Nissan Recall: 2013 Leaf Called Back Over Missing Welds

May 20, 2014 01:09 PM EDT | Matt Mercuro


Nissan has announced that it is recalled over 200 2014 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to repair missing welds.

Approximately 211 vehicles are affected by the recall, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The front structural member assembly may be missing welds," said NHTSA in its summary of the issue. "Missing welds may affect the vehicle's integrity in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants."

Nissan said to safety regulators that the issue was discovered back on March 13 during a "routine quality inspection."

Affected vehicles were manufactured from February 28, 2014 through March 12, 2014.

Nissan dealers are being instructed to inspect vehicles to see if any of the welds are missing.

If any welds are missing, repairs will be completed free of charge.

Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger confirmed this week that no injuries, crashes or fatalities have been linked to the Leaf recall.

The automaker told the NHTSA that affected customers will be offered a replacement vehicle at "no additional cost."

To make arrangements for a loaner vehicle contact your local Nissan dealership for more information as you wait for the recall to begin.

Expect the recall to start sometime in mid-June, according to the NHTSA.

Owners with more questions can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

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