Nissan will be recalling 220,000 Altima sedans, according to a new recall bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Apparently, model year 2013 Altimas built between March 6, 2012 and February 28, 2013 are at risk of their hoods flying open at speed.
The line at the door for the recall party is getting longer. Nissan has just showed up and it needs to bring in 2.14 million vehicles around the world, making it the automaker's third largest recall of all-time. The issue lies with a faulty ignition relay that could cause the engine to stall or fail to restart. The fix is reported to take less than 25 minutes, and involves swapping out the faulty ignition relay for a new one.
Nissan's JDM customers will now be able to benefit when some other poor schmo skids a Teana into a ditch. The CARWINGS telematics system has a new application bent on safety called Slip Alert. Slip Alert combines real-time images from cameras set up in Hokkaido to monitor conditions in dangerous areas, data on ABS and traction control usage from other Nissans carrying CARWINGS, and statistics from years gone by in an attempt to keep drivers from wrecking. When cruising along in treacherous going
Not too many years ago, Audi got into a big mess with cars that were accused of having accelerator pedals with minds of their own. Nissan now says it has developed a system that gives its cars' gas pedals the ability to think, and it sounds pretty smart.