SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The latest recalls from Hyundai and Nissan impact some 625,000 cars manufactured between 2013 and 2015.
The Nissan recall is by far the largest. The automaker is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving. This latest recall covers Altima midsize cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. It brings the total number of vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 1.1 million.READ MORE: 'Fire Hose' Of Subtropical Moisture Bearing Down On Northern California
Nissan says in government documents that if the main hood latch isn’t fastened, the secondary latch may not hold the hood closed as designed.
Nissan previously recalled 238,000 Altimas from 2013 for the same problem, as well as 216,000 Nissan Pathfinders from 2013 and 2014, Infiniti JX35s from 2013 and QX60s from 2014.
The company is still investigating the problem and could recall even more vehicles. They still haven’t finalized a fix for the problem.READ MORE: Kid-Size Doses Of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective
Hyundai is recalling more than 26,000 Genesis luxury cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a water leak that can cause the transmission gear shifter to malfunction.
The recall covers cars from the 2015 model year. Water can leak into the rear light assembly. In rare cases that can cause delays in gear shifting or display the wrong gear on the instrument panel. The gear selector is connected electrically to the rear lights.
Hyundai says in government documents that the incorrect gear can increase the risk of the cars moving unexpectedly and causing a crash. The company says it has no reports of any crashes or injuries from the problem.MORE NEWS: Support Builds for KPIX Reporter Targeted in YouTuber's Racist Remarks
Dealers will install pads to stop the water leak at no cost to the owners. Hyundai will notify owners starting in April.