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Nissan Motor Co said on Thursday it would recall 2.14 million March/Micra, Cube and about a dozen other models in its third-biggest recall, to fix a faulty ignition relay that could cause engine problems.

No accident was reported from the defect, Nissan spokesman Tosh*take Inosh*ta said. Nissan said problems in the ignition relay could cause the engine to stall or fail to restart. The recalls are mostly in Japan, with 835,000 units, and the United States and Canada with a combined 762,000 units.

The faulty vehicles were built in Japan, the United States, Britain, Spain, China and Taiwan between August 2003 and July 2006.

Nissan does not disclose cost estimates on vehicle recalls or any impact on its earnings. But the fix is likely to be relatively cheap, with Nissan estimating less than 25 minutes for the repair, which involves replacing the ignition relay.

Recalls exceeding 1 million vehicles have become more common at big automakers as they use common components across multiple models to save design and production costs.

Last week, Toyota Motor Corp announced a recall of 1.66 million vehicles globally for defects involving the brake master cylinder and fuel pump wiring. That brought the total number of vehicles recalled worldwide at Toyota in the past year to about 14 million.

( source : Business-Standard.com )

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Even though the fix is only 25 mins each car it is still a recall. This is an increasingly worrying trend that is becoming common with all manufactureres. The good thing is that most of them are being proactive about it all and replacing the parts before the accidents.

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. massive recalls  by japanese car makers demo their commitment  to deliver quality products to customers. Not like koreans. For Hyundai, their intent is just to make and deliver. They dont bother about the feed  back from buyers. One expample is the steering rattle of i10 ans i 20. In spite of  numerous complaints, Hyunduai didnt bother to resolve it.

 

 

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@krish - I disagree with you.The Koreans are proactive everywhere except in India. This I will squarely blame on Indian Management not on Hyundai Korea.

This recall is not a good sign but a sign of decline of quality standards amongst Japanese manufacturers as whole. Remember in 90s it was the Detroit which had massive recall and now see its present condition.

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