WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 468,815 2008-'13 Nissan Rogue SUVs because an electrical short can cause a vehicle fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall also includes the 2014 Nissan Rogue Select SUV.
"The affected vehicles may experience an electrical short in the harness connector due to a mixture of snow/water and salt seeping through the carpet on the driver-side floor near the harness connector," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "An electrical short can cause a vehicle fire."
Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger told Edmunds, "Electrical shorts have been reported but no fires to our knowledge."
The affected Rogue vehicles were built from March 7, 2007 to November 26, 2013. The affected Rogue Select vehicles were built from September 23, 2013 to July 2, 2014.
Nissan dealers will inspect the kick panel wiring harness connector and install a new harness connector and waterproof seal, if necessary. A date has not been set for the recall.
Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Edmunds says: Owners will have to wait for their official recall notice before scheduling a service appointment. But if you have an immediate concern, contact your dealer now.