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From Products Liability Law Daily, January 29, 2016

Nissan recalls 846,000 vehicles over problem with secondary hood latch

By John Dumoulin

Nissan North America, Inc., has recalled approximately 846,000 model year 2013-2015 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured from March 6, 2012, to December 31, 2014, because the secondary hood latch in the affected vehicles may bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed. If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while an individual is driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash, Nissan warned. This recall supersedes recalls 14V565 and 15V116 (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 16V029, Report receipt date: January 22, 2016).

Remedy. These vehicles were previously included in recalls 14V565 and 15V116, but the previous remedy plan may not have been performed consistently to remove the safety risk. To correct this issue, Nissan will re-notify all affected owners and dealers will replace the hood latch with a new one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-February.

Contact information. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. 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.

Companies: Nissan North America, Inc.

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