Nissan recall vehicles that can shut down the engine while you're driving

16 July 2015

Nissan Nissan is recalling about 270,000 vehicles worldwide, thanks to the ignition start buttons which can malfunction and unexpectedly shut down the engine.

That's no good is it?

They said that the recall covers certain Note, Cube, Juke and Leaf and Venucia e30 vehicles, as well as the Serena, March and Micra, and the Latio and Versa sedans. Oh, and the recall also includes the Sunny, Almera, Tiida, Pulsar and Sylphy sedans, and the eNV200 and NV350 vans.

The recalls focuses on vehicles that are mainly from the 2013 and 2014 model years.

So what's happening? Nissan say that the buttons can get stuck when they're in warm temperatures and, if that happens, vibrations from the road can cause the switches to shut off the engine.

From August, Nissan dealers will replace the housing for the buttons, for free.

Nissan are aware of two incidents where engines have shut off, but there were no accidents resulting from them. Nissan say that they've decided to do a recall to be cautious. Everyone's a bit jumpy after the Takata airbag debacle.

Check here for Nissan's recall page.

TOPICS:   Motoring   Recalls

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