Nissan Rogue Brake Complaints Mount


DETROIT, Mich.–Government regulators are receiving more complaints about Nissan Rogue brakes.

2017 and 2018 Nissan Rogues have sensors that use radar to detect other vehicles approaching. The technology is supposed to prevent accidents by alerting the driver that a car is dangerously close. The system can apply the automatic emergency braking system to avoid an accident.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received complaints about Rogues braking without warning or in non-braking situations. There are 145 documented complaints filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2017 and 2018 Nissan Rogues suddenly stopping in traffic. The agency confirms it has been investigating the potential stopping problem in 675,000 Rogues since April.

The Center for Auto Safety says it’s received similar sensor complaints about the Rogue and other brands of vehicles.

Jason Levine, with the Center for Auto Safety, says it wants NHTSA to issue an official recall for the Rogues in question. “It’s dangerous if the false trigger happens, then someone behind you could end up crashing into you because there is no reason,” he adds.

Regarding the customer comments on the NHTSA website, Nissan responded with this statement:

“Nissan is committed to the safety and security of our customers and their passengers. Nissan has investigated this issue extensively. In consultation with both NHTSA and Transport Canada, Nissan launched field actions in early 2019 that notified all affected MY2017-2018 Rogue customers in the U.S. and Canada of a software update that improves AEB system performance. As always, Nissan continues to work collaboratively with NHTSA and Transport Canada on all matters of product safety.”

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