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Wednesday, 3rd March 2010
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Nissan recalls 540,000 vehicles

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has announced it is to recall 540,000 vehicles over potential problems with faulty brakes.

Most of the cars will be recalled in the US but a number of vehicles may also be called back in Japan and certain regions in the Middle East, Nissan said.

The firm stated that up to 180,000 cars including the Titan pickup truck and the Infiniti, Armada, Frontier, Terri and Pathfinder models could be affected by the recall, which is due to fears that the cars' brake pedal workings could break and cause brakes to fail.

The rest of the car recalls are down to trouble with problematic fuel gauges which tell the driver that their oil tank is full when it is actually almost empty, which could cause unexpected breakdowns and engine damage.

The news from Nissan follows the recall of millions of cars by fellow Japanese manufacturer Toyota. A number of Toyota vehicles have been hit with problems including faulty accelerators.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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