>> Wednesday, March 3, 2010
A big Nissan recall was announced today; 540,000 vehicles are being recalled because faulty brake pedal issues that may also affect the fuel gauge. Although there are no accidents reported that is linked to the faulty brake pedal, Nissan has issued the recall. Here is part of a report about the recall from AFP:
TOKYO (AFP) – Japan's Nissan Motor said Wednesday it would recall nearly 540,000 vehicles worldwide, most of them in the United States, due to brake pedal defects and faulty fuel gauges.
Nissan -- Japan's third-largest carmaker, and partnered with France's Renault -- said it plans "to inspect and, if necessary, repair brake pedal pins and fuel-gauge components on certain trucks and minivans".
"No accidents or injuries have been reported with these issues," it added.
The recalls also affect Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, Ukraine, Russia and Taiwan, Nissan North America said in a statement.
The models with faulty brake pedals are the Titan pickup trucks, the Armada and Infiniti QX56 SUVs and Quest minivans built between 2008 and 2010, the company said. Nissan plans to pull 178,916 units from US roads and another 25,869 in other countries to fix the brake pedal pins.