Nissan Rogue investigated over sudden braking

An investigation into sudden, unnecessary emergency braking by Nissan’s compact Rogue crossover will continue, NHTSA announced Tuesday, after an automotive safety advocacy group petitioned the agency to advise Nissan to conduct a recall campaign.

According to the original defect petition submitted by the NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation in March, at least 99 model year 2017-2018 Nissan Rogues had been involved in incidents of what has been described as “false automatic emergency braking,” wherein the system activates without a legitimate obstacle being present. In response to the original filing, Nissan provided internal data indicating that the total number of reported incidents has increased to at least 750, of which 12 resulted in a collision.