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Nissan to recall nearly 80,000 SUVs

DETROIT >> Nissan is recalling nearly 80,000 Pathfinder SUVs in the U.S. because the brake lights can stay on even when the driver isn’t stopping.

The recall covers Pathfinders from 2013 and 2014. The company traced the problem to a brake light switch that was installed incorrectly.

Nissan says if the brake lights stay on, other drivers won’t notice when the Pathfinders are braking, and that could cause crashes.

The company also says the switch might cause the brake-shift interlock to fail. That could allow drivers to leave the SUVs when the transmission isn’t in park, increasing the risk of a rollaway accident.

No crashes or injuries have been reported.

Dealers will inspect switches and replace them if necessary at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to start July 25.

Total recall

On Tuesday, General Mills announced that it was voluntarily recalling various batches of its Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature flours that federal officials have potentially linked to illnesses in 38 people in 20 states caused by a strain of E. coli.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about half of those people became ill after making something at home with flour, according to a news release from General Mills.

Some of those who were sickened may have eaten raw dough or batter, the company said.

Most strains of E. coli are harmless, but E. coli O121, the one found in the 38 sick people, is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, children and people with compromised immune systems are at risk.

General Mills said the pathogen had not been found in any of its flour products or in its flour manufacturing plant.

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