Car maker Nissan Motor Co on Tuesday announced that it is going to recall nearly 470,000 cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) worldwide for possible fuel leaks.
According to the company, it has recalled the vehicles from model years 2012 to 2015 due to the fuel pressure sensors problem that may not have been adequately tightened during production.
The problem is so severe that it could cause fuel leak over time because of excess heat and vibration. This could increase the risk of a fire, the documents posted online by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed.
According to the company officials, all the affected models have direct injection engines.
Meanwhile, a Nissan spokesman said that they have so far not received any reports of accidents and injuries related to the fuel pressure sensors problem.
According to the NHTSA documents, the affected vehicles in the US include certain 2012-2013 Infiniti M56 cars, 2012-2014 Nissan Juke SUVs, QX56 SUVs, 2014-2015 Infiniti Q70 sedans and QX80 SUVs.
For other markets, Nissan is recalling vehicles with model names: Nissan Serena, Patrol, X-Trail, Tiida and Pulsar.
According to Nissan, of the total affected vehicles about 143,000 in North America, 233,000 are in Japan, 22,500 in Europe and 71,500 in Latin America, China, Middle East, Africa and other markets.
The dealers will replace the fuel sensors, if required, absolutely free of charge.