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).
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…)