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.