Vehicle recalls are very common in the modern auto industry and is not considered to be reputation damaging things anymore. However, some vehicle recalls are made due to very serious issues, such as the one recently made by the Japanese automaker, Nissan.
Nissan has recently announced a huge vehicle recall that involves 165,000 vehicles across the Japanese car maker’s range. However, this recall involves the Nissan cars only the car markets of U.S. and Canada.
Nissan is recalling its vehicle in order to inspect and fix seriously faulty key-ignition switches, which may erode over passing time and could even lead to sudden total engine shut-off while the vehicle is still in motion, as per the company’s statement. Nissan’s statement added that in this extreme case of engine shut-off, the vehicle might lose balance due to the level of speed and cause panic in the driver, which as a result could potentially lead a road crash.
Moreover, the Japanese company revealed that the sudden engine shutdown could even potentially deactivate the vehicle’s airbags, which would farther put the vehicle’s occupants at a greater risk of fatal injuries on the event of a collision.