Nissan Motor Co. will recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide as a result of a steering wheel glitch that could result in a loss of steering, the automaker said.
Nissan is recalling certain models of the Micra car produced in the UK and Japan between 2002 and 2006, as well as the Cube minicar that was produced in Japan around the same period.
The automaker said it is pulling back vehicles in Japan, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Nissan transferred Micra production from its plant in Sunderland, England, to Chennai, India, in 2010 to free up capacity for the Juke subcompact crossover. Production of the next Nissan Micra will begin in 2016 in Chennai and in Renault’s plant in Flins, near Paris.
The bolt used in the steering wheel of these cars may not have been properly tightened and at worst the steering wheel may not function, Nissan said in a statement filed to the Japanese transport ministry.
No accidents, injuries or deaths have been reported, Nissan spokeswoman Noriko Yoneyama said.
Nissan will fix the glitch by either tightening the bolts or replacing the steering wheel with a new one.
The repair will take about 40 minutes, Yoneyama said. She declined to say how much the recall will cost Nissan.
The Micra was Nissan’s No. 3-selling model in Europe in the first quarter, after the Qashqai and Juke, with sales of 13,000, down 45 percent from the year before, according to JATO Dynamics.