More than 712,000 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport SUVs have been recalled due to an issue with the key that can cause the ignition to shut off while being driven.
The recall covers certain Rogue models from 2014 through 2020 and Rogue Sports models from 2017 through 2022.
In the safety recall report, the key’s internal pivot that allows it to fold may weaken over time, allowing the key fob to unlock and rotate downward. This could allow the driver’s hand to contact the key and accidentally shut off the vehicle.
Nissan is preparing the remedy for this issue. In the interim, registered owners will be notified. In that notification, owners will be instructed to avoid attaching accessories to the key fob and to use the key in the nonfolding orientation until the remedy is available.
In addition, dealers and rental fleets will be instructed on an interim remedy to insert a fastener into the key slot that will prevent the key from folding. When remedy parts are available, dealers will insert a spacer into the key slot of the customer’s key fob that will not allow the key to collapse.
Owners of all potentially affected vehicles will be notified beginning March 2023.
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