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Nissan recalls more than 700,000 newer cars in two separate safety issues

Posted on February 9, 2015 1:03 pm under Automotive Defects

Nissan is recalling approximately 768,000 vehicles due to an electrical shortage that could cause fire and a defective latch hood assembly that may cause the hood to open suddenly, TechTimes reported on January 29.

The Japanese car maker issued a recall of 552,135 of its Rogue SUVs worldwide, 468,815 of which are in the U.S., after learning that saltwater and snow brought into the car by the driver’s shoes may seep through the carpet and into the driver side floor. The mixture may then come into contact with the electrical system and cause fire.

Nissan’s other recall involves 215,789 2013-2014 Pathfinder, 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, 2013 Infiniti JX35, and 2014 Infinity QX60 and Infinity QX60 Hybrid, 170,655 of which are currently registered in the country. The recall is caused by a hood latch that is very short, causing the hood not to engage completely. This might cause the hood to open suddenly if the driver accidentally pulls the hood handle while driving.

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