The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two visibility recalls from Nissan North America Inc. (Nissan), and Ford Motor Company (Ford).
The recall, according to NHTSA, states that the rear window glass may separate from the vehicle, which would increase the risk of an accident.
“Nissan is recalling certain 2020 Altima, Maxima and Leaf vehicles. The rear window glass may not remain properly secured to the vehicle,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.
The recall is expected to begin on November 4, 2020, according to NHTSA.
Nissan stated the company would notify affected vehicle owners of its latest safety recall. Auto glass companies working on the recalled models can assure their customers that their back window glass will be replaced, at no cost to the customer. Shop owners can advise their impacted Nissan vehicle owners to contact the manufacturer’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-800-867-7669 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
Nissan’s number for this recall is PC752. NHTSA’s campaign number for this recall is 20V570000.
Ford is recalling more than 620,000 of its vehicles, which include: 2020 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger and Edge, and Lincoln Nautilus and Corsair vehicles. According to the company, there is reduced reward visibility, which can increase the possibility of drivers having an accident.
“Due to a poor electrical connection, the rearview camera may intermittently display a blank or distorted image,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, ‘Rear Visibility.’”
Ford’s number for this recall is 20C19, and according to NHTSA, the recall is expected to begin on November 7, 2020.
Ford stated the company will notify all of its impacted vehicle owners. Auto glass companies working on the recalled models can assure their customers that their rearview cameras will be replaced at no cost. Shop owners can advise their impacted Keystone vehicle owners to contact the manufacturer’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-866-436-7332 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236. NHTSA’s campaign number for this recall is 20V575000.