Nissan SUV recall
Nissan SUV recall
Posted on February 5, 2015
Nissan have issued a recall for over 639,000 SUVs across
North America. The issues are minor in nature but are widespread enough that
they have decided to remedy the problem. The recall includes 469,000 2008-2013
Rogue and Rogue Select and 170,000 other models.
The first defect is for a wiring harness in the kick panel
and the other is for a hood release cable.
2008-2013 Rogue and Rogue Select
The recall for the 2008-2013 Rogue and Rogue Select is for
the wiring harness. Located within the kick panel, this harness is regarded as
being overly susceptible to damage through salt and water seeping in under the
carpet. While no issues have been reported as yet, it is nevertheless something
Rogue owners should have addressed.
The remedy is to have install a new wiring connector and a
new waterproof seal to prevent damage.
Other Nissan Models
A potentially faulty hood release cable has been identified
in a number of other Nissan models. Incorrect installation seems to be at the
root of this issue. The models in question are 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder, 2014 Pathfinder
Hybrid, 2013 Infiniti JX35 and 2014 Infiniti QX60 and QX60 Hybrid.
The issue has been described as "the incorrect installation of
the hood release cable that could prevent the proper latching of the hood
catch". As a result, the secondary hood latch may not engage properly either.
This could result in the hood flipping open while driving. Again, no reports of
damage or injury have been made public yet but the potential is there.
Nissan have yet to publish their repair schedule for either
of these recalls.
The Nissan Rogue is one of the Japanese automaker's key
models and a best seller. The compact crossover seats five or seven in comfort
while the 2.5-litre engine is good for 170hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. It's a
capable vehicle with real family appeal. The sheer number of options, generous
trim levels and competitive pricing have all ensure the Rogue is a success.
As always with recalls, your local Car Nation Canada
dealership is well qualified to perform the work once a schedule has been
released. We will be in touch with you as soon as this happens. Alternatively,
once you know the schedule, book your Nissan for a service and we'll perform
the work at the same time. It's all part of the service!