Fresh product recall woes for Nissan and Toyota

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 by The Manufacturer

The two Japanese car-makers, Nissan and Toyota, have issued product recalls again.

Nissan has recalled almost just under 1 million vehicles worldwide due to a fault with an accelerator sensor. The company hastened to assure that no accidents have occurred due to the fault.

Toyota has recalled 615,000 Sienna minivans in the USA. The recall comes as the manufacturer discovered that the automation transmission vehicles can shift out of park mode without the driver depressing the brake as is usually required.

Toyota has admitted that it knows of 24 “minor accidents” which have resulted from this issue.

Most of the vehicles affected at both companies were made in Japan pre-2010 – some of the Nissan vehicles are more recent.

Toyota’s product recall is its second within the month.

Earlier in September, it issued a recall for more than 780,000 vehicles in the USA.

This recall was prompted by concerns that a previous recall to fix the same suspension defect had not been effective.