Leaf Recalled for Faulty Brake Tube

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model-year 2023 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles which might have a defectively assembled brake tube and the potential for major braking issues.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-362, the 758 four-door hatchbacks might have a right-hand brake tube damaged during assembly by the supplier.

“Over time, the damaged brake tube may become corroded which could lead to a hole in the brake line. If this occurs, the affected vehicles may develop a brake fluid leak that could result in reduced braking performance. Reduced braking performance can potentially lead to extended stopping distance without prior warning, which could increase the risk of a crash,” explained NHTSA.

Further, Nissan is not aware of any warranty claims attributed to this condition. Nissan is also not aware of any reported accidents or injuries.

The remedy is inspection of the brake tube at a franchised Nissan dealer and, if necessary, replacement of the component.

Franchised dealers were scheduled to be notified of the Leaf recall May 23rd; Leaf owners are scheduled to be notified of the recall by July 7th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.