2014 Nissan Rogue: Power Door On/Off Switch
July 30, 2014
What's the point of that "Power Door On/Off" switch to the right of that cluster on the 2014 Nissan Rogue's dash?
Well, first I'll tell you what it does: If you turn the button to "off," the power hatch function will no longer work via the push-button on the exterior of the hatch, or the one on the inside of the hatch. If you press that exterior hatch button when the main switch is "off," you'll still be able to lift the tailgate manually, though.
Full power will still work via the key fob as well as the button on the dash.
What I couldn't figure out was why have an "off" switch in the first place...
I put a call into our contact at Nissan, and this is what he told us:
"The intention with the switch is to give ultimate levels of flexibility to our customers. The driver can now choose to always operate the liftgate with power or to operate it manually. Imagine a scenario where a young child is playing around with the liftgate: The driver can eliminate the distraction very quickly."
Not sure how much we'll use this button here at Edmunds, other than to mess with unsuspecting editors who aren't aware of the button (and why aren't they reading my updates?!). It's not all that unlike how Mark Takahashi loves to turn on the seat heaters in a car right before I take it out on the test track on a 100-degree day. Real nice, buddy!
We have a good time here.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 9,101 miles