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Nissan needs to fix over 700,000 models due to faulty key fob

More than 700,000 templates Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport are being withdrawn in the United States not because of a problem with the SUV itself, but rather with the key it was sold with.

Nissan has reported that 'S' grade trim versions of the Rogue and from Rogue Sport are equipped with a switchblade-style wrench. A recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that the switch may not hold the switch blade in the extended open position and that, over time, the switchblade switch's internal pivot may weaken. If this occurs, the key fob may unlock and rotate downwards.

the japanese automaker states that if a vehicle is driven with the key in the closed position, the driver could inadvertently turn off the SUV if they hit the key, increasing the risk of a collision.

A total of 712,458 vehicles are involved in the recall, with around 1% suffering from the key issue. The recall affects 2014-2020 Nissan Rogue models built between August 7, 2013 and August 14, 2020, as well as 2017-2022 Rogue Sport models built from November 28, 2016 to June 20, 2022.

Owners will be notified of the recall effective March 17, 2023. Nissan is still working on a solution to the issue, and in the interim, will instruct owners to avoid attaching accessories to the key fob and to use the key in the non-orientation. collapsible until a remedy is available. Dealers and rental fleets will also be instructed to insert a fastener into the key slot that will prevent the key from bending. 

When parts become available, Nissan will correct the problem by inserting a spacer into the key groove that will prevent the key from falling apart.

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