Nissan recalls 270K vehicles worldwide to fix start buttons

DETROIT (AP) – Nissan is recalling about 270,000 vehicles worldwide because the ignition start buttons can malfunction and unexpectedly shut down the engine.

The company says the recall covers certain Note, Cube, Juke, Leaf and Venucia e30 vehicles as well as the Serena, March and Micra. Also included are Latio and Versa sedans, and the Sunny, Almera, Tiida. Also the Pulsar and Sylphy sedans, and the eNV200 and NV350 vans. All are mainly from the 2013 and 2014 model years.

In the U.S., the recall affects about 14,600 Versa sedan, Cube and Juke vehicles.

Nissan says the buttons can stick inside a housing when exposed to hot temperatures. If that happens, road vibrations can cause the switches to shut off the engine.

Dealers will replace the housing for free starting in August.