Japanese carmaker Nissan is
recalling 2.1 million vehicles worldwide because of an ignition problem.
The recall includes nearly 84,000
Micra and Infiniti models that were built at Nissan’s Sunderland factory
between January 2004 and March 2006.
Nissan said there had been no
reports of accidents caused by the fault, which can lead the engine to stall
The global recall involves nine
models including the Cube, March and Tiida.
Owners have been told to take their
vehicle to a dealer for checks.
Nissan will be contacting the
owners of affected vehicles for the work to be carried out.
It says this will take around 20
minutes and will be at no cost to the customer.
In Europe, 354,170 vehicles are
being recalled, but the majority affected are in Japan itself and North
In Japan alone, Nissan will recall
a total of 834,759 vehicles with another 762,000 units being called back in the
US and Canada.
A further 194,409 are being
recalled in China and Taiwan.
The company will exchange for free
defective parts on certain models, as the fault may cause the engine to stall
Earlier this year, Nissan recalled
about 76,000 cars in Japan and more than 2,000 overseas due to a defect that
may cause engine failure