Nissan has recalled 712,458 cars in the United States due to a key fob defect. The 2017–2022 Nissan Rogue Sport and the 2014–2020 Nissan Rogue are the two versions that are involved in the recall. The recall was filed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on February 16, 2023, under the reference number 23V-093.
The problem, according to the documents, is limited to “S” Grade trim level Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport units equipped with a jackknife key and made at the Kyushu, Smyrna, and Renault plants. Because the internal pivot of the jackknife key weakens over time, it may not retain the key blade in the extended “open” position. As a result, the key fob may unlock and rotate downwards, possibly turning off the vehicle while driving and increasing the risk of a collision.
The problem will be communicated to registered proprietors. Until the fix is ready, they are advised to refrain from attaching any accessories to the key fob and to use the key in its non-folding position. Dealers and rental fleets will be provided a workaround that prevents the key from folding in the meantime: inserting a fastener into the key slot.
Dealers will install a spacer into the key slot of the customer’s key fob when remedy components are available; this spacer will prevent the key from collapsing.
Nissan Rogue Sport production days from November 28, 2016, to June 20, 2022, are impacted. The affected production periods for the Nissan Rogue are from August 7, 2013, to August 14, 2020. According to Nissan, the aforementioned defect and recall do not impact any other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles.
The affected component is called the jackknife key set, and its part number is 80561 – 4BA1B. The business has not issued any warnings to customers.
Due to the fact that some of the affected vehicles are no longer covered by warranties, Nissan is taking action to fix the problem and has promised to reimburse customers for the cost of getting a pre-notification remedy.