The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced a recall for the Navara models in Australia, because of a problem with the towbars.
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), more than 40,000 units of the Nissan Navara will be affected by this recall, and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the towbars. The carmaker says that the attachment points on the genuine accessory towbars fitted onto the Navara RX and ST-X versions can cause “excessive stress upon the chassis frame rails over time”.
“As a result, cracks can occur at the ends of the rails. In extreme cases, sections of the chassis rails around the towbar attachment points may bend when heavy load is applied”, as Nissan said in a statement.
The affected Nissan Navara vehicles across Australia are the D40 and a total of 40,400 units will have to be taken back to the dealers. These models have been produced in Spain, between July 2005 and January 2010. If you live in Australia and you own one of the Nissan Navara vehicles mentioned above, you should contact the Nissan Customer Service Center on 1800 035 035. It is unknown yet whether the recall will be expanded to other markets.