Nissan announced the recall for repair to about 835,000 cars in Japan, about 755,000 in U.S. and 355,000 in Europe due to an electrical touch problem in the engine control system, according to documents sent by the Nipponese authorities.
In the Japanese case, there are involved nine models from various types of cars produced between August 2003 and July 2006, including the compact Micra, Tiada and Cube.
In the U.S., the affected models are the SUVs Armada, Pathfinder, XTerra and the Titan pickup, as well as the Infiniti QX56 SUV from its luxury division.
The failure found corresponds to a manufacturing defect of a diode built into a contact of the motor control system, a situation which can cause malfunctions.
Nissan & Toyota In The Same Boat
In Japan, 60 cases were reported, but authorities have not reported any accidents, according to data released by the Ministry of Transport.
Just one week ago, the other two Japanese groups and competitors of Nissan, Toyota and Honda, announced the recall for repair of another two million vehicles because of a brake fluid leak, a couple of months after Toyota had to do the same with other 10 million vehicles due to several technical problems.