The problem has been reported in Nissan's Juke, Tiida, Serana, Patrol, Infiniti M and Infiniti Qx along with the Micra. The company has reported that these cars might have a faulty fuel sensor that could lead to a leak in extreme cases. This fault has been reported in cars having direct injection engines.
All the 9,600 recalled Nissan Micras have been sold in Europe and none of them are in India. This is because the specifications of the Micras sold in India are very much different from the European ones. This is not the first time Nissan's Chennai plant has been involved in such a recall. The Japanese carmaker was forced to make some mechanical changes to some Micras that were to be exported to Europe.
Nissan in its statement has stated that this recall did not mean there were safety issue in its cars. It has added that it had noticed a mild noise in the engine bay and had investigated to find a faulty fuel sensor.
Nissan is one of the biggest car exporters in India. It has already exported more than 136,000 Micras from Chennai to Europe, Africa and West Asia. It will soon begin exporting the Sunny to international markets too.