Right, it’s recall time again, folks. Next up to the base is Nissan, which has issued a global recall of 2.14 million vehicles, its third largest ever such exercise, over an ignition problem that may stall the engine.
The problem lies with a faulty relay in the ignition, and affects vehicles produced from August 2003 through July 2006. Nissan said that in extreme cases, the engine will stall and will not be able to start. On the recall list are a number of models, from compacts such as the March/Micra, Cube and Note right up to the likes of the Tiida sedan and Infiniti QX56 SUV.
The company said that the rectification would require about 30 mins, and that no accidents were reported to have been caused by the defect.
Meanwhile, in relation to this, Edaran Tan Chong Motor has issued a statement saying that Nissan has confirmed that all its Serena, Navara, Sylphy and Latio models sold in Malaysia are not affected by the recall. ETCM however added that some fully imported Nissan March units (of the previous generation K12) sold by it might be affected by the exercise.
As such, the company has started a safety service campaign for all K12s sold by it, and the safety check can be done by appointment at the nearest Tan Chong Express Auto Service centre or during the scheduled maintenance service. All labour costs and replacement parts for the safety check will be free-of-charge.