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Nissan Recalls Micra, Cube Cars Due to Manufacturing Defect

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Nissan Motor Company recently recalled certain models of its Cube and Micra compact cars. The manufacturer says that its vehicles have a manufacturing defect which may cause the steering wheels to become non-operable.

Car recalls are common and typically result in minor quality assurance fixes. Many auto defects can contribute to car accidents however. In this case, Nissan says that the steering wheels of certain Micra cars and Cubes may have bolts that are not properly tightened. Car owners are encouraged to go to a local dealer for repairs.

The repairs will take approximately 40 minutes and consist of mechanics either tightening the bolts or replacing steering wheels in some cases.

This recall impacts over 841,000 cars that were manufactured between 2002 and 2006. This is a worldwide recall and the carmaker has told regulators in Japan that it has fixed the production problem on its assembly lines.

The Christian Science Monitor reports that Nissan issued another recall last month impacting 123,000 Nissan Altimas in the U.S. The tires in these 2013 Altimas were not properly inflated, increasing the risk of tire failure and car accidents.

Source: CS Monitor, “Nissan recall for 841,000 vehicles over steering wheel problem,” Yoko Kubota, May 23, 2013