Nissan recalling nearly 500,000 cars, SUVs over fuel leak fears

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DETROIT (AP) — 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. That can cause a leak and fire. No fires or injuries have been reported to Nissan.

Other Nissan and Infiniti models are affected in Japan, North America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Latin America, Africa and other markets.

Dealers will tighten the sensors starting in January.