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Recall 15V116000

Hood May Not Latch Fully

Recall Details

The secondary hood latch may bind, and as a result, the hood may not be fully secured. This could cause the hood to open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will correct the problem free of charge (the procedure is unavailable as of the time of this writing).

Our Quick Take

The hood when closed may not latch fully due to a binding secondary hood latch. This can cause the hood to open unexpectedly while driving.

What Should You Do?

Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable is unavailable as of the time of this writing). You can contact your dealer to see if your vehicle is included in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., February 27, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 27, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
625,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V116000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured March 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch may 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
A remedy plan or a notification schedule has not yet been determined. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-565.
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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