Auto recalls from Nissan and Ford
Nissan and Ford are both launching new safety recalls involving a total if nearly one million cars.
Nissan accounts for more than half the vehicles with the recall of 552, 135 Rogues from model years 2008 and 2013. The car company says moisture could seep through the drivers side floor and cause an electrical short to writing that could lead to a fire. No crashed or injuries have been reported to to the wiring issue, according to Nissan.
The Japanese company is also concerned about 215,789 Pathfinder SUVs from the 2013 and 2014 model years and the 2013 Infiniti JX35. In this case there are problems related to a secondary hood latch.
Nissan says the problem when primarily noticed in rental vehicles. The problem occurred when drivers unintentionally dislodged the secondary hood latch, which is designed to stop the hood from flying up, when the primary latch is disengaged.
Nissan says there have been a handful of incidents of vehicles being damaged when the hood flew open, but there are no reports of crashes or injuries.
Ford recalls cars, vans, police cars
Ford is recalling 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MX and Police Interceptor models from the 2010 to 2013 model years. Ford says a door latch spring can become unseated, allowing the door to unlatch in a side-impact crash. The company says it knows of no injuries from the problem.
All those vehicles were built at a plant in Chicago between 2009 and 2012. Dealers will inspect the latches and replace door handles if needed.
Ford also issues a smaller recall of just over 16,000 Transit Connect small vans in the U.S. from the 2014 model year. Seat belt fasteners can loosen, causing the belts to malfunction. Ford says the problem hasn't caused any crashes or injuries. Dealers will replace and tighten the seat belt fasteners.
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