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.
A Nissan spokesperson confirmed to Reuters that 764,800 vehicles have been recalled in Japan due to the fault, 98,300 in the US, and more in Europe and Oceania. The same source said no accidents or injuries have been reported to the car maker.
The international news agency says Nissan expects to rectify the issue by replacing accelerator pedals and reprogramming engine control units, taking around 90 minutes.
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.