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Nissan, Hyundai Recall Thousands of Vehicles

Around 470,000 cars and SUVs are being recalled by Nissan to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks, while nearly 43,000 luxury cars are being recalled by Hyundai for a brake light issue.



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    Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks, while Hyundai is recalling nearly 43,000 luxury cars over brake lights.

    In the U.S., the recall covers about 134,000 vehicles with direct fuel injection engines. That includes Nissan's Juke SUV from the 2012 through 2014 model years, and the Infiniti M56 and QX56 from 2012 and 2013. Also affected are Infiniti QX70 and QX80 SUVs from 2014 and 2015.

    Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say a fuel pressure sensor may not have been tightened properly in production. That can cause a gas leak and fire, but Nissan says no fires or injuries have been reported to the company.

    Other Nissan and Infiniti models are affected in Japan, North America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Latin America, Africa and other markets. They include the Nissan Juke and Patrol, and the Serena, X-Trail, Tilda, and Pulsar. Also covered globally are the Infiniti M56 and Q70 and the QX56 and QX80. Generally the cars were produced from November of 2011 to November of 2014.

    In the U.S., owners will be notified by mail in January, and dealers will tighten the sensors to fix the problem.

    Some of the same vehicles were recalled in the U.S. in 2012 for the same problem. Nissan says if they were repaired, they are not covered by the latest recall.

    Meanwhile, Hyundai's recall is over brake lights can fail to illuminate. It covers certain Genesis cars from the 2009 to 2011 model years and the some Equus vehicles from 2011.

    Documents posted Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say the agency contacted Hyundai about the problem in October after noticing consumer complaints. There are no reports of crashes or injuries.

    Dealers will repair the stop lamp switch circuit for free. Hyundai expects to begin notifying owners early next year.

    The affected Genesis cars were made from April 30, 2008, to Nov. 21, 2010. Equus models being recalled were made from July 31, 2010, to Nov. 21, 2010.