Nissan owners in Alabama may soon hear about the recall of 2,529 NV200 vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that models NV200 built between Feb. 6, 2013 and Aug. 2, 2013 may suffer from defects in their battery terminals that could cause the engine to stall unexpectedly. In an effort to avoid any potential car accidents, Nissan has requested that dealerships reposition wiring around the terminals and apply a protective covering prior to the upcoming recall expected sometime before Christmas.
According to the NHTSA, the problems are related to faulty wiring between the NV200's fusible link and its battery terminal. This may cause the covering protecting the wiring harness to disintegrate and inadvertently allow wires to contact the fusible link directly. If that happens, a short circuit may occur that could damage the battery terminal fuse, disrupting fuel pump operation and leaving the vehicle inoperable. No accidents or injuries have been reported as of yet in connection to the defective auto parts.
As the complexity of automobile technology increases, the potential for manufacturing errors tends to increase as well, and some may contribute to a dangerous accident. Automobile manufacturers are required to adhere to various government regulations ensuring the safe assembly, maintenance and public distribution of their products. Failures to comply with such regulation, whether intentional or otherwise, may leave companies liable for any consequent damages their customers incur.
Nissan owners and others who own vehicles subject to recall may be eligible to receive a measure of financial compensation for hardships they endure as a result of the defective auto parts. An attorney may be able to assist those individuals reach a settlement from the car manufacturer.
Source: Auto World News, "Nissan Recall: 2,500 2013 NV200 Vehicles called back stalling issues", Matt Mercuro, December 02, 2013