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Nissan Rogue under investigation for unintended braking

by Drew Johnson

Nearly 675,000 vehicles could be included in the NHTSA's investigation.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into certain model year Nissan Rogues after receiving nearly 100 complaints involving the SUV's emergency braking system.

The NHTSA launched the safety probe after fielding 87 complaints of unintended braking from Rogue owners. Of those complaints, the NHTSA says 10 involved the vehicle engaging its automatic emergency braking system when there was no obstruction in the path of the vehicle.

Nissan has issued a Technical Service Bulletin, two "Quality Actions” and a "Customer Service Initiative” to address the AEB issue, but the agency said in a statement that "Nissan's actions do not represent an adequate long-term solution to the problem.”

The investigation covers an estimated 674,742 Rogue vehicles from the 2017 and 2018 model year. However, the NHTSA says that figure might be revised since AEB wasn't standard on the Rogue in 2017.

No crashes or injuries have been linked to the potential defect.

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