September 26, 2023

Nissan has issued a recall of roughly 700,000 autos from its Rogue line within the U.S. after discovering a malfunction with the important thing fob that may end up in the car turning off whereas driving, growing the danger of harm or loss of life as a consequence of crash. Right here’s what you’ll want to know.

“Nissan is dedicated to the security and safety of our clients and their passengers,” the corporate mentioned in a safety recall notice dated Feb. 17, 2023. The corporate and the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration are asking car house owners to make sure they’re not driving one of many impacted autos and, if they’re, to learn the security recall particulars fastidiously.

Which Nissan Fashions are being recalled?

In response to the recall discover, this Nissan Rogue recall is unique to autos outfitted with the jackknife keys. This consists of the bottom S stage of the 2014-2020 Rogue fashions and the 2017-2022 Rogue Sport SUVs.

No different Nissan fashions are included within the recall.

Why are the Nissan Rogue Sport and the Nissan Rogue being recalled?

The Nissan Rogue Sport and Nissan Rogue are being recalled as a result of the jackknife keys malfunctioned with out warning. When the fob malfunctions, it could possibly trigger the car to mistakenly flip off the engine, stopping the car in its tracks and growing the danger of a crash.

“The jackknife key could not maintain the important thing blade within the prolonged ‘open’ place,” the discover states. “Over time, the inner pivot of the jackknife key could weaken, and the important thing fob might unlock and rotate downwards.”

The difficulty with the malfunctioning key fob is that if it’s within the collapsed place and comes into contact with the driving force, it might “inadvertently flip the car off whereas driving, growing the danger of a crash,” per the discover.

What to do in case your Nissan is affected by the recall

The recall discover states that there isn’t a repair for the difficulty at the moment, although Nissan says it’s engaged on one.

Within the meantime, registered house owners might be notified of the difficulty. Individuals are requested to keep away from utilizing the equipment to the important thing fob and “use the important thing within the non-folding orientation till the treatment is out there.”

Learn the recall discover from Nissan or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for extra particulars.