Nissan is recalling 712,458 model-year 2014-2020 Rogue and 2017-2022 Rogue Sport SUVs equipped with a folding ignition key. The folding key, also known as a jackknife or switchblade key, may fold while it is in the ignition which could cause the vehicle to shut off while driving. This could cause a sudden loss of power and disable the vehicle’s safety systems, including power steering, power brakes, and airbags, increasing the risk of a crash.
A remedy is not yet available. In the meantime, owners are advised not to attach any accessories to their key and only use the key while it is unfolded. Once the remedy is available, dealers will insert a spacer into the key slot to prevent it from folding.
Interim notification letters informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed on March 17, 2023. A second letter will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 800-867-7669 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer, so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation, call 888-668-8581.