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#200 of 238 Transmission faults during extended driving - 2011 Nissan Rogue
Sep 06, 2013 (8:18 am)
I'm so glad I found this page and all the other owners experiencing the same problem. At least I now know I'm not crazy.
The 2011 Rogue is my wife's car but we use it for longer trips. I've always thought the transmission was whiny (always hated CVTs) but about an hour into a long trip a few months back it started to sound like the transmission was literally screaming when I would press on the accelerator. Not long after that happened the transmission stopped "stepping down" and we would lose power when needed. We could still maintain a reasonable speed on level terrain, but things fell apart when we'd have to go up a hill/mountain or pass someone. Once we'd make a pit stop, turn the car off, do our thing, then start the car and get back to driving, everything would be fine. But after a while of extended driving the problem would return.
This issue has shown up a few time since then but always during extended driving sessions and never on the day-to-day short commutes, which has made it frustrating to track. We haven't yet taken it into the dealership for fear that we'd hear the typical "We can't recreate the problem". But now that I've found a plethora of other owners reporting the same problem, we have some ammo.
#201 of 238 A follow-up to my original messages
Sep 06, 2013 (7:07 pm)
Well, so small backstory. Back in June after thinking I had avoided the curse of the 2008 Rogue CVT, I realized that my transmission was shot. While the dealer looked at me like I was speaking Swahili when I took the car in and told them it needed a new transmission; after testing driving it for a day it was obvious that was the problem and the tranny was replaced. Well, for about a week the car seemed OK, then is started to fall apart. 2 months later the car is barely driveable. I have almost no power, at any time, and am lucky if the car makes it to 65. The car shakes and jerks, especially when braking or going over 50. I have taken the car to my excellent mechanic (not the dealer) and they said there is defiantly something wrong, but they can't make sense of it. They said to take it back to the dealer. He actually thinks they did some kind of engine damage installing the new tranny. I still have about 14K miles left on the warranty, but at this point am not sure it is worth using it. I have been a loyal Nissan owner from my very first car 20 years ago, but after this Rogue I will not buy another one. Nissan should be ASHAMED of the way they have handled this situation (and to be honest several other issues I am hearing about from owners of other models). These CVT's in the Rogue has been a disaster and Nissan ignored owners for YEARS over it. When they finally acknowledged the problem, we got a half-hearted warranty extension. Then when we take our cars into dealers, we get treated like crazy people. I busted my dealer out for this treatment in the survey I got from Nissan after the service and I encourage others to do the same.
Sep 09, 2013 (11:29 am)
Hate this car! I have a small child of 5 months and while I bought it for her safety, it has gotten me already into two accidents because the brakes don't work as they are supposed to. I pray that they recall this car ASAP because dealership isn't taking responsibility. 25 years of driving experience have not encounter such garbage
#203 of 238 Re: I hate it! [dea2608]
Sep 09, 2013 (11:51 am)
What year is the Rogue? This is the first time i have heard of brake problems with the Rogue.
Have you checked the fluid level under the hood? You can find the reservoir in the manual for the car. Are there fluid leaks on the ground under the car.
If the dealership won't fix it ask for the regional director for service.
Sep 09, 2013 (12:13 pm)
So, I posted a message to Nissan via the website and received a call several days later. He had called my local dealer (Haldeman) to check out my story and spoke with the service manager. We had a reasonable discussion and he told me to make an appointment with the dealer via the service manager. So at this point, I have called and left a message for him waiting a call back.
#205 of 238 Can someone help me - 2008 Rogue SAWDL --- VIBRATIONS
Sep 17, 2013 (8:29 am)
hey everybody, i just got a 2008 Nissan Rogue, SAWDL. a huge whining came when i pressed down the accelerator, i found the CVT 120,000 miles/ 10 year replacement.... and the dealer service replaced the CVT under warranty, there are only 42,000 miles on it
so now the whining noise is gone, -------BUT guess what is here WORSE than ever ???? Between 1000-1500 RPMs the whole cars vibrates!!! what the heck?? i took it in and they said they reset the ECM or something and theres nothing else they can do??
im worried because this car is for my wife and 14 month old daughter and ive read after numerous CVT replacements, the engine fails and you cannot accelerate through an intersection, up a hill, away from an accident etc....
does anyone know how to fix this??? please let me know. im thinking of contacting corporate, but it just sounds like its a bad car... E
#206 of 238 Re: Can someone help me - 2008 Rogue SAWDL --- VIBRATIONS [erikb717]
Sep 17, 2013 (9:46 am)
So strange you should post today, as I have the almost identical problem with my car. You can read back through the thread and see my history of posting. But I got a 2 transmission put in my car in June and it goes back to the dealer today for the exact reason. The car shakes and vibrates like crazy. I will respond to let you know what repair (If any) my dealer does and if it helps.
#207 of 238 Re: Can someone help me - 2008 Rogue SAWDL --- VIBRATIONS [vabelleintn]
Sep 17, 2013 (10:23 am)
THanks, so much, looking forward to hearing it
I'll let you know what happens when i pick up the car if its any better from the ECM reset/update....
#208 of 238 Re: Can someone help me - 2008 Rogue SAWDL --- VIBRATIONS [erikb717]
Sep 18, 2013 (7:28 am)
Well...Another load of BS from a Nissan Dealer. First and Foremost, know that if you have a Rogue that gets a replacement transmission it is NOT a new tranny, but a rebuild. Learned that yesterday from a tech. So I took the car in yesterday, had a tech ride with me. When we got back he said he felt it needed a new tranny. Just got a call from the service manager who claims I need a new alternator (a 600 dollar repair) and need to have my rotors turns. My mechanic JUST looked at the rotors and said they were fine. They just don't want to put in a second tranny in 4 months. AS soon as I can, this Rogue is GONE. No more Nissans for me after 20 years of ownership.
#209 of 238 Re: Can someone help me - 2008 Rogue SAWDL --- VIBRATIONS [vabelleintn]
Sep 18, 2013 (7:10 am)
so wait, you're saying the replacement CVT that I got installed from the Nissan Dealership is a REBUILD?? like a refurb? It's not an actual New Nissan CVT ??
That would explain why this 2nd CVT vibrates A LOT MORE than the original CVT that was just replaced.
Does anyone else have proof of this? Please let me know. I am getting a call back from Corporate today at 4pm