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#1 of 165 Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like
Aug 14, 2010 (7:10 pm)
I am reading that many consumers are having issues with brand new nissans and their CVT's...inlcuding mine. Just bought a new rogue in April. Drove it from NY to Maine with 1700 miles on it and trouble began. The service engine light came on and we had trouble accelerating...both in drive and in reverse. I believe this is a safety issue and should be brought to a higher level. I heard from multiple dealers that they are starting to see this issue as well, but Nissan doesn't seem to know how to correct it. I am giving them time to correct the issue with my rogue, but if they do not correct it and do not reimburse me for an extra night of accommodations due to us getting stuck in MA on the way home and a rent a car which I am avoiding for right now due to cost, I will be writing to my congressman and to the senate to make them aware of the safety issue this is causing all of us. We lost acceleration power while coming out of a toll on Rt. 95 and when trying to get back onto the highway after filling the rogue with gas, the acceleration was so horrible that I didn't chance getting onto that highway with oncoming traffic...I believe on Rt. 1 in MA. If I was an inexperienced driver or just thought that the rogue would've made it onto that highway, there would've been a major accident causing bodily injury or death to myself and my husband and to all others involved. This is a huge safety concern and I feel we need to ban together to get this taken care of quickly!!! The CVT's, I was told from one of the dealers are on International back order...that in itself tells us something and also, the fact that the warranty for the CVT has been extended from 5 years/60K miles to 10 years/120K miles....that says something else. This is a huge issue causing many of us an inconvenience but also putting us in danger. I've already contacted Nissan NA and Nissan consumer affairs. If I don't hear anything from them soon or if I don't like what I am hearing, I will be escalating it from here. Consumers...let's stick together!!!!
#2 of 165 No problems yet
Aug 21, 2010 (7:18 pm)
Interesting, I didn't have any problem yet with my 09 Rogue AWD, There was a recall couple months ago to upgrade a software.
Aug 22, 2010 (8:39 am)
... we recently purchased two '10 Rogue SL's, and have had absolutely no issues whatsoever ... well, maybe the MPG aren't quite what we expected, but both vehicles are performing beautifully. We've read much about the CVT "drone," but find it inconsequential. We'd be glad to join you in your quest, but we have not experienced any trouble. We wish you well.
#4 of 165 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [jc2010]
Aug 29, 2010 (7:23 pm)
I agree. Something needs to be done. But what? I purchased a 2010 rogue. after 200 mi. it needed a new CVT transmission. This was only determined after replacing a,"coupler", rear differential, and after bringing in an"engineer from Nissan they installed a new transmission. This noise came back though not as often. I feel that it is happening more and more frequently. I brought the car to Nissan and the mechanic said that the noise/vibration is normal. In fact my rouge," actually made less noise than the three he drove for comparison after replacing my transmission. Should I be happy about this? As for Nissan Consumer affairs(LOL). They came just short of telling me to pound sand. I'm fit to be tied here. Any ideas/input.
#5 of 165 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [basskitcase]
Aug 29, 2010 (7:41 pm)
Mine didn't make the noise that I'm reading everyone else is reading about...although I'm worried that when I get it back, it will. How old is your rogue now? B/c my issue caused a safety issue to both my husband and I and others on the road, I have emailed the National Safety Commission and gave them a brief summary of my concern. They do need enough complaints for something to be recalled...but b/c the noise issue is more of a nuisance and not safety, I don't think you can place a complaint with them..at least it wouldn't go anywhere. Heck, my complaint won't go anywhere either...we need #'s!!! Yeah...consumer affairs is a waste of people getting paid!! That's for sure. I'm not sure what Nissan is paying them to do. Blow smoke is about it. It is so damn frustrating, I know. I'm bringing mine in tomorrow for the replacement and should have it back on Tuesday. If it starts to make noise, you bet I will make a stink. I will figure something out as should all of us. This is totally unacceptable. Pass the word around to family, friends, etc...and Nissan will begin to be hurt by this lack of attention or quality to their product. I pass the word around to many I speak to and warn them....DO NOT BUY NISSAN!!!! I tell them about the warranty extension..and right there, their eyes light up. That, in itself, says alot. Then I tell them about the acceleration issue we experienced. They will think twice before stepping into a Nissan dealer. How many times have you had your rogue repaired. Only the one time? Will they not replace it again. The answer they gave you is unacceptable. I work in a building where I have access to the press, and if I have to, I will take it there. Check your local news stations and things like that. We need to make a stink about it. Try the better business bureau..put a complaint in there. Also, I want to get in touch with someone at consumer reports....they praise the CVT. I think we need to tell them otherwise. Spread the word...that's what we need to do...by any means possible. Let me know how you make out. It will take some energy and drive...but the more that complain the better off we will be!!!!!
