DETROIT – Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide, including about 69,300 sold in Canada under two separate recalls, to fix electrical shorts that could cause fires and faulty hood latches.
The larger of the two recalls announced Wednesday covers more than 552,000 Rogue small SUVs from 2008 through 2013 and Rogue Select SUVs from 2014. The company says the Rogue Select wasn’t sold in Canada but the Canadian recall applies to 53,312 of the other Rogue models.
Snow and salty water can seep through the driver’s side carpet to a wiring harness, causing electrical shorts. Nissan says there were reports of shorts but no fires or injuries. Most of the Rogues were sold in North America, but some were outside the region.
Nissan dealers will inspect the harness and replace it if necessary at no cost to owners. Those without damage will be sealed.
The second recall covers nearly 216,000 Nissan Pathfinders from 2013 and 2014, and Infiniti JX35s from 2013 and QX60s from 2014. That includes a total of 15,972 vehicles sold in Canada.
The smaller recall is to deal with a secondary hood latch. If the main hood latch is released and the secondary latch fails, the hood could open while the SUVs are being driven.
Nissan says some hoods have been damaged but no crashes or injuries have been reported. Dealers will change the hood release mechanism angle and lengthen the release cable to fix the problem at no cost to owners.
The faulty latches were discovered after Nissan recalled the 2013 Nissan Altima midsize car last year for the same problem, according to documents posted Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators.
— With files from The Canadian Press