Nissan is recalling 46,000 of its Cube hatchbacks because of possible problems with fuel spilling during rear end collisions.
Nissan said tests conducted by NHTSA safety regulators found more fuel spilled than federal standards allow. The spilling happened during rear end crash tests where the vehicle also spun around.
Nissan said its own earlier tests did not show any fuel leakage, but it will issue a voluntary recall. It notified dealers last week and will contact owners on Aug. 30. Dealers will attach a special protector to prevent leaks.
The recall covers model year 2009 and 2010 Cubes made between Jan. 30, 2009 and July 30.