Suzuki and Nissan have recently announced two separate recalls for the Splash, Swift and SX4 models in Germany and for the Tiida in China.
According to Suzuki, 826 units of the Splash, Swift and SX4 models will have to be driven back to the dealers because of an issue with the steering column. The Japanese based automaker says that the steering column may not be properly connected to the steering gear but this apparently has no immediate danger to the passengers. The issue with the steering column happened at the Esztergom plant, in Hungary, and it affects models made between 2011 and 2012 but there have been no reports received from owners about injuries or crashes because of this problem. The recall is expected to begin soon and dealers will inspect and fix the vehicles free of charge.
A separate recall has also been announced by Nissan for its Tiida models in China which, according to the Administrative Regulations on Recalls of Defective Automobile Products, will have to be taken back to the dealers because of a problem with the fuel sensors. Dongfeng Motor said that the fuel pressure sensors in the Nissan Tiida may lose contact with the fuel rail and lead to potential fuel leaks. Over 8,800 units of the model will be affected by this recall which is expected to start soon. The Nissan Tiidas will be inspected and fixed free of charge.