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#121 of 208 Nissan Rogue 2008
Jul 25, 2010 (6:07 pm)
I have a 2008 Rogue, on a recent trip to Reno from Sacramento, I experience (for the 2nd time) difficulty climbing the hills over Auburn CA. I could not get pass 45 mph, even with the gas pedal is depressed all the way to the floor.... but once I got to the top of the hill, everything is fine, until i start climbing the hill again. I made sure i was going at a very good speed when approaching another hill...but no luck!... I never had this problem before...... when I got to the house, I put it in reverse to back the car in the drive way and I had to almost put the "foot to the pedal"to make it move. I put it in park and tired to rev up the engine with little response until I depress the accelerator almost to the floor again...and got only 2500rpm.... about 45 minutes later, i can out started the engine, and everything was fine.....what is up!!! does anyone out there have the same problem...the Nissan Tech...could not find any thing wrong!! Anyone out there have this problem?
#122 of 208 Re: Nissan Rogue 2008 [ljerald]
Jul 26, 2010 (11:56 am)
Say good bye to your CVT transmission. Get it into the dealer. My guess is the CVT oil pump is going out. Had the exact same symptoms with my Murano.
Hopefully it is still under warranty.
Best of luck.
#123 of 208 Re: Rogue Issues - transmission problem - unknown
Aug 14, 2010 (2:16 pm)
Bought a 2010 Rogue 360 in April. Had 1700 miles on it and took a trip to Maine. On the way up, the service engine light popped on. Previous to this..at different points since April, we have been experiencing this, w/o the service engine light.....After driving the car for a little while..maybe about an hour...when coming to a stop, say at a stop light or toll, when we tried to accelerate the car had no power. Well, like I said...on the way up to maine, my husband was driving and felt this happen and this time the service engine light came on. We tightened the gas cap thinking that might be causing an issue of fumes. After letting it sit over night and driving 2.5 hours and then letting it sit another 3 hours, the light went off. For the rest of our vacation, the light never came back on and the car ran fine. On the way home when we hit Massachusetts. After a toll booth and slowing down for ezpass....trying to accelerate was an issue. Again, no power while in the middle of the highway. The car started going but now we needed gas. We pull over to get gas. After getting gas, we couldn't get onto the highway. The car had no pick up at all. We would've gotten hit. When I reversed the car to pull into a parking spot, same thing. No power in reverse either. After waiting for AAA tow to tow us to a Nissan dealer we had passed a mile back, we were able to drive the rogue ourselves to the dealer....AAA issue after two hours of waiting and giving up on them. We get to the dealer in MA and they tell us they've seen this issue before. The transmission fluid seems to be foaming. Also, the fluid was very low. After spending a night at a hotel nearby, we were advised by Nissan engineers to drive the car to NY and bring it to a dealer there...where we live. We dropped it off last night. Not very hopeful. #1 they have to find the issue by most likely having to drive the car for a period of time. #2...if they find it, we have to go from there. In the meantime, I am in touch with Nissan Consumer Affairs. I want to be reimbursed for the hotel stay and as of right now we don't have a car. The dealership provided no loaners and I refuse to pay for a rental. This is a brand new vehicle and feel this should be on Nissan. The dealer we brought the car too has also seen a familiar issue with one car. The service advisor said he did not remember the outcome but he knows that it is an issue and sounds like they will have the rogue in their possession for a while. I am livid. I commute to work every day so don't use the car much and to bring it on vacation with us at 1700 miles and for all of this to happen is totally unacceptable. Help...any suggesstions on what to do??????
#124 of 208 Re: Rogue Issues - transmission problem - unknown [jc2010]
Aug 14, 2010 (7:00 pm)
Hate it that so many people are having problems. I called Nissan Consumer Affairs...they refused to help me. (See my previous post.) I ended up almost begging them to help...still no luck. Contacted a no recovery-no fee law office (Krohn & Moss). The lawyer had me to do things to position to go to court...but it seemed that he was almost scared to do this. I traded the vehicle in with instructions of what to do to protect the court case. After about 1 1/2 years since I called Nissan Consumer Affairs I am supposed to be getting a check next week. Nissan ended up paying their lawyer, my lawyer, and settling with me for probably about twice what they could have gotten me out of the vehicle (I did beg them to help with a Corporate assist trade.) Guess most people would just give up. Hope you have better luck with your situation.
