TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it will recall around 840,000 March and Cube compact cars, including 263,942 units in Japan, produced between February 2002 and August 2004, due to faulty steering wheels.
The automaker is also recalling around 576,000 vehicles of the models produced in Britain for sale in Europe and around 1000 vehicles exported to Asia from Japan. No accidents have been reported so far.
The bolts connecting the steering wheels and steering columns in the two models may not have been screwed on properly and could lead to a loss of control, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, which received a report about the recall.
Nissan will either replace the steering wheels or tighten the bolts.