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Nissan Rogue, Safe Driving, Auto Repair, Transmission, SUV
#42 of 237 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [jc2010]
Aug 02, 2011 (4:14 pm)
Originally in 2010, Nissan found my Rogue had a bad valve body and replaced that before putting in the new transmission. I don't blame you for not trusting them. If they know, then why aren't they doing a recall on these so-called "bad valve bodies"??? Now I guess I better have that checked again on the new transmismsion! After re-reading everyone's stories, I'm noticing the trend of failure to accelerate happening during or after long car trips. It just occurred to me that my failure to accelerate also occurred after a 4 day road trip around Minnesota, mostly highway miles. Since I live close to work, my Rogue was purchase for mostly pleasure/long trips, like you guys. However, I have not taken a trip longer than and hour and a half since the new tranny. It currently has 11,000 miles and I will be taking it for a 4 hour trip at the end of August. I feel terribly knowing a failure to accelerate could happen at any moment. I've tried to have peace of mind about it, but hearing your story sure doesn't help! Ugh.
#43 of 237 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [testagm]
Aug 03, 2011 (4:29 pm)
I understand your uneasiness!! I will have the same uneasiness after this replacement. I just don't believe this will do it given all of the other problems I have read about so similar to ours. I have filed a complaint with the National Highway Safety...whatever the name is. They called me yesterday to take the complaint. I also filed a complaint with the better biz burea. They called me today. I have to call them back tomorrow. I missed their call. I too have called Nissan corporate. They called me as well. I also have to call them tomorrow. I'm really going to let them know how I feel about this, esp the safety of it. the inconvenience and the buying for a new car is bad enough, but the safety of it is more important. My daily commute is no longer than an hour each way as well, so I never experience it. But, I plan on taking the Rogue for a few longer rides once the valve is replaced, maybe give it a month to settle in...and then try it out. We shall see. I didn't buy a used car for the sake of saving a headache...you don't know who owned it before you and you really don't know the history of the car and why it is being sold. On the other hand, I could've much better afforded a used car. Now, I'm spending out the ass for a headache anyway. I told the dealer that today. I said, I'm not paying for what I thought I bought. I wonder if I call up where I have the loan and tell them the situation. they probably won't care just as long as they get their money. I may try it. There has to be something we can do. This is totally unfair and unsafe for all involved...us and the other drivers on the road. You can't drink and drive, but you can drive around in a vehicle that is more than likely going to lose all acceleration on the highway....yeah...that's safe. We're like sitting ducks. I too do a lot of commuting over the GWB and the tunnels. Imagine getting stuck there. No shoulder...now what?? And if I have a kid in the car with me...even worse. I don't even want to think about it. Keep me posted on your long trip at the end of August. I'll be curious to know but hope they did right by you!! Good luck!
#44 of 237 Nightmare on Every Street
Aug 11, 2011 (6:17 am)
I was reading these posts and now I know that it was foolish of me to not research the 2010 Nissan Rogue S/SL/KROM before purhcasing.
I bought this vehicle used from Yonkers Auto Mall in Yonkers, NY. It rode well on the test drive, even though I did hear the CVT drone that others in this post have mentioned. Literally, five days later, my partner and I took a trip to Atlanta, GA from NYC. On the way back, we had to pray for more than traveling mercies.
We could not accelerate even flooring the pedal. The Rogue just stayed stuck on 40 mi, then 60 mi and sometimes would allow him to get to 80mi in those zones. It took us over 15 hours to get from Atlanta to NYC!
The issue, and I stressed this to the dealership when I called them on the phone the morning of our return to NYC, is one of safety. Their response was, basically, to shut up and deal with it. Then, we were told to take it to a Nissan dealership. We were on I-77 in West Bubbleflick. Where were we going to find a Nissan dealership? I could not even get Clear access to search on my MacBook Pro. Geez!
At one point during our trip (when we were unaware of the problem), an 18-wheeler rushed on us literally almost riding our bumper to pass, and we were stuck; we simply could not accelerate to move to the right lane. It was like we were stuck in mud or quicksand or something. At another point, a police car was trying to pass and we were the only vehicle that was in the way. We were lucky the officer did not take our license plate and radio for another to ticket us. (Unless it is coming in the mail.) Merging onto the highway was a complete nightmare.
Driving long distance is taxing enough. We could have done without the stress and anxiety concerning our own and other motorists' safety.
I will notify every commission, every local and national body that regulates automotives and share our story.
It is really sad the dealers and dealerships will pursue the (not so anymore) almight dollar at the expense of human safety and life.
Now, my partner and I are arguing over whether or not buy another Nissan at all. What a piece of junk.
#45 of 237 Re: Nightmare on Every Street [cjandrj]
Aug 12, 2011 (6:04 pm)
I feel your pain. I've been through this twice already. I contacted corporate. I can't give out email addresses here...told by the owner of the board. But go onto Nissan's website and search a Kevin Martin. He is the VP of Customer Relations or something like that. Email him and tell him your issue. I've done this twice and twice they have gotten back to me pretty quickly. I too have stressed the safety issue. I'm waiting for a call back to see what our next step is. For now, the dealer has changed the valve body on our new transmission (changed last August ...10,000 miles ago). They said that the valve bodies have been upgraded. Not sure if I buy this. Anyway, I've also filed a complaint with the Better Biz Bureaus auto line. go to their website as well to file a complaint. Someone will call you back. Ask them to give you the number for auto complaints and take it from there. They have already called Nissan to let them know I have pursued the complaint and we'll see what happens next. I've also filed a complaint with the National Highway Commission I guess it is. I'm waiting to receive the paperwork in the mail. Get the word out there. It is so dangerous and I don't understand why this has not been recalled. I think they are definitely waiting for someone to get seriously hurt. And, I think more people need to take action and complain where they can. We have to push to get this moving. Just sitting here is going to get one of us killed. Good luck to you!!
