The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 51,000 vehicles worldwide to have their steering systems inspected. In Finland, the recall affects around 880 car-owners.
Those Finnish owners whom the invitation concerns will receive a letter about the matter in the course of the next couple of weeks.
The underlying factor behind the global recall is a steering wheel fault recently detected in Finland.
The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) reported in August that the steering wheel of a brand-new Nissan Qashqai driven by one of its cameramen became detached from the steering column as he was driving at low speed in downtown Helsinki.
The surprised cameraman was stopped at a traffic light when it happened, and it is fortunate that the incident did not occur at motorway speeds.
The recall affects Qashqai and Qashqai+2 models and NV200 vans.
Most of the potentially defective vehicles have been made in Great Britain, with some also manufactured in Spain, and they were built between February and May of this year.