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The Nissan Cube is among over 700,000 cars Nissan is re... The Nissan Cube is among over 700,000 cars Nissan is recalling the U.S. for engine stall problems. (Nissan)

Nissan is recalling 2.14 million vehicles worldwide including the popular March and Mycra subcompacts for an ignition problem that may stall the engine -- its third-largest recall ever.

No accidents have been reported that are suspected of being caused by the defect, according to Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co. The recall affects cars in the the United States, Europe and Japan.

A problem was found in an ignition-system part called the relay for vehicles produced from August 2003 through July 2006, including small cars like the March, Cube and Note, and about a dozen other models, such as the Tiida sedan, Titan pickup and Infiniti QX56 luxury model.

In extreme cases, the engine will stall and won't be able to start, said Nissan spokesman Mitsuru Yonekawa.

Of the recalled vehicles, nearly 835,000 were produced in Japan, 762,000 in North America, and 354,000 in Europe.

Nissan, which is allied with Renault SA of France, did not disclose a cost for the recall, but it may be relatively cheap requiring just a half hour to fix.

The cars were produced in Japan, the U.S., Great Britain, Spain, China and Taiwan.

The massive numbers involved in recent recalls are linked to cost-cutting strategies that result in the same parts being used in many models.

Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest automaker, has suffered a spate of recalls over the last year, totaling more than 10 million vehicles worldwide for sticky gas pedals, floor mats that can trap accelerators, brake fluid leaks and other problems.


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      • 6 Months Ago
      I have a 2006 Titan and have not had any trouble out of it at all. I always take it to my Nissan dealer for oil changes and they have always been honest with me. There was a rear seal leaking and they replaced everything free of charge.
      Clyek
      • 6 Months Ago
      Isnt it odd that all these problems started ocurring when they started being made here?? Hummm.
      • 6 Months Ago
      I have a 2004 Nissan 350z. The only problems I've had was the manufacturer's improper alignment specs and a few minor emission issues that were covered under warranty. Most people are not proactive when it comes to car maintainance thus resulting in some mechanical failure. My car has been very dependable over the years and I drive the hell out of it.
      • 6 Months Ago
      Dad has a 93 nissan pickup and the frame has rusted away above the back wheels so bad that you can't even touch it with your fingers without poking a hole. The only way to fix it would be to replace the frame. I never heard of a truck frame going bad before the engine wore out. But this seems to be a problem on all pickups for nissan. Don't buy nissan! No recalls on this and we dont live up north with all the snow problems, Can't afford a new truck . Thanks so much nissan
      • 6 Months Ago
      I would like Nissan to explain why my 2010 Altima sounds like a" machine gun" (engine/valves ?) during the cold winter months. It takes 20 minutes of driving before it calms down. The car was purchased May 2010. I have never owned a new car that sounded so bad. Nissan mechanics cannot explain. Am I the only one?
        • 6 Months Ago
        My friend had the exact same problem on his Saturn. After many visits to the dealership they discovered that one of the cylinders was not bored out big enough. That's why the problem goes away when the engine gets hot emough. They gave him a new engine and now it works fine. Good luck.
      • 6 Months Ago
      oh and by the way just totalled out an 04 infiniti fx35 that i bought 2 years ago and put 36k miles on, guess what insurance company paid me over 2 grand more than what i paid for it 2 years ago, hows that for a vehicle that retains its value. choice is easy for me buy foreign if you want something to last and maintain its value
      • 6 Months Ago
      am worried about my Micra
      Rob
      • 6 Months Ago
      I wonder if nissan has set the world record for recalls since 2002
        rostra
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Rob
        That record belongs to Ford, over 10.5 million vehicles.
          • 6 Months Ago
          @rostra
          toyota holds the record no auto maker has ever recalled so many vehicles they make jap junk!
      Clyek
      • 6 Months Ago
      I feel sorry for anyone that would believe that a floor mat trapped the accelerator pedal on the Toyota. Arent those mats secured to the floor with fasteners anyway?? My personal opinion is a cover up and blaming the floor mat for a faulty fly by wireless throttle system. The gas pedal is a dummy pedal that has a sensor that tells that controls the engine RPM. If this is faulty, the engine can run at any speed or just stop. There is not a cable controling anything through mechanics in the recalled vehicles. If you believe the floor mat theory,,,, I honestly do feel sorry for you.
      • 6 Months Ago
      please read my articleson my blog about about nissan titan.. nissantitanaccessories.com
      • 6 Months Ago
      The cars recalled were models made through 2006. The cube was not made until 2009, so the cube is not included in the recall even though they have one pictured. That is the result of sloppy and careless reporting on the part of AOL.
      • 6 Months Ago
      MY Nissan xtrail 54 plate has been in the garage for 6 weeks now,it has only done 48000 miles the fuel pump has gone ,it has been replaced but they are unable to program it? what is going on?i dread to think how much this will cost
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