Nissan recalls 400 Jukes
Nissan Juke: (Tempo/Raju Febrian)
In response to the recall of the Nissan Juke compact crossover in the US, Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI) is preparing to recall about 400 units of the vehicle due to welding defects on its folding rear seatbacks, the company said on Wednesday.
“There are Nissan Juke vehicles that have been sold and need to be fixed,” NMI vice president director Teddy Irawan said as quoted by kompas.com.
On Tuesday, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that the rear-seat hooks on the Juke might have not been welded properly, which could cause parts to become detached and lead to injury.
In the US, Nissan recalled 11,076 Juke vehicles, which were manufactured from Feb. 3 to May 26.
In Indonesia, only Juke vehicles built between May and June have the defects, with NMI only needing to repair about 400 cars.
“Today, we have checked the owner database and we will contact them via mail and telephone to confirm the repair,” he said.
Teddy added that other Juke owners, who did not receive any notice, did not need to worry about the condition of their cars.
In the first semester of this year, NMI sold 5,401 Juke vehicles, accounting for 15.96 percent of the firm’s total sales. The Nissan Juke came behind multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) the Grand Livina as Nissan’s second best selling car in the country. (yps)