U.S. safety agencies have announced a recall that impacts up to 322,671 Nissan SUVs.
Regulators say some Pathfinder models feature a defective hood.
The NHTSA believes dirt and dust contamination can build up in the hood parts and cause them to unexpectedly spring open.
About 1% of affected Pathfinder models are believed to be defective.
The recall is the result of a probe previously announced by the NHTSA in December of 2021.
According to Nissan, “A remedy plan is currently under development.”
The automaker says they will collect parts related to affected customer’s vehicles “to further study the issue.”
NHTSA warns that the hoods opening spontaneously could increase the risk of a crash by obstructing the driver’s view.