The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2013 Nissan Rogue, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Improper Frontal Air Bag Deployment

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE15001

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: January 12, 2015
    • Date Closed: October 29, 2016
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Air Bags:Frontal:Driver Side Inflator Module

    Summary: The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received two unusual but similar complaints of improper air bag deployment on model year 2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles.Both complaints allege the driver's frontal air bag deployed as a result of a crash but the air bag deployed many seconds (possibly up to a minute or so) after the crash.They also allege the air bag deployed slowly or did not fully inflate.A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to determine the cause, scope and consequence of this issue.The ODI reports cited above can be reviewed online at under the following identification numbers: 10566667 and 10644946.