Loading articles...

US opens probe into Nissan Rogue automatic emergency braking

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that the automatic emergency braking on the Nissan Rogue can turn on for no apparent reason.

The probe covers about 554,000 Rogue small SUVs from the 2017 and 2018 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 843 owners have complained to the agency and to Nissan about the problem. Owners reported 14 crashes and five injuries.

The agency says Nissan has issued a technical service bulletin and two customer service actions related to the problem. It will try to find a cause and determine how often the false braking happens, and could seek a recall.

The investigation was opened in response to a March 21, 2019 petition from the Center for Auto Safety, a non-profit group that represents consumers.

A message was left Thursday morning seeking comment from a Nissan spokeswoman.

Nissan has said in the past that it has notified all customers of a software update that improves performance of the automated braking system. But the centre said the campaigns don’t acknowledge the seriousness of the safety problem and give owners little incentive to get the SUVs fixed.

In its petition, the Center for Auto Safety said that according to the complaints, the Nissan braking system can be triggered by railroad tracks, traffic lights, bridges, parking structures “and other fixed objects that do not pose a threat to the vehicle.”

The Associated Press

Join the conversation

Please read our commenting policies

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Traffic & Weather
680 NEWS TRAFFIC @680NEWStraffic 680 News Traffic Twitter verified icon
Updated 8 minutes ago
COLLISION - Eastbound QEW east of Mississauga Road. Left lane blocked. Delays still from Southdown.
Latest Traffic
680 NEWS WEATHER @680NEWSweather 
Updated Today at 01:01 PM
Fall officially begins at 3:50am this Monday September 23rd. AKA the #AutumnalEquinox, when the length of day and n…
Latest Weather