Nissan has released a statement announcing a worldwide recall of over 840,000 vehicles due to a fault with the steering wheel.
Here in the UK, this will affect 133,869 models of the Nissan Micra, built between 2002-2006 in Sunderland.
The company warns that a bolt used in the production of the steering wheel was not screwed on properly, but stress that there is no danger of sudden failure.
Nissan has said that it will fix the issue by tightening the loose bolts or replacing affected steering wheels entirely in a repair that should take no longer than 15 minutes.
Earlier this month, Nissan recalled 500,000 vehicles globally over a defect in passenger airbags.
As this latest news shows, problems with motor vehicles can and do arise so it is important to secure your car against all possible setbacks. At Think insurance we can offer affordable and comprehensive insurance packages to suit your needs. Contact one of our expert advisers for a seriously competitive quote.
At Think we were surprised to hear that Elizabeth Unk, who police in America had arrested for drink driving, was a medically trained doctor. With the genuine and yet unfortunate title of Dr. Unk, their latest prisoner certainly lived up to her name.
The case came to light after the 38-year-old was allegedly involved in a collision with a cyclist near Columbus, Ohio, last September.
When tested, Dr. Unk’s blood alcohol level was found to be double the legal limit and she was charged with a felony count of aggravated vehicular assault, and two misdemeanour counts of driving under the influence of alcohol. She is currently awaiting trial.
Driving convictions needn’t be the end of your time behind the wheel, but it is important that mistakes are learnt from. We offer very competitive rates of insurance for people with driving convictions with a team of understanding experts ready to take your call.
The accident-prone singer George Michael has been airlifted to hospital with a minor head injury following a crash on the M1. Medics were called to junction 6A, near St Albans, in Hertfordshire, at about 6PM yesterday and a spokesman has confirmed the 49-year-old had been involved in an accident, His injuries are said to consist of, “superficial cuts” and he is said to be “fine.” On this occasion George was a passenger in the Range Rover and no other vehicles were involved. In September 2010, Michael was given an 8-week sentence for crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis. He was also fined £1,250 and given a five-year driving ban. Perhaps when his ban is up George will be looking to obtain convicted driver insurance. Think will be very happy to help anyone in similar circumstances.
Our specialist Think Insurance experts are constantly on the lookout for breaking news stories in the world of drink driving insurance, and we believe our latest find to be of paramount importance.
It has been reported that persistent drink drivers will now have to pass a medical examination before they will be allowed to legally take to the wheel. From June this year, such offenders must be deemed alcohol-free by a doctor in order to regain their licence. This legislation will affect approximately 3,000 drink drivers who are caught repeatedly breaking the law.
In 2012 almost half of the 50,000 motorists sanctioned by the courts were classified as ‘high risk’ and 6% of those failed a medical or did not turn up.
The issues surrounding drink driving insurance are under strict scrutiny. If you are worried about the state of your insurance, get in touch and speak to one our trained advisers today.
With the bank holiday almost upon us, many drivers will be taking to the road with their families for a much needed day out. Some will have more than the state of the weather to contend with. Thousands of UK children suffer from car sickness and with this in mind, a recent survey has discovered just what parents do to help ease their youngster’s sickly symptoms. Here are the top 3 responses:
58% -Open the window
32% – Get them to take anti-sickness medicine
29% – Get them to sit in the front