Once a luxury, backup cameras are now a federally mandated piece of technology in all new cars. As such, any quirks with the systems can lead to recall headaches, as Nissan and its luxury division Infiniti are now experiencing.
Documents made public on Sept. 12 detail a massive Nissan and Infiniti recall that includes over 1.2 million vehicles. Drivers are able to choose a display setting that removes the rear-view image when in Reverse, and the vehicles will remember that choice the next time the driver puts the car in Reverse. As such, the affected vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Nissan models affected include the 2018-2019 NV200, , , , , , and Sedan. From Infiniti, the , , , , , , Q70L and are all included in the recall. The documents did not specify the exact numbers of each model that house the defect, but the Nissan and Infiniti models with higher sales figures will be most affected, compared to GT-Rs, for example., , , , , , , NV,
Thankfully, it's not an incredibly serious issue, and the fix will be easy-peasy for owners. Those driving one of the affected vehicles will need to take their vehicles to a Nissan or Infiniti dealership. There, a technician will install new system software to meet all federal requirements.
Owners will begin receiving their notifications by mail on Oct. 21, according to the automaker.