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Nissan Recalls 1.8 Million Altimas due to Dangerous Hood Latch.
The auto manufacturer, Nissan, has issued a recall on 1.8 million Altimas due to a dangerous hood latch defect. Overtime, when the primary hood latch corrodes, it can prevent the secondary latch from working. This can lead to the hood opening while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the likelihood of a crash.
In the U.S., the recall involves the 2013 through 2018 models of the Altima sedan.
There were previous recalls for Altimas regarding a defective hood latch. Even if a vehicle was fixed in a previous year, Nissan says those vehicles still need to replace that replacement part again.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan is currently working on a fix for the faulty hood latch. Owners will be notified beginning August 1, 2020.
How to know if your vehicle has been recalled
If you’re unsure if your Nissan is affected by the recall, you can visit Nissan’s website here and look up your vehicle. If it has been recalled, the website will tell you where to take your vehicle for a free repair.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.
Source: Car and Driver, “Nissan Recalls 1.8 Million Altima Sedans for Faulty Hood Latch”