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Wheel arch protector issue sparks Nissan QASHQAI recall

More than 28,000 Nissan QASHQAI SUVs affected

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Australian owners of Nissan QASHQAI SUVs should expect a letter in the mail from Nissan Australia with info on a recall of the popular model.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and involves a total of 28,481 JE Series Nissan QASHQAI vehicles sold locally.

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JE Series Nissan QASHQAI vehicles were sold in Australia between 2013 and 2017.

Is your Nissan involved? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that due to insufficient rigidity, under certain limited conditions the lower edge of the rear right wheel arch protector may become deformed.

In conditions such as high speed and high vehicle loading the rear right wheel arch protector may contact the brake hose.

What are the hazards?

Over time repeated contact could wear through the outer protective cover of the brake hose, damaging the inner reinforcing braiding and in extreme cases wearing a hole in the hose.

This would lead to brake fluid leakage from one of the two hydraulic circuits, causing increased brake pedal travel and the brake malfunction indicator lamp to illuminate.

What should owners of affected vehicles do?

Nissan Australia will contact owners via direct mail asking them to contact their Nissan dealer to arrange for a retaining bracket to be fitted, free of charge.

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