Recall Roundup: Nissan, Dodge, Takata Airbags

2015 nissan rogue SV

For the latest on the Takata airbag recall and the list of vehicles impacted, please head to our Takata Airbag Guide.

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The Basics: Nissan is recalling 108,503 Rogue crossovers for potential corrosion in the rear lift gate support device. The recall covers 2014-16 crossovers built between July 2013 and January 2016, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Issue: The outer tube of the Rogue’s rear lift gate support could have insufficient anti-corrosion coating, potentially leading to corrosion from salt and water. Corrosion can lead to the support breaking, potentially causing injury.

Injuries/Deaths: Nissan said it is unaware of any incidents in the U.S. market, though similar problems in vehicles sold outside the country prompted the recall.

The Fix: The automaker says it will notify affected owners by mid-June and will alert them again when parts become available. Owners will have their rear tailgate stays replaced at no charge at Nissan dealerships.

Notes: The defective part was supplied by Showa Auto Parts, a Japanese supplier.

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The Basics: FCA is recalling 10,944 Dodge Journey vehicles model years 2009-2016. The recall is specifically for those equipped with the optional engine block heaters and located in extremely cold climates.

The Problem: Power steering fluid lines may leak when starting the engine in extremely cold weather, which would increase the amount of effort required to steer the vehicle.

Injuries/Deaths: FCA reports it is “unaware of any related injuries or accidents.”

The Fix: The manufacturer is working to get replacement parts to resolve the issue in those vehicles potentially affected. Expect to hear from the manufacturer soon to arrange service. Your chances of being affected are higher if you live in Canada, where a far greater number – estimated at 187,436 – of Journeys may be affected.



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