Nissan Adds to Massive Car Recalls

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As if Toyota, Honda and General Motors recalls weren’t enough, Nissan is pulling nearly 540,000 cars from the market after the automaker found brake pedal pin problems and faulty fuel gauges.

Nissan (Stock Quote: NSANY) said it would have to fix brake pins that could come loose and affect braking ability in Nissan Titan trucks, Armada and Infiniti QX56 SUVs and Quest minivans from between 2008 and 2010. Fuel gauge problems also need to be fixed in 2005-2008 Titans, Armadas, Infiniti QX56s and certain Frontier trucks, Pathfinders and Xterras, the company says.

According to Nissan, there have been no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of these problems.

In total, the company is recalling 539,864 vehicles, according to The Wall Street Journal.

This comes after Toyota (Stock Quote: TM) recalled about 8.5 million vehicles worldwide due to faulty gas pedals; GM (Stock Quote: GM) recalled 1.3 million cars on steering problems; and Honda (Stock Quote: HMC) recalled nearly a million cars due to dangerous airbags.

We suspect that individual automakers have been conducting their own internal safety investigations following reports that Toyota had known about its gas pedal problems for years, which may have led to this recent barrage of recalls from several car companies.

Nissan owners can expect to receive a letter notifying them of the recall, with detailed instructions on how to have the problems fixed. To check whether your vehicle has been affected by the recall, visit nissanusa.com.

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