Nissan to recall 55,000 cars over faulty gasoline engine starter motor image

Nissan Motor Co stated on Thursday that it decided to recall 55,000 cars in Japan because of a problem with the gasoline engine starter motor.

The producer of the best-selling all-electric car in history is going to recall the March compact car manufactured between February 2010 and July 2013. Although no accidents have been reported, Nissan’s spokesman Chris Keefe said that the harness in the starter motor could overheat and that the engine might not start at all.

The Japanese carmaker will replace the starter motor, a process that will take around one hour in the brand’s service locations. Meanwhile, Nissan is also conducting a service campaign on 126,000 vehicles globally, which includes Micra and Sunny, over a glitch in the rear drum brake. Keefe stated that the spring inside the brake could break and result in abnormal noise, adding that just as in the case of the previous glitch, no accidents have been reported. Nissan will be replacing the spring in the rear drum brake, which will take around 20 minutes. Nissan reported an 11.5% increase in its U.S. sales this August compared to the same month last year and surpassed Wall Street forecasts that only expected the Chrysler Group LLC to report double-digit sales for the month.