Pause for concern

Well, isn’t this lovely:

Today, Nissan recalled 25,024 cars in Japan because some of their accelerator pedals have caught the stickyness sickness, and may not want to come back to idle once you take the foot off the gas.

Cefiro, Bluebird, Sunny, Primera and Tino models built between October 1998 and August 2002 are affected by the recall, Nissan said today in a recall notice posted on the Japanese Transport Ministry web site.

Don’t recognize any of those nameplates? I do. The Nissan Cefiro of this era was sold over here as the Infiniti I30/Nissan Maxima.

The I30 I own, a 2000 model, was built in late 1999.

Will there be an American recall? Too early to tell.


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 April 2010 · 7:22 pm

    Let me guess: “Bluebird” and “Sunny” are considered “chick cars.”

  2. CGHill »

    6 April 2010 · 8:12 pm

    Well, that’s why they never used those nameplates over here. The first Maximas, however, were basically Bluebirds under the skin.

  3. wheels »

    7 April 2010 · 9:12 am

    I find it interesting that there’s a Nissan Cephiro. In the Japanese anime, Magic Knight Rayearth, three young girls are called to a world named Cephiro, and many of the characters they meet there are named after cars.

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