Washington: Nissan and Ford issued recalls of hundreds of thousands of cars Wednesday to address problem parts that could lead to injuries.
Nissan said it was calling in for repair at least 640,000 Pathfinders, Infiniti JX35s, QX60s and Rogues, for two problems. On Pathfinders, Infiniti JX35s, and QX60s of certain model years, the hood latch might not lock, potentially allowing the hood to open while the vehicle is moving.
For 2007-2014 Rogues, water, snow and salt leaking into the car could cause a short in a certain point of the wiring and potentially a fire, Nissan said.
Ford recalled nearly 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Police Interceptor sedans from the 2010-2013 model years, saying the doors could open in a crash due to a problem with the door handles.
In addition, Ford is recalling 16,000 2014 Transit Connect vehicles for incorrectly tightened seat-belt fasteners.
Ford said it knew of no injuries related to either problem.