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Nissan Recall Expands To Nearly 59,000 Altima, Maxima Models

10/26/2015 12:30 EDT | Updated 10/26/2016 05:12 EDT
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The Nissan Motor Co. Maxima Platinum vehicle is displayed during the 2015 New York International Auto Show in New York, U.S., on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Nissan Motor Co., seeking to outsell smaller Honda Motor Co. in the pivotal U.S. market, unveiled a new Maxima sedan today that may also draw customers from premium brands. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images
DETROIT — A Nissan recall for possible fuel leaks in crashes has been expanded to include nearly 59,000 Altima and Maxima sedans worldwide.

The recall now covers certain 2013 to 2016 Altima midsize cars and some 2016 Maxima large cars. Also included are some 2014 to 2016 Teana sedans made in Russia. All have V6 engines.

Nissan says in documents posted by U.S. safety regulators that in a crash, fuel could leak from a seal between the gas tank and the fuel sending unit. That could cause a fire.

The company says the problem was discovered in crash tests, and it has no reports of fires, injuries or fuel leaks.

Dealers will install a retainer ring to help maintain a proper seal. The recall should begin within the next two months.

The recall began in July with about 5,500 2016 Maxima sedans, but Nissan said at the time it was investigating to find out whether more models were affected.

A company spokesman said Monday that no Infiniti luxury brand vehicles are affected by the recalls.