Nissan is recalling 2.14 million vehicles worldwide, about 747,000 vehicles in the United States, including the March and Mycra subcompacts for an ignition problem that may stall the engine — its third-largest recall ever.
Nissan said it recently “discovered that on some of the potentially affected vehicles, silicon vapor may form inside the electrical relay that supplies voltage to the Engine Control Module. Over time, this vapor could create oxidation on the electrical contacts in the relay that may lead to engine performance issues, including the possibility of stalling at low engine speeds.”
Nissan, which is allied with Renault SA of France, did not disclose a cost for the recall, but it may be relatively cheap requiring just a half hour to fix.
The cars were produced in Japan, the U.S., Great Britain, Spain, China and Taiwan.