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#228 of 237 TORQUE CONVERTER LOCKUP VIBRATION - NISSAN ROGUE 2008
Nov 14, 2013 (5:30 am)
TORQUE CONVERTER LOCKUP VIBRATION by erikb717
Nov 14, 2013 (5:28 am)
----- WELL, I TOOK MINE IN -------
and the answer they gave me was your CVT is experiencing TORQUE CONVERTER LOCKUP
since the CVT has no gears,
it will sometimes VIBRATE in between what is supposed to be 1st and 2nd gear (1-1.5 RPMs)
nothing we can do !!! they said.
WTF, before i had the CVT replaced it wasn't vibrating at all!! now with the replacement CVT, you cant even drive it 0-40, it shakes like an '82 DATSUN !!!
they said some CVT replacements are well built and wont vibrate, but some will and if the car runs fine, we can't get you another CVT under warranty !!!
seriously???? everyone who has driven my car said this is totally unacceptable....
NISSAN SUCKS SO BAD. basically its a manufacturers defect, in order to make the car more fuel efficient, they went with the CVT transmission instead of a standard one with gears. they didn't anticipate this vibration in 1/2 of the Rogues to be so bad.
so the really bad CVTs are in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Rogues
newer "3-Step" CVTs are in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 and are a little more quiet.
even the service manager at the different dealership i went to told me she traded in her 2012 Rogue already because she couldn't stand the vibrations!!!
COME ON NISSAN DO SOMETHING!!
is there anything i can do to help lessen "Torque Converter Lockup"??? or should i force them into giving me a 2nd CVT??? that doesn't vibrate??? they said they can't cause the CVT is performing what its supposed to and not to worry about the vibrations, that i would get used to it !!
Nov 15, 2013 (11:27 am)
I am an insurance agent and drive A LOT!! I have had 5 Subaru's and have NEVER had any major repair costs. In Oct. 2012 my transmission blew and I found out that there was a recall (Nissan never notified me that there was a recall). If I would have known there was a recall, I would have taken my car in for service. By the time the transmission (CVT) BLEW UP I was 5,000 miles over the warranty extension and had to pay $3,800.00 for a new transmission. Nissan would not stand by their product (even though they know it is a hunk of junk)!!!! Two days ago my rear end blew up and now Nissan wants another $2,600.00 to replace it. WOW!! $6,600.00 in one year into a 2008 Nissan. I hired an attorney today. I have never felt so taken advantage of and will tell EVERYBODY I KNOW what a hunk of junk Nissans are and to NEVER buy one. VERY DISGRUNTLED ONE TIME NISSAN OWNER.
#230 of 237 SHAME ON NISSAN
Nov 26, 2013 (7:06 pm)
I have never owned anything but a Nissan (I have had 2 Altima's, a Murano, a Pathfinder and now a Rouge). I can honestly say that after the issue I have had with my 2009 Rogue and it's faulty transmission I WILL NEVER PURCHASE A NISSAN AGAIN and encourage others to do the same. My pedal just stopped accelerating the other day when I was 100 feet from getting on the highway in Boston. Thankfully I was (barely) able to get my car off to the side before I entered the highway or I may not be alive to type this. After over an hour stranded on the side of the road AAA came and towed my car to a nearby mechanics. After $130 diagnostic fee the mechanic concluded my transmission needed replacing. I AM lucky in the fact that this mechanic took pity on a broke graduate student and researched this a bit. He informed me that my new transmission would be covered under the extended warranty Nissan had extend due to the fact that THEY MANUFACTURED FAULTY TRANSMISSIONS. Nice to know. I then had to arrange my car to be towed to a Nissan dealership to be fixed. The locations around me had 2-3 week waits on average. I finally found a Nissan location relatively close that said they could do it (it just arrived there today, I'm sure they'll try to come up with a reason as to why it shouldn't be covered). This has taken HOURS of my time & energy in the last 5 days not to mention the HUNDREDS of dollars spent on towing (AAA only covered within a 3 mile radius), rental car fees, diagnostic work at the FIRST mechanic and additional parking permits I have to obtain and purchase so that my rental isn't ticketed in my permit-parking only neighborhood. I'm unsure as to WHY Nissan never felt compelled to recall these faulty transmissions. I was feet away from a disaster and now hundreds of dollars in the hole because of THEIR mistakes. NEVER AGAIN.
