to notify owners of these vehicles by October 19, 2018. The NHTSA campaign number is 18V551. Do you own one of these vehicles?