Nissan Expands Recall on Rogue SUV and Introducing New Concept Car

March 24
7:05 AM 2016

Nissan Rogue is a North American version of X-Trail which was debuted in 2008. Last year, Nissan recalled 76,000 of this second generation SUV due to fuel pump problem. This time, the company expanded to recall close to 47,000 Nissan Rogue.

The recall is affecting car produced between July 25 and December 21, 2013 and also February 1 to June 7, 2014. WQAD reported that Nissan said the affected fuel pumps have nickel plating that can flake and create loose particles that interfere with the pump's operation. This can prevent the engine to start and also increase a risk of car crash when the engine stops suddely during driving.

Nissan submitted Safety Recall report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) on March 10. Nissan described the defect as, "On some of the affected vehicles, in certain situations, the nickel plating material from the fuel pump's inner or outer casing/cover may detach or flake due to fuel flow, vibration or pressure. The detached plating particles may move into the vacant area between the impeller and the casing/cover, causing the impeller to stop rotating."

The fuel pump affected are the ones supplied by Bosch Corp. which was still use the older version of anodized aluminum coating. Nissan also explained that all vehicles manufactured after June 7, 2014 have been equipped with fuel pumps that contain an improved anodized aluminum coating. Therefore, the issue will not affect the car produced after that date.

Nissan currenly listed on the top-10 largest automaker in the world. However, before it achieved its status, the company was in the brink of bankruptcy in In 1999. Nissan then partnered French's Renault SA to establish Renault-Nissan alliance.

Following the partnership Carlos Ghosn took position as Chief Operating Officer. A year later, Ghosn was appointed Nissan CEO. The Brazilian-born CEO led Nissan to run through a tough revival and transformation to bring the company back to profitability.

CEO Carlos Ghosn achieved a special and almost mythical status in Japan. A manga comic book was even created portraying his life that depicted him as superhero. Nissan, that also own Infiniti, and Datsun brands, wasa able to rebuild itself to become strong and innovative company in the automotive industry under Ghosn leadership.

Currently the company will display its Nissan New Mobility Concept (NNMC) cars in 2016 New York International Auto Show which to begin this Friday. Car Scoop reported the car was based on Renault Twizzy platform, measuring at only 2.3 meters (92 inches) in length. NNMC was designed as a last mile transit vehicle, a term that define automobile designed for short-distance trips by maximum two passengers.

Although Nissan still has to deal with defect in Rogue SUV, but the company's innovation has not stopped. Its new concept mobility will be showcased in New York car show starting this Friday.

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