Nissan has issued a recall for over 700,000 of its Rogue SUVs in the United States due to a potential defect with the power liftgate. The recall affects certain 2014-2016 Rogue models and involves a defective gas stay that could corrode over time, causing the liftgate to fall unexpectedly and potentially injure people nearby. Nissan is offering free repairs to fix the issue, and the company says it is not aware of any injuries related to the defect.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail and can take their cars to a Nissan dealership to have the necessary repairs completed free of charge. The company has said that it will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles in February 2022 and that the recall work will be done in phases, with the highest priority given to areas with higher temperatures and humidity, where the gas stay is more likely to corrode quickly.
This is not the first time that Nissan has had to recall its Rogue SUVs. In 2020, the company recalled nearly 500,000 Rogue SUVs in the US due to a similar issue with the power liftgate.