Nissan is recalling several of its models in the United States and Canada because the vehicles in question were manufactured before the CTS transmission became mandatory in 2020.
The recall applies to the 2017 Nissan CQ-5, 2018 Nissan Rogue, and 2019 Nissan Rogue XL.
The CQ5 was released in April 2019.
The Rogue was released on October 30, 2019.
Both models have been recalled since October 24, 2020.
The Rogue XL and Rogue were produced between May 2018 and May 2020.
They were sold as a direct replacement for the Nissan Rogue.
All models are manufactured with a transmission assembly that fails.
NHTSA says the defect occurs when a component in the transmission fails to withstand stress.
Failure to maintain a constant operating pressure during transmission maintenance is also causing the transmission to fail.
The vehicles in the recall are:The CQ4 and CQ7 were released in May 2020 and July 2020.
NHDSA says it discovered the defect during an inspection of a Nissan C4 model, which was released to dealers in October 2020.
Both were sold directly as a replacement for a CQ3 model.
Both units were also manufactured before a requirement for a transmission in 2020 came into effect.
The C4 and the CQ2 are also sold in Japan and China.
The models in Japan were released on July 24, 2021.
The cars in China were sold in late July 2021.
Nissan will notify owners and owners of dealers in the affected markets on October 17, 2020, according to NHTAS, and Nissan will provide repair options to owners.
Nissan says it has no immediate plans to offer any compensation for the recall.NHTSA did not respond to Ars’ request for comment.