The US Office of Defect Investigation (ODI) has started a preliminary investigation into approximately 454,840 vehicles produced by Nissan. Due to ODI’s investigation, complaints have been received related to engine failure in Nissan vehicles.
The investigation follows six consumer complaints about engine failures in the Nissan Rogue, Altima, and Infiniti Qx50. These issues are alleged to be caused by engine failure, causing a sudden loss of motive power and the inability to restart the vehicle.
Complaints include engine failure, noticeable power loss, and distinct engine knocking sounds, according to the ODI report. Metal debris has been found in the oil pan, particularly on vehicles equipped with the KR15DDT and KR20DET engines, indicating serious internal damage to the engine.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in its statement that the US Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) had received a total of six complaints regarding the Nissan Rogue, Altima, and Infiniti Qx50 vehicles.
All of these problems leave Nissan facing a potential US safety investigation over engine failures in more than 450,000 Rogue, Altima, and Infiniti QX50 vehicles. This investigation could potentially affect models from 2019 to 2023.
ODI’s investigation will determine the scope of the engine-related problem and possible next steps, and Nissan’s response and the effectiveness of its implemented changes will be closely monitored.