Nissan to Recall Altimas to Fix Hood Latches

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Nissan is recalling nearly 930,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide, some of which are being recalled for a third time, to fix a hood latch problem that could allow the hood to fly open while the cars are moving.

Nissan says paint can flake off the hood latch, exposing bare metal and over time, the latch can rust and cause the secondary hood latch to remain open.

The new recall involves Altimas from the 2013 to 2015 model years.

Nissan says in the two previous recalls in 2014 and 2015, dealers adjusted latches and applied lubricant, but if the lubricant was not applied evenly, the problem could still persist.

Nissan will notify owners and replace the hood latches for free starting in mid-Feb.

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