Nissan adds its name to the list of car makers making a recall this year. According to the reports, Nissan Motor Corporation has already expanded their recall boundaries all across North America. The car maker is set to recall approximately 878,000 vehicles owing to an issue with the hood latch, which can cause the hood to fly away while the car is in motion. The car model that is being recalled is Nissan Altima Sedan, which happens to be one of the top selling cars for Nissan.
The recall is being done in compliance with the United States Safety Regulatory rules. Some of the experts believe that the issue cannot be regarded as a very dangerous one, but it is important to look into the matter.
According to the car makers, there is a second latch designed to hold on to the hood in case the primary latch fails. But, for the car models manufactured during the period of 2013 to 2015, there are good chances that the second latch may not hold as well.
Nissan Officials have accepted the fact that the root cause of the issue is yet unknown. But they believe firmly that the hoods will not fly off, if they remain untouched during driving or before it. The recall is being done primarily to find out the root cause and to prevent the situation to arise again.
As it happens, there are no reported injuries or crashes due to the hoods flying off from a Nissan Altima Sedan. The only reports suggest damage done to other vehicles on the road. Nissan Altima Sedan is one of the top selling sedans of the United States, placed after Toyota Motor’s Camry.