Nissan India
Nissan IndiaReuters

Japanese carmaker Nissan said it will recall around 22,188 units of its popular selling models - Nissan Micra and Sunny, in the coming days due to the 'potential defect in the master brake cylinder' in the vehicles.

The company which issued a voluntary recall statement on Saturday will take back the vehicles from Africa, Asia, Europe, India, Latin America and Caribbean and the Middle East. A total of 67,089 Micra and Sunny vehicles, manufactured between June 2012 and March 2013, are likely to be recalled .

"Nissan is conducting a voluntary recall campaign on approximately 67,089 Micra and Sunny vehicles in Africa, Asia, Europe, India (22,188), Latin America and Caribbean, and Middle East markets to replace the master brake cylinder," said a Nissan Motor India spokesperson.

The company would recall the vehicles at the earliest maybe in a week or two and the issue would be resolved free of cost. It maintained that no complaints have been received on the same from India so far.

"Nissan retailers will replace the master brake cylinder at no cost to the customer. Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service and satisfaction and is working with its dealers to promptly address this issue," said the spokesperson.

The affected cars are likely to have the problem of reduced braking performance and owners may have to press the brake pedal harder to regain performance. "When operating the braking system under light braking force, the customer may experience longer brake pedal travel. In extreme cases, reduced braking performance may occur and as a result the braking distances required to stop the vehicle will increase," explained Nissan.