Nissan Motor Co. said weekend it was recalling more than 1 million vehicles because of problems with the gas tanks.
The recall affects 1,015,306 units of the company's March and Cube subcompacts that were manufactured between 1991 and 2000, spokeswoman Pauline Kee said.
The vehicles can have small cracks in the gas tanks that leak fuel fumes. Nissan will repair the problem free of charge.
Nissan expects the recall to cost 3 billion yen ($25.6 million).