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Fastener Issue Prompts Nissan Z “Supercar” Recall

Fastener Issue Prompts Nissan Z “Supercar” Recall
November 07
09:41 2023

Nissan is recalling nearly 1,000 2023 Z “supercars,” Auto Evolution reports.

In total, 988 vehicles produced at the Nissan Motor Tochigi Plant and bound for the U.S. were assembled incorrectly.

The fasteners in the front bumper reinforcement clip can loosen, preventing the pop-up hood from activating during a pedestrian crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In April, a technician for the Japanese automaker noticed looseness in the clip during a paint repair. Nissan discovered that the tightening torque could be inadvertently reset below the required threshold, which occurred “due to a unique combination of the torquing tool and storage receptacle,” Auto Evolution reports.

Reduced rigidity in the front bumper affects the functioning of the bumper pedestrian detection sensor.

The pop-up hood feature creates more head penetration space beneath the hood by lifting the panel upon contact, which decreases the risk of life-threatening injuries.

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