Nissan Recalls 2 Million Cars Worldwide for Ignition Problems

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Nissan is recalling about 2 million vehicles worldwide in order to fix a faulty ignition relay. In the U.S. and Canada, 760,000 cars alone are being recalled.

In the U.S., six models have been affected: Armada, Frontier, Pathfinder, Titan, Xterra and Infiniti QX56 — all produced from August 2003 to July 2006.

The cars were made in Japan, the U.S., Great Britain, Spain, China and Taiwan.

According to Nissan’s spokesman Mitsuru Yokenawa, there is no danger of accidents caused by the defected ignition. The main problem is that in extreme cases, the engine of the vehicle won’t be able to start.

In order to fix the problem, Nissan engineers will replace the electrical relays from the engine control modules, the computers that monitor engine performance and several other essential components.

The huge amount of recalls lately, including the recent BMW recall and the numerous Toyota recalls, are linked to cost-cutting strategies that result in the same faulty parts being used in many models.

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