Loose Lug Nut Recall - 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Nissan Rogue: Loose Lug Nut Recall

June 25, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

This month, Nissan issued a recall for a handful of vehicles, including the 2014 Nissan Rogue, because a loose lug nut could lead to wheel separation.

The problem was traced to an assembly process error that occurred between March 7, 2014 and March 10, 2014, so it was pretty easy for us to determine our Rogue was not involved since our long-term test began February 19.

But if there's a chance your Rogue is affected, owners can call Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor @ 6,139 miles


Comments

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    I'm thinking maybe owners would be better off just looking up the spec for lug nut torque and tightening or having the corner garage tighten them to that spec. Certainly easier than calling the 800 number and taking it to a Nissan dealer.

  • diigii diigii Posts:

    Yup, torque spec for tightening the lug nut is in the manual. But then again, some owners cannot be bothered to open their manuals. They won't have time to open the manual but they can make time to go to the dealer and wait for 1 hour.

  • g35buf g35buf Posts:

    A useable 1/2" drive torque wrench with a lifetime warranty is $9.99 at Harbor Freight with a coupon. As diigii noted, no time to open the manual but time to go to the dealer. You could torque all the lug nuts to spec in less than 5 minutes. BTW, 80 ft-lbs is the torque spec...

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    Wait a minute. One lug nut torqued below spec plus four lug nuts torqued to spec shouldn?t be much of a problem. In my limited experience with such things (I drove around for a couple weeks with a missing lug nut once, and the lug nuts on the front-right tire of my last car loved to back out despite being torqued to spec) there was never any catastrophic failure or permanent damage. Maybe it is due to Nissan engineers specifying 80 ft-lb instead of 90 or 100 for example?

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