Nissan Motor on Wednesday said that it will recall a total of about 76,000 vehicles in nine models to fix defects, Dow Jones reported, citing the Kyodo news agency.


In a report presented to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Nissan reportedly said eight of the nine models were recalled in 2001 due to defects in engine parts but are being recalled again as other parts have been found to be the cause of defects.


Dow Jones said the defects in 55,342 vehicles of the eight diesel models could cause engines to stop and disable cars from restarting and the defects could also cause the brake to operate ineffectively.


Subject to the recall are Nissan Sunny cars manufactured between January 1999 and April 2002, Mazda‘s Familia car, which was produced by Nissan between May 1999 and December 2002, and Subaru‘s Leone car, also made by Nissan between June 1999 and March 2001, the report said.


Dow Jones added that Nissan will also recall its AD model produced between January 1999 and December 2002, the Serena made between January 1999 and December 2001, the Presage produced between December 1997 and May 2001, the Bassara manufactured between May 1999 and April 2001 and the Expert made between November 1998 and December 2002.


Subject to the recall for the first time by the company are Teana cars produced between January and May last year due to defects in the fuel tank which could cause fuel to leak when the tank is filled, Dow Jones added.