Nissan will recall of more than 7,000 of its 2011 Rogue crossover vehicles in the U.S., as the electric power steering can fail. The recall affects vehicles manufactured between August 17, 2010 and October 30, 2010.
Documents filed with NHTSA say that the circuit boards controlling the power steering may not have been installed correctly, and that the solder between the terminal and the circuit board can crack, causing the board to fail. It is being said that as the circuit board fails, the power steering assist feature will stop functioning, increasing the force needed to steer the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
To correct the problem, authorized Nissan dealers will inspect and replace the EPS control unit as necessary. Nissan is expected to notify customers during the month of December, 2011.
There have been no reported accidents or injuries because of that defect.