Nissan recalls 700k SUVs over ignition issue

Nissan is recalling 712,458 Rogue and Rogue Sport SUVs in the US due to a problem with the ignition key.

Nissan Recalling

The issue only affects the base S level of the Rogue and Rogue Sport SUVs.

Base Level

The problem involves the "jackknife" design of the key, which can collapse while the vehicle is moving, potentially causing it to shut off.

Key Problem

Nissan advises owners to avoid attaching anything to the key fob and to use the key in the non-folding position until the fix is provided.

Owner Advisory

Dealers are prohibited from selling, leasing, trading, renting, or loaning any affected vehicles in their inventory until the fix is applied.

Sales Prohibited

Nissan will insert a spacer into the key slot of owners' key fobs to prevent the key from collapsing once the fix is available.

Fix Solution

Nissan has not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, but the automaker is recalling the vehicles out of an abundance of caution.

No Reported Accidents

Rogue and Rogue Sport owners can check the NHTSA recalls site to find out if their vehicle is included in the recall and for more information.

Recall Information

The fix will be provided to dealers, who will then insert the spacer into the key slot of owners' key fobs.

Dealer Procedure

Nissan plans to notify affected Rogue and Rogue Sport owners by mail starting in mid-April.

Notification Process