Technical Service Advisory for users of the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.

We have recently confirmed the issue described below with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses.
Please be advised of the details of this issue and its countermeasures. Nikon will provide free inspection and service to address this issue as indicated below.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.

Issue
When the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is used for an extended period of time, or zoom operations are frequently repeated, proper communication with the camera may become impossible, an error message may be displayed in the camera monitor, and the lens may fail to function properly.

Applicable product
- This issue only occurs with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6.
- This issue does not occur with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM.
- The image below is of the black 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, but this issue occurs with all color variations of the lens.
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Lenses for which countermeasures to resolve this issue have already been applied may be identified by the black dot indicated below.

Identifying lenses that have already been inspected and/or repaired.
Lenses with a black dot at the bottom of the slot for the pin on the camera's lens mount have already been inspected and/or repaired by a Nikon service center.
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Service procedure
Nikon service centers will inspect lenses and replace applicable components as needed, free of charge, and provide free shipping regardless of the status of the product warranty. If you have already paid to have a lens affected by this issue repaired, please contact Nikon as instructed below.

Requesting service
Please direct inquiries regarding this matter to your nearest Image Nikon Service Centre or create a. Free Service Returns Request.
Time required for servicing
Nikon Service Centre’s will usually serve customers within 1-2 weeks after receiving products for servicing. For details we recommend you contact your local Service Centre.

Nikon will continue to take all possible measures to further improve product quality. Once again, thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.

For further assistance please contact Nikon customer support.