Nissan Altimas Recalled a Third Time
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Feb 04, 2016 in Product Recalls
Following record U.S. automobile recalls in 2015, Nissan has announced the recall of approximately 930,000 Altimas across the globe. This latest Nissan recall marks the third instance where Altima model vehicles have been recalled by the manufacturer to correct defects.
Nissan has recalled the midsize Altima cars due to a hood latch vehicle defect that has the potential to impair the vision of the driver while operating the vehicle. If the bare metal of the secondary hood latch is exposed due to flaking paint, rust could form which may prevent the latch from keeping the hood in the closed position. The hood could come open as the vehicle is being driven, blocking the view of the driver.
While no accidents or injuries caused by this malfunction have been reported, Nissan issued a recall for Altimas with a model year of 2013, 2014, and 2015. The recall includes 846,000 vehicles which were manufactured in the automakers U.S. factories located in Canton, Mississippi and Smyrna, Tennessee. The automaker will begin notifying vehicle owners mid-February.
Recalls Rising, Repairs Left Unperformed
This latest Nissan recall follows a record year for automobile recalls in 2015; more than 51 million vehicles were recalled in the U.S. alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 25 percent of vehicles recalled go un-repaired each year. The agency urges automobile owners to check their recall database twice per year to see if their vehicles have been affected.
Defective automobiles put everyone on the road at risk, whether youre a driver, passenger, or pedestrian. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury stemming from faulty automobiles such as the Nissan Altima, the car defect attorneys of Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, S.C. will fight for justice on your behalf, working hard to maximize your settlement.