Nissan is recalling 47,538 Leaf electric cars in the U.S. and Canada for a possible brake malfunction.
The recall includes 46,859 Leafs in the U.S. and another 679 in Canada from the 2013 through 2015 model years.
During very cold temperatures, the relay inside the electronic brake booster may freeze, requiring the driver to exert more effort to slow the vehicle down.
If the brake relay fails, longer distances or additional brake effort would be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
No accidents or injuries have been reported to Nissan.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Intelligent Brake Control Unit software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.