Nissan is recalling certain 2012 model year Juke small crossover vehicles due to problems with the rear seatback.
A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles potentially affected at 11,076. Affected vehicles were manufactured at the Nissan Oppama plant in Japan from February 3, 2012 through May 26, 2012.
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The NHTSA bulletin indicates that “due to an incomplete weld penetration, the rear seat back striker may partially separate in a crash.” This condition increases the risk of rear occupant injury in the event of a frontal collision.
According to documentation from Nissan (PDF), no other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles are affected by this issue because they do not use the subject rear seat back striker.
Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles and dealers will replace the rear seat back strikers at no charge. The Nissan safety recall is scheduled to begin at the end of July. In the meantime, owners of 2012 Nissan Juke vehicles with any questions or concerns may contact the Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Alternatively, owners of vehicles involved in the campaign may also contact NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov. Reference the NHTSA campaign ID No. 12V328000.