NHTSA Investigates Nissan Sentras, Versas for Bad Brakes
Eight reports indicate that the 2013-2014 Nissan Versa and Sentra may have problems with faulty braking.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching an investigation into around 200,000 Nissan Sentra and Versa models for an issue with defective brakes.
According to the investigation, 2013 and 2014 Nissan Sentra and Versa models are being looked at after eight separate complaints alleged that their vehicles continues to move after the brake pedal was depressed. NHTSA does not list any injuries or accidents related to the brake issue.
According to one of the complaints outlined in the report, a 2013 Sentra with 142 miles on it was unable to bring the vehicle to a complete stop at a stop light, forcing them to apply the parking brake to avoid a collision.
The report quotes the vehicle owner as saying that the incident was “very scary to say the least,” adding “What I cannot understand is how such an important/critical system of a brand new car could fail in four days.”
Nissan has stated that it has received NHTSA’s request and is working with the agency to determine the best course of action. Should NHTSA’s findings determine that the issue is widespread, a recall will be issued.
We will keep you posted as developments emerge.