Nissan Australia is recalling 24,700 Nissan Patrol SUVs due to a fault related to the accelerator pedal that affects approximately 908,900 vehicles globally.

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Affecting Y61 Nissan Patrols built in the Japanese manufacturer's Shatai plant between June 2006 and July 2013, the recall is linked to the 118kW/380Nm 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel and its drive-by-wire engine management system.

According to Reuters, the accelerator pedal sensor on the affected vehicles could become “unstable”, potentially resulting in “less-than-intended” acceleration, which, in the worst cases, could result in the engine stalling.

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Nissan Australia corporate communications general manager Peter Fadeyev told CarAdvice that local owners would be notified in line with the Australian Recall Code.

The Y61 Nissan Patrol is currently being sold alongside its next-generation replacement, the Y62 Patrol, providing Australian buyers with a diesel alternative to the 298kW/560Nm 5.6-litre petrol-powered V8 in the all-new sixth-generation model.