Nissan Navara is a pick-up very good reputation in all over the world, although not in all markets is known by the name of Navara; in some it is referred to as Nissan Frontier. However, this reputation, and your way of looking at this model, can give you 180-degree turn after seeing the following images. Very painful. In a nutshell, the chassis of the pick-up japanese split and, therefore, the truck also.
customers who purchased a Nissan Navara second generation with factory series D40 in 2004 are trying to ask for calls to review for their vehicles. It is estimated that only in Uk there are around 35,000 vehicles affected by this serious defect in their chassis, while at the global level the figure could exceed 190,000 units affected; a fact very high that Nissan should give any solution urgent.
A client of 50 years with a unit “split in two” while driving with his pregnant woman and her small daughter stated that “I just went to a few miles per hour. I’m afraid what might have happened if I had gone faster”. There should not be nothing nice to go travelling at 120 km/h (or 70 km/h) and suddenly your car is split in two. The danger is very high and, in the case of the chassis of a car split in movement and on the open road the consequences can be dramatic, both for driver and occupants of the vehicle, as for the rest of road users.
apparently, all of this problem is given by the corrosion, which causes cracks in the chassis. For its part, the chassis should be suitably treated to prevent such corrosion. Probably the area more fragile the chassis is the point between the passenger compartment (cabin) and cargo (box), because that seems to be where these pick-ups break their chassis as we can see in the pictures. Now not only concerned about the danger that the chassis is split in the movement, but the resistance that it can offer in the event of an accident, either front or side.
Source – The Sun