Nissan recalls Micras over steering nut fault
UP to 14,000 models of the popular Nissan Micra are being recalled here over a potential problem with the steering wheel.
The cars were made between November 2002 and May 2006. Owners will be asked to take their cars to their local dealer for inspection.
If necessary, a fixing bolt of the steering wheel will be tightened. It takes about 15 minutes and there is no charge. Meantime, Nissan says there is no danger of sudden failure.
The Irish cars, aged between seven and 11 years old, are part of a global recall of about 841,000 vehicles, including a different model, the Cube, which is not sold here.
Nissan says a bolt used in the steering wheel may not have been properly tightened.
There have been no accidents but in a worst-case scenario the steering wheel might not function.
The Micra is made at Nissan's Sunderland plant in England.
According to Nissan Ireland, the potential problem was discovered as part of routine quality testing. A spokeswoman said there had been no injuries associated with the problem.