Nissan Recalls 220K Altimas Because Hoods Are Only Suppose To Fly Up In The Movies

The only time you might expect to see the hood of a car fly up while driving down the road is in an action movie. But for hundreds of thousands of Nissan Altima owners that scenario could happen at just about anytime, and that’s a big problem.

Nissan recently announced the recall of about 220,000 model year 2013 Nissan Altimas, USA Today reports.

Officials with Nissan say the problem involves an inner panel on the hood and the secondary latch lever of the vehicle.

The combination of debris and corrosion could cause the secondary latch lever to bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.

If for some reason the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could open while driving.

Nissan will contact owners of affected vehicles. Dealers will be instructed to modify the bend angle on the hood actuation lever to eliminate potential interference with the hood inner panel.

If dealers view significant corrosion is observed, the latch assembly will be replaced.

Recall: Hoods can fly open on 220K Nissan Altimas [USA Today]

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