The Nissan NV200, the van that's meant to act as the backbone of the New York City taxi fleet, is being recalled. Compared to some of the recalls we've seen this year, the 2,529 NV200s needing repairs is not a particularly huge deal – but try telling that to their inconvenienced owners and drivers.

The recall affects NVs built between February 6, 2013, and August 2, 2013. The vans in question use a wiring harness near the battery that may wear through its protective covering, causing a short. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, if a short occurs, it can cause a blown fuse which will stop the fuel pump and in turn, the engine.

Nissan will be notifying owners and aims to start recall repairs by mid-December. Scroll down for the full bulletin from the NHTSA.
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Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Nissan North America Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 NV200 vehicles manufactured February 6, 2013, through August 2, 2013. Due to the routing of the wiring harness that connects the fusible link to the battery fuse terminal, the wiring harness may wear through its protective covering, allowing the wires to touch the bracket that holds the fusible link.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the wires and the bracket make contact, a short circuit may result, causing the battery terminal fuse to blow. If the fuse blows while driving, the fuel pump will stop and cause the engine to stop running, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and reposition the wiring harness and apply a protective covering to it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-December 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      Andy Castellano
      • 1 Year Ago
      ..i know this is a commercial vehicle,but wow..this is one seriously un-attractive commercial vehicle..
      Cameron Huntsucker
      • 1 Year Ago
      While they're in there and at it, how bout squeezing in a Rhinoplasty? Jesus H Christ that things got a face only a mother could love.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cameron Huntsucker
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          john96xlt
          • 1 Year Ago
          I must disagree with you this time, Aaron. There are predominantly fleet vehicles that do look decent, at least they're not particularly ugly like this thing.
          Dane Grant
          • 1 Year Ago
          Ford Transit series is HOT! Only the Japanese companies design the uglies...!
      _M7_
      • 1 Year Ago
      why japanese cars doesent have these problems? but the ones made in usa do have it ???
      rbnhd1144
      • 1 Year Ago
      And the Concept was so cute, the cvt was the icing on the cake for me.
      Dane Grant
      • 1 Year Ago
      It should be recalled on design flaws....
      Big Squid
      • 1 Year Ago
      An extra hunk of insulating conduit ought to take care of it. In and out in fifteen minutes.
      Mike J
      • 1 Year Ago
      i saw one in Taxi trim and wow is that boy narrow. I can see why it was made with handicap accessibility, I dont think it would fit, and be way to heavy.
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do they not test anything anymore? Since they found it already, it seems it would have been pretty early in the testing process. Did they just start building before any durability tests were done?
      Floridian
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man, how many recalls did we have this week?!
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