New Nissan Rogue models built before January 28 received a two-star NHTSA safety rating in front passenger crash tests
Nissan will introduce an updated front passenger restraint system to specific vehicles built before Jan. 28, 2021 at its Kyushu plant
The redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue has been getting rave reviews since it arrived on the market last year.
That said, a report in February through a bit of shade on the party when it was discovered that some Rogue models only managed a 2-star NHTSA front passenger crash test.
The rating didn’t affect all Rogue models and Nissan’s new SUV averaged a four-star NHTSA rating overall. Nissan explained yesterday that the poor safety showing was limited to Rogue units built before Jan. 21 at the Kyushu, Japan plant.
Vehicles produced at the Smyrna, Tennessee plant and all Rogues built after January 28 in Kyushu received an updated front passenger restraint system that solved the poor safety problem. Now, Nissan is offering to update the restraint system on all Rogue models.
The automaker hasn’t specifically tested the new system, but is going ahead with the refit regardless. Official testing will happen in May.
It should be noted that the 2021 Nissan Rogue scored a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the IIHS, which is a more comprehensive and telling safety assessment.
In other words, if you own a 2021 Nissan Rogue, we wouldn’t be concerned with safety. It just appears that some models had a poor showing in one specific test, and Nissan has taken steps to correct the problem.