Nissan Recalls Compact Car Sentra and Small Crossover SUVs Juke
Nissan is recalling 34,000 units of compact car, Sentra and 28,000 units of small crossover SUVs, Juke for battery cable, turbo problem that causes engine to stall.
January 2, 2012: Nissan Motor Co. is calling back around 34,000 units of compact Nissan cars, Sentra and 28,000 units of small crossover SUV, Nissan Juke. Nissan is recalling Sentra for the battery cable and Juke for turbocharger problem that may cause the engine to stall.
According to the document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a zinc coating on the cable bolts is considered to be too thick, which may cause a drop in voltage damaging the engine control computer. As per the filed documents, the car may stall while moving and may not restart resulting into risk of collision or crash.
According to the NHTSA documents, the 2010 and 2011 Nissan Sentra equipped with MR-20 engines that were built from May 11, 2010 to May 22, 2010 and from July 8, 2010 to Oct. 25, 2010 are affected by the problem. Nissan has declared replacement of the positive battery cables and covers from January 23, 2012 for free.
A turbocharger boost sensor bracket could break free from an air inlet tube due to defective weld, which may result in the stalling of the vehicles when the engines are ideal increasing the risk of a crash, according to NHTSA. The Jukes affected by this problem were built from April 9, 2010 through May 12, 2011. The recall of this vehicle is expected to start around January 9, 2012 and the company is ready to replace the affected brackets for free.
The spokesperson of the Nissan, Brian Brockman said that no crash or injuries have been reported due to either of the problem.