Debris and corrosion are the most likely causes of this malfunction.
Nissan says a number of incidents involving 2013 Altima models have been reported so far. A company spokesman, Steve Yaeger, assured that drivers are safe as long as the main latch is locked.
For the moment, Nissan dealers will clean and lubricate the latch mechanism and modify or replace the secondary latch as necessary.
An investigation has been launched to determine whether other Nissan vehicles need to be recalled to fix a similar problem.
Source : auto.lapresse.ca