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2012-02-24 08:26

RECALLED: Close to 1200 Nissan Jukes are being recalled in South Africa.

Pretoria - 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.

Nissan SA, in a statement, said: "The affected vehicles’ turbocharger boost sensor bracket may separate from the air inlet tube. As a result, the boost pressure may be measured incorrectly, and the engine warning lamp may be illuminated.

"In an extreme case, the engine may stall during low speed driving and can not be restarted."

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.

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