A recall of more than 8000 Nissan X-Trail models has been issued due to a potential clearance issue with a piece of engine bay insulation that could lead to a fire.
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The official Nissan X-Trail recall notice, published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website, explains that the lower front bulkhead insulator in 8136 T31 X-Trail’s built between 21 December 2006 and 27 April 2012, may suffer from warping resulting in insufficient clearance to the turbocharger.

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According to the ACCC, “The lower front insulator may partially smolder due to high temperature of the turbocharger, posing a potential fire hazard.”

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While Nissan Australia says there have been no incidents reported, owners are urged to contact their nearest Nissan dealer to arrange an inspection, and if necessary, a repair and adjustment to the bulkhead insulator.

The recall for the Nissan X-Trail coincides with 2712 Nissan Dualis and Dualis+2 models also being recalled with concerns over the possible loss of vehicle steering.