Nissan recalls more than 3,000 cars

More than 3,000 Nissan drivers have been affected by a massive recall by the Japanese car maker, it has emerged.The company said today (Thurs) it contacted 3,283 owners in Austria as part of its call-back of around 2.1 million models worldwide. Fears that an electronic device could cause a sudden outage of the vehicles’ engines are behind the decision to re-check the cars.The announcement comes after Nissan’s major rival Toyota had to call back eight million vehicles worldwide after a string of fatal accidents apparently caused by faulty brakes and ill-fitting foot mats some months ago.German automobile firm Mercedes Benz announced only last week that it has asked more than 2,500 Austrian owners of its C (W204), E (W212, C207, A207) and GLK (X204) series to take their vehicles to be checked at a garages amid potential steering malfunctions.