Many consumers are reporting that certain 2017 and newer Nissan model vehicles equipped with special Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning systems (AEB/FCW) are malfunctioning.  As a result, the affected vehicles stop unexpectedly and for no reason while in operation.

The AEB/FCW system is a safety feature that is supposed to detect obstacles and prevent a crash.  The system automatically engages the brakes and stops the car if the driver fails to brake in time before a collision.

This radar system was supposed to assist drivers and increase safety.  However, just like with any other vehicle, this system can experience defects thereby compromising its ability to work properly. 

Which vehicles are affected?

This defect affects the following 2017 – current Nissan models that are equipped with the AEB or FCW system:

  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Armada
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Nissan Murano
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Nisan Rogue Sport
  • Nissan Sentra

There is also reason to believe that the Nissan Kicks and Nissan Versa are affected and experience the defective radar system.

What is wrong with the radar system?

The AEB/FCW systems work together to prevent collisions.  The cars are equipped with a series of sensors, radar and cameras, which support the FCW system that issues visual and audible alerts if there is an obstacle ahead. If a collision is imminent, the AEB system will engage and activate the brakes automatically.

It’s alleged that a flawed radar module makes the system frequently activate itself and suddenly stop the vehicles for no reason.  The radar modules are apparently creating false-positives and stopping the cars at random and unnecessary times.  

The system is also flawed in that it frequently deactivates itself and presents a warning message “front radar unavailable due to obstruction.”  As a result, the radar system stops working resulting in the unavailability of both AEB and cruise control. 

What can you do if you have experienced an issue with your Nissan AEB or FCW system?

A series of emergency braking class action lawsuits have been filed regarding this faulty radar system.  If you have successfully opted out of one or more class action lawsuits that cover your specific vehicle, you may pursue a California lemon law claim.

Your vehicle is considered a lemon if the defects substantially affect its use, safety or value and an authorized Nissan repair facility cannot fix the issues within a reasonably number of repair attempts. 

Under the California Lemon Law, you may be entitled to a refund, replacement, or cash compensation for your vehicle.  

If you own or lease one of the affected vehicles and have experienced issues with the AEB or FCW system, you may have a lemon and you have rights!  Our California Lemon Law Experts are here to help. If you have questions about the Nissan faulty radar system or your California lemon law rights, call us today for a free case evaluation.