Nissan recalling 1.8 million older Altimas over hood latch issue

first_img None of the cars with replaced hood latches have reported any problems. However, Nissan has received some “16 claim reports involving a minor crash and/or minor injury for vehicles that did not receive the repair,” a spokesperson told Automotive News. RELATED TAGSAltimaNissanSedanNon-LuxurySafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclesNon-Luxury In the original recall, the fix involved replacing the hood latch with a new one; Nissan has not announced whether it will make the same repair during this campaign. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2015 through 2017 Nissan Altima is subject to a recall, where open rear windows might force the door open. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Nissan is recalling more than 1.8 million Altima sedans, mostly in the U.S. and Canada, over an issue that may prevent their hood latches from closing properly.The campaign is an expansion of an older 2016 recall on 2013- to 2015-model-year Altimas; the new recall covers Altimas up to model year 2018. In Canada, it covers 49,225 sedans.On affected vehicles, a secondary hood latch may get stuck in an open position due to corrosion; this means it may not hold the hood closed while the car is driving. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Kobe Bryant reconsiders trade demand

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kobe Bryant had two messages for the Lakers on a wacky Wednesday: call me and show me. Mere hours after Bryant demanded a trade and said he would rather “go play on Pluto” than remain with the Lakers, Bryant executed a verbal crossover and said he wanted nothing more than to stick around. Bryant still has some issues. He wants management to make bold moves to prove to him that the Lakers are committed to winning and he wants a phone call, and a clear-the-air conversation, with Dr. Jerry Buss. “A statement would be, call me,” Bryant said on 570-AM. “I don’t have (Buss’) number. Call me.” The Lakers’ troubling month reached a surreal apex Wednesday when Bryant asked to be traded in the morning then, after a phone call from coach Phil Jackson, seemed open to a reconciliation in the afternoon. “I can only hope that they do something, because I don’t want to go no place else,” Bryant told 570-AM. “I don’t want to. I want to stay here, so I hope they do something. … This is my team. I love it here.” Laker sources indicated that Buss will reach out to Bryant soon. Magic Johnson, part owner and team icon, attempted to get in touch and by the end of the day, it seemed that Bryant’s anxiety had waned. It’s been a difficult week for the Lakers and Bryant, who lashed out Tuesday and said that the Lakers lied to him about their long-term rebuilding plans and cast blame on him for their trade of Shaquille O’Neal. Bryant wrote on his official website Tuesday that despite his considerable consternation, he had no desire to be traded. That changed Wednesday morning, when a despondent-sounding Bryant talked to ESPN radio. Bryant said he wanted to be traded and that nothing could change his mind about leaving the Lakers. “Yeah, I would like to be traded, yeah,” Bryant said. “As tough as it is to say that and as tough as it is to come to that conclusion, there’s no other alternative. … It’s rough, man, but I don’t see how you can rebuild that trust. I just don’t see how you can move forward from that type of situation.” Bryant repeatedly said that the Lakers could not convince him to stay – even if Jerry West returned – and when asked if he had any destinations in mind, said, “Not really. At this point, I’ll go play on Pluto.” Soon after, the Lakers released a statement from Buss that read, “We are aware of the media reports. However, Kobe has not told us directly that he wants to be traded. We have made it very clear that we are building our team around Kobe and that we intend for him to be a Laker his entire career. We will speak directly to Kobe and until we do that, we will not comment publicly about this.” Bryant said he had his agent, Rob Pelinka, call Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and make the trade request official. Then, just as speculative trade rumors began to fly, Bryant did two more radio interviews, in which he backtracked from his previous trade-me-no-matter-what comments and softened his stance. What changed? A phone call from Jackson, who attempted to convince Bryant to give the Lakers another chance and that the team would rededicate itself to an improved roster and not long-term rebuilding. “He stayed optimistic,” Bryant said. “He said, ‘You know what, I can’t blame you for feeling this way. I can’t blame you.’ But I just have to try to stay optimistic and we have to try to figure something out. “(Phil) said, ‘They are now determined to do something.’ They’re determined to get something done and they’re off this long-term plan thing. They want to go ahead and get something done. For me, the frustration would have been alleviated if they had told me about a long-term plan.” Asked directly if he wanted to stay with the Lakers, “Man, more than anything. That’s why I hope they can do something. Figure something out. When Phil and I talked, it was an emotional conversation and he said, ‘You know what, Kobe, just let us try to figure this thing out.’ That gave me some hope.” Through SFX Basketball, the agency that represents Bryant, Bryant declined further comment. If the trade demand sticks, finding a team with enough available talent to make a worthwhile trade wouldn’t be easy. Bryant, 28, would waive the no-trade clause in his contract, a deal that has four years and $88.6 million remaining. Any team that acquired Bryant would also be forced to pay him a $9.5 million bonus. Part of Bryant’s consternation came after a local columnist quoted an anonymous “Laker insider” as saying that Bryant’s input provided the impetus for the 2004 trade that sent O’Neal to Miami. Bryant vehemently defended himself and said Buss had informed him during that 2003-04 season that O’Neal would be traded because Buss did not want to give an aging O’Neal another big contract. That led to an unlikely alliance this week between Bryant and O’Neal, against Lakers management. “I believe Kobe 100 percent,” O’Neal told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Absolutely. There’s no doubt in my mind Kobe is telling the truth. I believe him a thousand percent. I would have respected Dr. Buss more as a man if he would have told me that himself, because I know he said it. But he didn’t (tell me). He never said a damn word to me.” Bryant said the next time he saw O’Neal, he would “give him a big … hug,” said that past differences were behind them and said the Lakers caused part of the problem by blaming Bryant for the trade. “We were both young,” Bryant told ESPN radio. “As you get older, you learn how to deal with things. You become a parent and you learn patience and understanding. I think if we could go back I would, and I’m sure he would too, just communicate better. Just he and I, directly.” — Rich Hammond, (818) [email protected]last_img read more