2020 Nissan Centra withdraws for an inappropriately targeted headlight

Nissan has issued a recall that applies to about 5,500 units of the Centra from the 2020 model year. The sedans included in the campaign have been fitted with an LED headlight that has been inappropriately targeted, meaning it may not illuminate the front street as it should.

Documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that 5,520 instances of the center, built between November 26, 2019 and March 24, 2020, were affected by the problem. Nissan adds that only cars equipped with LED headlights have been included in the recall campaign and that only passenger-side headlights cannot be properly targeted; No problems were found with the driver-side unit.

“In the affected lamps, the supplier did not apply the correct target logic when setting the target parameters of the headlamps,” the Japanese firm wrote.

Nissan will start notifying damaged car owners on June 3, 2022. While the headlights may sound relatively easy to adjust, this is not an old school car where anyone, including a screwdriver, can aim. The entire headlight assembly of the company will have to be replaced.

This is not the first time that Nissan has withdrawn the Centra due to lighting issues. In March 2021, the carmaker announced a withdrawal that included 854,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada from 2016 to 2019 due to a problem that prevented the brake lights from coming on.

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