Nissan Recalls More Than 1,000 Vehicles for Power Window Issue
December 6, 2011

Nissan North America Inc. has issued a recall for certain 2011-2012 Infiniti G37 coupe and 2011 Nissan 370Z vehicles, citing a faulty power window switch installed on these. The voluntary recall, made through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), affects 1,788 vehicles.

According to Nissan, the power switches in the vehicles, manufactured between July 2 and August 29, 2011, were made “out of specification.”

“Although the system complies with all the applicable FMVSS No. 118 requirements, the threshold for the power window auto-reverse function is higher than Nissan’s internal design specification,” writes John Gibbons, senior manager of technical compliance for Nissan North America, in a notification letter to NHTSA.

“Should a body part become trapped by a closing window, a pinch injury may result,” writes NHTSA in its recall report.

Nissan discovered the issue during a sampling inspection at its own plant on August 22. The power window switches in question were manufactured by Tokyo-based Alps Electric Co.

Gibbons says Nissan dealers will replace the power window switches with new ones free of charge. The company is in the process of notifying vehicle owners.

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