Tuesday, April 20, 2021
News Nissan Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Class Action Lawsuit Given Green Light

Nissan Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Class Action Lawsuit Given Green Light

The Nissan Rogues AEB is prone to seeing ghosts and applying the brakes for no reason


  • The malfunctioning AEB system is found in the 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue SUVs.

  • 14 crashes and five injuries so far reported.

  • More than 1,400 reports concerning the AEB have been filed.


The advent of driver assistance system technologies in vehicles is one of the greatest advances of the 21st for the automobile. All carmakers have embraced these technologies including Nissan. Not all is perfect however as the Nissan Rogue’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system has been less than reliable and has ignited a class-action lawsuit.

When functioning properly, the active safety systems can be helpful however the technology is not bulletproof. The Nissan Rogue’s AEB is known to detect non-existing obstacles ahead of it which causes the SUV to slow down or worse, come to a full stop without warning. Drivers and passengers are caught off-guard. The issue is responsible for 14 accidents and five injuries. The NHTSA has discovered that 1,400 reports concerning the AEB have been filed but so far no recall has been issued.

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Nissan. The latter filed a motion to dismiss the complaint however a federal judge ruled against the motion. Part of the reasoning behind this decision is that, according to Car Complaints, Nissan knows about the problem as they issued technical service bulletins concerning AEB malfunctions in the 2017-2018 Rogue, Rogue Sport and Rogue Hybrid.

The original story reports that “Connecticut plaintiff Lakeita Kemp owns a 2019 Nissan Altima which allegedly had AEB malfunctions just weeks after she purchased the vehicle.” Could there be more to this story?

2018 Nissan Rogue

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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