In a news release, Nissan, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), announced the voluntary safety recall of 2011 Rogue models due to the improper installation of electric power steering (EPS) circuit board; which may result in a sudden loss of power steering assistance and increase the risk of collision for occupants. Nissan began the recall of the 2011 Rogue vehicle last month. Nissan notified affected owners of the defect and scheduled a repair at their nearest dealership where the EPS control unit was inspected and, if necessary, replaced for free. If you feel you should have been notified of this recall for repairs to your vehicle, contact Nissan directly.
As a Tacoma personal injury attorney, I’ve witnessed similar voluntary safety recalls of this nature many times in the past and I’m aware of the horrific injuries that can result from the use of a defective auto product. That said, I’m also aware of the difficulties that manufacturers face when producing quality products for their customers and the steps they take to ensure their customers safety. If you’ve been injured in a crash that you think was the result of a defective auto product, consult a personal injury lawyer in your area for more information on your rights as a consumer.