Nissan will recall 841,000 vehicles globally to fix a steering wheel glitch.
Japan’s second largest automaker said that it is recalling certain Micra compact models, manufactured in Japan and Britain, between 2002 and 2006, as well as Cube vehicles, manufactured in Japan. The 841,000 vehicles are being recalled from the Middle East, Latin America, Oceania, Asia, Europe and Japan due to a steering wheel glitch problem.
According to reports, the bolt used in these vehicles’ steering wheels might not have been tightened enough, therefore the steering wheel might not function. Nissan spokeswoman Noriko Yoneyama said that until now no accidents, deaths or injuries have been reported. Nissan will either tighten the bolts or replace the steering wheels.
Last month Nissan recalled 123,308 Altima sedans in the US to adjust the spare tires inflation. If tires are inflated too much, this could affect the tires’ structural integrity, therefore increasing the risk of crash. There were no injuries or accidents reported. The problem was discovered by a dealer and it seems that the issue was caused by a malfunctioning pressure regulator at Nissan’s Canton plant, Mississippi.
The best-selling model in the US in March was the Altima sedan, which took the 3rd place for the quarter after Toyota’s Camry and Honda’s new Accord sedan.