2021 Nissan Rogue Trunk Floor Replacement: Reusable Crossmember

The 2021-present Nissan Rogue (T33) has a trunk floor sectioning procedure that requires the removal of the rear floor crossmember. Let’s take a look at what Nissan says to do with the crossmember.

In the 2021 Nissan Rogue service manual, there is one procedure for replacing the trunk floor. This procedure can be found by going to: Service Manual ➤ Body Exterior, Doors, Roof & Vehicle Security ➤ Body Repair ➤ Repair Information ➤ Removal and Installation ➤ Replacement Operations ➤ Rear Floor Rear.

This procedure is sectioning, meaning the panel is being cut, and creating a seam that was not there from factory. In order to section the trunk floor, there is a rear floor crossmember (rear seat back support assembly) that needs to be removed. You may be asking, "What do I do with the crossmember once it is removed? Do I need to replace it with a new one?"

Per the 2021 Nissan Rogue Rear Floor Rear procedure: "Remove the rear seat back support assembly (reusable) from the vehicle for easier installation."

Once the new trunk floor is welded in, the original crossmember can be reused for installation. This means care needs to be taken to preserve the weld flanges as much as possible during removal.

Always follow OEM procedures to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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