Nissan to recall more than 800,000 cars
- 23 May 2013
- From the section Business
Nissan has said it plans to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty steering wheel.
In the UK, the recall will affect 133,869 models of the Nissan Micra, built between 2002-2006 in Sunderland.
Nissan said that a bolt used in the steering wheel was not screwed on properly, but that there was no danger of sudden failure.
The carmaker said that it will fix the issue by tightening the bolts or replacing steering wheels entirely.
So far, no accidents involving the cars have been reported, Nissan said. But drivers will notice if the steering wheel is getting loose, the company added.
A Nissan Motor GB spokesman said: "Over time, the nut that holds on the steering wheel can become loose. Drivers could start notice some wobbling of the wheel and if this is ignored there is the possibility that it could come completely off."
"There have been a few incidents of steering wheels becoming loose, but there have been no accidents," he added.
Nissan has said that the repair would take about 15 minutes.
The remainder of the global recall affects the Cube, produced in Japan between 2002-2006. The Cube is not on sale in the UK.
Earlier this month, Nissan recalled 500,000 vehicles globally over a defect in passenger airbags.