2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014Enlarge Photo
Nissan is recalling a small number of 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars to replace the car's inverter assembly.
Just 196 cars are affected, all build during a ten-day period in April. Nissan puts the recall down to an out-of-specification control circuit board being fitted during this time.
This circuit board component could result in the electric motor stopping without warning--though no cases have been reported to Nissan.
Nissan started contacting owners of affected vehicles in late May, so they can bring their vehicles to a certified Nissan Leaf dealer for repair. The inverter assembly will be replaced with no charge for parts or labor.
During this time, Leaf owners will be offered a loaner vehicle at no charge.
Nissan lists the recall as a voluntary safety recall campaign, attributed campaign number PC281.
The Leaf has undergone several small recalls since making its debut in 2010. In March, just over 29,000 Leafs were recalled to fix an airbag sensor issue.
Just last month, another 276 North American Leafs were recalled for inspection of missing welds. In that particular recall, Nissan confirmed it would replace the entire car if the structural welds were found to be missing.
No accidents or injuries have been reported over any of the listed recalls.