Some Nissan Rogue’s customers will have to make an unscheduled inspection after the company announcement that it found some issues with the shift selector.
Nissan North America is recalling certain model year 2015 Rogue models manufactured between February 10, 2015 and May 13, 2015, due to a problem with the shift selector knob. It may be possible for the stick to shift out of the “Park” position without depressing the brake pedal. As such, these cars fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.” 33,880 vehicles are estimated to have these problems, all sold in the United States (plus another 895 on dealer lots) and all manufactured in Nissan’s Smyrna plant, Tennessee. The carmaker says that if the shift selector can be moved out of the “Park” position while the brake pedal is not depressed, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the shift selector knob, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin this month.
This is the second recall for Rogue crossovers this year, but the first ones were affected vehicles produced between the 11th of June, 2013 and the 7th of June, 2014. Owners had to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the fuel pumps. That decision was made at that time after the improper nickel plating components found in the fuel pump were possibly leading to failure and increasing the risk of a crash if the engine stalled.