New York (CNN) Nissan is recalling more than 700,000 Rogue and Rogue Sport compact SUVs because they can be accidentally stopped while driving.
Some 2016 through 2020 Nissan Rogue and 2017 through 2022 Rogue Sports models have jack-style keys—the kind where the metal blade of the key flips out from inside a plastic keychain. The internal hinge in the key can weaken over time, allowing the key to be accidentally folded during use. If this happens while the key is in the ignition, then the car can be accidentally shut off if the key is touched or bumped.
The recall includes only base Rogue S models and smaller Rogue Sport S models. Nissan has yet to come up with a solution to the problem, according to documents the automaker provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Once a solution is available, according to the NHTSA, it will be provided by Nissan dealerships free of charge.
“Owners with a key that will not remain in the extended ‘open’ position should contact their local authorized Nissan dealer for diagnostics,” the automaker said in a statement.
In the meantime, owners of vehicles participating in the recall are advised not to attach anything to the keys that you might pull down and also to have the key inserted into the ignition in an orientation that allows the key to be folded only up, not under. A Nissan spokesperson said Nissan is not aware of any deaths or injuries resulting from this problem.
Nissan will begin alerting owners about the recall later in March. Owners with questions about the recall can also call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
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