Nissan is recalling a lot more than one.eight million sedans globally because of to a trouble with the secondary hood latch. Particularly, the hood can get trapped in the open posture immediately after remaining opened and then shut. The the greater part of the recalled autos are in the United States and Canada.
The campaign requires Altima sedans from 2013 to 2018 model-several years. In Canada, forty nine,225 autos are affected by the campaign remaining released by Nissan.
In accordance to Nissan, corrosion on the second latch could not keep the hood shut when the auto is in movement. Transport Canada describes the trouble as follows:
“Over time, corrosion could bring about the secondary hood latch to stick in the open posture immediately after it is utilized. If this transpires, and the main hood latch is released, the hood could open quickly whilst driving.”
– Transport Canada recall notice
Back again in 2016, Nissan recalled the Altima from 2013-to-2015 model several years around the identical problem. The resolution experienced been to replace the hood latch, in accordance to the NHTSA (Nationwide Highway Website traffic Safety Administration) doc connected to that scenario. Vehicles that experienced their hood latches replaced in the 2016 recall have not experienced any complications given that then and have not caused any incidents or accidents, in accordance to Nissan.
Nonetheless, Nissan has obtained sixteen claims reports of small incidents or accidents in circumstances with autos that ended up not fixed, in accordance to Automotive News, which spoke with a enterprise spokesperson.
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Nissan stated in a statement that it is performing on a resolution and will start informing house owners this thirty day period.
Transport Canada specifies that this recall replaces the 2016 recall and that autos that experienced undergone a maintenance at that time ought to return to the store for a second correction.