Recall Alert: Nissan Recalls 700,000 Rogue SUVs for Ignition Problems
A massive Nissan recall involves 703,227 Rogue SUVs. Affected models of this popular compact SUV could suddenly shut off without warning. That could result in a dangerous situation. Here are the details of this Rogue recall.
Which Nissan Rogue models are included in this recall?
The Nissan Rogue has been the brand’s best-selling model for several years. However, hundreds of thousands of these small crossovers across several model years could have a dangerous problem. The new Nissan recall covers 192,218 Rogue models from 2014 through 2020. The Rogue Sport isn’t immune to this problem, as the recall includes 511,009 of these smaller Nissan SUVs from 2017 through 2022.
A safety recall report Nissan filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Feb. 16, 2023, says the issue is unique to specific “S” trim levels of the Rogue Sport and Rogue with a jackknife-style key. No other Nissan or Infiniti models are included in this recall.
What is the problem with these Nissan Rogue SUVs, and what is the fix?
The Rogue and Rogue Sport models from the affected years have jackknife-style folding key fobs. They were found to be problematic when they don’t stay open. If the key fob isn’t fully open while the vehicle is in motion, the driver could inadvertently press a button that turns off the engine.
If these Nissan Rogue key fobs aren’t fully open, touching the device could cause more than the loss of engine power. It could also cause the loss of braking power, and the airbags might not inflate in a crash. However, Nissan is unaware of crashes or injuries caused by this problem.
As an interim remedy, dealers will “insert a set screw into the key slot so the key cannot be folded down” free of charge to the owner. Nissan is still working on a final fix. Until then, owners should not attach accessories to the key fob. In addition, drivers should insert the key with the pivot point facing up so that gravity won’t fold it.
Owners will receive notices in the mail instructing them to take their Nissan SUVs in for repairs. The company also advises drivers with keys that won’t remain open to contact their dealership.
How do owners know if their Nissan vehicle has a recall?
Nissan provides an online recall lookup page for owners to search whether their vehicles have any recalls, including the most recent. Owners with further questions can call 1-800-NISSAN-1 (800-647-7261).