Nissan is issuing a massive recall that will see the Japanese automaker repair 908,900 vehicles worldwide, with nearly 100,000 of the affected models in the United States. While an official recall notice from Nissan or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is not yet available, Reuters has been able to confirm the recall with Nissan.

Nissan's recall is kind of the opposite of the Toyota unintended acceleration, in that it covers a lack of acceleration. According to the report, a sensor in the gas pedal can develop faults, leading to a sluggish acceleration or an outright stall regardless of how much throttle the driver dials in. The huge recall covers mostly Japanese domestic models like the Serena, X-Trail, Lafesta and Fuga, which make up for 764,800 of the 908,900 faulty vehicles. However, 98,300 Infiniti M sedans are being recalled in the US, although it's unclear at this time which model years and trims are affected. The remaining vehicles are found in Europe and Oceania, according to Nissan spokesman Chris Keefe.

No injuries or accidents have been reported due to the faults. The 90-minute repair will see techs replace the accelerator pedal and tweak the engine control programs. We'll update this story as soon as Nissan or NHTSA makes an official statement.


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      Tina Dang
      • 1 Year Ago
      oMGee, the comment section is about to blow the f--- up...
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Or you could just run regular 87 octane if your Nissan is recommended for premium and wait for the timing to retard.
      REMUSRM
      • 1 Year Ago
      I agree, Nissan is doing the right thing, so does Mazda. Drove a rental 2013 Altima and did 515 miles with 14.6 gallons. Not bad at all. Also real good car in comparison with the Camry I rented the week before.
      budwsr25
      • 1 Year Ago
      People deal with it My 2001 Ford Escape still likes to take off down the street even though it was fixed for the unintended acceleration issue. It keeps me on my toes driving down the road.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Nick Brown
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is why drive by wire systems are bad...... Cable and TPS works just fine and is cheaper.
      mike41351
      • 8 Months Ago
      I contacted Nissan about a set of new floor mats that were ordered for my Nissan Frontier truck. The new mats were defective from the factory. A 2nd set was ordered, it too was defective. Nissan is refusing to acknowledge the defects even though they are very obvious to see. Dealer said take it or leave it. I wrote Nissan Customer Service to no avail. This is a safety issue that they are refusing to fix.
      VDuB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Interesting.. I was JUST looking at an Infiniti M37 last night but kept hearing about acceleration and stalling issues. Glad there is a fix.