• Apr 2nd 2007 at 3:06PM
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Narrowly missing setting a new reocrd for the largest recall in the company's history, Nissan is recalling 1.01 MIL March (aka Micra) and Cube models. That figure is just 20,000 vehicles shy of the 1.03 MIL car recall they issued in 2003. The current recall is to fix faulty fuel tanks that may leak or crack. According to the just-auto report, UK-built Nissan Micras are not effected, only Japanese built samples.

Nissan joins Honda in announcing a million-plus-vehicle recall in just the past month. The staggering volume of the recalls is due to the fact that many manufacturers are sharing as many components across their lineup as possible to reduce costs through economies of scale. Unfortunately, that means when there is an issue with one of those parts, a whole lot of them need to be fixed. While only 59 complaints have been filed, they were enough to warrant the recall. The cars involved were built between 1991 and 2000, and only about 600,000 are still believed to be on the road. The bulk of those are in Japan, but some are still in use in Singapore and Brunei, according to a Nissan spokesperson.

[Source: just-auto]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Its getting harder all the time to keep those blinders on.
      If this were GM the hostility would definently be turned up a few notches.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "GM & Ford can always blame the union when they have the same troubles."

      For some reason I think that blame would only piss off an import buyer (thinking to cross back over) if they heard GM blame the UAW yet it (supplier problem) is a fine excuse for the import fanboys when it is a foreign company.

      Sounds fair to me.

      The interesting thing is that out of the 1.03 million made (assumed from the recall) that only 600K are assumed to be on the road. We're not talking 30 year old (or more) cars here.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Both Honda and Nissan share the same supplier and it's the supplier who should be paying for the recall. Unfortunatly it's the auto makers who bear the brunt. GM & Ford can always blame the union when they have the same troubles.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Uh DPC..this problem existed since the 1991 model year..yeah I guess that is prompt in Japanese years!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wait Wait, hold up!! Did you see that the british cars are not effected, what, the british actually assembled a car more relieble than the japanese, whoa, is the end of the world near, hell freaze over?
      • 8 Years Ago

      The Nissan in the picture looks like an AMC Pacer.
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