Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Nissan recall in USA: What’s next?

It looks like big chain reaction that all started with auto-giant Toyota. Now, Nissan recalled 5,40,000 vehicles in the US over potential problem with brakes and petrol gauges.

Just hours after GM recalled its 1.3 million vehicles over potential power-steering failures, Nissan issued this recall and this just add up to people’s rising insecurity over vehicle safety standards. The recalls include Nissan’s Titan pickup trucks, Armada and Infiniti QX56 sport utility vehicles, and Quest minivans, some dating back to 2005. The Huffington Post reports:

The WSJ notes that the move comes on the heels of Nissan recalling more than 70,00 vehicles in Japan over engine electric cables. The vast majority of vehicles, some 418,865, are U.S. models.

Nissan received reports of three incidents where the car’s brake-pedal pins came loose and caused problems with braking but no accidents had been reported.

Some vehicles had been recalled to fix petrol gauges which indicate that there is plenty of fuel all the time; even if the tank is empty.

Most of the vehicles that have been affected with this recall are in the U.S but there are some vehicles in Japan, east Asia, Russia, Latin America and the Middle East. However, drivers of the U.K would not be affected.

On March 2, 2010, GM issued a recall which covers 1.3 million vehicles including 2005-10 Chevrolet Cobalts, 2005-06 Pontiac 4s, 2005-07 Pontiac G5s, and 2005-06 Pontiac Pursuits over power steering issues. Till 1100 consumers filed complaint against GM vehicles.

1 comment:

  1. I think Nissan GM is being incompetent. He is scared of Toyota and their consistency. He needs to get fired and get a more consistent manager.