Nissan Australia and Premcar say they’ve put problems with the Navara Warrior’s bull bar in the rear-view mirror.
A handful of the first Navara N-Trek Warrior models featured hoop-less bull bars prone to rusting in areas hit by stone chips.
Nissan says the issue affected “a small number of early production bull bars“ from an external supplier, including the first-generation Warrior used by CarExpert in our video review.
CarExpert understands fewer than one per cent of the cars delivered to customers have required a repair so far.
“Nissan and Premcar have thoroughly reviewed every aspect of the build process, to ensure the ongoing quality of Navara Warrior,” a Nissan Australia spokesperson said.
“This has included the manufacture, preparation and paint application of these components.”
“Nissan Australia would encourage customers who have any vehicle quality concerns to contact their local Nissan dealer for review and if required, repair under Nissan’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.”
Having corrected the issue on the first-generation Warrior, the team at Nissan and Premcar have gone further with the second-generation car revealed today to ensure its longevity.
The new bull bar is powder coated before being painted, and has been redesigned to include winch mounting points and an integrated LED light bar.
Head of engineering at Premcar, Bernie Quinn, says the changes have come in response to customer feedback about the first-generation car.
“Any feedback we got from [media] and the customers, we took that on board and addressed that in the next development program,” Mr Quinn said.
“For example, we copped some flack about not having a winch-compatible safari bar. This one can take a winch, it’s compatible. You can tick the box at the dealer and get a winch fitted,” he said.
As was previously the case, the 2022 Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre Nissan warranty.