In yet another recall, Mitsubishi and Nissan are asking their customer to return their cars for repair over an improper latched hood, which can fly open while driving. It can be a deadly situation when the hood flies open and blocks the entire view of the driver; it can be severe and life-threatening.

Nissan is recalling about 238,000 Altima sedans from 2013 model year, and Nissan is recalling about 166,000 for a possible stalling problem. Nissan said that the hood in the Altima sometimes does not get latched properly. The latch is inefficient in holding the hood in its place.

According to a report, Nissan is still investigating the issue responsible for raising the hood while driving, “Nissan is continuing to investigate which vehicles are involved. However, based on
the information gathered so far; this issue affects a subset of MY 2013 Nissan Altima sedan vehicles manufactured at the Canton, MS and Smyrna, TN plants.
Nissan will supplement the manufacturing range when it is finalized. ”

Nissan has recalled nearly 220,000 Altima in the United States and about 10,000 vehicles in the Canada.

Mitsubishi is recalling the 2008-2011 Lancer and Lancer evolution, 2009-2011 Lancer Sportback; 2008-2011 Outlander and 2011 Outlander Sport.  The drive belt on these vehicles could suffer unusual wear and fail, resulting in “battery depletion and an overheated engine, which could cause a moving vehicle to stall,”according to a report the automaker filed with the safety agency.

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