Nissan Rogue Recall Issued Over Ignition Key Problems

Officials warn the ignition key problems could lead to the vehicle turning off unexpectedly, resulting in a crash and injury risk.

More than 800,000 Nissan Rogue vehicles are being recalled over concerns that the key fobs may malfunction, potentially causing the vehicle to turn off unexpectedly while in motion, increasing the risk of an auto accident.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the Nissan Rogue recall on February 17, warning that certain Rogue and Rogue Sport models are equipped with a folding key fob that can weaken over time and collapse, creating a contact hazard with the driver.

While Nissan has not received any reports of car accidents or injuries arising from the key fob defects, the manufacturer has issued a “Stop Sale” notice for all newer model Nissan Rogue Sport vehicles impacted by the recall.

According to the recall, certain model year Rogue and Rogue Sport vehicles are equipped with a jack-knife style key that flips open when you press a button on the key fob. Officials warn that an internal pivot within the key fob may weaken over time, allowing the extended key fob to fold down while the key is inserted in the ignition.

In this situation, a driver’s leg or other body part may come in contact with the key fob, which could inadvertently turn the vehicle off while being driven. NHTSA officials are warning an unexpected shutting off of the ignition could increase the risk of a crash.

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Until a repair is performed, owners are being instructed to avoid hanging any additional keys or accessories on the key fob that could cause it to collapse. The recall affects the following Nissan models;

  • 192,218 Model Year 2014 – 2020 Nissan Rogue manufactured between August 7, 2013 to August 14, 2020
  • 511,009 Model Year 2017 – 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport manufactured between November 28, 2016 to June 20, 2022

Approximately 100,000 Nissan vehicles distributed for sale in Canada are also impacted by the recall. In both the U.S. and Canada, only the Rogue models with a physical ignition key are being recalled. The recall does not impact pushbutton start models.

Nissan announced that a final remedy is being developed to resolve the issue and that owners will be notified of the recall in early March 2023. As an interim solution for newer models that are still in dealer inventory, Nissan is instructing dealers to insert a set screw into the key slot so the key cannot be folded down.

For additional questions or concerns regarding the recall, customers are being instructed to contact Nissan at 800-867-7669 and reference the recall campaign number 23V093.

1 Comments

  • SandyMarch 4, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    In regard to this recall, found a shocking expose about ALL Japanese ignition steering lock and hazardous ignition switches that are ALL UNSAE AT ANY SPEED! RECALL ALL OF THEM! Steering Locks!

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