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July 3, 2002

Nissan North America Has Recalled the 2000 Nissan Altra EV

(SafetyAlerts) -  Nissan North America Has Recalled the 2000 Nissan Altra EV because the power supply unit can go into fail safe mode under certain conditions.

Number of Units Affected: 15

Manufactured: 03/2000 - 03/2000

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ELECTRIC PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO A CHANGE IN THE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR THE MOTOR CONTROL UNIT, THE POWER SUPPLY UNIT CAN GO INTO THE FAIL-SAFE MODE UNDER THE CONDITIONS OF LOW BATTERY CHARGE AND FULL ACCELERATION AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN 30 MILES PER HOUR.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CAN RESULT IN A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER BY THE DRIVE MOTOR.

Corrective Summary:
THE LESSORS/OPERATORS OF THE 15 VEHICLES WILL BE CONTACTED AND A TECHNICIAN WILL BE SENT TO REPLACE THE MOTOR CONTROL UNIT. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V165000
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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