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7,000 Nissan Rogues Recalled

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On: Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 11:06AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


7,000 Nissan Rogues Recalled

Apparently the devil really is in the details. If you own a Nissan Rogue made between August 17, 2010 and October 30, 2010 you might have already found that out the hard way. It seems that the circuit board for the power steering assist units may not have been installed correctly. Sounds troublesome doesn't it? A minor detail, yes, but one that can result in the connection between the solder and the circuit board becoming stressed to the point of separation ultimately resulting in the immediate failure of the power steering unit. Anyone that has had to deal with a non-working power steering unit, or is old enough to remember manual steering units will understand just how dangerous that could be at a moment’s notice, especially if the driver is not ready for it. Nissan is notifying owners, and has pledged to replace the circuit boards free of charge.

Read on for the full report...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Nissan / Rogue2011
Manufacturer:Nissan North America, INC
Mfr's Report Date:Nov 23, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:11V565000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Steering: Electric Power Assist System
Potential Number of Units Affected:7,365

Summary:

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2011 Rogue vehicles manufactured from August 17, 2010, through October 30, 2010. The circuit board may not have been installed in the correct position on certain electric power steering (EPS) assist control units. This may cause additional stress on the solder of the terminal to the circuit board resulting in the solder cracking and separating completely from the circuit board.

Consequence:

As the circuit board fails, the power steering assist feature will stop functioning, increasing the force needed to steer the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS control unit if necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during December 2011. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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Stephy21 | 9:21AM (Thu, Dec 8, 2011)

This recall is a major problem, how could this have even happened?


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kathb | 7:14PM (Fri, Feb 17, 2012)

has anyone had a problem with the frame of the Rogue rusting out faster than any other model car? I have been told to get it undercoated, but the dealer that I purchased the car from says I would be wasting my money.




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