Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 360,379 autos globally after the invention of a defect that would trigger the hood to open with out warning and improve the danger of crash.
The recall impacts 2013-16 Nissan Pathfinder midsize crossovers. A buildup of particles in a bell crank lever pivot joint might trigger the secondary hood latch to stay in open place.
The recall consists of 322,671 autos within the U.S., 37,115 in Canada and 593 in Korea, Nissan mentioned.
The secondary latch acts as a backup to maintain the car hood closed if the first latch is unintentionally launched or not closed correctly. If the defect happens, it might trigger the hood to open whereas in movement and block the motive force’s view.
Owners who don’t carry out “proper inspection and maintenance” of the bell crank meeting are susceptible to the defect, Nissan mentioned in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report filed June 13. Buildup of particles might additionally injury the meeting’s anti-corrosion coating.
Nissan mentioned Tuesday it was not conscious of any accidents associated to the defect, however there may be one allegation of harm.
Regulators in Canada have been notified, and regulators in South Korea will probably be notified quickly.
The firm has not launched a treatment plan however mentioned one is “under development.” Three elements are listed as a part of the defect.
Nissan notified U.S. sellers on June 24, and can start notifying house owners on June 30. Owner notification will embrace directions on how one can examine the bell crank meeting.