Nissan is recalling its transmission in the United States after it experienced a problem that could cause the transmission to fail at 6-million-mile service intervals.
The problem affects Nissan vehicles sold from 2009 to 2017, and was first identified by Nissan dealers in March 2018.
It affects a new generation of the transmission, which is equipped with a new sensor to detect when the transmission is running low on power.
NISMO has not yet confirmed that this is the problem, but according to a report in The Associated Press Nissan says the problem is limited to the transmissions in the new models and that the recall is to be implemented to avoid future issues.
The transmission is equipped to detect the car is at a low power level, which can result in the transmission failing at any time and in some instances causing the car to stall.
Nissan says it is contacting affected customers to verify the issue and provide advice to fix the problem.
Nissan says the transmission’s sensor has a range of about 600 miles.
The recall is expected to be completed by March 2020.
NISSAN says it will replace the transmission with a replacement with a range comparable to or better than the one in question, with the same amount of power.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the recall was prompted by an investigation of a Nissan Model S that was reported to have a problem with a failure-prone transmission.
It’s not known if Nissan has found any evidence of the problem in the Model X or any other Nissan model.NISMO says in a statement that it is investigating whether there was an underlying condition that led to the failure of the sensor.
The agency did not provide details of the underlying condition.