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2013 Nissan Altima recalled due to potential spare tire issue

2013 Nissan Altima recalled due to potential spare tire issue

Nissan has issued another recall for its 2013 Nissan Altima sedan due to a potential issue regarding the Altima's spare tire. The company filed a document with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stating that 123,308 of its 2013 Nissan Altima's potentially have spare tires that are significantly over-inflated or under-flated. Nissan says that Altimas built between March 21, 2012 and March 26, 2013 are potentially affected.

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Six electric taxis hit the streets of New York

Six electric taxis hit the streets of New York

Nissan and New York have conspired together to bring 6 new electric taxis to the city today. The Nissan Leaf is the model for these taxis and it's repainted to look right for the job. Nissan and New York worked together to launch these new electric taxis today in celebration of Earth Day. These taxis will test out the waters of New York to see if electric cars are equipped to take on the taxi world.

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Nissan recalls around 20,000 SUVs due to faulty brakes

Nissan recalls around 20,000 SUVs due to faulty brakes

Nissan has issued a recall for around 20,000 of its Pathfinder and Infiniti JX vehicles due to faulty breaks. The front brakes of the vehicles can potentially fail while driving, reducing the braking power of the vehicles. It's recalling the 2013 models of the Pathfinder and Infinite JX vehicles in order to repair the problems. Thankfully, Nissan says that there have been no reports of crashes or injuries yet.

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Some of the top automakers in Japan have been embroiled in the middle of major recalls having to do with the airbags in some of the vehicles they produced. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have all recently issued recalls due to an airbag fault that could lead to improperly inflating airbags in the event of an accident. All three automakers use components for airbags produced by a Japanese manufacturer called Takata Corp.

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Nissan to launch electric-hybrid Pathfinder SUV this summer

Nissan to launch electric-hybrid Pathfinder SUV this summer

Nissan has announced plans to roll out a gas-electric hybrid version of its popular Pathfinder SUV this summer, a change that will bring with it a slight increase in both price and gas mileage. Neither a specific release date nor price were given, but word has it the SUV will cost about $3,000 more than the current non-hybrid Pathfinder, which has a starting price of $41,000, and goes up from there to nearly $50k.

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Nissan and Infiniti recall five 2013 models

Nissan and Infiniti recall five 2013 models

While recalls aren't an unfamiliar subject to automotive manufacturers, it's a tad more of an issue when a recall rolls out for hot-off-the-machines models, which is the case Nissan and its luxury division Infiniti. The manufacturer has recalled five of its 2013 models due to a safety issue, according to the NHTSA.

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Nissan Note will be the first car to use Safety Shield technology

Nissan Note will be the first car to use Safety Shield technology

Nissan has announced a new small car that's packed with some interesting technology. The small car is called the Nissan Note and will be the first car model to launch using Nissan's new Safety Shield technology. Safety Shield technology uses Nissans Around View Monitor system to enhance the drivers field of vision.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance opens new Silicon Valley research center

Renault-Nissan Alliance opens new Silicon Valley research center

Automakers Nissan and Renault formed an alliance called the Renault-Nissan Alliance and opened a US research center in 2011. The two automakers have now announced that they have expanded their presence in Silicon Valley with the opening of a new advanced research center. The automakers say that initially the new research center will focus on autonomous driving and connected cars.

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Nissan unveils 2014 GT-R Track Edition

Nissan unveils 2014 GT-R Track Edition

In addition to being an avid card guy, I'm also an avid amateur road racer. I've spent a lot of time over the years on the racetrack and at your typical track day, the vehicles that show up to race are impressively varied. I've spent time on the track running against everything from Porsche 911 GT3s to Spec Miatas, Mustangs and Camaros. I've also spent a good bit of time on track with various Nissan GT-Rs.

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Nissan unveils new performance lineup at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Nissan unveils new performance lineup at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Nissan pulled out all the stops at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show taking place this week. The company unveiled two new NISMO vehicles and new commercial vehicle, one of which is a new 2014 370Z, the other a 2014 Juke crossover vehicle, and lastly a NV200 cargo van. Nissan's NISMO cars are the company's definition of "cutting-edge performance, technology, and aerodynamics."

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Nissan gives the Leaf a new energy-efficient Bose audio system

Nissan gives the Leaf a new energy-efficient Bose audio system

Typically, when we think of electric vehicles and driving range, we only think about the electric motors that actually propel the vehicle. However, electric vehicles have more than the electric motors that draw power from the battery. Inside the electric vehicle the HVAC system, infotainment system, and any other electronics have to get the power they need to operate directly from the battery packs.

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Nissan plans to triple available electric vehicle fast chargers in Washington DC

Nissan plans to triple available electric vehicle fast chargers in Washington DC

Despite the fact that the United States government is pushing hard for drivers to adopt electric vehicles and hybrids, most drivers are sticking with traditional automobiles. One of the big reasons that many drivers are staying away from electric vehicles is because the charging infrastructure in the United States is still very poor in most areas. That means that electric vehicle drivers are stuck operating their cars only within range of their home or offices where they can plug-in.

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