Rogue (Nissan)

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Apr 16, 2019

In a letter posted on April 12 by Executive Director Jason Levine, the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety said it found 87 complaints about unintended braking in the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) database.
The Center for Auto Safety filed a petition with NHTSA seeking an official probe, saying that 675,000 Rogues from the 2017 and 2018 model years should be recalled.
In its petition, the center said that according to the complaints, the Nissan braking system can be triggered by railroad tracks, traffic lights, bridges, parking structures “and other fixed objects that do not pose a threat to the vehicle.”
“Many complaints indicate that braking is abrupt or forceful, endangering both the Rogue occupants as well as people in the vehicles nearby who are forced to avoid a collision with a suddenly stopped vehicle,” the petition letter says.
Nissan says it has notified all potentially affected customers of a software update that improves performance of the automated braking system, but has not acknowledged safety problems.
Levine said a recall is needed rather than Nissan’s service campaign because false activation of the braking system is a safety hazard, noting that some drivers are turning off the technology because of the problem.
NHTSA says that it will evaluate whether to grant or deny the center’s petition, and that other safety advocates and vehicle owners are free to petition the government to open safety investigations.
Nissan said it will continue to work with NHTSA and Canadian safety regulators on all matters of product safety.

(Detroit News article on April 13, 2019) (Center for Auto Safety release on March 21, 2019)

Feb 15, 2019

On February 13, Nissan announced it is breaking ground on an advanced technology training center in Decherd, Tennessee, which will open in fall 2019.
Located at the existing Nissan powertrain assembly complex, the new 21,000 square-foot facility will have the capacity to train 180 employees simultaneously in the areas of production, maintenance, engineering and management.
Nissan’s Decherd Powertrain Plant is the highest-volume powertrain plant in the U.S., accounting for more than 1 million engines produced annually.
The plant employs 1,700 people and has built nearly 13 million engines since opening in 1997.
Nissan Decherd currently produces engines for vehicles including the Altima, Maxima, Rogue, Pathfinder, Frontier, Titan and Infiniti QX60.

(Nissan press release on February 13, 2019)

Sep 14, 2018

On September 13, Nissan announced U.S. pricing for the 2019 Rogue crossover, on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.
As Nissan's top-selling model, the Rogue offers expanded standard technology for the new model year.
The 2019 Rogue is the first Nissan model to offer Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced active safety and driver-assist technologies, as standard equipment on SV and SL grades of the 2019 Rogue.
Expanded available technology includes standard Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection and High Beam Assist (HBA) across all grade levels.
Rear Automatic Braking (RAB) and Rear Sonar System has been added as standard on SV and SL grades.
Nissan’s innovative new Rear Door Alert (RDA) has been added to all grade levels.
(Nissan press release on September 13, 2018)

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