Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday that it is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide due to a battery issue.
The company says it found a “high-energy battery pack that may be causing overheating of a part of the battery.”
The recall affects all vehicles in North America and the European Union and is expected to affect millions of vehicles worldwide.
Nissan says the high-energy lithium-ion battery pack could become overheated and lead to a fire.
“Nissan will issue a recall to all owners affected by this issue and will provide a full and accurate description of the issue,” the company said in a statement.
It’s unclear how many vehicles have been affected.
In a statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the recall is being initiated because of a high-voltage battery that could become overcharged during normal use.
The agency said that the company had identified a low-voltance battery and will be contacting owners to determine how to resolve the issue.
The company has released a statement about the recall, saying the company will provide “a detailed explanation of the cause of the problem” once the problem is resolved.
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More than two dozen states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to require all new or used vehicles sold in the United States to have at least one battery replacement installed by the end of 2019.
Nissan’s announcement comes a day after the company announced that it would begin charging owners of electric vehicles for up to $10,000 to repair their batteries.