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Nissan Navara, rusted chassis

  • 02-09-2021 11:28am
    Registered Users Posts: 12 mammy2two

    I know this has been done so many times and ive read through losts of posts but cant find one similar

    My husband has a 11 Nissan Navara, was a beautiful jeep and he looked after it really well passes its DOE / CRVT every year. In 2018 he got a letter to bring to a main dealer as part of the recall which we knew nothing about. It was deemed to have passed the inspection and the chassis was sprayed by a main dealer. Roll on 3 years....last week driving kids to school the fuel tank strap came off and he brought to a garage. The garage on looking at it said the whole chassis is rusted, they determine it was likely that the rust was just sprayed over three years previously. We being told by Nissan Ireland and the main dealer that there is now no comeback and the issue closed in March 2020. We cant afford a new work van but he has to work.....have we any comeback? is it worth getting an insurance inspection/ assessor involved, or a solicitor?

    I would appreciate any advice...very worried now

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  • Registered Users Posts: 319 ✭✭ Dirty Nails

    I wouldn't guarantee you any success but I'd spend a few hundred on an engineers report & a solicitors letter. Mention the Sunday World to them also.

    Depending on the amount of rust,getting it plated might be an option.

  • Registered Users Posts: 844 ✭✭✭ doctorchopper

    I also had a 2012 d40 that had the recall done. They were meant to remove the back tub and treat it inside and out. They did not do this, they didn't even pressure wash under it, just sprayed over dirt. I did a proper job on it myself. not that that is any help to you. But like previously said they are repairable.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 Jcb21

    Worked in a parts department in a nissan dealership during this recall. As said above the tub had to be removed chassis cleaned and sprayed and tub put back on.

    In the dealership i was in it was done correctly but i have seen and have beed told about some that were just painted over.

    You should be able to buy the fuel tank strap separately. That wouldn't have been treated at the time but if it was that badly rusted you should have been informed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,631 ✭✭✭ 9935452

    If it needs plating , there is a group on FB for this .

    There is a lad in the uk called Richie Holmes that supplies the plating kit for them