Nissan’s New Minivan Recalled Over Idling Stop Issue

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Japanese manufacturer Nissan on Wednesday stated that it's recalling the domestic minivan model and also stopped the shipments of newly launched vehicles to rectify a problem regarding idling stop function.

Nissan said that it was recalling 9,481 Serena minivans, which hit the market on August 24, during the functioning of idling stop system there is a risk of short circuiting. So the shipment containing the minivans were stalled last Friday.

Nissan stated that one incident involving a short circuit has been reported at one of its dealership, which lead to a small fire under the hood of minivan. As the minivan is recently launched, most of the recalled vehicles are in shipment or at dealerships, only 600 units had been delivered to customers.

By next week Nissan is expected to resume shipments of minivan. Nissan Serena is the first model to feature semi-autonomous driving functions, including automatic start-stop function. Spokesperson from Nissan said that the issue was not related to autonomous function of the vehicle.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 15:57 [IST]
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