WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 108,503 2014-'16 Nissan Rogue SUVs because of a rear liftgate problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The rear liftgate support stays may corrode due to insufficient anti-corrosion treatment," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "Corrosion of one or both of the rear liftgate support stays could cause a sudden release of pressure. If this occurs, the support stays may break off, increasing the risk of injury."
Nissan told federal safety regulators it has not "observed any issues in the U.S. market."
The affected Rogue SUVs were built from July 31, 2013 to January 16, 2016.
Nissan dealers will replace the rear tailgate stays. Owners will be sent interim notifications by mid-June. A second notice will follow once parts become available. They can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Edmunds says: Parts are not currently available, so owners must wait for official notification. Those with an immediate concern should contact their dealer now.