FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc. has agreed to recall certain model-year 2017-2019 Rogue Hybrid sport-utility vehicles (SUV) which might suffer from inadequate brake boost.
The defect, which might impact a recall population of 5,904 SUVs, is the result of heat buildup in the engine compartment during certain driving conditions such as repeated brake application (stop-and-go traffic) which affects the brake-system booster.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-549 this situation might lead to “a decrease in brake assist output. If brake assist output drops below a predetermined level, the red brake system warning indicator will illuminate and the driver will receive an audible buzzer. If the driver continues to operate the vehicle, the driver may begin to experience a change in brake pedal travel and feel, and increased pedal effort. Although the vehicle braking system will continue to function, the brake assist output may not meet certain performance requirements specified in S7.5 and S7.6 of FMVSS 135; Light vehicle brake systems.”
A remedy program is under development.
Dealers were scheduled to receive an initial notification of the issue by July 29th. Owners are scheduled to receive notification by Sept. 22nd.