4/12/2019

U.S. Studies Sudden Braking in Nissan Rogue SUVs

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U.S. regulators are studying owner reports that their 2017-2018 model Nissan Rogue SUVs spontaneously hit the brakes.

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U.S. regulators are studying owner reports that their 2017-2018 model Nissan Rogue SUVs spontaneously hit the brakes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s interest centers on the automatic emergency braking system in 675,000 Rogues (pictured) in the U.S.

The feature is supposed to provide emergency braking to avoid hitting an object ahead. But owners say the system sometimes slams on the brakes when there is no obstruction, slowing the vehicle or bringing it to a stop unexpectedly.

NHTSA says Nissan appears aware of the problem because it has issued service bulletins and non-recall service actions to install a software update. But the agency notes that some complaints indicate the fix is not an adequate long-term solution.