Nissan Motor Company, the Japanese automaker is recalling more than 7 lakh vehicles in Japan for a defect on the rear door stay.
The recall was first filed with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport back in April 2016. An incident where an uninspected vehicle in which the gas stay rupture injured a user has prompted Nissan to recall vehicles.
The company said, "The paint coating applied to the rear door stay does not comply with design requirements for anti-rust treatment. As a result, the outer tube of the gas stay may corrode and crack, resulting in rupturing of the stay and detachment from the vehicle. If such a rupture occurs when the back door is open, the stay might injure a person nearby."
As of now, Nissan has received 13 reported incidents related to this recall and all of this came from Japan. Of this five incident were reported prior to the recall which involved a Serena minivan. Post the recall, seven incidents were reported which included the Serena and one incident from NV200 van. Of all this, only one report of injury has been received.
Authorised retailers for Nissan will check the rear door stay for any corrosion and if there has been any, then the back door gas stays will be replaced. Owners of vehicles with no corrosion will be contacted again to have it replaced in line with parts availability.
The Nissan X-Trail manufactured between November 2013 and January 2016 are part of the recall models. Other models include