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Nissan will recall 908,900 vehicles globally for accelerator sensor glitch

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Nissan is planning to recall approximately 908,900 cars globally due to a flaw in the accelerator sensor that can cause the engine to stall, Reuters is reporting. The vehicles included in the recall were produced in Japan between 2004 and 2013, and include the Serena, X-Trail, Lafesta, and Fuga models. For the U.S. market, the recall is said to be confined to a total of 98,300 vehicles, including some Infiniti M models, according to Nissan.

The problem lies in the accelerator pedal's sensor, which could become unstable and may result in less-than-intended acceleration, and in some cases may cause the engine to stall. The fix involves replacing the accelerator pedals and adjusting the engine control programming, a fix that is estimated to take about 90 minutes in the affected Nissan and Infiniti M models.

No accidents or injuries have been reported in connection with the flaw thus far, and most of the recalled vehicles, 764,800, were made for the Japanese domestic market. Nissan will be notifying owners of affected U.S. market vehicles.

By Jay Ramey