Japan recalls Mitsubishi eK and Nissan DAYZNovember 2, 2019
The number of key cars covered by the review is small, because the defect was able to be recognized on time. The reason for the recall is a possible engine shutdown due to damage to the wiring in the engine compartment.
The organizer of the recall is Mitsubishi Motors, since both of these technically identical models are produced at its facilities, and then they are sold under the brands Mitsubishi and Nissan. The total number of cars recalled reaches 8,375. All of them were produced from March 13 to July 23, 2019.
After consumer complaints about spontaneous shutdown of the engine, an inspection was carried out, which established the presence of a manufacturing defect. In the manufacture of automobiles, violations were made, expressed in improper wiring of the electrical cable going to the engine control unit. In turbocharged versions during operation, the cable may come into contact with the intercooler housing, as a result of which it may be damaged due to vibration. Partially broken loop insulation can cause a short circuit. Apparently, there is no talk of a fire, but the engine will turn off and its restart may not be possible.
Six such cases have been officially confirmed in Japan. No one was hurt, but the cars lost their ability to move independently.
During a revocable campaign, the wiring will be inspected, and the cable subject to damage will be transferred and additionally isolated. If any signs of damage are present on it, the cable will be replaced. All work will be free for car owners.
Mitsubishi eK and Nissan DAYZ are offered only in the domestic market of Japan, so recall will only take place there.
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