A. Yes, a stop sale is currently in effect.
A. Due to a supplier quality issue, it is possible that the mechanical binding could cause the secondary hood latch to remain open. If the primary hood latch is inadvertently released or the hood is not closed in the proper fashion, the secondary hood latch may not hold the hood closed while the vehicle is in motion.
A. On some of the affected vehicles, if a customer inadvertently actuates the hood release (located right next to the fuel filler door release on the lower part of the dashboard), the secondary hood latch may not hold the hood latch entirely closed as designed and the hood may come open while vehicle is in motion.
A. Nissan dealers will replace the hood latch and confirm secondary latch engagement.
A. Nissan has amended the previous recall with a new remedy. To ensure customer safety and satisfaction, we are asking affected owners to make an appointment with their dealer to have this updated repair completed on their vehicle. This repair should be completed even if the previous recall was performed.
A. This service, free for parts and labor, should take less than 1 hour to complete. However, your Nissan dealer may require your vehicle for a longer period of time based upon their work schedule.
A. No, please check with your dealership for alternate transportation availability.
A. Nissan will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles the week of February 15th, 2016 via U.S. Mail.PC426 | Original Document
A. Please contact the dealership for parts availability.
A. No. The primary hood latch works properly as designed. This condition occurs if you inadvertently open the primary hood latch by pulling the hood release lever. In this condition, the secondary hood latch may not be engaged which could allow the hood to open while driving.
A. Owners can inspect the hood to confirm that it is fully closed and latched.
A. Yes, but you should contact your Nissan dealer as soon as possible to have your vehicle inspected if you receive an owner notification letter indicating your vehicle is potentially affected. Nissan recommends that you check to ensure the hood is fully closed and latched. Also, we ask that you be careful to pull the fuel door release lever when refueling, and not the hood release lever.
A. No, the repair will be performed for the customer free of charge for parts and labor.
A. No, any authorized Nissan dealer is able to perform the recall campaign. For Consumer Affairs: Please inform us of the dealer where you would like to have the corrective action completed.
A. The repair will ensure the secondary hood latch is operating as designed. As the correct operating condition will be confirmed, there is no basis for repurchasing or replacing your vehicle.
A. MY2013-MY15 Nissan Altimavehicles are affected.PC426 | Original Document
VIN stands for "Vehicle Identification Number" and is unique to your Nissan. This number is specific to your vehicle and defines its engine size, body style, model year, transmission type, color, etc. For vehicles newer than 1980, the VIN is a 17-digit alphanumeric number.