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Recall 14V565000

Hood May Not Latch Fully

Recall Details

The hood latch may be misaligned and impeded, resulting in the hood not being properly secure. The hood could open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will modify the bend angle of the hood latch lever and clean and lubricate the latch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The hood may not latch fully, which can result in the hood opening unexpectedly while driving.

What Should You Do?

Nissan notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., September 15, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 15, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
220,423
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V565000
Component
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured March 6, 2012, to February 28, 2013. In the affected vehicles, interference between the hood inner panel and the secondary latch lever, in combination with debris and corrosion, may cause the secondary hood latch to bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.
Consequence
If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will be instructed to modify the bend angle of the hood actuation lever to eliminate potential interference with the hood inner panel. In addition, dealers will clean and lubricate the latch joint as needed. If significant corrosion is observed, the latch assembly will be replaced. This repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during November 2014. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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