More than 793,000 model year 2014–2016 Nissan Rogue SUVs are being recalled because of electrical problems that could result in vehicle fires.
Nissan received multiple reports of Nissan Rogue SUVs with damaged or deformed harness connectors. In March 2017, the automaker received a report of a 2015 Rogue in Canada with a deformed harness connector, but it could not determine the cause of the deformation. In July 2018, Nissan learned of a 2018 Rogue with a harness connector that sustained water damage. Again, the automaker could not determine why this happened.
In December 2019, Nissan learned of a 2014 Nissan Rogue that experienced a “thermal event” related to harness corrosion.
It later learned that it does not happen under normal driving conditions. Instead, these “thermal events” occur when water and salt collect in the driver’s side foot well. Water enters the connecter when the dash side harness tape absorbs it.
Nissan announced the recall after confirming two “thermal incidents” and two incidents of “localized thermal damage” to connectors. This corrosion can damage the connectors, turn the AWD warning light on, cause battery discharge and render the driver’s power window or power seat inoperative. In some cases, the corrosion can lead to vehicle fires.
Thus far, Nissan has confirmed four incidents in Canada and knows of three unconfirmed incidents in the United States. The recalled vehicles were built in the following time periods:
- Between July 22, 2014 and December 31, 2016
- Between July 25, 2013 and September 27, 2016
Nissan engineers are still working on a repair, which will not be available until spring of 2022. An interim recall notice will be mailed March 2, 2022. Once a repair becomes available, Nissan will mail a second recall notice.
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