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Nissan Recalling 1.8 Million Vehicles for Hood Latch Problem

Nissan Recalling 1.8 Million Vehicles for Hood Latch Problem
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Nissan is recalling more than 1.8 million sedans globally due to a problem with the secondary hood latch. Namely, the hood can get stuck in the open position after being opened and then shut. The majority of the recalled vehicles are in the United States and Canada.

The campaign involves Altima sedans from 2013 to 2018 model-years. In Canada, 49,225 vehicles are affected by the campaign being launched by Nissan.

According to Nissan, corrosion on the second latch may not keep the hood closed when the vehicle is in motion. as follows:

“Over time, corrosion could cause the secondary hood latch to stick in the open position after it is used. If this happens, and the primary hood latch is released, the hood may open suddenly while driving.”

- Transport Canada recall notice

However, Nissan has received 16 claims reports of minor accidents or injuries in situations with vehicles that were not repaired, according to Automotive News, which spoke with a company spokesperson.

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Nissan said in a statement that it is working on a solution and will begin informing owners this month.

Transport Canada specifies that this recall replaces the 2016 recall and that vehicles that had undergone a repair at that time must return to the shop for a second correction.
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