Nissan has recalled over two million cars as a result of a faulty engine control system. As indicated by Nissan recalls 2 million cars over faulty engine system, this is one of the biggest single recalls issued by Nissan. In addition, in a report to the Japanese transport ministry, the company said the problem may “cause the engine to stall while running.” So far, no accidents have been reported due to the defect.
Models Included in the Recall
According to the Associated Press, some of the models in question are the March, Cube, Note, Tiida sedan, Titan pickup and Infiniti QX56 luxury model. These models were “produced from August 2003 through July 2006.” For a list of other cars involved in the recall go to motortrend.com.
What to do if Your Car is Recalled
Thus, what should one do if they think they own one of the affected vehicles? According to Nissan cars recalled: Ignition problem? Do this, if the car appears to have no unusual problems, one can wait until the company sends out a recall letter. This should happen in “early December.” Upon receiving the notification, one can schedule an appointment to fix it. Typically, the repair will fix the “electrical relay, or switch, in the ignition system.” This should only take about thirty minutes. For those who think their car is experiencing problems now, they should get the problem remedied immediately. Some of the signs to look for may be if the car takes a considerable amount of time to start or has a “rough idle.” This repair will take longer because the engine control module will have to be replaced. For those who are unsure if their car is involved in the recall, go to www.Nissan.USA.com/apps/contactus/recall to fill out an inquiry form. One can also go to this website if they feel they have lost their official recall letter.
What to do if Your Car Stalls
In the unlikely event that the car does stall, take the advice of Colin Price, the manager for technology communications at Nissan North America in Franklin, Tenn. Price says to bring it to a stop. This is possible “without power steering or power brakes.”
Hopefully, the recall will not be expanded and no one will be injured as a result of the engine problems. While the article, Nissan Recalls 2 Million Vehicles Worldwide , reports that this is the “third largest recall” for Nissan, the numbers are much smaller than the Toyota recall. Toyota recalled over ten million cars “over the last year.” Let’s hope Nissan will not be following in Toyota’s footsteps.
Nissan recalls 2 mlliion cars over faulty engine system Yahoo News
Laurent Belsie. Nissan cars recalled: Ignition problem? Do this. Christian Science Monitor
The Associated Press Nissan Recalls 2 Million Vehicles Worldwide abcnews.com