Nissan is again recalling the last-generation Altima to replace a secondary hood latch that can fail due to corrosion. The campaign includes 1,831,818 cars made between the 2013 and the 2018 model years.
2013 to 2018 represents the fifth-generation Altima's entire career in the United States. The recall campaign affects two- and four-door models, so it covers a vast majority of the production run. Nissan explained the problem is that rust can develop on the secondary hood latch (the one up front you never seem to be able to find when you're opening the hood) and freeze it in the open position. Closing the hood could then bend it.