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Nissan Motor Recalls 26,077 Cars

TOKYO October 5, 2004; The AP reported that Nissan Motor Co. said Tuesday it would recall a total of 26,077 cars including about 100 in the United States to fix defective brake lights and faulty bolts used in the vehicles' propellor shaft. There were no reports of injuries due to the defects.

The models subject to the recall were the Cima, President, Skyline sedans and Stagea wagons made in Japan between December 2000 and June 2004, Transport Ministry spokesman Toshihiko Kude said. The company said 25,977 of the cars were sold in Japan.

Kude said a loosened bolt could cause the propellor shaft linked to the front wheel to come off. That defect affects most of Nissan's cars in the recall.

The remaining 259 cars, including 100 Cima models exported to the United States and sold under the model names M45 and 945, had a brake light that malfunctioned because a different lubricant oil was used in production.