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Toyota, Nissan recall over one million vehicles worldwide

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Automakers Toyota and Nissan are recalling vehicles worldwide due to shift level and sensor problems.

Toyota is recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans that have shift lever issues which could result in rollaways, whereas Nissan is recalling roughly 100,000 Infiniti M luxury sedans in the U.S. because of accelerator sensor issues which may cause the vehicles to stall.

Toyota's minivans due for recall were produced in 2004-2005, and 2007-2009 at its Indiana manufacturing plant. A smaller number of the cars were sent to Canada, Mexico and other locations, bringing the total worldwide recall to 694,000.

Nissan's recall encompasses a wide range of models -- including the Nissan Serena, X-Trail, Lafesta and Fuga produced between 2004 and 2013 -- that may stall without reason, 100,000 of which are from the U.S. market. In total, 900,000 cars are being recalled, the majority from the Japanese export market.

Toyota has admitted to 21 "minor" accident reports issued from the U.S., and another three reported from Canada. Nissan has received a number of complaints but no accident or injury reports.

In November last year, Toyota was forced to recall 2.7 million vehicles across the globe due to steering wheel flaws and faulty water pump installations. In April, Nissan pulled over 400,000 cars off the road due to faulty airbags.

Via: Slashgear

Image credit: Toyota

— By on September 26, 2013, 7:08 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure