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Nissan recalls 712,458 Rogue, Rogue Sport vehicles over faulty ignition system

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Nissan North America is recalling 712,458 model year 2014-2020 Rogues and model year 2017-2022 Rogue Sports with a jackknife style ignition key.

The automobile manufacturer said the jackknife key of the affected vehicles may collapse into a folded position while the vehicles are being driven, agency report said.

Nissan explained the driver contact with a key in the collapsed position could inadvertently shut off the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

As regards what to do to rectify the ignition defect, the company said vehicle owners should not attach any accessories to their key and use it in the unfolded orientation until the remedy is available.

However, interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed March 17, 2023. A second letter will be mailed once the remedy is available,

According to the automaker, when remedy is available, dealers will insert a spacer into the key slot of the jackknife key, free of charge.

Affected vehicle owners may contact Nissan’s Customer Service on (800) 867-7669.

Nissan’s number for this recall is R22C5.

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