#125 of 208 Re: Rogue Issues - transmission problem - unknown [roguelemonownr]
Aug 15, 2010 (6:46 am)
Thank you and yes, this is ashame to say the least. So Krohn & Moss did help you?! It sounds like it took a while, but it sounds like you got back what you were out in the end. Am I reading your post incorrectly? You say they settled with you for "about twice what they could have gotten me out of the vehicle." Also, what is Corporate Assist? I'm at the start of my fight so I'm not going to give up just yet. I am going to push this to my congressman and senate and try to fight this b/c the money we are paying for this rogue and for the length of time we have had this vehicle...it is theft in my eyes if they don't correct this issue. Why hasn't it been recalled is my question. It is a huge safety issue and if people haven't already gotten into car wrecks b/c of this lack of acceleration, Nissan has been lucky. The fact that the CVTs are on international back order and the fact that the extended warranty has been put into place tells me that this is an issue that has grown and is continuing to grow. Makes me laugh b/c when we bought the car one of the salesman commented about how nice the CVT is. What a load of BS that was. Another thing..I was not given a copy of my warranty info...do you think I can call the dealer and get one? Thx for the post!!! And..I hope you get that check. By the way...what did you trade the piece of crap in for??? Honda??
#126 of 208 Re: Rogue Issues - transmission problem - unknown [jc2010]
Aug 15, 2010 (1:13 pm)
Don't know that Krohn & Moss helped that much...I feel I prob. would have done as good (or better) by going BBB.
Guess I wasn't clear in what I said about Nissan settling. They paid their lawyer, my lawyer, and settled with me for prob twice as much as Nissan could have been out for getting me out of the vehicle. I don't feel that I got what I was out. BTW, I tried the Rep & Senator route and got nowhere!!!
Corporate Assist Trade is same as Dealer-Assist Trade...with Manufacturer picking up the difference. Would think that you could get the warranty info from Nissan.
Thought I would mention that a guy I know had a bad Jeep...accelerating probs like you are describing. He went to the county courthouse and filed a doc stating the problems with the vehicle and that the manufacturer had not corrected...said if he got in an accident this might help him go back on the manufacturer.
#127 of 208 Re: Rogue Issues - transmission problem - unknown [roguelemonownr]
Aug 15, 2010 (2:12 pm)
Thx for the info. We are small fish in this huge pond and I think that's part of the problem with contacting the high authorities, but as long a I'm pumped I will contact who I have too in order to get what I have coming to me. This whole thing makes me sick!! "if your friend gets into a wreck"....and only then. That's crazy. They're waiting for an accident to happen??!! You really feel unprotected here. It's so wrong I can't stand it. I will make sure this word gets out. I'm going to look into Ask Asa and all of that here in NY. I want to get this out and hoping people here will rally with me if at all possible. Power in #'s...right.
I had an old Honda...from 1992 (brand new) to 2010. That car did me right! It had transmission problems in the end, I believe thanks to a mechanic I brought it to here in Queens...long story. Anyway, it got me where I needed to go and hung in there. I am so sad that I traded that car in for the Nissan. Don't get me wrong, I needed a car, but the fact that it was as old as it was, when something did go wrong with it, which was very, very, very rare, it didn't hurt like this does. This rogue piece of crap is brand new and that's what is killing me. I could probably count the # of times I actually drove the car. We had 1700 miles in before we left for Maine. C'mon.
Thank you so much again and I hope it is all working out for you. They will get what they deserve in the end!
What exactly was wrong with your Rogue anyway???? I don't think you explained that.
