Nissan, Honda launch separate recalls

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Nissan and Honda launched separate recalls affecting tens of thousands of cars.

Nissan’s recall includes more than 123,000 new Altima sedans. The company said the spare tires may blow while still in the trunk. The problem is traced to a supplier that had a malfunctioning pressure regulator and pressure gauge at a plant.

The automaker said it’s unaware of any accidents related to the issue, which affects 2013 Nissan Altima models produced over a year-long period that ended on March 26. Nissan will ask drivers to take their Altimas to dealerships so the spare tires can be inspected. Damaged spares will be replaced.

Honda, meanwhile, is recalling nearly 46,000 of its Fit models in the U.S. and Canada. The small cars have a problem with the electronic stability control system software.

The recall includes 2012 and 2013 Fit Sport cars, which may tilt too far during sharp turns, potentially leading to a loss of traction and increasing the risk of a crash. The majority of the cars were sold in the U.S.

Honda will update the software to fix the problem. Like Nissan, the automaker said it was unaware of any injuries associated with the issue. Honda will start contacting drivers by mail starting next month.