Nissan, Ford recall cars

Nissan, Ford recall cars

Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Co., headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan, said it will recall nearly 768,000 vehicles worldwide in two different actions for fixing a fire risk and hood that could open during driving.

According to Nissan and its filing on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, the company will call back 552,135 Rogue sport utility vehicles worldwide as a mixture of snow or water and salt may seep through the carpet on the driver side floor and cause an electrical short.

The company will also recall 215,789 vehicles globally, together with 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2014 Infiniti QX60 and the 2013-2014 Pathfinder SUV to fix an assembly fault that may cause the hood to open during driving and block the driver's vision.

Automakers recalled over 60 million vehicles in the US last year, twice the previous record set in 2004, for deadly faults such as General Motors Co.'s defective ignition switches and Takata Corp. air bags that emitted metal shards at motorists. The US regulator has assured to further step up inspection this year.

According to Nissan spokesman Chris Keeffe, there have been no reports of injuries or deaths linked to the two recalls involving fire and hood risks.

Ford recalled almost 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Police Interceptor sedans from the 2010 to 2013 model years, saying that the doors could open in a crash due to a problem with the handles.

Ford is recalling 16,000 2014 Transit Connect vans for inaccurately tightened seat-belt fasteners. The company said that there have been no reports of injuries related to either problem.


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