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May 18, 2009 (2:00 pm)
New to this forum .
I have a 2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD. Bought it in July of 2008.
I think it might be me or just bad luck, but many bad things have happened to me + this car since I Purchased it .
I bought this car in haste, as my old 1996 Honda CR-V had had its run, So I fell in love with this car.
I've been in 3 Car accidents with this car ( VERY Minor, Dent/Bumper stuff -- Not my fault )
And lately, the strangest thing happened.
I was driving home on a hot and sunny afternoon from work, on the Number 1 Highway I take to and from work, and I was the only one on the road for at least a kilometer both ways, When, All of a sudden, My Sunroof Exploded !
It scared me so much ! It sounded like a bomb went off right above my car.
I stopped to the side of the highway to investigate, and I was bewildered.
Drove back into town, went to my Nissan Dealership, and I was SOL there. They claim it was a rock, But How? No cars around me, and I didn't go under an overpass, and there was no rock, and the sunroof appeared to have exploded OUTWARD. They told me it was an insurance claim.
So now, I have to Fork up 250 bucks + Possible Premium rate increase to get a new sunroof installed. FRUSTRATING !
My son told me it was possible, but rare that my car is almost airtight, and that the heat caused the air in my car to expand, and thus caused my Sunroof to burst.
Kinda thinking twice and hitting my head about my hasty purchase.... sadly.
So, If anyone has any similar scenarios or anything to say about this 'incident', please let me know.
May 18, 2009 (2:45 pm)
Afraid I learned an expensive & valuable lesson. I have had engine problems with my 2008 Rogue. Only took in specifically for this twice during the first year...Have found out that many states' lemon law requires 4 trips within the first year. I went thru Nissan's Consumer Affairs dept...What a joke!!! I even called them back & almost begged them to even negotiate with me...They again said that they chose not to do anything for me. Have talked to a lemon lawyer and am told I will have to file under the federal lemon law. They say they will ask for a replacement vehicle or half the sticker...I don't want to keep the vehicle. Hope you have better luck.
#70 of 208 Re: Rogue Transmission Service Requirment [unresolved]
Jun 08, 2009 (11:11 am)
I have 5400 miles on my Rogue and the transmission is being replaced. I have been reading about numerous problems with the transmissions.
Jun 08, 2009 (2:55 pm)
Believe I now know why Nissan will not buy back. If they buy back, the title will be branded...so I have been told. Just secured the lawyer (Krohn & Moss - no recovery/no fee) last week. They say the BBB must be contacted before they can take to arbitration & that they handle that part of the process...then arbitration...if no resolution, then they will file the lawsuit.
#72 of 208 Re: [roguelemonownr]
Jun 09, 2009 (12:24 pm)
We live in Ohio and have a BBB hearing app't June 23rd. Have already had 2 replacement transmissions (by 5200m) and on driving it back home from the 2nd replacement, was making the familiar noises. Told dealership and awaited their 'regional specialist's' response. (Whatever happened to good, old fashioned mechanics!) Days later, phoned them again, to be advised that the specialist had been told by Nissan USA that he wasn't to even look at our car until after the hearing! By this point, it's now high reving and lurching forwards. It's under warranty, so they cannot refuse to look at it! We drove it to the dealership and left it there last Saturday. Down to one car again. We understand that a 3rd transmission will mean 'lemon', so we just have to wait & see. We are due to go on a road trip up to Maine very soon. Looks like we'll be in our VW Passat, as they will only offer an Altima (had one for 2 yrs - gives my wife backache & stiff neck) or another Rogue (yeah - right!) as a loan car.
The starter motor makes a high pitched noise whilst it's turning over aswell. Getting to the point where we make bets on what'll happen every time it's used! Sad, but true.
Will keep you all posted on the outcome of our BBB hearing. We have stated from the 1st replacement transmission that we've lost faith in the Rogue and wanted out of the lease. There was a Quest on the lot that was reduced to the same price as our Rogue. We wanted to do a straight swop, but we were told, weeks later that unless we paid $1,500, we couldn't. Common sense should have told Nissan USA that they would have saved themselves a headache & money by doing this. At $5,000 per transmission, we are now on #3 and no end in sight! We do not want another Rogue for obvious reasons. The laws need tightening up here. Why are these people allowed to keep selling faulty/dangerous goods? Will it take a fatality to make it happen? Maybe all those involved at Nissan USA would like to volunteer to put their loved ones into these vehicles? Would be interested to see how many bigwigs there actually drive these things? Meanwhile, our Rogue sits outside the dealer while we fork out $$$$ every month!
#73 of 208 Thank you everyone
Jun 13, 2009 (1:47 pm)
The rogue was on the short list for my company vehicle and with what I have read here and other places I will steer clear of the Nissan's until they get their act together again.
Jun 13, 2009 (6:26 pm)
Please do let me know how your BBB meeting comes out. My lawyer more-or-less told me not to expect anything from it...was just a formality. I believe they said this process should take around 40 days. Lots of luck to you.
Jun 16, 2009 (4:38 pm)
I am also a "not-so-lucky" owner of one of Nissan's Rogue Lemons which was shipped and sold in Texas. Just filed my case with BBB as the Consumer Affairs department, who claims to be "working for the consumer" is a big joke. I have been tossed back and forth between the Service Manager at the dealership and the Consumer Affairs Department for over two weeks, trying to get a DTS Technician to come and inspect the car, at the suggestion of the Service Manager at the dealership after they replaced the transmission, right front strut and a piece of the steering column, only to still have the rumbling vibrations at slow speeds along with a clunking/spring release noise when you start to excelerate in drive. The frustration got the best of me, even after driving with the Service Manager last week and duplicating all of the noises I have encountered since the transmission was replaced (I made it to just over 10,000 miles!!! Yeehaw!) I took the next step in notifying the BBB and I'm interested to see how the hearing goes as I guess I am heading down this same path. Does anyone know what can be done to make Nissan responsible? Has anyone considered calling their local TV station to see if they will do a story on it and put Nissan in the news for this line of faulty vehicles?
#76 of 208 BBB Hearing
Jul 06, 2009 (1:00 pm)
WE HAVE WON OUR CASE! We were given the 'repurchase' decision that we hoped for. Hearing went well and our judge was very thorough in all details - which helped us a lot as we went with facts and Nissan could not fight the truth. Awaiting Nissan's contact to see when to take car back etc. This could have all been avoided, had they simply followed through with their promise of customer care.
We found the BBB & judge to be excellent. Would recommend anyone else in our position to give them a try.
Bottom line is, keep all documents, make a note of days/dates, names, etc. You'll need it, if you ever have to challenge these so-called consumer-friendly businesses.