could your nissan navara be recalled

Could Your Nissan Navara Be Recalled?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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Posted by: Milner

Nissan has been urged to recall the UK’s best selling 4×4 pickup.

Nissan has been urged to recall their Navara’s after it emerges that a major fault in the vehicles could see them snap in half.

Navara owners – many of whom are part of the Milner family – have found their vehicles have severe rust issues which can cause cracks in the chassis.

could your nissan navara be recalled?

Example of split Nissan Navara Pickup

Nissan – one of the world’s largest car manufacturers – has already bought back Navara’s from owners following inspections, but as of yet, no official recall of the D40 model has been made.

Are other 4×4 Nissan’s affected?

At the moment, the same issue is said to also effect some Nissan Pathfinder R51s – also known as the seven-seater family car of the popular Navara.

Nissan is said to have known about the problem for a year and has been keeping it “under wraps”.

The rust problem affects Nissan Navara D40s manufactured in Spain between 2005 to 2008.

However, some drivers of newer Navara’s say they have also been affected.

What’s being done?

Huw Merriman, a Tory MP, plans to raise this issue at The Transport Select Committee on Monday.

Huw has had the following to say: ‘To reassure the public, Nissan would be well advised to recall all affected vehicles.’

‘If, as they say, there are only a small amount impacted then it shouldn’t be a costly exercise in ensuring that these vehicles really are safe to be on the road.’

Attwood Solicitors are working on behalf of hundreds of owners in the UK.

According to the law firm, up to 35,000 Navaras are affected in the UK and 193,500 worldwide – Nissan ‘strongly disputes’ these figures.

What is Nissan doing about the rust problem?

Nissan has stated they were aware of the issue in a “relatively small number” of D40 Navaras and has put measures in place to “quickly resolve the concerns of any customers”.

‘Nissan is backing customers even though the affected vehicles are up to 12 years old.’

‘Depending on the age of the vehicle, these measures include a free and independent inspection of the vehicle where appropriate on older vehicles, if that inspection shows there’s an issue, we’ll do the right thing by the customer under our warranty and customer service policies.’

Nissan is offering a free inspection of their vehicles if drivers are concerned.

What can you do?

Richy Holmes set up the online group after his Navara broke with his pregnant wife and daughter inside as it was towing a caravan.

The 50-year-old mechanic, told the Sun: “I was only going a few miles an hour. I dread to think what could’ve happened if I’d been going faster.”

More than 15,000 Navara owners have joined a Facebook group urging Nissan to take action after motorists found rust around their chassis, which can cause it to crack and break.

We recommend any concerned Navara owners to telephone Nissan on 0330 123 1231.

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3 responses to “Could Your Nissan Navara Be Recalled?”

  1. Arthur Jones says:

    My Navara is a 2007 se, been in family from new ,did not take
    Long to notice rust forming on chassis.
    Have waxoil coated where I could but am worried that it is
    Corroding from the inside out.
    Poor quality steel I pressume from China same as the sixty,s
    Type of metal that rotted away here !.
    A recall should be made ASAP as these modern vehicles should be
    More resistant to corrosion as some are extremely dangerous.

  2. Paul says:

    Just had mechanic fried to look at my nissan navara and found severe cracking and collapse on spring mount to chasis. Got an inspection tomorrow by nissan. No doubt will try to push blame onto me. Been driving at speed at times. God only knows what could have happened

  3. Knut says:

    Er det noen som vet om Nissan dekker dette?

  4. James says:

    My 2006 Navara D40 has just failed it’s MOT. Left hand side of the chassis is badly corroded and the right has a big crack in it. Mechanic wrote “Dangerous DO NOT Drive” on the failure notice. Booked in with Nissan next Monday (30th Oct). It’s costing me £300 to have it taken, on a flatbed, 85 miles to my nearest dealer as they insist it is down to the owner to get the vehicle to the the dealer for inspection, weather it’s driveable or not. It might cost me another £300 to get it home again too. I told them I am disabled and living on benefits and am going to have to borrow money to pay for this and they told me there is nothing they can do to help at this stage. Fingers crossed.

  5. Kjell says:

    Eg var inne sjå nissan forhandleren me min navara 2006mod…men gjennomrusta ramme..alt dei ville tilby meg va å kjøbe min bil (veldigt billigt)å kjøra den til vraking.det sa eg ikkje var aktuelt….

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