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Forward collision avoidance
Many modern vehicle feature forward collision avoidance, otherwise known as automatic emergency braking. The technology automatically applies the brakes to avoid a crash – no driver input needed. To makes this happen, sensors monitor the road ahead and feed the information back to a computer, called a control module. The module then tells the rest of the vehicle when to operate the brakes to avoid an accident.
Forward collision avoidance is a great concept. But, it can be extremely annoying – and sometimes, downright dangerous – when it doesn’t work right.
Take, for example, the Nissan Rogue and its problematic system. In some instances, the SUV applies the brakes automatically for no reason, and in other situations, fails to apply the brakes at all.
One owner, from Escondido, CA, writes into the NHTSA website, “Forward emergency braking keeps engaging with no object in front. Has happened several times. The latest time was this evening. It engaged on the interstate at a speed of 65 mph, dropped to a speed of 45 mph with a semi truck directly behind me.”
Another, report states, “The contact owns a 2017 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that the forward emergency braking function failed to provide a warning and did not brake without the contact applying force to the brake pedal.”
So far, Nissan has not issued a recall to address the emergency braking system problems.
Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Nissan Rogue Collision Avoidance Problems
FORWARD EMERGENCY BRAKING KEEPS ENGAGING WITH NO OBJECT IN FRONT. HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES. THE LATEST TIME WAS THIS EVENING. IT ENGAGED ON THE INTERSTATE AT A SPEED OF 65 MPH DROPPED SPEED TO 45 WITH A SEMI TRUCK DIRECTLY BEHIND ME. OTHER TIMES IT HAS HAPPENED WHEN DRIVING UP OR DOWN HILLS, WHEN ACCELERATING ON THE ON RAMP TO THE FREEWAY.
FORWARD EMERGENCY BRAKING SYSTEM FAULTY. I HAVE FILED ANOTHER CLAIM BEFORE THIS BUT THERE HAS BEEN MORE DEVELOPMENT AND ANSWERS TO THE UNKNOWN AS TO WHY IT IS DOING THIS. I SPOKE TO NISSANS ARBITRATION DEPT LAST NIGHT AND THEY HAVE FOUND THAT IT IS SOME TRAFFIC LIGHTS THAT ARE CAUSING AN INTERFERENCE AND CAUSING THIS SYSTEM TO SET OFF AUDIBLE BEEPS FOLLOWED BY A RED LIGHT (ACCORDING TO USER MANUAL IT IS THE FEB EMERGENCY WARNING INDICATOR). IT WILL THEN BRAKE ON ITS OWN…SOMETIMES MORE SIGNIFICANTLY THAN OTHERS. I DO HAVE A PICTURE OF THE LIGHT GOING OFF WHICH I WILL ATTACH TO THIS COMPLAINT. I HAVE HAD THIS CAR FOR 6MOS AND IT HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP 4 TIMES. I FEEL THIS CAR IS A LEMON. I AM STILL FIGHTING WITH NISSAN BUT AS OF LAST NIGHT THEY SAID THAT NISSAN HAS NO INTEREST IN REPLACING OR LETTING ME REPURCHASE AT THIS TIME, BUT THEY WILL OFFER A CASH SETTLEMENT.
THE VEHICLE BRAKED TO A FULL STOP WHILE I WAS DRIVING STRAIGHT FORWARD OVER TRAIN TRACKS. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS AS I COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN REAR ENDED
Previously, Nissan recalled 134,000 Murano and Maxima vehicles due to a bad seal in the brake system that could cause an electrical fire. Should the Rogue have been recalled as well?
On the NHTSA website, a Rogue owner from Aston, PA, writes, “My home caught fire March 24, originating at the carport where the vehicle was parked. Neighbor witnessed bright white explosions taking place at the corner of the carport where vehicle was parked. My wife woke to smoke alarm and house was filled with toxic smoke. I rose and investigated, I witnessed the interior side door of the carport ablaze above the door frame. As I tried to smack the flames with a pillow, visible through the glass door to the carport, the vehicle was an inferno…”
According to the NHTSA, after investigation, it was found that brake fluid started the fire. It’s very likely this is the same concern which prompted Nissan to recall 2015 to 2017 Murano and Maxima models. The crux of the problem is a bad seal in the anti-lock brake actuator. On vehicles equipped with intelligent cruise control, this can cause brake fluid to leak onto the system’s circuit board, starting a fire.
While Nissan has issued a recall (NTB16-088b) for other models, it has not yet addressed the problem on the 2017 Rogue.
Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Nissan Rogue Service Brakes Issues
THE VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN TOWARD A FOUR LANE INTERSECTION WITH TRAFFIC LIGHT CONTROL. AS THE VEHICLE APPROACHED THE INTERSECTION AND THE RED LIGHT, THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED AND FAILED TO ENGAGE. THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR AND NEVER SLOWED THE VEHICLE. THERE WERE OPEN LANES TO THE RIGHT AND THE VEHICLE WAS MOVED OVER TO THIS OPEN LANE AND NEVER SLOWED. THE VEHICLE WENT INTO AND THROUGH THE INTERSECTION. NO CROSS TRAFFIC VEHICLES WERE IMPACTED AND THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO MOVE THE VEHICLE OVER TO THE SIDE ROAD AND SLOW THE VEHICLE AS IT WENT UP AN INCLINE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND IT WAS REPORTED THAT NO MECHANICAL FAILURES WERE FOUND. NO REPAIRS WERE MADE. THE VEHICLE HAS APPROXIMATELY 8000 MILES ON IT,
I HAVE A SHORT COMMUTE TO WORK DOWNTOWN WHERE I HAVE TO PARK IN A PARKING STRUCTURE. THIS FRIDAY MORNING THE CAR WAS DRIVING FINE UNTIL I PULLED INTO A PARKING SPACE. AS I TRIED TO SLOWDOWN THE VEHICLE INTO PARKING, THE CAR DID NOT STOP. I PUMPED ON THE BRAKE PEDAL TWICE BEFORE HITTING THE CONCRETE WALL ON THE 6TH FLOOR OF THE STRUCTURE. I AM CURRENTLY WAITING ON THE ESTIMATE FOR THE REPAIRS, BUT I NO LONGER FEEL SAFE DRIVING THIS VEHICLE.
In 2002, Nissan touted its introduction of the “first continuously variable transmission (CVT) for passenger cars”.
CVTs sound great: instead of traditional planetary gears, they use a steel belt and pulleys to provide smoother operation and increased fuel economy.
The problem is, Nissan never got the concept quite right. Regardless of which model it’s in, the automaker’s CVT transmission is known to fail early on, typically in less than 80,000 miles.
One owner of a 2017 Nissan Rogue, complains on Edmunds, “At 16,000 miles I noticed my Rogue jerking a lot more when I would try to accelerate from stop and go traffic. A slight tap on the pedal would cause the RPMs to jump up to 6 then drop to 0. I took it to the dealership and was told that they couldn’t replicate the issue. So in order for me to prove that this was happening, I had to film the issue. Once I got it on film I took the car back at 16,700. (yes it took that long for the issue to happen again). The dealership kept the car for a few hours then called me to say “it’s done”. According to the Carfax report and the dealer’s paperwork they “serviced the transmission.” Well at 17,000 the car started to do the same thing and at different times. I took it back and was told the same thing “we need it on film”. The car currently has 17,800 miles on it and I drive around with a GoPro attached to the cluster gauge so I can get the issue on film AGAIN! I took the car to a trusted mechanic to get a second opinion. I was told that the transmission is slipping and probably has a year at best of life left in it. Taking this over to Nissan, they are refusing to look at the car until I can get the issue on film again. Due to it being my only car, I now have to drive around with this potentially dangerous machine until it decides to act up again and have Nissan fix it. This is my 6th Nissan and will be my last.”
There are several different technical service bulletins that address the CVT problem. Nissan even extended the warranty for the unit on some models. As of yet, however, no TSBS or recalls have been issued for the 2017 Nissan Rogue.
Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Nissan Rogue Transmission Problems
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 NISSAN ROGUE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN PARK WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING, IT ROLLED AWAY WHILE THE CONTACT WAS EXITING. THE VEHICLE ROLLED OVER THE CONTACT’S FOOT. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A BROKEN FOOT THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED BY A DEALER OR INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED, BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 2,000.
WHEN DRIVING BETWEEN 25-40 MIKE PER HOUR THE VEHICLE SOUNDS LOUD AS IF THE TRANSMISSION WAS STUCK IN THIRD GEAR. THIS IS WHEN DRIVING ON THE STREET OR HIGHWAY ONCE YOU PASS 45 MILES I CATCHES GEAR AND STOPS.
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 NISSAN ROGUE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED WITH THE ENGINE TURNED ON, THE TRANSMISSION ERRONEOUSLY SWITCHED TO REVERSE AND THE VEHICLE MOVED BACKWARDS. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO HALL NISSAN IN CHESAPEAKE, VA, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 400.
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