The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into model year 2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles. This investigation impacts an estimated 195,000 vehicles.
NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received two unusual but similar complaints alleging improper airbag deployment on 2013 Rogue vehicles.
Both complaints allege that the driver's frontal airbag deployed as a result of a crash, but did so many seconds (possibly up to a minute or so) after the crash occurred. The complaints also say that the airbag deployed slowly or did not fully inflate.
ODI has opened a Preliminary Evaluation (PE) to look into the cause, scope and potential safety-related consequence of this alleged defect.
Upon the conclusion of this initial investigation, ODI will determine what, if any, further steps need to be taken. This could include further investigation or a safety recall of all affected Rogue vehicles.