Recent auto recall involves engine hoods opening unexpectedly Paying attention to your surroundings is a critical component of driving safely. Imagine the fear someone would experience if, in the middle of their daily commute, the engine hood of their vehicle suddenly sprang open, completely obscuring their view of traffic in front of the vehicle. For those driving Nissan Altimas, that exact scenario could be a possibility due to a defective vehicle component. In fact, those who have previously had their vehicle repaired for this exact issue may find that their vehicle is still part of this newest recall. Many products can have defective parts, but when there is a defective component in a vehicle, the risk of someone getting hurt or killed as a result of that defect drastically increases, especially if the failure occurs while the vehicle is in motion.