Altima Hood Latch Failure
The 2013-2018 Altima is at constant risk of having its hood fly open while driving. It's a problem responsible for at least 16 accidents and a significant number of code brown moments.Continue reading article "Altima Hood Latch Failure"
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Where Exterior Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- door handles breaking off in the 2005 Altima
- fob not recognized in the 2014 Altima
- doors won't open from the outside in the 2009 Rogue
- key fob not working properly in the 2013 Altima
- convertible roof broken in the 2011 Murano CrossCabriolet
- hatch strut mount rusted out in the 2014 Pathfinder
- door handles break off in the 2005 Murano
The Rogue's rear lift-gate has "stays" that are supposed to keep the lift-gate in place when you open it.
Only, they aren't staying at all.
So not only do you have to try and load the groceries while keeping your kid from running in the parking lot, but you might have to dodge falling doors while you're at it:
"The rear lift gate stay provides power assist to the rear lift gate and operates under high pressure gas. If the anti-corrosion coating is insufficient (there can be) a sudden release of pressure. The rear lift gate suddenly falling down can cause severe injuries to anyone near the gate."
This has happened in enough 2014-16 Rogue's to warrant a recall. The affected vehicles were built between July 31, 2013, and January 16, 2016.keep reading article "Heads Up, Rogue Owners! Lift-gates Have Been Falling Down"