Own a Nissan? You’ll want to pay close attention.
The car maker has announced a recall of 34,000 Sentra compact cars and 28,000 Juke SUVs for their stalling risk.
2010 and 2011 Sentras equipped with MR-20 engines that were built from May 11, 2010 to May 22, 2010, and from July 8, 2010 to Oct. 25, 2010 are part of the recall because they have a battery cable problem that could lead to a stalled engine.
Jukes —new this year — built from April 9, 2010 through May 12, 2011, have a turbocharger boost sensor bracket that could break free and cause the engine to stall.
Sure, stalling is annoying, but why the need for a recall? Consider this angle: the Sentras could stall while moving and might be impossible to restart, while the Jukes could stall while idling, both making the cars more crash-prone.
Nissan will replace the affected parts beginning next month, and a spokesman says no crashes or injuries have been reported.