While Nissan Micra’s domestic sales are reaching unprecedented heights, the company is facing setbacks in its export to Europe, sources said. According to sources, the Micra model was found to be making some mild noise usually in cold places.
“During the pre-launch inspection, Nissan identified a mild noise occurring in the engine bay of some vehicles during start-up in extreme cold weather. As a result, Nissan has changed the oil specification of European cars in accordance with the requirements of the European climate. This issue does not affect the performance and operation of the engine,” the company’s spokesperson for India was quoted as saying.
However, the spokesperson denied that it was not a recall since the vehicle had no quality, safety or reliability issues. According to Nissan’s statement, it is only making slight changes to as to equip it adaptable to the European zone.
The company has made the Chennai plant as its strategic hub for both the domestic market as well as for exports. In India, about 5,000 units of Nissan Micra has been sold since its launch in July this year.