Do you own a Nissan vehicle? You may want to check with your dealer to see if your automobile is involved in a massive recall over complications with hood latches.
According to USA Today, Nissan has recalled more than 1.1 million vehicles worldwide over concerns that faulty latches could cause hoods to fly up on the vehicles on the road.
The recall involves Nissan Altimas built from March 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014. Additionally, more than 216,000 Nissan Pathfinder SUVs from 2013 and 2014 and Infiniti JX35s from 2013 and QX60s from 2014 have been recalled over the same issue. Keep in mind, Infiniti is the luxury vehicle division of Nissan.
USA Today reported that the recall stems from issues with a secondary latch that is supposed to keep the hood closed when the primary latch is not fastened properly. Nissan has said that it has received reports of hoods flying open as motorists drove; although the manufacturer claims that, “there have been no reports of crashes or injuries caused by the problem.”
If your vehicle is involved in the recall, the manufacturers are reportedly replacing the latches and modifying levers. Remember, if you ever have questions about a specific vehicle recall, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) database and search by a VIN number.
Speaking to an Attorney About a Defective Vehicle Accident
While Nissan claims that there have been no reports of accidents relating to this issue, it would not be surprising if injury claims began to surface as awareness over the recall spreads.
Remember, if you have been injured in a vehicle accident involving a recalled automobile, it may be in your best interest to speak to an attorney. By filing a lawsuit against a manufacturer, not only can you collect damages relating to your pain and suffering, you are sending a message to the company not to place harmful vehicles on the road.
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