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Nissan to recall over 48,000 2010 SUVs and pick-up trucks over suspension issues

The recalls are continuing today, with Nissan revealing to the Associated Press that it is talking with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about a new recall, set to affect around 48,700 SUVs and pick-up trucks.

The vehicles affected include the 2010 Nissan Titan, Pathfinder, Armada and Xterra, as well as the Infiniti QX56. The reasoning behind the call back is a suspension link that might not have been welded properly. As such, it could crack and affect the whole suspension system.

Nissan is currently working with the NHTSA to make the recall public as soon as possible. Owners of the affected models will soon be invited into dealerships where a fix will be implemented to resolve all suspension problems.


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2011 Infiniti QX56 photos leaked before its NY debut

As Nissan revealed the 2010 Patrol SUV a few months ago, its Infiniti-badged brother, the QX56, was bound to also receive a new version, based on the high end Japanese SUV.

Now, a set of pictures were leaked onto the web, right before the QX56 debuts at the New York Auto Show tomorrow. As we can see, the design its pretty horrid (money can’t buy you style). While the new Patrol looks pretty elegant, the Infiniti version is quite the opposite. The more you stare at it, the more you’ll find some rather awkward styling cues, from the forehead-like top fascia, to the open mouth-like fender vent.

The overall shape is reminiscent of the Nissan Patrol, while the interior is pretty much copy pasted, with Infiniti badges replacing the Nissan ones. The Infiniti QX56 had a lot of things going for it, but if you really want a less awkward looking Japanese SUV and have some money left, take the Patrol.

What do you think? Will the 2011 Infiniti QX56 make a lasting impact on the New York Auto Show visitors? Good or bad? Leave your comments below.