Nissan Recalls 2024 Muranos Due to Detaching Glass Panels

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall for 2024 Nissan Murano vehicles because an incorrect primer may have been used during the installation of quarter glass assemblies.

Nissan had alerted NHTSA that the urethane adhesive bond may break on a limited number of affected vehicles, causing the left and right quarter glass to separate from the vehicle’s body.

“If the quarter glass separates while driving, it could become a road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA says in the recall notice 24V-053.

Customers may notice increased wind noise and hear a rattle before glass separation, the notice says.

On October 11, 2023, a Nissan technician reported that the incorrect primer was loaded into the equipment used for quarter glass assembly, after which the company Nissan began an investigation

A yard audit the next week identified 72 Nissan Murano vehicles with the incorrect primer on both left and right quarter glass panels.

Later in October, the company initiated a quality hold to dealerships for 14 potentially affected 2024 Muranos.

The carmaker told dealers to replace both the left and right quarter glass on eight affected vehicles.

From the end of October 2023 through December 2023, Nissan investigated the potential effect of using the incorrect primer on the quarter glass. The automaker discovered the adhesive bond between the vehicle’s body and the quarter glass assembly may be compromised and began testing to understand the effect on quarter glass retention.

Then, on January 23 this year, “out of an abundance of caution,” Nissan decided to conduct a safety recall to fix the remaining vehicles. Nissan says it knows of no warranty claims, accidents, or injuries resulting from the manufacturing defect.

In March, Nissan will notify vehicle owners to bring them to a dealership for repair.

The recall does not cover any other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles.

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