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2014 NISSAN PATHFINDER HYBRID RECALL (STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS)

Make: Nissan
Model Year: 2014
Model: PATHFINDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V033000
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 170,665
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 01/26/2015
Record Creation Date: 01/26/2015

2014 Nissan PATHFINDER HYBRID DEFECT SUMMARY

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles manufactured June 20, 2012, to November 18, 2013, 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, to November 18, 2013, 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured November 29, 2011, to June 14, 2013, and 2014 QX60 vehicles manufactured May 16, 2013, to November 18, 2013, and 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, to November 18, 2013. In the affected vehicles the hood release cable assembly may have been installed incorrectly preventing the latching claw from fully engaging. The secondary latch may remain in the open position when the hood is closed.

2014 Nissan PATHFINDER HYBRID DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the primary hood latch is released and the secondary latch fails during operation of the vehicle, it could cause the hood to open during vehicle operation impairing the driver's vision, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

2014 Nissan PATHFINDER HYBRID RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will modify the angle of the hood release mechanism to provide additional length to the release cable, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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