Nissan South Africa has confirmed that close to 1200 units of its Juke crossover SUV will be recalled here as part of a 250 000-vehicle global recall.
While the global recall includes Juke, Micra and Tiida models and models from Nissan’s premium Infiniti range, in South Africa only 1178 units of the range-topping Juke – the 1.6 DIG-T Tekna – are affected.
According to Reuters, Nissan said a mechanical glitch in the fuel rail of certain direct injection engines is at fault. A fuel rail pressure sensor on certain vehicles could be tightened insufficiently to the fuel rail of the engines and could gradually loosen.
Although 83 incidents and no accidents have been reported – mostly in Japan and the UK – no local incidents have yet been noted.
The faulty parts require about 90 minutes to repair and local Juke owners affected are being contacted.
[Info from Wheels24]