Over 133,000 Nissan Micra vehicles are set to be recalled in the United Kingdom due to a fault with their steering wheels. The company moved to reassure customers after the recall was issued.
A potential safety issue with the securing bolt on the steering wheel of Nissan Micra models was discovered
Nissan discovered what could be a potential issue of safety with the securing bolt on the steering wheel of some of it’s Nissan Micra models and then issued a recall for over 841,000 vehicles Worldwide. A spokesman for Nissan said that the company is writing to owners of the Micra models that were built between December 2002 and May 2006 and asking them to take their vehicle into a local Nissan dealer for a free of charge check to make sure that the securing bolt on the steering wheel is tightened to a sufficient standard. The spokesman went on to say that the recall is definitely necessary because in certain cases the securing bolt can become loose gradually. Nissan dealers will then tighten the steering wheel bolt and fix it to the right torque. The check will apparently take less than 15 minutes. The company are committed to a high level of safety for their customers along with satisfaction and service and is working with it’s dealers to be able to address this issue promptly.
Over 133,000 Nissan Micra models will be recalled in the UK
Over 133,000 Nissan Micra models will be recalled in the United Kingdom. Nissan claims that there is no threat of a sudden failure with the steering wheel, despite reports that have suggested that it could come off in the hands of a driver.
It was only in April that Nissan was involved in the Worldwide recall of over 3.4 million Vehicles when there was a potential fault with the passenger airbag, which could have caused an airbag to deploy abnormally in the event of an accident. The part was made by Takata Corp, parts maker, which supplied components to Mazda, Honda and Toyota as well as Nissan. Over 150,000 vehicles in the United Kingdom were affected by the recall across the four brands. Though, thankfully no injuries were caused as a result.
Whilst the numbers of cars involved in these recalls are rather high, recalls are actually rather common. In 2012, there were 123 recalls in the United Kingdom that concerned almost 1 million vehicles.
In most cases, the manufacturer who is recalling the vehicle will contact owners to arrange an appointment at their local dealer and then the fix will be made free of charge.