#6 of 165 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [jc2010]
Aug 29, 2010 (7:59 pm)
I got this three weeks ago and it was in the shop for 10 days. I can't tell you how upset I am. I was talking to a service guy and was asking about returning the car or getting a replacement. I mentioned that not too long ago my brother-in-law had a similar issue w/ his jeep and it took about a month but they gave him a new one. You what he told me? "Nissan is at a different level that jeep, who has been struggling lately for sales. They will do just about anything to keep a customer in a Jeep". WHAT?????? He must have been the owners nephew because I would have dropped the ax a while ago. He was even making jokes about it. I have to stop know. I won't be able to get any sleep after this
#7 of 165 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [jc2010]
Aug 30, 2010 (2:51 pm)
I am so disappointed to report that three weeks after purchasing a new 2010 AWD Nissan Rogue SL, I too have already had a scary experience. I was driving around town, stopped at a red left turn arrow. When the arrow turned green, I stepped on the gas and the car just wouldn't get through the intersection. I felt like the car was in neutral! Fortunately I had the arrow and oncoming traffic wasn't coming at me at full speed. It took me about 20 seconds to make it through the intersection and I pulled safely into a parking lot to see what was going on. I was stunned and confused and checked to make sure every setting and gear was in correct position. It was. As a test, I stopped the vehicle in the parking lot, tried to accelerate and barely moved. I proceeded to give it more and more gas, eventually flooring it, and couldn't get going faster than 5 mph. I don't know how long this power failure would have lasted because I had to get out to an appointment. I am so thankful this didn't cause an accident and I am so mad that I may never feel safe in this vehicle again. I took it in two days later to be told my new vehicle has a "bad CVT Valve Body". All the service folks seemed to know nothing about my issue and didn't seem too concerned that a person could lose their life to a tranmission failure such as this. I am appalled that they are allowing vehicles like these on the road and not sure what to do next. Any advice?
#8 of 165 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [basskitcase]
Aug 30, 2010 (4:24 pm)
You sound like me. I lose sleep over this stuff too. It ticks me off incredibly and when you're dealing with useless consumer affairs and service people like the one you have dealt with, it doesn't make it easier. It only makes it worse for sure. Our service guy has been great. Couldn't have asked for better. If Nissan keeps treating they're customers like this, they will be worse off than Jeep and yes, they will definitely be "at a different level than jeep" at that point for sure. Can you take it to another dealer? Try the better business bureau. You have to do something. did they give you a loaner or covering a rental for you at least during the 10 days? I can't believe you've had the car for 3 wks. That's disgusting!!!! It's a true shame!!!
#9 of 165 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [testagm]
Aug 30, 2010 (4:34 pm)
I agree. Same problem here. Only difference...I had low transmission fluid in mine so it must have killed the transmission that they are giving me a new one all together. There wasn't a leak in the transmission at all so they are assuming that where I bought the car...never topped it off. I emailed the National Safety Commision- http://www.nationalsafetycommission.com/. You can go to their website...email them. The more complaints they get the better our fight will be. It is extremely dangerous...I know. Look at Nissan's site..when they talk about the recall...they literally state.... "THIS IS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE." My ass it's not. Now, they are replacing it and I'm afraid the same will happen. I read another incident like yours. They changed out the same part and the person said it's been fine. I'm worried that we drive so many miles and it comes back. It truly sucks to have paid for a car that will have these mishaps. Don't let this go....get it out there!!!! I haven't heard back from the safety commission as of yet and who knows if I will, but I will give it some time, try it again and on the 3rd try I am going to write a letter. I'm hoping the new transmission I get will be fine and I won't run into this again, but I'm not letting this issue drop. It is truly a safety hazard and people are going to get injured/killed.
#10 of 165 National Safety Commission
Aug 30, 2010 (4:46 pm)
814 A1A North
Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
For anyone having issues with the CVT and feel that the issue is causing/has caused a safety issue for you and the people in your car or cars around you, visit the site above. The more people that share their experience with them, the better our chances are of having these transmissions recalled or something. Something needs to be done. I've also included the address, if anyone wants to write to them and phone number, if anyone wants to call. I've emailed them via their website yesterday. No response as of yet. I'll give it a few days. My next step may be to call them and take it from there. Something needs to be done but I can't do it alone. We have to stick together and push on this. These transmissions are putting some of us in danger possibly causing injuries and/or deaths. Let's try to stop it sooner than later!!!!