Nissan will recall more than 800,000 cars

Posted on 23 May 2013

Carmaker Nissan wants to recall 841,000 vehicles worldwide due to a fault with a steering wheel.

In the UK the recall will affect 133,869 models of the Nissan Micra, built at the Sunderland plant between 2002 and 2006.

In a statement the automotive company said that a bolt used in the steering wheel was not screwed on properly, but wanted to assure customers that there was no danger of sudden failure.

Nissan said it intends to fix the fault either by tightening the bolts or replacing the steering wheel entirely.
Earlier in May, Nissan recalled 500,000 vehicles globally over a defect in passenger airbags.

The recall follows mass scale recalls by both Toyota and Honda in the last four months.