Nissan to recall 841,000 vehicles worldwide

Micra among models affected by steering wheel glitch

A man walks through a Nissan showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. The company has announced a worldwide recall of 841,000 vehicles. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters.

A man walks through a Nissan showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. The company has announced a worldwide recall of 841,000 vehicles. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters.

 

Nissan is to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide including its Micra model as a result of a steering wheel glitch, the company said today.

Nissan is recalling certain models of the Micra produced in Britain and Japan between 2002 and 2006, as well as the Cube, produced in Japan around the same period.

It is pulling back vehicles in Japan, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

The bolt used in the steering wheel of these cars may not have been properly tightened and at worst the steering wheel may not function, Nissan said in a statement filed to the Japanese transport ministry.

No accidents, injuries or deaths have been reported, Nissan spokeswoman Noriko Yoneyama said.

Nissan will fix the glitch by either tightening the bolts or replacing the steering wheel with a new one.

The repair will take about 40 minutes, Ms Yoneyama said. She declined to say how much the recall will cost Nissan.

Reuters