Nissan is conducting a safety recall on certain 2011 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUVs because the circuit board on some electric power steering (EPS) control units may have been incorrectly installed.
A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 7,365. The affected vehicles were manufactured from August 17, 2010 through October 30, 2010.
The NHTSA notice says that the circuit board’s incorrect position on the EPS control unit may cause additional stress on the solder of the terminal to the circuit board. This may result in the cracking and complete separation of the solder from the circuit board.
When the circuit board fails, the power steering assist feature will cease to function. This makes steering more difficult and increases the risk of a crash.
Nissan will notify owners of affected vehicles to bring them to Nissan dealers, who will inspect and replace the EPS control unit, if necessary, at no charge. The Nissan safety recall campaign is expected to begin in December 2011.
In the meantime, owners of 2011 Nissan Rogue crossover SUVs with any questions or concerns may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Alternatively, owners of vehicles involved in the campaign may contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov. Reference the NHTSA campaign ID No. 11V565000.