Nissan is recalling a lot more than one.8 million sedans globally thanks to a trouble with the secondary hood latch. Specifically, the hood can get stuck in the open up place soon after being opened and then shut. The majority of the recalled motor vehicles are in the United States and Canada.
The marketing campaign includes Altima sedans from 2013 to 2018 model-yrs. In Canada, forty nine,225 motor vehicles are afflicted by the marketing campaign being introduced by Nissan.
In accordance to Nissan, corrosion on the second latch may possibly not hold the hood closed when the auto is in motion. Transport Canada describes the trouble as follows:
“Over time, corrosion could bring about the secondary hood latch to adhere in the open up place soon after it is utilised. If this takes place, and the major hood latch is introduced, the hood may possibly open up abruptly while driving.”
– Transport Canada remember notice
Back in 2016, Nissan recalled the Altima from 2013-to-2015 model yrs above the exact challenge. The remedy experienced been to swap the hood latch, according to the NHTSA (Nationwide Highway Site visitors Safety Administration) document associated to that circumstance. Automobiles that experienced their hood latches replaced in the 2016 remember have not experienced any challenges because then and have not brought about any mishaps or accidents, according to Nissan.
Having said that, Nissan has obtained sixteen statements studies of minimal mishaps or accidents in scenarios with motor vehicles that were not repaired, according to Automotive Information, which spoke with a firm spokesperson.
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Nissan reported in a assertion that it is functioning on a remedy and will start off informing entrepreneurs this month.
Transport Canada specifies that this remember replaces the 2016 remember and that motor vehicles that experienced been through a maintenance at that time must return to the shop for a second correction.