(Reuters) -- Nissan Motor Co. is recalling about 470,000 SUVs and cars globally, including 143,000 in North America, for possible fuel leaks.
Nissan is recalling the vehicles from the 2012-15 model years because fuel pressure sensors may not have been sufficiently tightened during production. That could lead to a fuel leak over time due to heat and vibration, increasing the risk of a fire, according to documents posted online by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected models have direct-injection engines.
A Nissan spokesman said there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.
In the U.S., the affected vehicles include certain 2012-14 Nissan Juke SUVs, 2012-13 Infiniti M56 cars and QX56 SUVs, and 2014-15 Infiniti Q70 sedans and QX80 SUVs, according to the NHTSA documents. In other markets, affected model names include the Nissan Serena, X-Trail, Patrol, Tiida and Pulsar, Nissan said.
In addition to the recalled vehicles in North America, about 233,000 of the affected vehicles are in Japan, 22,500 are in Europe and 71,500 are in in the Middle East, China, Latin America, Africa and other markets, Nissan said.
Dealers will replace the fuel sensors, if needed, at no cost. The spokesman said the automaker began notifying owners globally late last month.