Spring is in the air, so I hate to dredge up bad news from the depths of winter but I want to make sure you heard about Nissan and Infiniti’s January recall of problem that can quickly limit your visibility.
- The problem: A manufacturing error caused the hood release cable to be installed incorrectly. That can prevent the latch from, well … latching. Once that happens you’re at risk to have your hood fly up while driving.
- The recalled cars: The 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder and Pathfinder Hybrid, as well as the 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2014 Infiniti QX60 and the QX60 Hybrid.
- The fix: Dealers will change the angle of the hood release mechanism to make the latch release cable longer.
At the time it was announced, Nissan (parent company of Infiniti) didn’t know when the recall would begin. It’s entirely possible that it already has. Have you received a recall notice in the mail?
Owners with questions or concerns should contact Nissan at 800-647-7261.