NHTSA Probing Failures of Nissan Rogue Automatic Emergency Brakes

April 15, 2019 by Alan Adler, @AlanAdler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a defect investication after receiving 87 complaints that recent model year Nissan Rogue emergency-braking system are engaging for no apparent reason.

A defect investigation into 2017 and 2018 model year Rogue compact SUVs could lead the NHTSA to request a recall. Nissan North America Inc. said it is cooperating with the agency.

The unintended braking issue was brought to NHTSA’s attention in a petition by the Center for Auto Safety, which claimed Nissan’s issuing of a Technical Service Bulletin, two “Quality Actions” and a “Customer Service” program by Nissan did not adequately address the issue.

NHTSA said the petition included 87 customer complaints, 10 of which were related specifically to the automatic emergency brakes.

No crashes or injuries are related to the issue, NHTSA said.

Nissan sold a record 412,110 Rogues in 2018, finishing second in sales to the Toyota Rav4 in the compact SUV segment.

Sebastian Blanco March 15, 2019
The 2019 Nissan Rogue is a compact five-seat crossover that competes with the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V.

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