It’s only been a few months since the launch of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and the recall of the new SUV has already been announced. It is reported that some Pathfinder vehicles may have been manufactured with insufficient welds on the optional bonnet latch retainer.
In this case, the retaining bracket may move and cause the latch to partially engage. Additionally, the retention bracket can also completely detach from the front bumper assembly and will not snag. As a result, the hood can suddenly open up and block the driver’s view, which can lead to an accident.
Nissan claims the malfunction is related to a “welding equipment maintenance problem.” Nissan became aware of this issue on June 23, 2021, when a Nissan technician noticed that the secondary bonnet latch retainer on the 2022 Pathfinder had been disconnected on the production line.
The Japanese automaker has launched an investigation. An audit of 4,376 vehicles at the Smyrna plant identified 9 Pathfinder models with insufficient weld seams, prompting a recall.
3030 examples of Nissan Pathfinder were called problematic. All of them rolled off the assembly line from June 10 to July 28 this year. At the same time, the automaker emphasizes that this problem has not affected Nissan or Infiniti cars.
To resolve this issue, Nissan dealerships will inspect vehicles and, if necessary, replace the faulty bonnet latch.