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Nissan recalls 540,000 vehicles

A red Nissan Pathfinder Armada
Some models of Titan pickup trucks may have faulty brake pedal pins

Nissan is recalling nearly 540,000 pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and minivans, most of them in the US.

It has identified problems with brake pedal pins which come loose and faulty fuel gauges.

Titan, Armada, Quest and Infiniti QX56 vehicles built between 2008 and 2010 are affected by the recall.

Nissan said there had been three instances of brake pedal pins partially disengaging but "no accidents or injuries have been reported".

Japan's third largest carmaker is notifying owners of potentially affected vehicles and asking them to bring them into dealers to be checked.

It is also encouraging customers whose vehicle might have the fuel gauge problem to keep their tank at least half full.

Nissan blamed the supplier of the brake pedal pins for the "manufacturing error" and said that all vehicles currently on sale are free of the problem.

Vehicle recalls are in focus because 8.5 million Toyota vehicles are being recalled worldwide due to safety concerns.

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