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Old 24th February 2012, 07:43   #121
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Default Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

"Recall of Juke, Infiniti M, March/Micra and other models globally to fix a mechanical glitch in the fuel rail of direct injection engines that could lead to a fuel leak in extreme cases.

"Subject to the recalls are some Juke crossovers produced in the UK, Tiida subcompact cars made in China, March/Micra hatchbacks made in India, as well as Serena minivans and the Infiniti M and QX models produced in Japan between August 2009 and January 2012. About 93,000 of the recalls are in Japan."

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Old 24th February 2012, 09:57   #122
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Default Re: Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

Does Nissan make any Micra in India for export markets, with direct injection petrol engines? AFAIK, the Indian Micra's petrol is a naturally aspirated one. And if Micra's diesel engine has a problem, even Mahindra Verito and Renault Pulse will need to be recalled!
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Old 24th February 2012, 10:51   #123
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Default Re: Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

It takes a lot of guts and confidence to admit there is something wrong with their own vehicles. Very often we see manufacturers blaming road conditions, driving habits, poor maintenance etc as the cause of a manufacturing defect and try every possible thing to keep it under wraps.

Kudos to manufacturers who have no qualms about recalling vehicles thus maintaining a goodwill for the longer term. This only increases the public's confidence intheir products
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Old 24th February 2012, 11:44   #124
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Default Re: Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

Good going for Nissan, at least they are recognizing the problem and taking adequate steps to make it painless for customers, this will only increase confidence on Nissan among its customers, unlike some other manufacturers who are either quietly changing the parts in the name of maintenance or letting customers suffer for sometime before they eventually come in and it gets replaced under warranty.
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Old 24th February 2012, 15:19   #125
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Default Re: Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

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And if Micra's diesel engine has a problem, even Mahindra Verito and Renault Pulse will need to be recalled!
Was thinking on the same lines - let's see if and when Mahindra and Renault recall Logan/Verito and Pulse.

The K9K engine is co-developed by Renault and Nissan so ideally they should have announced it together.
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Old 24th February 2012, 16:28   #126
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Default Re: Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

Am expecting delivery for a Nissan Sunny with the same diesel engine... possibly it will be effected by this recall too.

But I am glad to hear about the recall. Boosts my confidence in Nissan.
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Old 24th February 2012, 18:42   #127
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Default Re: Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

Recalls have slowly started becoming a trend with the manufacturers I believe. Why can't they get it right the very first time? Are these manufacturers in such a hurry to beat the competition that they spend less time on R&D and proper testing? Or are manufacturers just pushing models in the name of advanced technology to customers to do the real world testing and then fix issues?? I believe, companies engaged in such recalls should be penalized heavily for having overlooked these glitches and increase the penalty for every subsequent recall they make in future than praising them for the recall efforts!
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Default Re: Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

^^ I believe it can happen to the best of manufacturers. Even Bentley had ordered a recall several years ago regarding some wheel-nut issue. Toyota had ordered a spate of recalls over the last few years.

Of course, mechanical glitches are never intentionally done.

After all, manufacturers are run by people too and people can and do make mistakes. It's good that Nissan is addressing the problem now, unlike Skoda who seemed to not go that route, despite all the problems with the DSG 'box. Even Mahindra's XUV that has its share of niggles wasn't really recalled, was it?
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Old 24th February 2012, 20:58   #129
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Default Re: Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

Nissan makes Micras for export in India. There is a petrol Direct Injection Supercharged version as well. This recall could be for that.
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Old 25th February 2012, 09:27   #130
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Default NISSAN recalled 2.1 million cars in 2010 also

Car maker Nissan is recalling more than two million cars due to a possible engine fault, the third largest recall ever.

Nissan has confirmed that although most models are being recalled in the US and japan - here nearly 84,000 of the K12 Nissan micra are affected.

All of the micras involved were made in Nissan's Sunderland factory between January 2004 and March 2006.

No accidents have been reported but anyone who believes they own one of the affected cars should take it to their dealer.

Dr Matthias Holweg from Judge Business School told the BBC the recall will prove expensive for Nissan.
here is the link.

BBC News - Nissan to recall 2.1 million cars
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Old 25th February 2012, 13:48   #131
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Default Re: Nissan to recall Micra - possible mechanical glitch in direct injection engines

read this in today;s TOI . Strange that they are not Issuing any recall for Micra ;s sold in india or is it so that those sold in india are not affected?
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Default Re: The Global *Recalls* Thread

Porsche recalls 2011-12 Cayenne SUVs for loose headlights !

"Porsche has issued a recall for its Cayenne SUVs. More than 20,000 models of the Porsche sport-utility vehicles have headlamps that can become loose and detach, possibly reducing driver visibilities and increase the risk of a crash said the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration."

Porsche recalls 2011-12 Cayenne SUVs for loose headlights
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Chrysler recalls 210,000 Jeep SUVs for corrosion issue.

"Chrysler is recalling nearly 210,000 Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles due to potential problems resulting from excessive corrosion that could lead to a loss of control by the driver."




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Old 24th March 2012, 18:38   #134
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Volvo recalls more than 12000 vehicles in China. Says it is to fix wire harness under the front seat.
This was interfering with the air bags.

Volvo recalls more than 12,000 cars in China - Indian Express
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Old 27th March 2012, 10:52   #135
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Default BMW Recalling 1.3 Million Cars To Fix Electrical Flaw

Does this have something to do with the fire in a brand new BMW in bangalore in the recent past?

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BMW Recalling 1.3 Million Cars To Fix Electrical Flaw - Driver's Seat - WSJ

BMW recalls 1.3 million cars worldwide - The Economic Times
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