2012 Nissan Juke Recalled for Rear Seat Issue
Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced a recall of 11,076 Juke models over a concern with the rear seats. According to the report, a weak weld may cause the seatbacks to come loose in a crash, thereby increasing the risk of passenger injury. In layman’s terms, everything inside the vehicle is supposed to stay in place in the event of an accident (moving projectiles are dangerous). Crash forces are very, very high, and it appears that the welding in the Juke’s rear seats is not sturdy enough to hold them in place in the extreme g-forces of an accident — it is unlikely to be loose if you just wiggle it in place.
Vehicle affected are all 2012 model year Nissan Juke — no other years have been recalled. The company will notify owners later this month, letting them know when they may come by the dealer and have the faulty parts replaced. For further information, owners may check out the U.S. Department of Transportation web site (NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V328000).
– Michael Harley