Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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Nissan Rogue, Safe Driving, Auto Repair, Transmission, SUV
#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.
#177 of 237 Re: Another one in the pile [vabelleintn]
Jun 30, 2013 (7:38 am)
I have a 2008 rogue and its been giving me problems the last few months, where its non-responsive after a long ride and coming to a stop. It has also has become much more sluggish when driving around town. I'm concerned because I drive a fairly dangerous stretch of highway every day. The car has 119,125 and I'm actually affraid to drive it.
While its always been noisy since day one, it has always functined up until about 10,000 miles ago. I did not realize this car had a CVT when I bought it, but I doubt I would ever buy another one. I driven many foreign and domestic cars well over 200k in my life without any siginificant transmission probems.
How much do these noise boxes cost?
#178 of 237 Rogue CVT Transmission Fluid ?
Jul 01, 2013 (3:40 pm)
Ok so our 2008 Rogue that stopped accelerating up hills on a long trip a couple of years ago and Nissan refused to do anything about did it again on a fairly short trip (45 min into a drive). I refused to take it on a long trip because I value my children's safety. My husband e-mailed Nissan corp headquarters and they are going on about the transmission fluid levels. While dropping it off at the dealership we ran into another Rogue owner that said that he had the same problem for a year and half and supposedly changing the level of fluid fixed the problem but that if they service it and overfill it the problem comes back. Somehow I find this really hard to believe. As far as I recall from the posts on here, adjusting the transmission fluid level did not fix the problem. I don't have time to read back through alll of the posts so was hoping that someone would see this and respond. I would love to just dump the car but feel like Nissan needs to take ownership and I would not wish this problem on anyone else.
#179 of 237 Re: Another one in the pile [wlt3]
Jul 01, 2013 (4:14 pm)
I was quoted right at $4000 for a new transmission by the dealer.
#180 of 237 Re: Rogue CVT Transmission Fluid ? [kgbatl]
Jul 01, 2013 (6:33 pm)
Welcome to the nightmare of the nissan rogue. If you search on my posts you will see what I have been through and what I have found out. The problem isn't the fluid. It its the temperature data that the control module interprets as a high temp condition that throws the transmission into failsafe mode. Good luck with nissan, they have refused to do anything with this problem.
#181 of 237 Rogue = disposable car
Jul 02, 2013 (2:35 am)
Its just not worth fixing because its a piece of garbage. I never had as many problems, with other new cars, mostly little stuff but nonetheless annoying. As with any car as it gets older, you will need a timing belt, and if it needs a trans too you have a disposable car not worth fixing. I had a datsun pickup truck that had nearly 400, 000 miles on it. It actually never stopped running even as it rusted away. They pinch out crap now. I will never buy another vehicle from Nissan, or any other vehicle with a CVT. A friend of mine had an Audi with CVT and his experience was worse than mine. He went through 3 of these things.
#182 of 237 Re: Rogue CVT Transmission Fluid ? [rustywer]
Jul 06, 2013 (1:36 am)
They won't do anything until you file a lawsuit against them. And then they still won't do anything but they will spend 1000s defending the lawsuit. If they are not willing to correct an engineering defect which causes powertrain failure you should not buy a vehicle from such a company. While I got 119k out of the car, its a shame because the engine works flawlessly. But I think I'm going to toss it because its going to cost more to repair than it is worth. Any ideas for a replacement? What small SUVs do not have a CVT?