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Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 1
Average Mileage:
11,981 miles

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2013 Nissan Rogue seat belts / air bags problems

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2013 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #19

Aug 192016


  • 58,000 miles


The front passenger side door was closed from the outside while the vehicle was at a stop. When the door latched all side airbags (curtain and in seat) deployed. There was no collision. There was minor damage to the front passenger side door, which appeared to be a "door ding" that had occurred approximately 8 weeks prior to the incident involving the airbags. It was purely cosmetic no repair was sought. Car was towed to dealer after air bags deployed.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #18

Jun 242016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Howard Beach, NY, USA

problem #17

Mar 262016


  • 28,000 miles
Takata recall. The air bags deployed for no apparent reason at all while my 25yr old daughter was driving my 2013 Nissan Rogue on the highway home from a charity event. When the air bags deployed, it caused my daughter to lose control and hit the guard rails. My daughter suffered severe head trauma, bleeding and bruises, injury to her eye, scratches and burns from whatever the substance was in the air bags. She spent the day in the hospital with numerous tests done, had some surgical procedures done, on medications. Some of her bruises resulted in swellings and more bruises. She still has a long way to go and is still under the doctors' care. Thank god she's alive but my truck was a total loss. My daughter's self-esteem is low because she's having a hard time dealing with the pain, scars and bruises. Her slow recovery is still affecting her loss from work and inconvenience of even getting to work because the insurance companyhas deemed my truck a total loss. My daughter is still undergoing more medical treatment and I'm trying to concentrate on getting well and work about the medical bills later. She still has constant headaches daily because of her head injuries and now light is affecting her which cannot be controlled everywhere she goes. As a mother, I hate to see my daughter in this pain every day, I feel helpless. I want my daughter to have a bright future, but she's always sad or crying because of the pain. This is not fair.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #16

May 012016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. While making a left turn, the contact crashed into a median divider. The air bags deployed several minutes later. The air bag powder substance burned the contact's right hand and left thigh, which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an auto repair shop. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #15

May 202014


  • 15,000 miles
My father was hit while driving his 2013 Rogue while turning left. Oncoming car hit right passenger side so hard the battery of the Rogue was found two blocks away. The car was totaled. My mother was sitting behind my father on the driver side back seat. Neither side air bags deployed. Both sustained multiple injuries. My father died as a result.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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problem #14

May 162015


  • 0 miles
On Saturday, May 16th heading on the 91 East by bellflower, ca. Frwy I was driving and when a sudden stop I found it hard to make a stop because the brake felt as if it sunk in. I unfortunately hit a truck in front of me. The vehicle did not receive any damage but my Nissan 2013 Rogue did. I took pictures to show the damage. At the time of the accident, I was very concerned because the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle did receive a front impact but the air bags had no reaction to the hit. At the time of the accident I rode with my 3 children ages, 18, 15 and 11 and my fiancÉ. prior to this happening I took the vehicle to get it's maintenance and after this happening I was sure that the vehicle felt very different. It was almost as if it would accelerate and the brakes kept sinking in with having a delay in making a full stop. The vehicle is currently in a body shop through my insurance and I do not recall the mileage? this is very concerning and has been ever since receiving the recall letter regarding the possible electrical problem that might set a fire. Please advise/help. Thank you!

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #13

May 012015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. While the driver was at a stop sign attempting to turn left, the contact noticed another vehicle coming towards her. As a result, the contact veered to the right and crashed into the rear driver side of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained back injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Youngsville, LA, USA

problem #12

Apr 242014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
On April 24, 2014, I was a victim in collision wherefore the frontal and back air bags failed to deploy.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #11

Oct 112014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
I was traveling on a blacktop road with a vehicle in front of my vehicle about 4 car lengths ahead. I had to suddenly stop to avoid a deer on my right side. I hit the car in front of me which was turning left but had no blinker lights or brake showing. Air bag on steering wheel did not deploy until after the car stopped and I was getting out of vehicle. Side air bags came out but had no air in them..updated 11/03/14..updated 11/18/14 updated 5/7/2015

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #10

Oct 102014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 45,506 miles
As I was pulling onto freeway around 55-60 mph, the passenger air bag blinks on and off. It does this continually. I pulled over and turned off ignition of vehicle for over 15 minutes. Once I started vehicle again, same thing.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #9

Jun 222013


  • 4,702 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag sensor flashed and indicated that it was deactivated. The first two times the vehicle was taken to the dealer the failure codes were cleared, but the failure recurred. When taken back a third time, the dealer replaced the front passenger seat; however, the failure recurred. On the fourth visit, the dealer cleared the failure code, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back a fifth time, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 4,702.

