Nissan is recalling what is estimated as 2.14 million vehicles across the globe in what is now the third biggest recall in auto history. The cars that are being recalled currently were produced in Japan, the U.S., Great Britain, Spain, China and Taiwan with nearly 835,000 coming from Japan, 762,000 from North America, and 354,000 from Europe. The world wide recall may not cost the company as much as one might imagine as the problem is with a relatively small component that will be sorted out in around 20-30 minutes.
Nissan says that the problem lies in an ignition-system part called the relay and that is a common component among vehicles produced from August 2003 through July 2006 for Nissan. The troubled part could apparently cause the engine to stall and restart may not be possible in some extreme cases. While no major issues were reported so far because of the problem, Nissan is fully aware of the consequences of not fixing a glitch of this magnitude.
Small cars like March, Micra, Cube and others like the Tiida sedan, Titan pickup and Infiniti QX56 are on the Nissan Recall list. With the problem not talking more than 30 minutes to fix, expect your car back swiftly. We will keep an eye out on how this huge recall goes and how much it costs Nissan eventually.