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If your Nissan Leaf backup camera is not working, it might be part of a significant recall affecting 2018-2022 Nissan LEAF vehicles. Nissan North America, Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 58,000 Nissan LEAF electric vehicles from these model years due to an issue where the rearview cameras may fail to display an image.

Damage to the camera harness causes this issue- often the result of repeatedly opening and closing the rear hatch. This damage can cause the camera image to become blurry, distorted, multi-colored, or completely blank.

If your Nissan Leaf has been repeatedly repaired for backup camera issues, or any other serious safety defect, you could qualify for a lemon law claim and get a refund or cash compensation.

Affected Vehicle Average Lemon Law Settlement
2018 Nissan Leaf $57,563
2019 Nissan Leaf $63,145
2020 Nissan Leaf $65,674
2021 Nissan Leaf $66,287
2022 Nissan Leaf $56,490

*The figures in the chart above are approximations based on past case results and should not be interpreted as a prediction or guarantee. Each case is unique and requires personalized legal guidance.

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    Which Vehicles Are Part of the 2024 Nissan Leaf Backup Camera Recall?

    The 2024 Nissan Leaf Backup Camera Recall affects certain model year 2018-2022 vehicles manufactured from September 29, 2017, to April 21, 2022, at the Smyrna plant. Additionally, about 12,000 of the recalled Leaf vehicles were distributed in Canada.

    This issue primarily concerns the rearview camera, which may not display an image due to damage to the camera harness from repeated opening and closing of the rear hatch.

    Nissan drivers might remember a recall for a backup camera issue from 2020/. This recall was limited to the 2020 Nissan Leaf, with over 6,100 vehicles in the U.S. and 1,800 in Canada included.

    In recall documentation filed with the NHTSA, Nissan acknowledges that 100% of the affected vehicles have the camera defect. Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 800-867-7669, referencing NHTSA campaign number 24V071, for more information.

    To check if your vehicle is part of this recall, enter your car’s 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA’s recall check website. If no recall appears, your vehicle currently has no open recalls. It’s advisable to check regularly as recalls can be issued frequently, especially for older vehicles.

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    Does Nissan Have a Solution?

    Nissan is currently developing a remedy for this issue, which will be provided free of charge at Nissan dealerships. If you have already paid for a backup camera repair, you may be eligible for reimbursement.

    Interim notification letters will be sent to owners in March 2024, with instructions to bring their vehicles to an authorized Nissan dealer for the necessary repairs once the remedy is available.

    In the meantime, affected Nissan drivers remain attentive to further updates and to contact their local dealership with any immediate concerns or questions regarding the recall process and interim solutions.

    Nissan Leaf Backup Camera Not Working? Get Help from the Experts

    If you have purchased or leased a Nissan Leaf with a defective backup camera in California, you may have a valid lemon law claim against Nissan. Under the lemon law, you might qualify for either a repurchase or replacement vehicle.

    A lemon law replacement involves swapping your defective vehicle for a comparable one, while a lemon law repurchase, also known as a lemon law buyback or refund, reimburses you for all expenses related to the vehicle, including the down payment, monthly payments, taxes, and other fees. Both remedies involve a usage fee where the consumer is responsible for the value of the time they drove the vehicle trouble-free.

    Additionally, registration renewal fees, considered incidental expenses, are reimbursed in addition to any other incidental expenses related to the lemon such as rental car or tow car expenses related to the lemon vehicle.

    The manufacturer can deduct a usage fee from the reimbursement amount, reflecting the value of the time you drove the vehicle problem-free. This usage fee is calculated based on the mileage up until the first repair attempt, when the vehicle was determined to be a lemon.

    As the prevailing party, Nissan is required by law to cover your attorney fees and costs.  This makes pursuing a lemon law claim, an easy financial decision as there is no out of pocket expense to the consumer.

    The Lemon Law Experts, renowned as one of California’s top consumer protection firms, specializes in helping consumers succeed in their claims against the world’s largest auto manufacturers.

    Large companies like Nissan employ highly experienced attorneys to handle breach of warranty claims, which can make pursuing a claim alone a daunting task.

    Our expert attorneys have been leveling the playing field for consumers since 2009, helping thousands of people across California recover millions of dollars in settlements for their claims.

    To see if you qualify, contact the Lemon Law Experts today for a free consultation. We will discuss your potential case and help you determine the best course of action. Call 877-885-5366 or fill out a form on our website to get started today.