Nissan has recalled its X-Trail SUV this week, due to a potential problem with the rear door.
The carmaker has identified a problem with the ‘back door stay’, which may be subject to corrosion in extreme circumstances.
Should this occur, the strut may corrode to the point where the gas escapes, rendering it incapable of supporting the rear door.
A rear door which is allowed to collapse to the closed position may cause injury to people using the cargo area. Nissan states that there are no reported incidents in Australia.
A total of 28 162 X-Trails are affected by the recall, with a specific range of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) targeted built between January 2014 and the January of this year.
Nissan informs customers that X-Trails with power-assisted tailgates are not affected by the recall.
The carmaker also informed customers that the recall will not be carried out until the fourth quarter of this year, due to limited parts availability. Associated work for this recall will be carried out at no cost to owners.
Nissan will attempt to contact affected owners later this year as Q4 approaches, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer or phone Nissan on 1800 035 035.