Nissan SA recalls 1178 Jukes

2012-02-24 08:26

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.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-02-24 08:30

    oh oopse

      Monti - 2012-02-24 08:59

      Hope the Ellingtons know about this

  • pberchu - 2012-02-24 09:01

    & now what will I buy? #biggestNissanfanever#

  • CapeChappy - 2012-02-24 09:02

    Recalling it won't help, it'll still be f**** ugly.

      Monti - 2012-02-24 09:36

      CapeChappy You simply can not afford one. Best drive in its class. Start saving.

  • leebergman - 2012-02-24 09:07

    I think it scared a few to many people. Possibly the ugliest piece of metal since the Fiat version of a nuclear exposed metal frog(Multipla).

  • Ndira - 2012-02-24 09:42

    i know why they wud recall the nissan juke....its ugly

  • Thando - 2012-02-24 10:41

    Nissan quality went down since they partnered with Renault

      dracolusus - 2012-02-24 10:48

      Yeah, those Nissan 370Z's and GT-Rs are such poor quality....*facepalm*

      Tiaan - 2012-02-24 12:19

      Each company acts in the financial interest of the other—while maintaining individual brand identities and independent corporate cultures.

      Thando - 2012-02-24 14:06

      @dracolusus - Actually I'm glad you mentioned that. The GTR is probably the only real nissan with no Renault parts. Look at the rest - The new Micra is a piece of crap. Previously they had the Sentra , after the Renault merger they gave us the horrific Almera and then Tiida - all Renault based. The 370 and 350 are no match for the 300ZX of the 1990s. There is no sedan they build now as good of the Maxima of the 1990s.

      Thando - 2012-02-24 14:07

      Also the new Nissan bakkie is just a crap Logan - it will never be as reliable as the old Nissan 1400. There's more than enough prrof of what I said.

      Shaun - 2012-02-24 16:34

      I don't know which cars you have been looking at mate, but as far as I've seen both Renault and Nissan quality, and reliability on Renault's part, has vastly improved since they joined together. Not to mention the ability of both manufactures to bring cars offering similar quality and better spec levels at a cheaper price than their German rivals. As for the Nissan NP200, its a utility vehicle for crying out loud. Its far better to look at than the ugly new Chev Utility and besides, if you want a bakkie with a cars interior then go look at the VW Amarok, Navara, Ford Ranger, etc etc etc.

      Shaun - 2012-02-24 16:43

      Oh yeah and by the way Thando, the only thing that Renault had to do with the Nissan Almera was a 1.5 litre diesel engine that wasn't even offered in South Africa.

      Thando - 2012-02-24 19:21

      @Shaun good for you if you like them. I prefer the pre-renault sentra, maxima , 300ZX, 200SX , Q45 and R32 to the post Renault Micra (yuck ) , Almera , Tiida , juke, qashqai, and 370z

  • Shaun - 2012-02-24 10:55

    I for one love this little car and the recall is just evidence that Nissan has found a problem, acknowledged said problem and actually done something to rectify it. Kudos to Nissan for actually having the balls to bring these weird and wonderful cars to the market.

  • Gerhardus - 2012-02-24 12:02

    that's something small compared to all toyota's mishaps.

  • Tiaan - 2012-02-24 12:11

    This is a small problem and a quick fix.

  • Timothy - 2012-02-24 17:05

    Oops! It can happen to anyone....

  • percy.mthembu1 - 2012-02-24 17:29

    Still love my Nissan, those who think it's ugly can not afford this car i know. good work Nissan.

      Bruce - 2012-02-27 10:35

      What a sad sad statement percy, I can guarantee you that there are many people out there who can afford this...thing but wouldn't go near it my friend. I think people who bought this monstrosity are getting buyers remorse whoever approved this stupid design was high on tik. I for one will wait patiently for the new Ford Ranger and scoff at Juke owners when they pull up in this pumpkin.

  • Amanda - 2012-02-28 11:40

    At least Nissan is doing something about it, my daughter drives the Turbo one and what a magnificant suv! No complaints so far and definitely not ugly! Futuristic and interesting design, something different.

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