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#23 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [DougEMG]
Feb 16, 2009 (2:37 pm)
2008 Rogue SL AWD almost 9K miles. I too have reported this xmission sound when slowing down...the 1st time they said they could not hear it. The 2nd oil change I reported it again, I had to take head mechanic for a ride...he heard it when we went thru a parking lot moving at 5-10mph and then stopping. He said 'yes, that is the sound we thought, and others have reported this. Nissan is aware of this and are working on a fix'. The explanation given was with this CVT xmission, imagine you have 2 'cones' facing each other, and as they move in and out you are changing the tension on the belt (or was it beltS?)....at slow speed there seems to be a little slop in the belt. His opinion was they woudl probably come up with some type of oil treatment or something to add to the xmission. Well, we shall see.
BTW: I really like my Rogue alot! I went from a 2001 Forrester, and was hedging between the 2009 Forrester and the Rogue....considering the better gas milage, the Forrester still has a 4sp (old) xmission, and a couple other small matters I decided on the Rogue....it will be 1 year in April...only complaint is this xmission noise! My wife thinks the Rogue is much much better than the (2001) Forrester in the snow and such we get here in upstate NY area!...and I think I must agree!
#24 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [carzz3]
Feb 16, 2009 (3:18 pm)
Nissan just replaced my transmission last week and so far i do not have the same problems......hopefully this took care of it.
#25 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [carzz3]
Feb 17, 2009 (1:07 pm)
I am just wondering if this xmission/belt issue could be brought about by 'rough break-in' on the cars? The original Rogue I was going to get was 'right off the boat' and I was quite excited about this, until my wife convinced me to spend extra and get the Bose/fold down seat/etc....so I did and ended up with a Rogue with something like 34 miles on it. And if my memory serves me correct, this could be the one we originally test drove with the sales person, and this is why I asked the break-in question. They drove us in this thing at hard acceleration (brand new car mind you) and really locked em up to show us the breaking ability, did some tight circles in the parking lot to show us the turn radius and handling and a few other good things..but not stuff I would want to do to my new car!! I am just wondering if the folks who have experienced this xmission noise got the car with very low miles?
And with this replacement xmission, maybe take it very light the first 1000 or so to see how she behaves? Based on what I have read, it looks like I need to push for a new tranny huh?....
#26 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [roger_rogue]
Feb 17, 2009 (5:48 pm)
That's a good thought, didn't think of the "break-in" thing. I had to order my car, and it had about 200 miles on it when I bought it. They had to drive somewhere to pick it up. After the issues I had stated about 1-2 weeks ago, they didn't need to replace the transmission for the second time....YET. While I was waiting for the dealership to get a hold of their Nissan rep, 2.5 weeks later, last Saturday while driving down the road, all of a sudden I started hearing loud banging/vibrating noises. It sounded like the transmission fell out...it was so loud. I couldn't drive the thing. I immediatly called the dealer and he insisted that I bring it in, rather than them come tow it. They had the car for 2 days and told me that it was the rubber grommit that is located on the axel that got dislodged. Not sure what this is, or how it did it but it did. I have the owner of this dealer involved as I have been so irate from the "lack of ackowledement" from Nissan. I still think it's the transmission and it is STILL making the same gurgling noise. Of coarse I wasn't able to get it to duplicate while I was there to pick it up, he told me to come back in 1000 miles (due for an oil change then) and he will look at it again. I have told them that I want a new car, that I feel that the problems I'm having is uncalled for when purchasing a new vehicle. They refused to do anything for me. I don't know what to do at this point. Thank goodness for this forum....as I can see others are having the same issue. Anyone able to get their vehicle replaced/and or a second transmission? Thanks!
#27 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [DougEMG]
Feb 17, 2009 (7:30 pm)
2 times back to the dealership on our 2008 Rogue for transmission problems. When you slow down the tranny downshifts very hard and surges forward. Both times they just reset the computer which fixes it for about 1-2 months and then it starts again.
We are also having the noises at slow speeds (parking lots) problems as well. It goes back this week and they are buying it back.
#28 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [roger_rogue]
Feb 18, 2009 (11:17 am)
I don't believe it has to do with the "rough break-in" on the car. I started hearing the gurgling at approx 6,000 miles. I called Nissan directly and told them to either fix the problem or give me a new car. They said, OK. All i needed to do was bring it back to the dealer within 30 days. However, when I went to the dealer, they called Nissan's (tech-line), which told them to replace the transmission.
The dealer stated that they just came-out with a new tranmission that should fix the problem.....not sure if that was true.
#29 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [wolfeinmaine]
Feb 18, 2009 (12:18 pm)
Is the dealer that is buying your car back, are they buying it back at the price you paid? or are they doing the "trade in" thing? They reset the computer on mine as well....then back into the shop we go.
#30 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [carzz3]
Feb 18, 2009 (12:21 pm)
I was also just told the same thing that they just changed something on the transmission, which should fix the problem. What I don't understand, is if you don't know what is causing the issue, how can you fix the problem? I'm not sure if I believe this or not, since it's coming from Nissan directly. They haven't even recalled the transmissions. Did you get a new car or the transmission replaced?
#31 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [candle4u]
Feb 18, 2009 (12:52 pm)
glad to hear there may be a fix for this. I suspect maybe a select few/batch exhibit this problem, otherwise a total recall ($$) would be happening....another reason I thought of maybe 'break-in' syndrome of something like that. I also at one time coming out of a gas station, on a hard-right turn had a POP which sounded like a GEAR jumed out...but it went away and never happened again. We also have a 2007 Nissam Altima, which is the 1st year they came out with the CVT in that car...and my wife has had NO CONCERNS WHATSOEVER in that. She tells me she would NOT be driving in a brand new car making the kind of noise mine does in the Wal-Mart parking lot!! In any case, I have no (major) complaints regarding service at this point....they are accomadating and seem to want to please their customers, which is how it is supposed to be. BUT, I will not hesitate to go speak to the SALES department or the owner or WHOEVER (Nissan?) if the need arises, which sound to me like what might be needed (escalation process) in the case where they give you the runaround. I love this forum!
#32 of 208 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue 16,000 Miles [roger_rogue]
Feb 19, 2009 (3:46 am)
I have a 2008 Nissan Rogue SL base model FWD bought in November 2007. I work out of my Rogue and now have 32000 miles on the vehicle and have had no problems at all. I also read another forum on the Rogue. From what I understand the transmission problem only afects the all wheel drive version (AWD) of the Rogue and not the front wheel drive (FWD) version.