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Nissan Recalls More Than 700,000 Vehicles

Jan. 28, 2015
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Nissan has issued two separate recalls of more than 700,000 vehicles for problems including a faulty hood latch, which could cause the hood to fly open on the road, and wiring that could cause fires.

More than 550,000 Nissan Rogue small SUVs were recalled because snow, or water, and salt seeping in through carpet on the driver’s-side floor could damage wiring, leading to fires.

On more than 170,000 Pathfinder SUVs and Infiniti crossovers, the hood latch may have been installed improperly, the company said.

“If the primary hood latch is released and the secondary latch fails during operation of the vehicle, it could cause the hood to open during vehicle operation, impairing the driver’s vision, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash,” according to the recall.

While the recall mostly affects buyers in the United States, more than 68,000 Rogues and Pathfinders also are being recalled in Canada.

Specific vehicles involved in the recalls include:

  • Some 2008-2014 Nissan Rogues manufactured between March 7, 2007 and November 26, 2013
  • 2014 Nissan Rogue Select vehicles manufactured September 23, 2013 to July 2, 2014
  • 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinders manufactured June 20, 2012 to November 18, 2013
  • 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrids manufactured July 18, 2013 to November 18, 2013
  • 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured November 29, 2011 to June 14, 2013
  • 2014 QX60 vehicles manufactured May 16, 2013 to November 18, 2013
  • 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013 to November 18, 2013

A vehicle’s date of manufacture can usually be found on a sticker on the driver’s-side door jamb. However, Nissan will notify people who have bought one of the vehicles affected by the recall. Dealers will inspect the vehicles and make repairs if needed.

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