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Ooops, a Toyota recall
Owners of the Nissan Sentra and Altima SE-R will also be notified of a potential little problem with their vehicles.
They catch on fire.
Nissan of North America is asking dealers to stop selling some 100,000 2006 Altimas and Sentra SE-Rs, built between January and May, thanks to engine fires caused by excess oil consumption. It may be the first ever “you’ve gone beyond your allowable oil consumption” warning system. Despite the problem, no vehicles have been recalled, and Nissan did not report an estimate on the number of suspect vehicles already sold. Nissan did say that they planned to instruct owners on ways to monitor oil consumption.