ABU DHABI // More than a thousand Nissan Patrols are being recalled for electronic problems that could affect the fuel supply and stall the engine. Nissan Middle East is working with the Ministry of Economy's Department of Customer Protection, which today will launch a recall campaign for 1,250 new 4x4s. Cars affected are the 2010 model with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) A9000112 to A90004207. The VIN number appears on the plate attached to the driver's door and can also be found on the dashboard. Monal Zeidan, the general manager of marketing and communications for Nissan Middle East, said the integrated circuit inside the electronic control module (ECM) could potentially break. "It means that the fuel injector could stop working and the engine could stop," he said.
So far, there are 427 Patrols in Dubai on the ministry's recall list and 823 in Abu Dhabi. Both garages also sell to customers in the Northern Emirates. "We have asked customers to come in to the dealership and we will replace the ECM circuit with one that has been counter measured so that would solve the problem instantly," said Mr Zeidan. Drivers who may have affected cars in Abu Dhabi or Al Ain should call 02 449 2596 and motorists in Dubai and the Northern Emirates are asked to contact 800 NISSAN (647726). This is not the first time Nissan has had to recall cars in the Middle East. In March, a worldwide recall of 540,000 Nissans could have affected approximately 26,000 car owners in the Middle East. firstname.lastname@example.org