Nissan has recalled a total of 22,188 units of the Micra hatchback and Sunny sedan manufactured in its Chennai plant to replace the master brake cylinder in the two cars. The carmaker will replace the faulty component without charging a rupee from the customers and has notified its dealers to address the faulty component issue. Nissan will start notifying individual customers from this month. According to the company, they are focusing on a high level of customer safety, service and satisfaction.
Nissan India claims that no accidents, injuries or deaths have been reported till date and the company is undertaking the voluntary exercise to maintain high level of customer safety and service. A total of 67,089 units of Micra and Sunny have been recalled by the automaker covering its market in Africa, Asia and Europe for the same issue of faulty brake cylinder, which will be addressed soon. Nissan has also recalled around 2.5 lakh units globally but they say that the recall is not part of the Indian exercise and the issue is related to the fuel rail pressure sensor used in direct injection type engines in some of the models.
The global recall includes 9600 units of the Micra that were being produced at Nissan’s Oragadam plant in Tamil Nadu and was sold in the European market. Lately, Nissan had also announced a major recall affecting 8,41,000 cars globally due to an issue with the steering wheel. The models affected include, Nissan March and Cube produced in Japan and Micra produced in UK. The affected cars will undergo a tightening of the steering wheel fixing bolt to the correct torque. The major recall will not affect the Indian market, as the models affected were not manufactured or sold in India.