Nissan owners not affected by global recall
Owners of Nissan vehicles are not affected by the company’s world-wide recall of almost one million vehicles because of a defect in an accelerator sensor.
“These recalls do happen from time to time. Thus far, we have not received any communication from the company about any units affected,” Automotive Dealers Association president Philip Knaggs said in a brief telephone interview yesterday. He followed up subsequently in a text message to say the country was not affected.
Knaggs is also a director at Neal & Massy Automotive Ltd, local distributor for new Nissan vehicles.
Visham Babwah, who represents foreign used car dealers said he had not heard anything about vehicles to be recalled.
Reuters News Agency reported yesterday that the company said while no accidents or injuries had been reported to Nissan, the accelerator pedal’s sensor could become unstable, potentially resulting in less-than-intended acceleration and in the worst case, a stalled engine.
The Japanese automaker is recalling certain vehicles among five models produced in Japan between 2004 and 2013: Serena, X-Trail, Lafesta, Fuga and Infiniti M.
Nissan said the accelerator pedals will be replaced and engine control programming fixed to address the problem.