Subject to the recall are 247,840 Serena wagons manufactured between April 14, 2005 and April 18, 2008 and sold in Japan and Hong Kong. Ground cables may have been improperly installed, meaning they could disconnect and stall the engine, Nissan spokeswoman Pauline Kee said.
The other 181,836 vehicles begin recalled are Tida compact models, sold in Japan and elsewhere in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Faulty bulb sockets on models manufactured between September 6, 2004 and June 11, 2007 could lead to brake lamp failure, Kee said.
Twenty-six defects involving the Serena-related defects have been reported, while reports of braking lamp problems on the Tida model totaled 109, the Transport Ministry said in a statement. None of them involved injuries, the ministry said.