Auto giant Nissan announced Thursday that 2.14 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe and Asia are being recalled for an ignition malfunction that may cause the engine to stall. The Nissan recall includes a long list of vehicles including the popular subcompacts March and Mycra.
Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan, said there haven’t been any accidents related to the defect. That is all well and good and it is better to be safe than sorry, but why all the recalls? One can’t help but think maybe it’s time to audit the manufacturing processes.
Anayway, the problem originates in an ignition-system part called the relay for vehicles made between 2003 and 2006. The list of vehicles is expansive and includes the March, Cube, Note, Tiida, Titan pickup and the Infiniti QX56 to name a few. Of all the vehicles affected by the Nissan recall, about 835,000 were produced in Japan, 762,000 in North America, and 354,000 in Europe. The cost of the recall has not yet been announced.
What is going on with cars lately? Numerous recalls have caused consumers to raise an eyebrow and this Nissan recall affects a staggering number of vehicles. Between the Toyota recall, the BMW recall, the Hyundai recall and now this Nissan recall, maybe it is just safer to walk.