Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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Nissan Rogue, Safe Driving, Auto Repair, Transmission, SUV
#188 of 237 Re: van65 [van65]
Jul 13, 2013 (6:19 pm)
Please get a clue here. We, the owners who have had problems with the Rogue have been through all the wickets. The Nissan Rogue has transmission problems (FACT). Nissan refuses to look into problems that are apparent with numerous occurances of loss of power, transmissions going into failsafe mode with no Transmission Fault Codes or Freeze Frame Data Records Stored. Even after contacting Nissan, they refuse to expend $$$ investigating something that nobody can prove without kidnapping a technical service representative and taking them on an elongated drive and getting the vehicle to act up.
I have personally provided all my technical data, my observations during operation, my testing results, and my hypothesis to the regional folks and it went NOWHERE. Because the NTSB won't address this problem unless it kills someone, or it becomes a big enough issue that the mainstream media will report on it.
If you are happy with your 2011 Rogue, I'm happy for you. I was happy with mine until it reached the expiration of the extended transmission warranty and then I got the cold shoulder from Nissan. I hope you don't experience this with yours. But if you do, you know where to post your Kvetches. Right here with the rest of the forgotten owners that Nissan doesn't care about.
#189 of 237 Re: van65 [rustywer]
Jul 25, 2013 (9:08 pm)
OK.... I thought I was starting to go crazy until I found this thread. I have a 2010 Nissan Rogue, certified pre-owned that I purchased last Sept. In the last 30-45 days, it's been not accelerating correctly. I took it into dealership to have them look at it...and was charged $89 for them to tell me they could find nothing wrong with it. So, I took it out of town on a business trip 1,400 miles from home..only to have it start acting up about 6 hours from my destination. Going up hills, my cruise control cut off, and the car would no longer go above 55-60mph(not too safe loosing power like that when the speed limit is 75mph). You could push the accelerator all the way to the floor, and the car would not accelerate anymore..and the RPM's would not exceed 2. This happened 4 times in the next 6 hours...would last about 15-20 minutes, and then, power would come back.
Took it back to dealership today, for them to tell me.... they again test drove it & could not "reproduce" what I was describing. Duh... you drove it 10 miles down the street and back. I pushed the issue, and they are currently keeping it overnite. The technician did mention the Rogue having transmission problems, but my car was "not yet" showing the exact signs, so for them to do a flush now may not fix the problem. I'm still under warranty, as I'm currently at 71K miles, & was told that because Nissan is aware of this problem in certain Rogues, they have extended the transmission warranty to 125K, instead of the 100K.
This is not safe. Out of the 4 times I lost power on my last trip going up-hill, on 2 of those occasions there was someone behind me. They both times had to quick swerve around me, to avoid rear-ending me at 75mph, as I lost power down to 55-60mph.
#190 of 237 Re: van65 [jamiejess]
Jul 26, 2013 (6:36 pm)
We had the same exact experience several times. The car would not accelerate on the hills and cut off the cruise control automatically. We contacted Nissan headquarters, got help from them and they sent us back to the dealership for the 3rd time after not getting anywhere previously. The technician drove it home overnight (2nd time) but he said he only lived 1 hour from the dealership which we knew probably would not replicate the results. They finally decided to replace the transmission. While we were dropping off the car, we ran into another Rogue owner who told us he dealt with this issue for a year and a half. He said he also received a new transmission but that did not work. He said he worked with the service manager until they determined it was the fluid level. He said they adjusted the fluid level and that solved the problem but when he took it in for service one time, they overfilled it again which caused the same problem all over.
I am very skeptical based on previous posts that the transmission fluid level solves the problem. We now need to take the car on a long trip to test the new transmission but I am honestly fed up with dealing with the car. When the first incident happened on a long trip, I filed a complaint with the national transportation safety commission so that could at least track the problems.
Contact Nissan headquarters, explain the situation and get them to do something but even then I still don't know if there is a fix. You may get a new transmission but if it is a design problem or other problem that they refuse to recognize it may not make a difference.
#191 of 237 2008 Rogue CVT
Aug 05, 2013 (6:00 pm)
We bought our 2008 Rogue S AWD new from the dealership. Nice looking, fun to drive, great safety features, and the AWD is fantastic. Never really had any major problems with it - never had to be towed. I noticed the transmission had a slight high pitch whine when it was new - going up steep hills. I thought it was just normal for a CVT. Then as time went on (about 20,000 miles) the transmission developed a loud high pitch whine going up steep hills - especially in the summer heat. At 30,503 miles the dealer replaced the transmission fluid because of my complaints about the CVT noise. This original CVT lasted to 56,562 miles, and then Nissan replaced it. I thought we were ok, but the new CVT had a low level whine right out of the box. Then I got a notice from Nissan to bring the vehicle in so they could recalibrate the computer? It sounded good so I did it, only to discover they set the vehicle's computer to reduce my power when the transmission got hot - usually going up steep hills. The change was obvious, since it started losing power right after this recalibration - it would allow me to only go 45 MPH. This power loss was only on very steep hills, and was rare. It did not cause a major problem yet. I was on a long trip and passing a truck only to have the transmission give us a loud pop and loss of power - not good. This CVT made it to 90,888 miles before it nearly died. I would sit at a stop sign, pressed the accelerator, and the car did not move and the engine would not increase RPM's. After a short time it would allow us to move. At 90,888 miles the dealer again replaced the CVT (I'm sure rebuilt) and I assumed they would have discovered the weakness and fix any new transmission they rebuilt and installed in my Rouge - wrong. It's obvious, to help extend the life of this defective transmission they set the vehicle's computer to lower the RPM's when it get just slightly hot. Heat appears to be what kills this transmission. I just got back from a long trip in the middle of nowhere Nevada and the CVT got hot and reduced our power to 2,500 RPM's for over 100 miles. It has become a major safety problem. I've completely lost my respect for Nissan and specifically the CVT. It's time to try and trade it back to Nissan. I would have considered a different Nissan, but... If they don't treat me right I will spend the rest of my days on blogs, forums telling people my story. We'll see.
