Nissan recalls 300 vehicles in Middle East

Recalling Qashqai’s 2012 models due to steering wheel problem

Japanese automaker Nissan will recall 300 vehicles in the Middle East due to steering wheel problem.

A statement sent to Emirates 24l7 said that the automaker will recall 2012 models of its four-wheeler Qashqai.

“Nissan is conducting a voluntary recall campaign on approximately 48,000 model year 2012 for Nissan Qashqai, Qashqai+2 (J10) and 3,000 Model Year 2012 NV200 (M20) vehicles in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East and Oceania markets to inspect the casting date of the steering wheel armature and where necessary replace the steering wheel. The number of affected steering wheels which require replacement is approximately 600 parts,” said a statement issued by Nissan’s Dubai office.

The automaker said it is working with dealers to promptly address this issue and had already started notifying customers earlier this month.

Nissan retailers will inspect the casting date of the steering wheel armature and where necessary replace the steering wheel at no cost to the customer, it added. 

This is the second recall of Qashqai by Nissan. In December 2011, Nissan Middle East had advertised in the local media recalling Qashqai’s 2011 models due to technical fault in its power steering. Nissan said it had identified a potential out of specification casting dimension on the heat sink of the electric power steering control unit. A source had said that 58 Qashqai were to be recalled due to the power steering problem.

In March 2010, as many as 22,136 faulty Nissan vehicles were recalled in the UAE. Of this, 14,010 were affected by gas gauge problem and 8,126 with faulty brake pedal pins.

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