Nissan to recall 2.1 million cars

October 28th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nissan has initiated what is described as its third largest recall in history. The giant automaker is recalling more than 2 million of its cars because of ignition problems.

It is believed that the problem could lead to the stalling of the engine and potentially cause a major accident. There are no reported accidents as a result of the problem. The recall is being done in Europe, Japan and the United States.

According to the statement released by the giant Japanese automaker, the defect can be found at the car’s ignition system part called the relay. Vehicles affected are those that were made between August 2003 to July 2006.

The statement revealed that a total of 2.14 million vehicles are being recalled with 762,000 coming from North America, 835,000 from Japan and 354,000 cars from Europe.

The statement warned that the problem could be fatally dangerous if not checked on time. The statement revealed that in extreme cases the engine could immediately stall and the vehicle will not start when tried.

The affected cars are March, Cube, Note, Tiida sedan, Titan pickup and Infiniti QX56 luxury model.

The real cost of the recall was not immediately revealed but it is believed that the defect might require less than an hour to fix at a service center.

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