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Nissan has issued multiple recalls in recent years for vehicles with hoods that open unexpectedly while on the road. The issue lies in a faulty hatch, which was improperly painted, causing premature corrosion. The corrosion resulted in misalignment when the hood was closed and an unstable hold. According to Nissan, the company has received 16 reports of minor crashes relating to this issue.

Which Vehicles Are Affected?

Certain Nissan Altima models have already been recalled for this exact issue multiple times in the past. Nissan Altimas from 2013-2015—which were previously recalled in 2014, 2015, and 2016—are once again being recalled. Models from 2016-2018 are now being recalled as well due to faulty hood latches. To confirm if your vehicle is included in this recall, the first thing you should do is visit the NHTSA’s website and enter your 17-digit VIN number. The website will then show whether or not there is a recall for your car.

The Solution

Nissan has stated that a fix is still being developed. Vehicle owners will be contacted with instructions on how to care for the latch until it can be properly repaired. If you experience a latch malfunction while on the road, your hood may fly up and obstruct your view. Try to remain calm as you slow to a stop and remove yourself from the flow of traffic.

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