TOKYO -- Nissan Motor Co. is to recall more than 80,000 vehicles, according to a notice posted on the Japanese Ministry of Transport's Web site on Thursday.
Six models are subject to the recall, including Caravan minivans, Como minivans, Atlas, Condor and Elf pickup trucks and Datsun SUVs, all manufactured between October 1998 and September last year.
Some of the vehicles may have defective bearing systems, making them unstable, while others have weak brackets supporting a generator which could allow the generator to drop and cause the engine to stop suddenly, said the Kyodo news agency.
The company has received several complaints about the vehicles, but has no reports of accidents caused by the defects, according to the ministry Web site.
The 80,000 vehicles listed by the Ministry of Transport were sold in Japan. Kyodo news said some additional Datsun and Caravan models were exported to Saudi Arabia and Australia.
No one was available to comment at Nissan.