Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall for certain 2011 Rogue models. Some vehicles may have been manufactured with an incorrectly installed circuit board within the vehicle's electronic power steering assist control unit. Nissan says that, as a result, the terminal may experience additional stress on the circuit board's solder, which could eventually result in a failure. Such a failure could cause the power steering assist to stop working altogether, which may increase the amount of effort it takes to steer the vehicle and result in a crash.

A total of 7,365 2011 Nissan Rogue models are covered in the recall, and owners can expect to be notified by Nissan soon. The automaker will replace the electronic power steering module free of charge if necessary once the recall begins this month.
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
NISSAN / ROGUE 2011
Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: NOV 2
3, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V565000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,365

Summary:
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 ROGUE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 17, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 30, 2010. THE CIRCUIT BOARD MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN THE CORRECT POSITION ON CERTAIN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) ASSIST CONTROL UNITS. THIS MAY CAUSE ADDITIONAL STRESS ON THE SOLDER OF THE TERMINAL TO THE CIRCUIT BOARD RESULTING IN THE SOLDER CRACKING AND SEPARATING COMPLETELY FROM THE CIRCUIT BOARD.

Consequence:
AS THE CIRCUIT BOARD FAILS, THE POWER STEERING ASSIST FEATURE WILL STOP FUNCTIONING, INCREASING THE FORCE NEEDED TO STEER THE VEHICLE AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EPS CONTROL UNIT IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      EBH
      • 3 Years Ago
      "MASSIVE" recall??????? They have sold hundreds of thousands of these vehicles. 7,000 that have a recall is hardly massive, just another example of SCUM MEDIA going for headlines
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good thing they are doing a quick recall. Wouldn't want those 7,000 people to have to put down their iPhones and make more of an effort steering their vehicles.
      roarkee12
      • 3 Years Ago
      People are still buying Nissan's after the first recall?
        Gene
        • 3 Years Ago
        @roarkee12
        It could be worse. They could be buying GM products that are without question the most horrible and expensive vehicles on the planet. Pure garbage.
          carfan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Gene
          you must have some gene related brain problems gene!!
      hdgoose
      • 3 Years Ago
      I used to work for Motorola Electronic Power steering group before they sold it off. The steering wheels with EPS are smaller because of the extra assist it provides; so without the assist and the smaller wheel it makes it harder to steer than normal. I dont know which manufacturer Nissan uses ; but I can tell you it was not stress tested properly or HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Test) tested because they would have found this issue. This is what happens when companies emphasize cutting costs over quality.
        Sharon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @hdgoose
        That was informative. Thank you. I own a bought 2011 Rogue. Why is it ever car a buy gets recalled?
          clquake
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sharon
          Hmmm, I don't recall Nissan being part of any government.
          Gene
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sharon
          Because your a naive sucker. Our evil and corrupt government are producing over priced, dangerous junk. You bought one!
          tinted up
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sharon
          Hey Gene you are an idiot. Sharon, don't feel bad about buying a car that got recalled. Nearly every car (or all cars) gets recalled, it's simply a part of mass production. HDgoose while I would agree that more rigorous testing may be in order, another fact is that ALL car companies outsource parts and usually it is misproduction in those parts that requires a recall.
      attyjamesmaus
      • 3 Years Ago
      This cant be? Japanese cars dont break down....do they?
        Gene
        • 3 Years Ago
        @attyjamesmaus
        Nearly as aften as GM cars and trucks.
          clquake
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Gene
          Are you going to enlighten us and tell us which ones don't break down?
      Gene
      • 3 Years Ago
      GOOD! People that are so helpless and ignorant to even ride in a "computer" operated car deserve what they get.
      whofan
      • 3 Years Ago
      If there were a recall for ugly both Nissan and Honda would be in a world of hurt right now. Yes! Japanese cars do have mechanical issues as do all other makes build by the hands of man.
      over9000
      • 3 Years Ago
      Power steering are for people who don't know the joy of driving or can't drive. The connection between the man and machine is disconnected with power steering.
        Mark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @over9000
        Ok caveman enjoy driving your manuel steering relic bet you dont lie power brakes either.
      You Sexy Bitch..
      • 3 Years Ago
      I believe in most cases the car companies slam out vehicles before they are truly tested to get ahead of the competition and make a profit.
      hockeyfan579
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Nisan Rogue 2011; sv version leased due to economy and an "un-named" Nissan Associate, sold me on it and took my 2010 Loaded Honda Oddesey; which was financed; ( I had locked in a 4% with a credit union; it was just after a rollover severe accident in the mtns., out of hospital, had the 2008 version that got totaled, only 7000 miles on it)); they suddenly secured a 4% match through them showed me paper work and all checked out; KEY, went back to office and when paper work brought back mt sales person was missing, and financial lady rushed through signing as I had sat all day waiting..and tried to see most could, asked if all stated included got a yes absolutly; ( no reason not to trust a dealership had been too for 10 or so years); yes; then economy hit us, and downsized; had put 20% down on the 2010 Honda "O"; and they of course with a "no longer friend!", called me in as to help me with this payment couldn't afford etc..and though kept pushing Rogue, with lies about what it had inside even inside talked through with me, and of course threw in some, perks..still waiting 2 months later? Before, I saw this recall have documented a nine page letter to CEO's of this establishment, siting fraud and taking advantage of me 2x; ( as when going through paper work on 2010 Odessey..found the recently fired? finance woman had switched the interest to 6%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the paperwork obviously had made up after showing me agreed deal of matching 4%.......NOW..I have tried to return this rotten driving; seat squeaking; ( no not over weight); NO trunk; none of the specs told..ugly; poor vision out back window; HATE IT! I was made to feel that because of what the other end of Honda did with %, they too same dealership, new/separate dept., where giving me an awesome deal...in hopes of restoring my faith had for a long time customer; only to ignore call backs; suddenly when there the individual needed to speak with is "in a meeting"; ( hiding out back); and have NOT had any luck getting it off my hands or reconciled the fraud that made much superior too expensive, payment..Odessey, now in a crap 4hp that is noisy; uncomfortable and I feel so unsafe driving it especially squished into its very small, "SUV" sold status with all children........NOW this........Next legal assistance will be added.......This shouldn't happen to anyone..Please keep well your stupid comments to self; if not helpful back away as I will not fully read nor respond..Looking for some suggestions on next step...............Please responsible replies only.
      ironmikemiata
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only thing "Electronic"on a car SHOULD be the radio & the clock ! More Bells& whistles,the more that CAN & DO go wrong ! !
        EBH
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ironmikemiata
        Yea, cars with electronic ignitions and fuel injection are far inferior to old cars with points and a carb.. NOT!!! What are you smoking?
      moorepickle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Type your comment here Gene must have his head up his a** Because he sure dosn"t know sh*t about cars or auto companys. Gm makes some of the best and most affordable cars and trucks out there. I've had 3 Gm trucks...all went over 175,00 miles and never had a trip to the service garage. GET REAL ....GENE !!!!!
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