Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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Nissan Rogue, Safe Driving, Auto Repair, Transmission, SUV
#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?
#183 of 237 Re: Rogue = disposable car [wlt3]
Jul 08, 2013 (11:57 am)
I had the same proble, I took the car to the dealer 3 times complaining about accelleration problems and they thought I was crazy. They told me that CVT transmissions are like that and there is nothing wrong. One day I got the service light and brought it back to the dealer. I took the service technician for a drive to show him the problem and he was the only one at Nissan that knows what he is talking about. Even he agreed that these are the worst cars you can possibly get. After they diagnosed the car I received a call that the car needed a CVT change. Duuugggghhhhhh! Anyways, I did the best thing ever and just sold the car. Bottom line is that even if you were able to take advantage of the recall, you will experience problems again. Any car that has had a transimission change is bound to experience more problems. These cars are junk, get rid of it. Buy yourself a Honda or Toyota and you cant go wrong.
#184 of 237 Re: Rogue = disposable car [ms29]
Jul 09, 2013 (2:42 am)
All cars are junk. I own three cars. One 2010, one 2008, and they are both junk. My 1998 Buick has 234,000 miles on it and runs better than both of them did new.(cash is worth less than the clunker) Car companies and other companies simply cannot afford to make a decent car. Producing anything into a negative interest rate environment with rising costs is the kiss of death.
If it weren't for this garbage transmission, it would be a decent car. Nissan needs to dump these crap CVTs immediately, but that would take admitting they made a mistake, and that just isn't going to happen. They rather pay for consumer reviews and pretend nothing is wrong.
Jul 10, 2013 (7:35 am)
Currently looking for a new vehicle. Nissan refuses to stand behind their product (2008 Nissan Rogue). They knew problems existed and still exist with this product and refuse to accept responsibility because it will hurt their profits.
Jul 11, 2013 (9:31 am)
I have been reading the comments for about 6 months w/o responding. I find the caliber of most of the complaints to be in the bottom of the barrel. Be constructive and quit the crying.
1. Tell your dealer who won't listen that you'll go to the local press, Craigs list, Angies List, BBB, etc. They don't like you doing that.
2. Find out the corporate number for Nissan in the USA and call them, or ask for the Regional VP.
3. Contact the National Safety and Transportation Board and file a formal complaint.
4. Don't buy a used Rogue w/o a thorough Fax Report.
I own a 2011 Rogue. No problems. I do recommend that you use the hand (foot ) brake every time you park. That puts less strain on the transmission.
#187 of 237 Re: van65 [van65]
Jul 11, 2013 (9:59 am)
For your information I have done all of that. Your vehicle is not even affected. While you are definitely entitled to your opinion don't try to belittle others to boost your self-worth. Be part of the solution not try to aggravate the problem.