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Nissan recalls 2 vehicles for engine stalling

December 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Nissan Motor Co. is recalling thousands of Sentra compact cars and Juke small crossover SUVs because of issues that can cause engines to stall.

The company said nearly 34,000 Sentra compact cars will be recalled because of a battery cable problem. A zinc coating on the cable bolts could be too thick, causing a voltage drop.

The engines could stall while the vehicles are still moving and drivers may not be able to restart them.

The affected vehicles include the 2010 and 2011 Sentras equipped with MR-20 engines that were built from May 11, 2010 to May 22, 2010, and from July 8, 2010 to Oct. 25, 2010, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

More than 28,000 Juke small crossover SUVs from the 2011 model year will be recalled because a turbocharger boost sensor bracket can break free from an air inlet tube because of a defective weld, which can stall the engine.

The Jukes were built from April 9, 2010 through May 12, 2011.

Nissan said it will check the problems and replace affected parts for free, if necessary.

For more information, car owners can call Nissan at (800) 647-7261.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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