2022 Nissan Pathfinder already recalled for loose hood latches

Nissan needs to inspect just over 3,000 of the new SUVs for potentially bad welds.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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2022 Nissan Pathfinder

Don't need your hood popping open unexpectedly.


The new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is out in the wild, but the automaker will need to see 3,030 of them back at dealerships for a hood latch issue. Specifically, the hood could pop open and obstruct the driver's view, which increases the risk of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published recall documents this week detailing the recall, and the issue also violates Federal Motors Safety Vehicle Standards.

Essentially, these Pathfinders have either too few or some bad welds, which may let the secondary hood latch come undone. If the primary hood latch, by chance, isn't secured either, then the hood could pop open and make it very difficult to see while driving. Nissan isn't aware of any issues surrounding the recall. 

Thankfully, it's an easy fix. Owners will take their Pathfinder to a dealer where a technician will inspect the secondary hood latch bracket and replace it if necessary. Look for mailed notices to start arriving Oct. 21.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder is ready to, um, find some paths

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