Aug 15, 2011 (5:41 pm)
My 2008 AWD Rogue has ALL of the same problems listed here. I too am interested in seeing a recall take place (mostly for safety reasons). I have to say that the transmission gets worse as miles accumulate. I can kind of live with a noisy tranny and a few goof ups here and there. But, come on this is out of control!! I believe that the problem is related to the tranny getting too hot. I live at 10,000 feet and it's almost always cold here. But, when it's over 65 degrees that's when most of the problems happen. It's 50 miles up hill from the city to my house and this year I have broken down 4-5 times (almost every time I went into the city). It just goes into safety mode about 1/2 way up the 50 mile hill. It drops to 1500 RPMs then I have to pull off the highway because I can't maintain my speed. I too have had several near misses with semi trucks and other vehicles trying to hit me (because I'm the one going too slow). I have found a few things that help: 1) Keep my rpms at 2000 or less (all day) and I have less of a chance of it going completely into safety mode. 2) Travel with it's rainy or snowy (I can maintain at least 60 mph). The biggest problem with this is that when I took it in for repair they would not acknowledge that there was a problem. Instead they framed it as a user error (like I don't know how to drive a CVT). I found that they did not even keep record of all of our conversations about this. An engineer came and made some adjustments (none that worked). Finally, they recommended that I trade it in for the Murano. They said that the Rogue engine is too small for my driving. I called corporate and they too suggested that I buy the Murano (I saw those blogs too). What I can say though, is now that I have 66,000 miles the problem is getting worse by the day!!! I've always owned GM and this is my first Nissan. I'm just not interested in doing business with Nissan again.
#47 of 237 Re: My Rogue Too! [summit_rogue]
Aug 16, 2011 (3:33 pm)
I agree that the transmission is getting hot and going into safety mode because turning the car off seems to temporarily resolve the issue. We drove all major highway from NC to Atlanta. There were rolling hills on the highway but were gradual inclines that any car should be able to handle. Twice we had the problem about 2 1/2 hours into the drive. I noticed the problem but it got worse and worse until we stopped and turned off the car. My only regret is turning off the car when we pulled into the Nissan dealer during the middle of our trip. We could barely accelerate to get over to turn into Nissan and I turned off the car. When the technician took it out for a drive he couldn't replicate the problem. My advice is to take it out and drive it and call Nissan and swing by and pick up a technician without turning off the car. I am still waiting after two weeks for a response regarding the problem.
#48 of 237 Re: My Rogue Too! [kgbatl]
Aug 16, 2011 (4:35 pm)
This is just so ridiculous. I can't believe this...and then when you tell the dealer that you read these posts they say, "you can't believe everything you read." Oh..and I'm supposed to believe you. Please. Our issues are all so similar in nature. For the gentleman that owns the 2008 and lives at high altitude....have they suggested the murano now, or a while back. Just curious that you have a 2008..wasn't sure how receptive they would be..not that you should be having issue with a 2008 vehicle. Just curious. For the post that drove from NC to Atlanta...what year is your vehicle. Not a bad idea about driving it into the shop while it's doing it and not turning it off. I want to bring it back to the dealer that I bought it from and shove it in their face. It's garbage. I'm so mad. Oh..and to the 2008 owner....Murano...they have CVT transmissions too....tell them you'd rather be driving anything but a Nissan. Corporate hasn't gotten back to me. I emailed my contact today. I'm have wondering if she won't contact me b/c I contacted the BBB. I have the paperwork here and haven't completed it as of yet, waiting to see what Nissan will do for me. If I don't hear back from her soon, I will let her know that I'm pursuing my complaint with them. The National Highway Safety Commission or whatever the name is...they were supposed to send me a packet regarding my complaint in the mail. I have not yet received that and will have to follow up with them too. I think we are consumers that have been taken and I think it is horrible especially when our safety is being put in harms way. I can't believe there is nothing we can do about this. I have yet to take it on a long drive again...planning on it...but wondering if the nicer the weather gets.....less heat....the longer it will take for the issue to happen. Last incident was in August and this time again...in August. Hot times for a hot mess. This totally sucks! Have either of you contacted anyone other than the dealer? I know 2008 contacted corporate. Have you taken your complaint anywhere else? Just curious. Good luck!...to all of us!
#49 of 237 Re: Nightmare on Every Street [jc2010]
Aug 17, 2011 (6:08 pm)
Did you call the Consumer Affairs number? The dealer called today and said Nissan tech line said they won't do anything because they can't replicate the problem.
#50 of 237 Re: Nightmare on Every Street [kgbatl]
Aug 17, 2011 (8:14 pm)
Consumer Affairs is useless. When this happened to us last year...they wouldn't return my calls and they wouldn't call the dealer. My car sit in service for 3 days with nothing happening until I contacted corporate and they contacted the dealer and took it from there. The tech was at the dealer in a day and I had a new transmission within maybe 2 days. Don't even bother with Consumer Affairs.
#51 of 237 Re: My Rogue Too! [kgbatl]
Aug 19, 2011 (2:07 pm)
So, I'm thinking out of the box.....If they sell transmission coolers for trucks that pull trailers, can we put transmission coolers on the Rogue? I asked my Nissan mechanic and he said no that this would void the warranty. What warranty? My Nissan Mechanic and the Nissan Engineer got my car to do it and easily. So, they adjusted the tranny fluid level last September. It was ok during the winter. But, sure enough, it started doing it again in June. I asked my Nissan Mechanic, "If I bring it in again, can you fix it?" The answer was, well, we are following Nissan's technical specifications when we make repairs. I don't think that was the right answer. Yesterday I went car shopping almost ready to make a trade!