The US-Built Nissan Rogue Hybrid Is A Failure

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A recall has been issued for a stalling issue.

Nissan has just introduced its new e-Power hybrid technology in foreign markets, but it remains forbidden fruit for Americans - at least for now. We foresee the technology being introduced here if it finds mainstream success abroad, but in the meantime, we're left with the old stuff. That old stuff is now causing a problem for Nissan USA. See, there used to be a hybrid version of the Nissan Rogue, and it was available until two years ago, but despite it being powered by a much less advanced hybrid system, the car is now facing a recall to address an engine stalling issue.

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Nissan USA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a recall for 5,905 Rogue Hybrids made at the automaker's Smyrna plant between July 26, 2016, and December 15, 2018. Approximately 1% of these vehicles are estimated to have an issue with their engine harnesses. These defective harnesses can come into contact with the Electronic Control Module bracket, and in time, this contact can cause abrasion, damaging the harness. This in turn leads to a short circuit that can blow a fuse, thereby disabling the drive system with no restarting possible. Simply put, the car stalls itself and can't move again until the fuse is replaced and the contact between the harness and the bracket stops. It's really a simple design flaw that has taken years to show itself, but it's no less frustrating for owners of the vehicle.

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The sudden manner in which this issue could present itself is a cause for concern, but Nissan has begun work to get the crossovers fixed. Its dealer network was informed of the issue at the end of last month and these dealers will soon begin contacting Rogue Hybrid owners to schedule an appointment for repair, which, as usual, will cost owners nothing. Notification letters will be mailed on or before the December 15, but one can always contact their nearest dealer to jumpstart the process and prevent any potentially hazardous engine stalling issues before they happen. Just quote recall number R21B6 to let the people at Nissan know what issue you'd like to address.

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