Nissan recalls more than 1.8 million vehicles over hood latch

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Nissan Motor Co. is recalling more than 1.8 million sedans because the secondary hood latch may get stuck in the open position. A majority of the recalled vehicles in North America are in the U.S. and Canada.

The recall covers Nissan Altima sedans from the 2013-18 model years.

Corrosion on the secondary latch may not hold the hood closed while the vehicle is in motion, according to a statement from Nissan.

In 2016, Nissan recalled Altimas from the 2013-15 model years because of the same issue. The remedy in 2016 was to replace the hood latch, according to a NHTSA document.Vehicles that had the hood latch replaced in the 2016 recall have not reported crashes or injuries.

“Nissan has received 16 claim reports involving a minor crash and/or minor injury for vehicles that did not receive the repair,” a Nissan spokeswoman told Automotive News in an email.

The Associated Press reported on the expanded recall earlier Thursday.

Nissan said in its statement that it’s working on a remedy and will begin notifying owners this month.

The spokeswoman said she was not able to provide supplier information on the part.

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