Nissan is recalling up to 14,000 cars in Ireland due to a potential steering wheel defect.

The recall applies to Nissan Micras made between December 2002 and May 2006.

Nissan dealers will contact the customers impacted by the potential defect.

Customers will be invited to have their steering wheel inspected, and should there be a defect, the dealership will tighten the fixing bolt of the wheel for the customer.

The company said no problems with the models in question have been reported to it and it was not aware of any incidents relating to Micras due to steering defects.

The problem was detected as part of consistent quality tests undertaken by Nissan on a global basis.

The motor company is also recalling thousands of cars in the UK.