Nissan recalls over 220k Altima sedans over hoods that could fly open

Nissan will be recalling 220,000 Altima sedans, according to a new
recall bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration. Apparently.
From AB
Report Receipt Date: SEP 15, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V565000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 220,423
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
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 manufacturer has not yet
provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer
service at 1-800-647-7261.
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