The U.S. auto security company is probing stories of potential unintended braking in Nissan Rogue automobiles, a problem that prompted a recall discover in Canada earlier this 12 months.
The Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) mentioned Friday it’s opening a defect petition overview into 2017 and 2018 Rogue fashions offered within the U.S. in response to a request by the Heart for Auto Security. Roughly 675,000 affected automobiles have been offered within the U.S.
The company will take a look at stories of the automobiles’ automated emergency braking system participating with no obvious obstruction within the car’s path. There aren’t any stories of accidents or deaths related to the petition.
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Nissan mentioned it had investigated the problem extensively and after talks with NHTSA, in addition to Transport Canada, it had notified all affected Rogue car clients in the USA and Canada of a software program replace.
The Transport Canada recall discover, issued in February, impacts 90,792 Rogue and Qashqai automobiles (2017 and 2018 fashions) offered within the nation.
“As all the time, Nissan will proceed to work collaboratively with NHTSA and Transport Canada on all issues of product security,” Nissan mentioned in a press release.
Nissan faces a class-action lawsuit over unintended braking points in U.S. District Court docket in California overlaying Nissan and Infiniti automobiles offered since 2015. The swimsuit says a defect can set off the brakes and trigger automobiles “to abruptly decelerate or come to an entire cease in the course of visitors.”
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With information from International Information