9/13/2019

U.S. Okays Probe of Sudden Braking in Nissan Rogue SUVs

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The U.S. has opened an investigation into more than 800 owner complaints that Nissan Motor Co.’s Rogue crossover vehicles may suddenly brake for no reason.

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The U.S. has opened an investigation into more than 800 owner complaints that Nissan Motor Co.’s Rogue crossover vehicles may suddenly brake for no reason.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the Rogue’s automatic emergency braking system appears to be activating when there is no obstruction ahead. NHTSA reports 14 crashes and five injuries associated with the problem.

The issue could affect as many as 553,900 of Nissan’s 2017-2018 model Rogues in the U.S., according to the agency. NHTSA began studying the problem in April.

Nissan says it has advised owners that they can get a free software update to improve the performance of the automatic braking system. NHTSA’s probe will determine whether the issue warrants a formal recall.