Imagine cruising down the highway, enjoying the scenery, when suddenly your car's side window decides to liberate itself. Sounds terrifying, right? Well, that's the potential scenario facing owners of a limited number of 2024 Nissan Murano SUVs due to a recently announced recall.
Thankfully, only six vehicles are affected by this issue, which stems from an incorrect primer used during the assembly of the rear quarter glass panels. This faulty primer can lead to a weakened urethane adhesive bond, causing the glass to detach while driving. Not only is a flying glass panel a recipe for disaster, but it also increases the risk of a collision with other vehicles.
The good news is that Nissan hasn't been sitting on its hands. The issue was first identified in October 2023 by a technician, prompting an immediate investigation and fix for 72 potentially affected Muranos still at the factory. They also held back 14 vehicles at dealerships, repairing eight and initiating a recall for the remaining six. These six "rogue" Muranos, all manufactured between October 11th and 12th, 2023, are the ones posing the current risk.
Starting March 1st, 2024, affected owners will receive notification of the recall. Dealers will then replace both the left and right quarter glass panels free of charge, with the repair taking approximately three hours. While this might cause some inconvenience, it's a small price to pay for ensuring the safety of yourself and others on the road.
It's worth noting that this isn't the first recent recall for Nissan SUVs. In December 2023, two 2021 Rogue models were recalled due to faulty brake calipers, highlighting the importance of staying informed about potential safety issues with your vehicle.
So, if you own a 2024 Nissan Murano, do yourself a favor and check your VIN number against the recall list. A few minutes of your time could prevent a major headache, or worse, a dangerous situation down the road. Remember, driving shouldn't be a gamble, and proactive measures like recalls are crucial for ensuring everyone's safety on the streets.