Nissan is recalling greater than 809,000 small SUVs, including greater than 96,000 in Canada, because a key problem could cause the ignition to shut off while they’re being driven.
The recall covers certain Rogues from the 2014 through 2020 model years, in addition to Rogue Sports (that are called Qashqais in Canada) from 2017 through 2022.
Nissan says the SUVs have jackknife folding keys that will not stay fully open. If driven with the important thing partially folded, a driver could touch the fob, inadvertently turning off the engine.
This will cause lack of engine power and power brakes, and the air bags won’t inflate in a crash.
The corporate says it isn’t aware of any crashes or injuries attributable to the issue.
A spokesperson with Nissan Canada told CBC News in an emailed statement that 70,237 affected Rogues were sold in Canada, together with 26,663 Qashqais. Across the U.S. and Canada, a complete of greater than 809,000 vehicles are impacted.
Nissan hasn’t give you a fix yet. Owners will probably be notified in March with an interim letter telling them not to connect anything to the important thing ring. Then they’ll get one other letter telling them to take their SUVs in for repairs. The automaker says owners with keys that will not stay within the open position should contact their dealers.