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Nissan Latest to Join Big Recall Club

Altima sedans could see hoods fly open while driving.

by on Oct.10, 2014

Nissan targets the Altima for recall.

In most years, a recall of 220,000 midsize sedans might make major headlines. This year, however, Nissan’s latest safety news could almost be lost in the noise, the auto industry already recalling roughly 40 million vehicles for all matter of problems.

But the Japanese maker is warning that it is looking into the possibility that its problems could be more serious, leading to a possible expansion of today’s announcement.

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The initial news, at least, involves 220,000 Nissan Altima sedans sold in the U.S. during the 2013 model-year because their secondary hood latches could fail. If that happens, the hoods could potentially fly open while the vehicles are in motion.

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Nissan Recalls Models with Bad Chinese Parts

Some 2009-2010 Altima and Maxima models have defective Chinese-made strut insulators, possibly affecting stability.

by on Sep.21, 2009

It steers better when the front struts stay attached.

It steers better if the front struts are attached.

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling  2009 and 2010 Altima and Maxima passenger cars because of a defective Chinese-made part. More than 26,000 vehicles are involved at this time.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the upper front strut insulators may have been manufactured out of specification, resulting in a potential for the strut insulator to crack.

If the strut insulator is cracked, the strut rod to come out of its correct mounting position, which could affect vehicle stability and increase the risk of a crash.

If this were to occur, according to Nissan, the strut rod would begin to make a loud noise the driver would hear. Under normal driving conditions, the suspension remains intact as the strut spring is contained within the body strut-tower housing and the strut rod would remain within the inner diameter of the strut spring, so the vehicle operation is “not degraded.”

However, under certain “extreme driving conditions,” there is some potential for the strut rod to come out of its mounting position, which could affect vehicle operation and increase the risk of a crash.

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