NHTSA Investigating Nissan Rogue Auto Emergency Braking Problems

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, Automotive Editor - September 13, 2019

For the most part, high-tech driver-assist features like automatic emergency braking can be helpful for the daily commute and save lives. But they have to be working properly to be useful. If they’re malfunctioning, the systems can be detrimental and downright scary. That’s exactly what’s happening with 2017 and 2018 model year Nissan Rogues, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into the SUV for its automatic emergency braking system that’s allegedly engaging for no apparent reason.

The NHTSA claims that it’s received 843 complaints from owners in regard to the Rogue’s AEB system. Of those complaints, 14 of them reportedly claim that accidents have been caused because of the Rogue’s system and five injuries have occurred. In total, the NHTSA’s inquiry covers a total of 553,860 vehicles. The government organization opened the investigation after it received a petition from the Center for Auto Safety earlier this March.

In the petition, complaints claimed that the Rogue’s AEB system triggered a false positive, braking when there was no reason to. Nissan has issued three service bulletins since the beginning of the year regarding the issue. The service bulletins, though, have been treating the problem as a performance update. The NHTSA is also looking into whether Nissan’s service bulletins have been sufficient in finding a solution for the problem.

While Nissan has not issued a recall for the affected vehicles, it may have to if the NHTSA finds that one is necessary to remedy the problem. For the time being, owners can get their Rogue’s AEB system updated at a dealership at no cost.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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