#231 of 237 Re: SHAME ON NISSAN [cynthiamr]
Nov 27, 2013 (9:01 am)
OMG - THIS STORY IS EXACTLY LIKE MINE! My 2009 Rouge stopped accelerating right when I was getting off an exit almost 2 weeks ago- I only have 73K miles. It stopped and like you there were cars getting off the exit too and had they hit me at the rate of speed they were going- I would probably not be here either. I had it towed and stored because it was a weekend to the tune of almost 400.00 and then had it towed again to a mechanic who then called Nissan and found out about the extended warranty that was never told to us! Thankfully my transmission was replaced quickly and for free BUT 400 is gone due to their negligence in letting folks know of the issues. I am submitting my bills to Nissan to have them paid, because of their faulty product!
#232 of 237 Hating Nissan and the CVT!!!
Dec 02, 2013 (1:53 pm)
I currently have a 2008 Nissan Rogue which I love. However, when I purchased my car from a Portland Oregon dealership I paid for all the extras. I got additional warranty good through 108K miles as well as tag insurance and every other option a "good" car owner does. Turns out its standard for the CVT transmission fluid to be flushed after 60K miles. I bought the car with 80K miles and was TOLD that they changed the fluid. Turns out they did not... I then have reached 120497 miles on my car. As all of us very cranky Nissan owners who have had issues with the CVT transmission know that there "recall" warranty is only good too 120K. So, I did every step I was supposed to to see if Nissan would still cover my car since I was over the miles by not even 500 miles. I took it to the dealership to have them diagnose it. I spent over $220 on a diagnoses that informed us that we have a leaky seal and caused a loss of transmission fluid. So all we need to do is put new fluid in it, a new seal and we should be JUST FINE TO DRIVE HOME!! Mind you, our drive home is over 100 miles away from the nearest Nissan dealership. We drive to the dealership since they informed us NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH THE CVT and is FINE to take home and we ended up driving 70 miles home and the car stops!!! We called this fabulous dealership and we were informed that we are pretty much S.O.L. Due to the fact that the seal is not a defect but a maintenance issue we will not qualify for a new transmission courtesy of Nissan. I now have to pay for towing on my car AGAIN to have them put in a new seal because they are certain its not the transmission. So what, I now have to pay $500.00 for a part that clearly is NOT the issue and will then again have my car go to hell in a month or so which will bring us right back to where we are now.... WITHOUT A TRANSMISSION!!! I will NEVER buy another Nissan again or will I recommend anyone to purchase one. I'm so disgusted with the company, the customer service and their service department. There is no working with them at all. Please just do a mass recall on ALL CVT transmissions so that we can finally feel as if Nissan is working for their customers not to just screw them over and suck more money out!!!! Damn you Nissan!
#233 of 237 2008 Nissan Rogue joins the CVT issue crowd here
Dec 03, 2013 (9:12 am)
Very sad to say.. I loved my 2008 Nissan Rogue. I guess it's time to join this crowd in these posts and say that I am completely disgusted.
I was driving to work this morning and had it on cruise control. All the sudden the cruise control light that says "set" started flickering,my CVT made a "fluttering" noise, the check engine light comes on and then the car would not accelerate by pressing on the gas as if it almost forgot how to shift. At first, I thought I had put it into Neutral by mistake but nope it definitely was in drive. All the car would do is just rev up it's RPM's if you stepped on the gas and would go nowhere.
The worst part of this all is that I was in the middle lane on a busy highway at rush hour. Almost got struck by 18 wheelers and several other cars as I could not get my car over to the break down lane. Luckily one of those road side assistance vans pulled in front of me and the man pushed my car a little bit to the break down area. The car still would not move that much. A state trooper had to use his push bar to get it to move. The car runs meaning lights are on fully functional, heat, etc...
It only has 98k miles on it... And I am well aware of the CVT recall.. As I myself did NOT get a letter either in the mail like some of you. I did bring it to Nissan about 2 months ago and they said that there was nothing wrong with the CVT when I brought it in for the recall.. Hmmm.... lovely.. Now Nissan puts drivers at danger.. AND this is not a law suit.. why???
