Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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Nissan Rogue, Safe Driving, Auto Repair, Transmission, SUV
#167 of 237 Another one in the pile
Jun 10, 2013 (11:21 am)
Well, I had hoped for so long I would be able to avoid the Rogue transmission problems. I have a 2008 that I purchased in October of 2007. I love Nissan and this is my fourth, but man has she been a lemon. There is a running joke in my house about when she will need her next tow (she is averaging one every 9 months or so), however with all the problems it seemed I was going to avoided the CVT curse. Well over the weekend it finally hit. I had been hearing a whining/grinding in the car for months, but based on the other owners who had talking about their problems it seemed Nissan was dismissing the noise as a non-issue. This weekend the noises turned into a slipping transmission that had a hard time accelerating. My spouse and I almost got hit because the car just wouldn't go and someone came up behind me really fast and I couldn't get the car down the road. Plus this slipping is not a lot of fun to deal with. I took the car to my dealer this morning who immediately dismissed my claims; stating that whining, grinding and slipping could be "anything". They have had the car all day and still haven't been able to "duplicate the problems". I know (and my spouse knows) the car is dangerous to drive. I am fairly sure the dealer is going to try and return the car to me today without doing a thing. I have 17K miles left on the extended warranty and won't rest until I have the new transmission I know the car needs. Between the lackluster support from my dealer and the terrible trouble I have had with my Rogue; I have decided this will be my last Nissan. And if I was in a place to purchase a new car, I would get rid of it today.
#168 of 237 Re: Another one in the pile [vabelleintn]
Jun 10, 2013 (5:51 pm)
I wanted to add an addendum to my original comment. My dealer ended up giving me NO trouble about the replacement. They drove it twice and the second time it was obvious the transmission was the problem. They ordered a new transmission ASAP and even apologize for doubting me. I still am disappointed that the car has had such problems, but today my dealer did what they could to make it right.
Jun 10, 2013 (7:15 pm)
After reading these postings it makes me wonder. I have a 2008 Rogue with a almost 70,000 miles. On acceleration I hear a noise that sounds life a beehive at a distance. Once I reach the speed I want it goes away. Also my car will shudder as if it wants to turn off and I was told that is normal for a car with this type of transmission. Are they pulling my leg. Do I have problems. I am 70 and I wonder it that makes them think they pull the wool over my eyes.
#170 of 237 Re: Problems [ollie43]
Jun 11, 2013 (10:37 am)
They may be trying to avoid having to deal with your Rogue issues. As for the beehive noise, my car made a high pitch almost squeal or a grinding noise that sounds like metal grinding on metal. I can't place a beehive sounds. As for the stalling, my car has been doing that for ages, especially when the AC is on. I was also told it was normal, but when I get the car back next week and have the new transmission, I will post again to tell if the issues in my car have disappears or are still there and unrelated to my bad transmission.
#171 of 237 2008 Nissan Rogue
Jun 16, 2013 (8:53 am)
Ready to give up the Rogue. I've experienced all of the problems from the winding noise to the slipping transmission. Always dismissed by dealer as normal. Well, while travelling with the kids on yesterday, it quit. I couldn't get the car to go the RPM's would but the car would not increase in speed. I sat on the side of the highway for over two hours before being towed to the closest dealership in which I was told that if the transmission needed to be replaced it would cost me about $4500. Can't do that, when I was told that noises and such were normal. Started my quest this morning looking for a new car. Need something reliable since it will be used to transport my daughter to and from college.
#172 of 237 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue [natashal]
Jun 17, 2013 (8:06 am)
How many miles do you have on your car? Transmission should have 120,000 mile warranty. Also have them check the Brake Lamp Switch. That was my last issue, RPM's but could not increase beyone 20 mph. Had it replaced last Monday under warranty and have had no issuses since. Fingers crossed this was my last issue. I still want to get rid of this car.
#173 of 237 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue [gailintx]
Jun 17, 2013 (1:29 pm)
Hi, I took the advice on the posts and brought it to the dealer. They replaced the transmission and the car is MUCH better. I was having the whining noises and it fixed the delay in the acceleration. It did take them two days to fix it but I am much happier. Of course they tried to sell me other worthless fixes at the dealer. My AC wasnt working and they quoted me $850 to fix it (cost after the investigation fee). I brought it to a local mechanic and they charged me $240. My advice: Check Nissan.com for recall info, bring it to the dealer and tell them a local mechanic checked it first and found this recall. When they try to sell you the other stuff, tell them you would think about it. I still enjoy the rogue at this point - 78k miles and still going (knock on wood) (or as my UK friends say - touch wood). here is the link to the Nissan Site: http://www.nissanassist.com/faqs.php
#174 of 237 Ready to Sell
Jun 17, 2013 (1:46 pm)
Nissan is gone. Anyone knows of anyone who needs parts for a Rogue minus a transmission. I refuse to put any more money into this car. I can put my focus on getting more reliable transportation, and not having the headache of trying to figure out when the car will break down again and how much it will set me back.
#175 of 237 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue [bmf300]
Jun 26, 2013 (3:52 pm)
I have an 08 rogue that I have been having transmission issues with for a year. if you drive the car for an hour or so constant on the freeway it will not accelerate properly. the dealer says they don't know what is wrong with it because it doesn't throw a code in the computer for the diagnostics. they drive it for five min around the block and it wont create the problem ,so they don't know whats wrong with it. I am glad to know I am not the only one with these issues. they do need a recall on these cause all of the sudden your doing 70 on the freeway then you end up slowing down to 40 because the car wont accelerate up the hill on the freeway. its dangerous and needs to be dealt with.
#176 of 237 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue [miatajerm]
Jun 26, 2013 (5:27 pm)
That its the exact same problem I had before we got rid of the vehicle (08 Rogue). To the best of my technical ability, here its what its going on with your Rogue. After driving for an extended time the transmission heats up, there its a temperature sensor that reports to the powertrain control module. It reports the temperature by a voltage level and that is translated by the microprocessor into a value of temperature. When I did extensive testing of our rogue, I could read both the voltage and the translated datum on a diagnostic scanner. According to nissan, the translated data should be showing temperatures that are expected within the transmission during operation, but if you compare the voltage from the temperature sensor and the translated datum, the translation is telling the transmission control portion of the control module that it is operating at too high a temperature level and the protection or failsafe routine in the program kicks in and the transmission goes into a limp mode, which locks the transmission into what we would say is the equivalent of 3rd gear and limits the engine rpm. This limp mode is designed to allow a safe transition off of a highway in the case of a transmission fault.
When this occurs, the pcm does not set a fault code because it is a temperature issue and not an electrical malfunction. Therefore there is no record of the limp mode activation.
The funny thing about this whole thing is that the dealer tries to explain this by saint that the transmission fluid level its too high, and will drain out the fluid that its intended to lubricate and cool the transmission. When I continued my diagnostics on my own rogue, I found that the actual transmission temperature was not as hit as the translated datum said it was, but the voltage level coming from the sensor itself was what would be expected at the temperature that I measured.
All nissan should need to do its review the programming and test one of these vehicles with the reported problem, and either prove our disprove my theory of failure in this case. I got to the regional rep, and it went nowhere.
BTW, I'm not an engineer or anything. I am a auto service manager, with an electronics technical background from the navy.