Nissan Recalls 11,000 Juke Models For Seat Belt Issue

Per Autotrader, Nissan is recalling certain Nissan Jukes for a seat belt issue (surprisingly, not the CVT):

Nissan will soon recall more than 11,000 units of its compact JUKE crossover. The automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced the recall, which affects 2012 models manufactured between February and May.

According to the NHTSA, the recall is necessary because an incomplete weld could cause the JUKE's rear seatback striker to separate. As a result, the rear seatback could become loose in an accident, increasing the risk of injury to the crossover's rear seat occupants.

Nissan says the recall affects 11,076 Juke models built from February 3, 2012, to May 26. The automaker says it has not received any reports of accidents or injuries stemming from the defective part, which was discovered during routine testing of internal components. Nissan also confirmed no other models are included in the recall.


JUKE owners with questions can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or reach the NHTSA's recall hotline at 1-888-327-4236.