davewill wrote:Would you have turned off your ICE car in the middle of traffic if the check engine light had come on?
I've had my indicator come on showing that my vehicle was overheating, you can bet that I pulled off the road before I turned off the car to inspect the situation. No way I would have done that in the middle of the road!davewill wrote:Would you have turned off your ICE car in the middle of traffic if the check engine light had come on?
Yeah, I was bummed once I realized that. Kevin had the EXACT thing to say as I did - what are the odds?!?!palmermd wrote:That was not you...it was GEEKev and not GeekEV. I suspect it was somebody named Kevin. Gee Kevin, I did not know you bought a new car.
jamesanne wrote:A reasonable person would pull off the road and evaluate what is occurring, consult available documentation (owner's manual), and possible use the included roadside assistance.
From page 6-4 Stopping the vehicle
1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and away from traffic...
Do not miss quote and obscure what I have written. I suggest you take responsibility for your own comments that made the news today. Comparing a restart safety system activation to Toyotas uncontrolled acceleration, where people died, is irresponsible and grandiose. I have been quite disappointed in the many assumptions and exaggerations that are made by some in this forum. Common sense goes a long way, if you are having a problem contact Nissan. Turning the car off and on, disconnecting the battery, doing the hokey pokey, performing an exorcism, etc are not likely to fix the problem. When I spend $35k+ on a new car, when there is a problem I bring it in so that it can be fixed.mogur wrote:Right. Everyone always consults the owner's manual every time they have a problem with their car... If they can even find it! And certainly WHILE they are driving!
palmermd,palmermd wrote:That was not you...it was GEEKev and not GeekEV. I suspect it was somebody named Kevin. Gee Kevin, I did not know you bought a new car.
According to a poster at ABG ...mogur wrote:The fact that Nissan is saying that it is not a safety issue reeks of BS though... That may come back to bite them on the ass ala Toyota!
While anyone can cookup a scenario that results in serious injury for anything benign - this isn't a safety issue under normal circumstances - unlike unintended acceleration would be.Recalls are required whenever a vehicle or piece of original equipment are found to be defective in such a fashion as to be unsafe, or if found to be non-compliant with safety regulations. Federal reg. 49 CFR 573 is the authority here.
In the Leaf's case, the inability to start the car is not considered unsafe, as pointed out in the article - so there is no need for a recall to be initiated.