Nissan Recalls Versa and Titan to Fix Turn Signals

Over 30,000 cars and trucks will get their turn signal bulbs replaced, free of charge

2021 Nissan Titan Photo: Nissan

Nissan is recalling 30,799 Titan and Titan XD pickup trucks and Versa sedans from the 2020 and 2021 model years because their turn signal bulbs could prematurely fail.

This means that drivers might not be able to signal their intent to others on the road. In addition, a vehicle without functioning turn signals would not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards.

If one bulb fails, the still-functional bulb will flash faster, with significantly faster audible feedback. This is to alert the driver of a failure.

The bulb manufacturer has since corrected the underlying problem that caused the initial failure, and Nissan dealerships will replace the faulty bulbs free of charge.

2020 Nissan Versa

Photo: Nissan Photo: Nissan

The Details

Vehicles Recalled 

• 2020 and 2021 Nissan Titan and Titan XD pickup trucks built between July 14, 2020, and Dec. 22, 2020

• 2020 and 2021 Nissan Versa sedans built between June 11, 2020, and Oct. 19, 2020

The problem: Because of an error at the bulb manufacturer, the bulb could develop cracks due to vibration and temperature fluctuations that could cause it to fail prematurely.

The fix: Nissan dealerships will replace the faulty bulbs, free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Nissan will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles starting in August. Owners may also contact Nissan at 800-867-7669.

NHTSA campaign number: 21V471. Nissan’s own numbers for this recall are PM986 and PC811.

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Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.