Nissan is recalling more than 793,000 Rogue vehicles in the United States and Canada due to a problem that in rare cases could cause a fire hazard. In fact, water can get into the wiring harness where the driver’s feet rest.
The campaign covers 793,410 units from 2014 to 2016. Of these, 104,464 are from Canadian soil. The Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the United States and Canada.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), similar to Transport Canada, explains that rust can disable the driver’s power window or seat, cause the driver’s warning light to come on or drain the battery. Government documents released Wednesday say Nissan has received seven reports of fires or “thermal incidents.” The company says it has not received any reports of injuries.
Nissan says owners whose vehicles exhibit the symptoms listed, smell a burning odor or see smoke should park outside and call Nissan Roadside Assistance to have their vehicle towed to a dealer.
The recall came after Canadian authorities opened an investigation in July 2020.
Nissan says it is working on a solution and expects to have one in the spring. Owners will receive an interim letter advising them of the situation in March and will be notified later when they will need to have their Bandit repaired at the dealer.