Auto recalls: BMW, Honda, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti

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Nissan, Infiniti

TOKYO — Nissan Motor Co. recalled 908,900 vehicles Thursday for defective accelerator sensors that could cause engines to stall.

Affected are the Serena minivan, Infiniti M luxury model, X-trail sport utility vehicle, the automaker said.The sensors can malfunction, causing the vehicle to slow down and at times stop.

BMW

DETROIT — BMW is recalling 134,000 5-Series cars in the U.S. because rear lights can fail.

The recall affects 528i, 535i, 550i and M5 cars from the 2008-10 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that increased electrical resistance can damage connections to the lights. That could cause loss of tail, brake turn signal or backup lights.

The cars will give drivers visual and audible warnings if the problem occurs, and unaffected rear lights will display to warn drivers behind the cars, BMW said.

Owners will be notified next month. Dealers will replace part of the rear lamp connections at no cost to customers. Owners can call BMW at (800) 525-7417.

Honda, Acura

TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. said it is recalling 318,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. and 63,400 Acura MDX sport utility vehicles in several nations for an air-bag defect.

The automaker said there have been no crashes related to the problem. Honda is also recalling 23,300 Odysseys in Canada.

Tokyo-based Honda said it received complaints recently that the air bag opened unnecessarily in the 2003-04 model year Odyssey and the 2003 Acura MDX because the computer chip for air-bag deployment was responding to electrical interference.

Honda said an electrical noise filter needs to be installed to prevent the problem.

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