- North Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 162014


  • 7,888 miles
Passenger airbag light keep going on and off while on a trip 150 miles away from home. Called the dealer service dept. And they said they could lower the sensor to recognize me (104 lbs) to make an appt. Called on 7/21/14 to schedule apt and was told by someone else that it was against the law to lower the weight sensors and that nothing could be done. Dangerous and ridiculous.

- Winnebago, IL, USA

problem #7

Apr 212014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • miles
Passenger 2 airbag light at times does not register when my 74 lb daughter is sitting in the seat but it will register if my purse is in the seat. At times it will flash on and off then stay off. Yesterday 5/6/14 I ran errands then when I went to get my daughter from school. The check engine (malfunction indication light as called in vehicle book) came on. I took the vehicle to auto zone and the test shows its the oxygen sensor. Was advised to check upstream & downstream sensors as well as catalytic converter since these can cause damage to it as well. I should mention the employee telling me this built Nissan vehicles for 23 yrs. Today I have an appt at the Nissan dealership. I've only had this vehicle 3 months = not happy.

- Shelbyville, TN, USA

problem #6

Jan 142014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that the passenger air bag light illuminated intermittently while occupied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 06/27/14 updated 07/1/2014

- Locust Grove , VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 032014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 11,400 miles
While traveling with an 85 pound passenger in the passenger seat the passenger side airbag light will illuminate for approximately 10-15 minutes indicating that the passenger side airbag is "off". it will then flicker back on and off again. The passenger is not moving around in the seat, and seatbelt is use properly. I tested my theory that the airbag light was malfunctioning by having a 50 pound child sit in the seat, without movement, while the car was stationary. The light came on, again indicating that the passenger side airbag was "off" and then within 2-3 minutes flickered back into the "on" setting indicating that it would deploy if in a wreck. I contacted the dealership to ask of weight restriction and although they didn't know the information off hand, I am to take it in for service.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #4

Dec 172013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
During cold weather (below 20 deg F.), the car sometimes can not detect if an adult is sitting in the passenger seat and it disengages the air bag. During really cold days (below 0 deg F.) it senses a non-adult sitting in the passenger seat but, the seat is empty.

- Belleville, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 282014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
The 2013 Nissan Rogue I was driving was struck a glancing blow starting from the center front through the driver's front left quarter panel and door. The frontal impact was strong enough to break the front support extruded steel brace in three places and decimate the grill, light, bumper, quarter panel and door skin. There are two problems I would like to report. One the side impact and seat air bags did not deploy at all; however the driver's air bag did deploy slowly after the impact. It did not completely deploy until after I exited the vehicle. The second issue is that while the seat belt prevented me from going through the windshield, the mechanism in the seatbelt is also destroyed. The vehicle that struck me had their air bags to fully deploy. Please look into this as I understand there was a recall on the 2011 - 2012 models. Thank you...updated 11/13/14 updated 7/28/2015

- Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #2

Jul 012013


  • 900 miles
Well my car is in the shop for repairs to my passenger airbag sensor for the 5th time and again the loaner they gave me (a different from the first Rogue that had this same problem) has the passenger air bag off switch on while an adult is sitting in the seat. I have a video of this vehicle, 2 videos of the first Rogue that was given to me, and have 3 videos of my Altima still doing it. I just received a phone call that my car was staying longer than expected because they replaced the sensors but now can not get them to set or reset. Nissan has a truly big problem with these sensors and the government needs to make them do a recall on all the sensors!

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 182013


  • 240 miles
While I took my car into the shop for an airbag issue I am having. The loaner car which is the 2013 Nissan Rogue has the same problem. While driving with an adult in the passenger seat the passenger airbag switch turns off. I have video evidence of this for this vehicle. 2 videos of 2 separate occasions. And 4 videos of my 2013 Altima doing the same thing. Even with me sitting in the seat at 180lbs the light switch would turn off. This is a very big safety issue and Nissan needs to have it fixed!

- Reston, VA, USA

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