Nissan is recalling certain 370Z and Infiniti G37 Coupe models due to an improperly calibrated auto-reverse feature on the vehicle's windows. Around 1,788 2011 and 2012 models may have been built with a window switch controller that won't actuate the auto-reverse quickly enough. Should someone accidentally get a body part trapped in the window, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that a "pinch injury" may result. It's unclear whether anyone has been injured as a result of the calibration error at this juncture, but Nissan says that the automaker will fix the power window switches free of charge.

The recall is set to begin around November 28, and owners of affected vehicles can expect to hear from Nissan shortly about the program. Hit the jump to read the full recall notice.
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
INFINITI / G37 COUPE 2011-2012
NISSAN / 370Z 2011

Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: NOV 03, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V538000
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NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,788

Summary:
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 INFINITI G37 COUPE VEHICLES AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 NISSAN 370Z VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 2, 2011, THROUGH AUGUST 29, 2011. DUE TO A PROGRAMMING ERROR, THE POWER WINDOW SWITCH CONTROLLER IN THE SUBJECT VEHICLES WAS MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION.

Consequence:
THE AUTO-REVERSE FEATURE OF THE POWER WINDOWS DOES OPERATE. HOWEVER, SHOULD A BODY PART BECOME TRAPPED BY A CLOSING WINDOW, A PINCH INJURY MAY RESULT BEFORE THE WINDOW REVERSES.

Remedy:
NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER WINDOW SWITCHES WITH NEW ONES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 28, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1800-647-7261 OR INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.

Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      Swede
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really? People do not know how to use windows? Let's hope the NHTSA doesnt find out that most cars come with doors that may result in pinching injuries.
      hevace
      • 3 Years Ago
      I knew this guy who was once a cop. He used the power windows in his Impala cruiser to break both the forearms of a perp who had his hands around his neck.
        Al Terego
        • 3 Years Ago
        @hevace
        "I knew this guy..." = big pile BS. Didn't even bother reading the rest.
          hevace
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
          Tell you what, try choking a cop and have him roll up the power windows.
      • 3 Years Ago
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