I could've gotten killed today on the highway!! $258 later for a tow to the dealer.. 2.5hrs later of the dealership having my car in their possession and still NO phone call to tell me what is going on with it. They also are charging me a $99.95 diagnostic fee for this. Service did advise me that they will reimburse the tow and put me in a loaner car if it indeed is the CVT that needs replacement or if I choose to have the repairs done there...
Well from reading everyone elses posts here... Looks like mine is doing the same thing. Thankfully I do have an attorney that I can call and see if I can get some help if this turns sour.
I would NOT recommend a Nissan vehicle to anyone. It will definitely get you hurt or possibly killed. They are not safe. I do not care what improvements they have made in their CVT for the new years of 2013 and 2014, I would still not buy one if my life depended on it.
As soon as this vehicle is fixed, buh bye it will go. I'm trading this in or better yet just default on my payments and let them repossess this bad boy. I'll just leave it at Nissan. It's too bad as I loved it and never really had many issues only with the CVT and obviously the dealership just doesn't want to take care of it
I will fight this to the end but no human should be put in danger all because of Nissan not owning up to their workmanship.
Merry Christmas to me!
#234 of 237 UPDATE: Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue joins the CVT issue crowd here [azores912]
Dec 03, 2013 (10:45 am)
Just wanted to give an update on the dealership and the CVT.. They have finally called me after several hours. They have found a numerous amounts of metal shavings inside the tray to the CVT. The belt was still in tact but the transmission is junk. It will be a few days before the Rogue is back to me which I am fine with. They are going to give me a loaner car plus reimburse my tow.
This will give me the opportunity to shop around for another SUV.
The point here is that the vehicle was taken in for the recall originally two months ago... and they couldn't diagnose this then?? Obviously these metal shavings have accumulated badly over time. It doesn't make sense why it couldn't have been prevented on the first original recall visit. My life was put in danger this morning and I definitely had an angel protecting. NO MORE NISSANS for me. I hope they have a class action law suit filed against them for endangering peoples lives for their faulty vehicles.
#235 of 237 The rogue saga
Dec 03, 2013 (12:44 pm)
They will not replace the transmission without a failure or a noise complaint. You are fortunate that the check engine light accompanied the failure. If you review my posts, before I got rid of my 08 rogue, you will see that they will not replace the transmission without proof of failure. Just remember, you are getting a refurbished transmission, one that had been replaced previously. The best advice I can give you is to get the vehicle back after the replacement, and then immediately sell it or trade it in. The next failure may not be a hard failure and then you are stuck with it. These transmissions have inherent problems with temperature and fluid levels. All it takes is the 10 dollar an hour lube tech to overfill the transmission and you will have problems. I lost $6000 on my rogue, but I won't stop posting on this thread until Nissan pulls their collective head out of their posterior and admits they have a problem that is a safety concern. I am relieved that this situation has not caused losses of life that I know of, but it's bound to happen.
#236 of 237 Re: The rogue saga [rustywer]
Dec 03, 2013 (1:22 pm)
Definitely almost cost my life this morning no lie! The car was brought in previously for the noise complaint and they claimed nothing was wrong with it. It did the "fluttering noise", "sputtered" and revved high.
I wish this would appear on the news so it would make other Nissan owners aware of the car they have or want to buy.
I'm already setup to test drive 2 SUV's. Honda CRV or a Mazda C5. Need to do more research as I only have 1 life left to live after today.
#237 of 237 Nissan 2009 Rogue joins the CVT issue 45k miles
Dec 04, 2013 (12:12 pm)
I was driving at 75 mph on the highway and all of a sudden the car loss speed and the engine turn off. Luckily no cars were around me and pull over. I started it right away and was pressing the pedal to the floor and the car wasn't going. After a few tries it gave me enough speed to exit the highway and get home. Also, when I try to go over 60mph the car would idle and when I was going uphill it will do the same. Also the transmission is making a clicking noise when I shift on and accelerate. I was with my family and I'm not driving that car on the highway until they tell me was wrong with it. I'm taking it to the dealer tomorrow morning.