Nissan Recalls 841,000 Cars Worldwide for Steering Glitch, Most of Which are Micras

Nissan has announced a recall of about 841,000 vehicles globally, 763,000 of which are Micra subcompacts (also known as the March), due to a steering wheel glitch.

The models involved in the recall are the Micra produced in Britain and Japan between 2002 and 2006, as well as the Cube (78,000 units), built in Japan around the same period. Japan’s second-largest automaker said it is recalling vehicles in its home country, as well as in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

According to Nissan’s statement filed to the Japanese transport ministry, the bolt used in the steering wheel of these cars may not have been properly fastened, which may cause the steering wheel not to function in the worst-case scenario.

Nissan says it will fix the problem by either tightening the bolts or replacing the steering wheel with a new one. The repair will take about 40 minutes and will be free of charge for owners.

There have been no accidents, injuries or deaths reported as a result of the steering problem, according to a Nissan spokesperson who declined to say how much the recall action will cost the company.

The recall comes only a month after Nissan, together with Toyota, Honda and Mazda, said they were recalling nearly 3.4 million vehicles worldwide because of faulty airbags.

By Dan Mihalascu

Story References: Nissan via Reuters

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