Nissan Recalling 870,000 Altimas for Faulty Hood Latches, Again

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nissan recalling 870 000 altimas for faulty hood latches again

Nissan announced Friday that it would recall about 870,000 Altimas for faulty hood latches, the third time the automaker has recalled the cars since 2014, according to Reuters.

The affected models are 2013-2015 Altimas, whose secondary hood latches could rust and be ineffective at keeping 20-some square feet of sheet metal from blocking your view of the road.

The automaker attempted to fix the issue in February 2015 and September 2014, but like any good owner of a General Motors 3800 engine will tell you, anything worth doing is worth doing over and over and over again.

According to Reuters, the recall will cover 846,000 cars in the U.S. and about 25,000 cars in Canada, which begs the question: Is there some sort of Bermuda Triangle for Nissan Altimas in the Great Lakes? How are there not more Altimas in Canada?

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  • 06V66speed 06V66speed on Jan 29, 2016

    Maybe they can recall my girlfriend's 2010 Maxima while they're at it for being an unforgiving piece of sh*t. I mean, how they can manage to build a car with THAT many electrical issues (while having less than 100k miles, mind you) is truly remarkable. With an inclined ear, I can almost hear my Accord (which is 4 years older and has roughly 80K more miles on the clock, mind you) teasing it. Sigh. What happened to you, Nissan?

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    • Sigivald Sigivald on Jan 29, 2016

      "I mean, how they can manage to build a car with THAT many electrical issues (while having less than 100k miles, mind you) is truly remarkable." Did they ask Volkswagen for advice?

  • Dividebytube Dividebytube on Jan 29, 2016

    I was a passenger. My wife-to-be was driving down the highway with my then MY87 Nissan Stanza - the last high mileage car I got from my travels-for-work dad - when the hood popped open, bending across the roof, and destroying the little plastic windscreen in front of the sunroof. She calmly stuck her head out of the open window and steered us off the next exist, which was an urban area. She had the same thing happen to her with a MY84 VW GTI! Anyway, I managed to find some plastic strands, the kind used for bundling newspapers, on the ground. I tied the hood down and we took the side roads home. Once there I took the hood off, put my army boots on, and walked the metal "flat" again. Put it back on and kept the hood down with a bungee cord. I eventually got another car and the Stanza was kept as the ultimate winter beater. The Stanza was the pre-Altima. Ha!

  • Alfisti Alfisti on Jan 29, 2016

    $100 month leases, bloody hell. Nothing under $300 here.

  • Hummer Hummer on Jan 29, 2016

    Re: hood flying open while driving.