The internal hinge in the key can loosen over time, allowing the key to accidentally fold during use.

PaPeter Valdez-Dappena, CNNWire

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 1:25 AM

DETROIT – Nissan is recalling more than 700,000 Rogue and Rogue Sport compact SUVs because they can be accidentally turned off while driving.

Some 2016 to 2020 Nissan Rogue and 2017 to 2022 Rogue Sports models have knife-style keys, the type where the metal blade of the key flips out from inside the plastic key fob. The internal hinge in the key can loosen over time, allowing the key to accidentally fold during use. If this occurs while the key is in the ignition, the vehicle may be accidentally turned off if the key is touched or bumped.

The recall only affects the base model Rogue S and smaller Rogue Sport S models. According to documents the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan has yet to find a solution to the problem. Once the fix is ‚Äč‚Äčavailable, according to NHTSA, it will be provided by Nissan dealers at no charge.

Meanwhile, owners of the vehicles involved in the recall are advised not to attach anything to the keys that could pull them down, and to insert the key into the ignition so that the key can only fold up, not up. down.

Nissan will begin notifying owners about the recall later in March. Owners with questions about the recall can also call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.

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