For the second time in the last few months, the 2021 Nissan Rogue is being recalled. The first time was for leaking fuel hoses. This time, Nissan identified poor welds during inspections at the assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.
Rogue seat frames were found to have improper welds at the factory
The bad welds were first noticed back on April 19. Installing a seat back frame a worker noticed an odd fit. Upon inspection by supervisors, they found it was a common problem with the supply of frames they had. Nissan then approached the seat frame supplier Toyo Seat.
Four areas of improper welds were found in a production of almost 7,000 seat assemblies initially inspected. The fixture that is used to hold the frame together when welding was found to be loose. This caused the seat frame to move around during the welding process, which resulted in misaligned frames.
Over 47,000 2021 Nissan Rogues are affected
There are 47,098 2021 Rogues that could be affected. These were built between September 23, 2020, and April 20, 2021. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the affected Rogue vehicles don’t conform to the requirements of section 6.3 of Federal Vehicle Safety Standard 225 for child restraint anchorage systems.
Dealers will inspect the seat frames for three specific welds. If one or more welds don’t conform, Nissan dealers are to remove and replace the seat frames. As all 2021 Rogues are under warranty there is no charge for the process and possible replacement.
Is your Nissan Rogue part of the recall?
If you have questions about your 2021 Nissan Rogue you can go to Nissan’s website or contact the NHTSA for further information and instructions. You will be advised to set up an inspection with your dealer to see if your Rogue is one of the affected models.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue has new looks based on the previous Rogue platform. Prices start at $25,850 with the top tier Platinum AWD costing $37,030.