If you were in the market for a Nissan product, this probably isn't the news you wanted to hear.

Since things have gotten interesting since last week's mega earthquake and following nuclear issues, many Japanese have been keeping tabs on their radiation exposure.

However, no manufacturer has stepped forward and said they would begin screening products to ensure they are radioactive free. Until now. Nissan Americas says it will be monitoring Japan-imported vehicles for radioactive materials.

What? You didn't want a nice glow to accompany you and your new purchase?

On a serious note, keep in mind that many popular models are built right here in the States. Not sure which? The Altima, Maxima, Xterra, Frontier, Pathfinder, Titan, and Infiniti QX56 are built right in the good 'ol U-S-of-A.

Nissan Americas says it will start monitoring vehicles imported from Japan for radioactive material today. The automaker also tried to quash fears of supply shortages, especially for the in-demand electric Nissan Leaf.

Nissan is the first Japanese automaker to monitor its vehicles for radioactivity, a move to help quell a growing hysteria over radioactivity in Japanese imports because of the failing Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in northeast Japan. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, a trade association, released a statement last night saying it has not detected any harmful radiation levels at car plants from its member companies, according to the Wall Street Journal...


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