#192 of 237 Re: 2008 Rogue CVT [bille60]
Aug 11, 2013 (4:41 pm)
I have a 2009 Rogue and on my second transmission. The first one was replaced because the dealer didn't know what the "Fail Safe Mode" was when I explained the loss of power while driving through the mountains on a hot summer day. The new tranny still gets hot and still I lose power, so we now use my wife's car for long trips in the summer. Very disappointing purchase, as this is my second Nissan. I think I'm so frustrated based on the fact there is not a fix.
#193 of 237 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue [bmf300]
Aug 16, 2013 (2:46 pm)
Did you have problems with your Rogue coming out of cruise control? Mine is doing this for the second time already and seems to center around taking trips lasting longer than one hour. Both times on a 3 hour trip it came out of cruise control about 4 times each trip.
#194 of 237 Re: Rogue = disposable car [wlt3]
Sep 01, 2013 (4:30 pm)
I purchased a 2013 Rogue, and I want to warn everyone who is thinking about buying one. This is the worst car I have ever owned. The engine/ transmission
is a total disappointment. When driving up a slight incline the engine will go from 2000RPM to over 3000RPM, when trying to accelerate, the engine will go to over 4000RPM with out any increase in speed. It feels like something is slipping. You will take you life in your hands when tying to pass some one on an incline. I have had the engine RPM as high as 5000RPM without any increase in speed.
The combined gas mileage is 22 MPG, which explains the problem.
Nissan is of no help.
I am going to write a letter to the Transportation Board to see if they have similar complains.
Please, if you have any suggestion I would like to hear them.
#195 of 237 Same problem
Sep 01, 2013 (7:39 pm)
I have exactly the same problems listed above.
The dealer I purchased the car from cpo replaced the transmission under warranty immediately.
Currently, I have taken the car to two other NJ dealerships and they refuse to acknowledge the issue. The car sounds like a truck now.
I filed a complain on the NHTS website today, I will let you know if anything comes of it. Thanks for the good info on here.
#196 of 237 Re: Same problem [bteeley]
Sep 02, 2013 (9:48 am)
I have called the dealership to see if they have a loaner car for a test drive to see if it has the same problem, but they have not replied, and I don't expect the to.
I will also file a complaint with the NHTS today.
#197 of 237 Re: van65 [natashal]
Sep 04, 2013 (4:37 pm)
I too have had major issues with my 2008 rogue. I had the transmission replaced at 60,000 and 90,000miles. It did the same thing both times. After 20-30 minutes a whining noise would start upon acceleration and would worsen as the day would go on. By the end of the day it was so evident I could hear it with the windows open driving on the highway. After the hassle of having it replaced twice I stalled until just before the 120,000 mile warranty ended. The dealer had been pretty good with the other two replacements and again recommended the transmission be replaced. NH has a pretty strong lemon law so I applied and Nissan corp was informed. A genius nissan tech from out of state was called in to inspect the vehicle. He decided to override the initial dealer technician's assessment and stated the vehicle did not need a third transmission. How convenient for Nissan!!!! The vehicle never has ran right. It had multiple recalls early on and has been the worst driving car that I have owned (and I have owned some clunkers in the past). So 10 months later the car still does the same thing and is getting worse. I finally decided to try again at 140,000miles, and took it back to the dealer. This time the tech doesn't hear a thing. Note: I have dealt with the same service manager for the past 5 years. I asked them if they gave the car a chance to warm up 20-30 minutes and put it under load and he said "of course". I am now scheduled to take the car in at the end of the day next week when the noise and decreased power is most prominent. Something just isn't right with this car. I drive mostly highway 300-400 miles a week. I have had the breaks and routers replaced 4 times. I had the rear pads and routers replaced last year. Strong vibration recently caused me to bring it back in as I assumed the fronts needed replacement. Nope, the backs were gone again. My driving style hasn't changed and isn't aggressive as I drive all day and want to get home safely. I have the tires rotated every 5,000 miles and have an unlimited alignment program. This car is a piece of $%&!. Will never buy Nissan again. I sometimes drive my teenage daughters 2003 Honda accord with 190,000 miles and it feels like a luxury car.