Group asks gov’t to probe Nissan automatic emergency braking

DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. auto safety group wants the government to investigate automatic emergency braking on some Nissan Rogue SUVs, alleging the safety feature makes the vehicles brake when there’s no emergency.

The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seeking the probe. The group says about 675,000 Rogues from 2017 and 2018 should be recalled.

Nissan says it has told customers of a software update that improves performance of the automated braking system. But the center says the campaigns don’t acknowledge the seriousness of the problem and give owners little incentive to get the SUVs fixed.

The center says it found 87 complaints about unintended braking on Rogues in NHTSA’s database. The government says it will evaluate the petition.

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