Nissan/Infiniti recalls 908,900 vehicles for sensor problem; 98,307 in the U.S.

Nissan Infiniti M37S is displayed at the opening ceremony for its new office in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Nissan Infiniti M37S is displayed at the opening ceremony for its new office in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. recalled 908,900 vehicles around the world Thursday for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall.

The recall affects the Serena minivan, Infiniti M luxury model, X-trail sport utility vehicle and other models, the automaker said. No accidents have been reported related to the problem.

Most of the vehicles being recalled are in Japan. Others are in North America, Europe and Oceania, Yokohama-based Nissan said.

Sensors, manufactured in Japan, can malfunction, causing the vehicle to slow down and at times stop, it said.

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Additional information:

In the United States, Nissan Motor Company is recalling 98,307 vehicles due to this issue. The recall includes certain model year 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45 vehicles manufactured April 4, 2004, through October 5, 2010.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assembly and reprogram the engine control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early November 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

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