Nissan to reprogram 5,300 Leaf units worldwide following restart complaints

2011 Nissan LEAF
2011 Nissan LEAF

As reported earlier this week a couple of Nissan Leaf owners said that their electric-cars occasionally failed to start. Nissan announced today that it will reprogram the vehicle control module software in 5,300 Leaf units.

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“Nissan has found that a very small proportion of the Nissan Leafs in the market today have reported incidents which require reprogramming of the vehicle control module to address incorrect diagnosis programming,” said Katherine Zachary, Nissan Americas spokesperson, in an message to Inside Line. “Yet, as the Leaf is very important to us, Nissan has decided to perform a service campaign on 5,300 Nissan Leaf vehicles in the Japanese, North American, European and other markets to ensure all of our customers are satisfied.”

Nissan confirmed that their are about 500 units of the Leaf in the United States that will need the servicing.

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Refresher: Power for the Nissan LEAF comes from a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium-ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan LEAF allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 90 mph. A full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Buyers can opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. Prices for the 2011 Nissan LEAF will start at $32,780 but with a federal tax-credit prices will come in as low as $25,280, or for a lease payment of $349 a month.

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Source: Inside Line