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Nissan recalling 470,000 vehicles worldwide; loose fuel sensor can cause fuel leaks

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DETROIT — Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks.

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.

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