NISSAN is to recall thousands of its Qashqai model amid concerns over its steering wheel.
Some 51,000 cars will be recalled globally, with around 7,000 expected to be seen in the UK.
It is thought the total number of cars which will have to have their steering wheel replaced is far lower than this.
Nissan has said the cars were made at the Sunderland plant, but it is thought the fault lies in a part supplied by a different manufacturer.
Drivers are asked to return their Qashqai, Qashqai+2 and Nissan NV200 to their dealership for safety checks, at no cost to the customer.
The moves comes after a steering wheel came loose on a car in Finland.