Nissan and Ford are recalling nearly one million vehicles, mainly in the U.S., due to problems with the hood latch mechanisms, door springs, and electrical systems. The number of affected units in Canada remains unspecified.
Approximately 552,000 Nissan Rogue SUVs built between 2008 and 2014 can let snow and salty water enter the cabin and wiring harness under the carpet causing electrical shorts. Dealers will inspect the harness and replace it if necessary, while those without damage will be sealed.
Another recall involves the secondary hood latches on 216,000 Nissan Pathfinders from 2013 and 2014, 2013 Infiniti JX35s and 2014 QX60s. The secondary latch may remain in the open position after the primary latch is closed. If the primary latch fails, the hood could open while driving. So far, no incident has been reported.
Meanwhile, Ford is recalling 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Police Interceptor models from the 2010 to 2013 model years because a door latch spring can come unseated. If this happens, the door could unlatch in side-impact crashes.
Ford dealers will therefore inspect the latches and replace them as needed.
Source: The Detroit Bureau