If you drive a Nissan, you may want to make sure that it is not part of a nationwide recall over defective hood latches.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Nissan has recalled 640,000 Altima mid-size sedans for faulty hood latches. This is the third recall for the manufacturer relating to hood latches over the last couple of months—previously, it recalled 216,000 Pathfinder crossovers from model years 2013 and 2014 for the same issue, and thousands of Infiniti JX35 and QX60 crossovers as well.

The latches can reportedly fail, causing a vehicle hood to fly open and block a driver’s view while the car is in motion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The total number of vehicles affected by the latch issue now sits at 1.1 million. Nissan said that it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries relating to the defect.

Pursuing a Lawsuit Over a Defective Product

Remember, vehicle manufacturers must be held liable when their auto parts falter, costing consumers’ money and time. This can be done through a class action lawsuit. This form of litigation allows for everyone affected by a problem to receive compensation.

It should be noted that this is not the first time Nissan has been scrutinized over a defective auto part. The attorneys at KGG are currently involved in a class action lawsuit with the manufacturer over allegedly defective timing chain tensioning systems, including the primary timing chain tensioner, primary timing chain guide, secondary timing chain tensioners and secondary timing chain tensioner shoes on several vehicle models.

If you are interested in speaking to an attorney about a recalled vehicle or defective auto part, Gary S. Graifman, Esq. is here for you. Schedule a free initial consultation or complete the form on this page.

Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Class Action Lawyers

Source: http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2015/03/nissan-recalling-640000-altimas.html/