Made in India Nissan Micra global recall: 9,600 Micra compact cars with faulty sensor

While this may be the first Made in India Nissan Micra global recall, it certainly isn’t the first time the Micra has garnered attention for the wrong reasons. Japanese automaker Nissan is certain the global recall won’t affect cars sold in India. The Nissan Micra hhatchback is manufactured at the Oragadam plant near Chennai.

The made in India Nissan Micra’s being recalled are part of the company’s global recall of 249,522 units and includes 7of their models. It’s a mechanical glitch in the fixed fuel rail of direct injection engines and the faulty sensor, which may warrant fuel leaks in extreme cases. The global recall covers a range of models and includes the made in Japan and Britain Juke. Other made in Japan vehicles include the Patrol, Serena, Infiniti M and Infiniti QX. The Tilda made in China, and Micra small car made in India are also in the recall list.

A Nissan Motors spokesperson had this to say. “This global recall includes about 9,600 units of India-built Micras that were sold in Europe. There are no issues in other units. The recall programme won’t have any impact on Micras sold in India as the specifications are totally different for export markets.”

Back in 2010,made in India Nissan Micra hatchbacks for European auto markets had to be changed keeping in mind technical issues related to noise levels. That was not a safety issue or a formal recall. Instead the automaker had identified mild noise occurring in the engine bay at the time of starting the compact car in extreme cold weather. As such, oil specification of European spec Nissan Micra small cars needed to be altered as per European climate needs.

Currently, India serves as a formidable export hub for Nissan. The made in India compact Micra exports got underway in October 2010, and as of last month, around 136,000 units have been exported to Africa, Europe, and West Asia, among others. Nissan is the third-largest compact cars exported from India, following Hyundai, and Maruti.