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Nissan To Fix Glitch In Electric Car

Automaker says it will fix software glitch on 5,300 Leaf electric cars after some owners reported that the car won't start after they've turned it off.

DETROIT (AP) -- Nissan says it will fix a software glitch on 5,300 Leaf electric cars worldwide.

The company says owners of a small number of Leafs have reported that the car won't start after they've turned it off.

About 500 Leafs sold in the U.S. are affected.

Nissan says dealers will reprogram the engine control computer. Owners will get a message on their car's dashboard telling them to contact their dealer and they'll also get letters. Spokesman Brian Brockman says dealers may even send someone to the owners' homes or workplaces to fix the problem.

The company says there is no safety issue with the cars because they will not stop when they are running.

The battery-powered Leaf can go up to 100 miles on a single charge.

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