#128 of 208 Re: Rogue Issues - transmission problem - unknown [roguelemonownr]
Aug 23, 2010 (6:07 am)
I'm in NJ. My 2008 Rogue has less than 13K miles in 2 1/2 years of ownership because of the trans issues and me not wanting to drive it. The transmission was replaced at around 3K miles and again at around 6K miles. At around 9K miles I brought it to the dealership yet again, due to trasmission noise, grinding/ratteling sound - which historically has been the trans. Once they replace the trans, it is good for about 3K miles and then begins to make noise again. At around 9K, when I brought it in again, the dealership said that Nissan would not authorize the replacement and that the trans was "making a normal noise" -- I explained "normal" is no noise - like when I drove it off their lot and "normal" is what it sounded like after the replacement trans and the second replacement trans. There was nothing the dealership could do, as they would not be paid for doing any work from Nissan - since Nissan told them not to do anything. Nissan Consumer Affairs is a total joke -- they have not helped in the least and failed to get back to me timely etc. They submitted to Nissan to buy back the vehicle and Nissan declined (of course they did - because I'm a consumer, not an attorney). I'm now working with a Lemon Law attorney group in NJ who have reviewed my paperwork and feel I have a strong case (or they would not have taken it, as their fees will be paid by Nissan - not me). They have sent letter to Nissan to allow them to perform a final fix and will be sending out a Demand Letter tomorrow to Nissan that oulines how many times it has been in for fix and the fact that it is still not fixed and demanding re-purchase of the car. Nissan has 30 days to respond. If they do not respond or decline the repurchase, the Lemon Law attorneys will file the lawsuit. I will certainly continue to post here my progress. The attorney is familiar with this issue and advised it should be resolved in a few months. This whole situation very unfortunate - I'm suprised that no governing body has stepped in at this point to direct Nissan to fix this issue and even more disturbing is that Nissan has not done the right thing for us consumers. I would never purchase another Nissan - not because I have a Lemon, but because of the way Nissan is treating their bread and butter - all of us!!!
#129 of 208 Re: Rogue Issues - transmission problem - unknown [moreroguerage]
Aug 23, 2010 (11:43 am)
Thx for the note and the info. I see you are from NJ. I am in NY. I know for NY, the car must be attempted to be repaired 4 x's before considering it a lemon. 3 x's for Jersey?? Anyway, the dealer's service dept has been great with me, but Consumer Affairs is awful. They did not call for a prognosis of the dealer's inspection for two days. I called and called. Finally, on the 2nd night of no phone call, even after it was raised to a supervisory level, I got a hold of the executive offices. I took a chance and emailed the VP of the dept. Someone from his office contacted me. They had a nissan engineer go to the dealer to check out the transmission and sure enough, they deemed it unsatisfactory and will be replacing it with a new one. The dealer explained to me, as did the dealer in MA, that the CVT's are on International backorder. They are literally ordering transmissions and they are making them as they are ordered...apparently. So, the dealer said we should hear from him in about a week. I'm giving them 2 wks before I contact them. For now, we can drive the rogue locally, is what we were told. My transmission was not making a funny noise. We were losing acceleration. Now I am worried about getting it back and ultimately it making a funny noise and/or losing acceleration again...and then having to deal with the lack of customer service again. I too am in agreement with you...if the customer support was better, perhaps Nissan would be a more desirable product even with the transmission problems. I too am also shocked that this issue hasn't gone to a higher level given that losing acceleration on a highway is definitely a safety issue. Perhaps they are waiting for someone to be killed, as was the case with Toyota, before it's handled at another level, which I think is piss poor. I had a Honda and should not have settled for anything less...I will know better for next time. I'm giving Nissan a shot to redeem themselves with this case, but, if I fall into a situation such as yours, they lost a customer+ for sure!! I hope your lawyer does what it takes to get you what you are rightfully due!!! Keep me posted on the situation. I am most interested. If my email also helps with your case....go for it! Good luck!
#130 of 208 Re: Rogue Issues - transmission problem - unknown [jc2010]
Aug 23, 2010 (2:32 pm)
My Rogue did not lose acceleration. If I were having a problem like this, I believe I would try to contact the NTSB!!!!!!!! That is an extreme safety problem. Their contact info should be in the instruction manual that came with your vehicle. Lots of luck!!!!!!