The Leaf’s Electronic Brake Booster Can Freeze in Cold Weather

If you’re driving a 2013-2015 Leaf, head south. That’s because cold weather has been known to freeze the electronic brake booster, making the car a whole heck of a lot harder to stop.

The recall was ordered after Nissan launched a “service campaign” in October 2015 on 2013-2015 LEAF cars. The voluntary service campaign was issued in the U.S. and Canada after Nissan said the problem wasn’t related to safety.

Say what you will about Nissan, but arguing that a brake defect isn’t a safety defect takes a certain amount of gravitas.

The affected cars were built between 11/192012 and 07/31/2015.