NHTSA Probes 553K Nissan SUVs
Sept. 13, 2019—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into Nissan, reported Reuters.
NHTSA is investigating 553,000 Nissan Rogue sport utility vehicles after reports of their emergency braking systems engaging without warning or an obstruction. Automatic braking systems typically activate when the technology senses objects ahead and the driver does not slow down.
The Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to conduct a formal investigation. NHTSA said it has 129 reports alleging triggering of the system and three reports about crashes with injuries.