Nissan recalls 2.14m cars worldwide

Nissan has announced a global recall of 2.14 million cars to fix a defective ignition system component that could potentially cause the engine to stall.

The recall affects cars sold in the US, Japan, Europe and Asia, across a range of models including the popular March and Micra.

According to Nissan, the problem relates to a part called the relay which, in rare cases, may cause the engine to stall and not restart.

But the Japanese manufacturer said the fault has not been linked to any accident so far.

The affected models include small cars such as the Cube, March and Note, as well as Tiida sedan, Titan pickup and Infiniti QX56, manufactured between 2003 and 2006.

Of the recalled vehicles, nearly 835,000 were produced in Japan, 762,000 in North America, and 354,000 in Europe.

Nissan, which is allied with Renault SA of France, has not revealed the cost of the recall.

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