Nissan in North America are making two recalls, one is due to a faulty hood latch and the other is an electrical fault where they need to fix a potential fire hazard. These recall has been issued to 640,000 Nissan and Infiniti owners in the U.S.
The first recall has the NHTSA Campaign Number 15V032000 and affects 468,815 vehicles, if you own the Nissan Rogue 2008 – 2013 or the Nissan Rogue Select 2014, then you need to read the following.
If you own any of the vehicles above you need to be aware of a potential electrical short, which can cause a vehicle fire. The Sumitomo Electric Industries manufactured wiring harness can be found on the drivers seat floor. This problem has not yet officially been announced, but when it does you will be advised to contact your Nissan dealer where they will ask you to bring your vehicle in for inspection.
Over on the NHTSA.GOV they say the dealers will make an inspection on the kick panel wiring harness connector, if they need to they will fit a new waterproof seal and harness connector at no charge – Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
The next recall (15V033000) covers the Nissan Pathfinder 2013 – 2014, Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 2014, Infiniti JX35 2013 and the QX60 & QX60 HYBRID 2014 model. In this recall there is around 170,665 vehicles affected.
The NHTSA reports a Geocom component may possibly have been incorrectly manufactured; in return this could cause the hoods latch not working properly. This could potentially make the hood pop up whilst the vehicle is in motion.
Both Nissan and Infiniti dealers are aware of the issue but have not yet contacted NHTSA when the recall date will commence. When they do officially announce the recall owners should take their vehicles to their dealer, where they will fix the issue by modifying the hood release mechanism’s angle, this will of course be done free of charge – Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.