Nissan issues global recall for 2.1m cars

Nissan has issued a global recall for 2.1m cars due to a problem with the ignition system that could cause the engine to stall.

Around 83,000 cars are thought to be affected in the UK, with almost all being Micras that were built at the company's plant in Sunderland between January 2004 and March 2006. A tiny amount of Pathfinders will also be recalled, but this number is limited to about 10 vehicles according to a company spokesman.
The recall is a global one, and affects about 15 models in total, with 354,170 cars having to make the trip to their Nissan dealer in Europe. The company will exchange the faulty part free of charge, and affected owners will be contacted and told to take their car in for the work, which is said to take around 25 minutes to complete.

Nissan said that there have been no reported accidents due to the fault so far.

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