Vehicles Affected: Approximately 850,000 model-year 2013-15 Nissan Altima sedans manufactured between March 6, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2014
The Problem: The secondary hood latch may bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed; this could allow the hood to unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these same vehicles were included in previous recalls in October 2014 and March 2015 but a remedy may not have been performed consistently to remove the safety risk at that time.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the hood latch with a new one for free.
What Owners Should Do: Nissan will begin notifying owners in mid-February. Owners can call the automaker at 800-647-7261, NHTSA's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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