A total of 181 vehicles have been recalled, due to the Park gear not engaging correctly.
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Nissan Australia has issued a recall of 181 examples of its 2020 Nissan Leaf, due to an issue with the automatic gear shifter.

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says an actuator plate could fail on the Leaf, and in turn "the park lock may not engage when the user shifts into a Park position".

Nissan says the fault could allow for unintended vehicle movement, with the potential to cause injury.

Affected vehicles were sold between 24 October 2019 and 30 October 2020. Nissan Australia is contacting owners to organise inspection and repair of the defect.

A spokesperson for Nissan Australia has told CarAdvice there have been no incidents caused by the fault, and the recall is purely precautionary.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 181 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked by a Nissan dealership, click here.