What's Wrong with the NV200?

There are 43 complaints over 3 NV200 model years. These can be broken down into 1 generations with their collective PainRank™. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Generation Breakdown

Compare NHTSA
Gen Years Score Problems Recalls Inv. TSBs
1 2013—2015 5.09 43 7 24 9

Recent NV200 News

For the Love of Everything, Nissan Issues Another Massive OCS Recall

Anyone else getting the feeling there’s a major issue with Nissan’s Occupant Classification System (OCS)? For roughly the 103rd time – ok, 4th – Nissan is recalling their defective OCS.

And this one is a doozy at 3.8 million vehicles.

Nissan says the occupant classification systems in the front passenger seats can turn off because the systems classify an adult as a child or classify a seat as empty even if an adult is in the seat.

That will disable the airbags for someone who really needs it.

Nissan says in the case of a child classification, the system is designed to illuminate the airbag light indicating the airbag is turned off. However, if the initial classification is “empty seat,” the light will not illuminate and there is no indication that the airbag is suppressed.

Does any part of this thing work?

My sentiments exactly

Nissan has been accused of covering up the OCS issue and issuing repairs that didn’t work in a lawsuit.

Nissan Sued Over Faulty Occupant Classification System (OCS) And Airbag Warnings

Nissan’s Occupant Classification System (OCS) has been the subject of two recalls in the past couple years, but a lawsuit says the fixes aren’t working.

Plaintiff Matthew Senci filed the proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges the vehicles have occupant classification system software that can incorrectly classify a front passenger seat as empty when it’s occupied by an adult passenger. The error can cause the airbag to deactivate and fail to deploy in a crash.

The lawsuit alleges Nissan has known about the problem since at least 2012 due to complaints and warranty complaints. The first “limited” recall was in February 2013, but the fix was ineffective.

A second, larger recall was announced in March 2014, but once again the lawsuit says the fix didn’t do diddly.

The lawsuit, Matthew Senci v. Nissan North America, Inc., accuses the automaker of unfair and deceptive acts and seeks damages for the decreased value of the cars.