WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling more than 809,000 Rogue and Rogue Sport compact crossovers in the United States and Canada for collapsing ignition keys that could inadvertently shut off the vehicle while driving.
The recall covers 2014-20 Rogue and 2017-22 Rogue Sport vehicles equipped with a jackknife-style ignition key. About 96,000 are in Canada. Those keys might collapse into a folded position while driving, increasing the risk of a crash if the vehicle turns off.
Nissan spokesman Stephen O’Neil said the automaker was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue.
Nissan is advising vehicle owners not to attach any accessories to the key and to only use it in the unfolded position until a remedy is available, according to a U.S. Nation Highway Traffic Saftey Administration recall report. The remedy is expected to be available this summer, O’Neil said.
Once the remedy is available, dealers will insert a spacer into the key slot of the ignition key.
Owners will be notified by mail starting March 17.