Nissan and Infiniti have issued two recall for several vehicles made because of problems of the harness connector, which may experience an electrical short and an incorrectly installed hood release cable.
Owners of several Nissan vehicles will have to schedule an appointment with the company’s dealers in order to fix the harness connector. According to the car manufacturer, this can experience an electrical short because of a mixture of snow, water and salt, which are seeping through the carpet, near the harness conductor, on the driver’s side floor. If ignored, the problem can even lead to a vehicle fire, caused by the electrical short.
The affected vehicles are the 2008 to 2013 Nissan Rogue, produced between the 7th of March, 2007, and the 26th of November, 2013, and the 2014 Nissan Rogue Select assembled between September 23, 2013, to July 2, 2014. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by Nissan and the dealers will install a new harness connector and waterproof seal, free of charge, if necessary, after inspecting the kick panel wiring harness connector.
The second recall is affecting the Nissan Pathfinder, made between June 20, 2012 and November 18, 2013, the Pathfinder Hybrid, made between July 18, 2013 and November 18, 2013, the Infiniti JX35, put together between November 29, 2011 and June 14, 2013, the QX60 assembled between May 16, 2013 and November 18, 2013 and the QX60 Hybrid, produced between July 18, 2013 and November 18, 2013. These vehicles experience an incorrectly installed hood release cable, which can cause the hood to open during vehicle operation, increasing the risk of a crash. Owners of the models mentioned above can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 for more details on the problems.