There has been a steady stream of consumer complaints regarding the 2016-2018 Nissan Leaf 5 HB, many of which focus on a range of braking issues. Many drivers have reported instances where their vehicles seem to detect hazards up ahead that aren’t actually there, leading the car to brake suddenly and violently, nearly causing accidents in some cases. Other instances of braking lights that do not illuminate when the vehicle’s EZ-pedal feature is enabled, which creates a potential hazard for other drivers on the road. So far, the manufacturer has not issued a recall that address braking issues, so consumers are still waiting for clear answers and lasting solutions.
One driver described an incident where the EZ-pedal function was engaged,which is supposed to conveniently allow the the car to come to a full stop without depressing the brake. However, the brake lights did not engage when this feature was used, causing the car behind the driver to rear end the stopped 2017 Nissan Leaf 5 HB. Many other drivers shared their experiences with their vehicles violently braking for no reason, apparently because the sensor detected a hazard up ahead that was not actually there. These overactive emergency braking systems appear to create hazardous driving conditions for those who own or lease this vehicle and for others on the road.
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