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Nissan Recalling 846K Altimas Due to Hood Issue

Automaker will begin repairs in February.

by on Jan.29, 2016

Nissan is recalling more than 900,000 Altimas for a hood latch problem.

Nissan is recalling more than 900,000 late-model Altimas due to problems with the secondary hood latch, which in some instances, is being repaired for the third time.

The Japanese maker said it’s recalling nearly 850,000 model year 2013-2015 Altimas because the hoods on the vehicles may open suddenly while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, if the primary latch fails or is released for some reason.

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For some of the vehicles, this is the third go-round with this problem, which stemmed from a problem due to the improper application of rust coating. The coating can “bind” and not allow the hood to latch securely. (more…)

Nissan Recalls 640,000 Altimas

Faulty hood latch cause for action which is a growing problem.

by on Mar.06, 2015

Nissan recalled 640,000 Altimas in the U.S. and Canada from 2013 to 2015 model years.

Nissan is facing a growing problem with faulty hood latches. The automaker recalled 640,000 Altimas in the U.S. and Canada, bringing the total number of vehicles with the problem to nearly 1.1 million.

The newest recall is for 2013-2015 Altimas, which have secondary latches that may not hold properly. In the event the main latch fails, the hood could fly open while a car is in motion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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The automaker has already recalled 238,000 Altimas from the 2013 model year for the same problem. Those were built from March 6, 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013, which is a different run of vehicles from the current recall. In January, Nissan recalled 216,000 Nissan Pathfinder SUVs from 2013 and 2014, Infiniti JX35s from 2013 and QX60s from 2014 for the same problem. (more…)