On July 14, Nissan announced that it had received reports of a driver injury due to a rear door stay defect in a vehicle that hadn’t been recalled yet, and that it was stepping up efforts to recall the affected vehicles.
The recall involved a possible mistake in the painting of the end keep, which can cause the rear door stay to become rusted. This could result in an injury when the driver opens the back door. The recall applies to 727,000 vehicles including the Selena and X-Trail. There have been 13 reports of the defect but until now no injuries.
Along with making announcements on its company homepage, the company is calling for its customers to refrain from using the back door until the recall is finished as a safety precaution.
(Translated by Greg Scott)