Nissan is working to ensure that children and infants are safe while riding in Rogue vehicles. According to the firm, over 47,000 Nissan Rogue SUVs come with rear seats that weren’t properly manufactured, prompting a nationwide recall. The firm stated that the issue happened during the manufacturing process and may expose a child to personal injury risks.
No other model was impacted, Nissan’s recall report indicated.
Rear Car Seat Wires May Not Properly Secure Child Safety Seats
Impacted Rogues come with upper tether wires in the rear seats that were reportedly insufficiently welded to the seatback. The issue occurred during the manufacturing process carried out by a Nissan supplier. Due to the improper welding, the wires do not meet strength requirements to secure child restraint systems. This is a failure to meet federal regulations.
The issue first came to Nissan’s attention in April, when the supplier alerted Nissan of this potential issue and that the clamps on the seatback were loose. During an audit, Nissan found three left-side seats and one-right-side seat improperly welded.
To this date, the automaker has not learned of any incidents or injuries caused by this problem.
Impacted Cars Will Be Fully Repaired To Prevent Child Injuries
Starting July 30, 2021, Nissan will send impacted car owners a notification by mail urging drivers to contact dealerships to schedule a visit. Dealers should inspect the back of the seat frames for all three rear seating positions and if any insufficiently welded parts are identified, affected rear seatbacks will be replaced for free.
If you own a 2021 Nissan Rogue and you are a parent and wonder how you should proceed to ensure your child is safe until the repair is complete, feel free to contact Nissan customer service at 800-867-7669 to have your questions answered.
To stay on top of this and other open recalls, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website often, where you can look for open recalls using your vehicle’s VIN.
For more on the Nissan recall, follow this link.