The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced a recall for several units of the Altima sedans because of a problem with the hood, which can open while driving.

According to the car manufacturer, the Nissan Altima is the subject to a new recall which is now affecting an estimated 220,423 units of the 2013 model year. The vehicles in question will have to be taken back to the dealers by their owners because of a problem with the hoods.

The company says that the interference is the culprit, between the hood inner panel and the secondary latch lever, and the interference, combined with the debris and corrosion, can cause the secondary hood latch to bind. Because of this, the hood can unexpectedly open while driving and make visibility impossible for the driver.

If this will happen, the risk of a crash will increase severely. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the 220,423 units of the Nissan Altima, from the 2013 model year, affected by this problem, have been produced between the 6th of Mach, 2012, and the 28th of February, 2013. The recall should begin soon and the dealers will be inspecting the cars and making the necessary repairs free of charge.


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