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Nissan recalls Infiniti G35 sedans, coupes

DETROIT (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co recalled Infiniti G35 sedans and coupes affecting as many as 134,000 cars due to a connector that could cause airbags not to deploy during a crash, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said as many as 134,215 Infiniti G35 sedans from model years 2005-2006 and G35 coupes from model years 2005-2007 are subject to the recall.

About 65 percent of the vehicles recalled are sedans and about 35 percent coupes, a Nissan spokesman said. The affected models were made at a Nissan plant in Japan. Both the sedan and coupe are of the previous generation of G35s.

Nissan spokesman Colin Price said no injuries or accidents have been reported.

NHTSA said a wire harness for the airbags may wear down to the point that it could interrupt a signal to deploy the airbags in the event of a crash.

Most of the vehicles involved are in the United States, but cars are also recalled in South Korea, Canada, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Guam and the Middle East, Price said.

Price said that a red warning light will be displayed on the dashboard when the connection is disrupted to signal the airbag to deploy. He said drivers should take their cars to an Infiniti dealer at that point.

For cars where the red airbag signal is not lit, consumers will be notified soon by Nissan and Infiniti when to bring their cars in for service, Price said.

Nissan informed federal officials of the potential problem two weeks ago, NHTSA reports show.

Infiniti is the luxury brand for Nissan.

Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Derek Caney