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#7 of 238 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [jc2010]
Aug 30, 2010 (1:51 pm)
I am so disappointed to report that three weeks after purchasing a new 2010 AWD Nissan Rogue SL, I too have already had a scary experience. I was driving around town, stopped at a red left turn arrow. When the arrow turned green, I stepped on the gas and the car just wouldn't get through the intersection. I felt like the car was in neutral! Fortunately I had the arrow and oncoming traffic wasn't coming at me at full speed. It took me about 20 seconds to make it through the intersection and I pulled safely into a parking lot to see what was going on. I was stunned and confused and checked to make sure every setting and gear was in correct position. It was. As a test, I stopped the vehicle in the parking lot, tried to accelerate and barely moved. I proceeded to give it more and more gas, eventually flooring it, and couldn't get going faster than 5 mph. I don't know how long this power failure would have lasted because I had to get out to an appointment. I am so thankful this didn't cause an accident and I am so mad that I may never feel safe in this vehicle again. I took it in two days later to be told my new vehicle has a "bad CVT Valve Body". All the service folks seemed to know nothing about my issue and didn't seem too concerned that a person could lose their life to a tranmission failure such as this. I am appalled that they are allowing vehicles like these on the road and not sure what to do next. Any advice?
#8 of 238 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [basskitcase]
Aug 30, 2010 (3:24 pm)
You sound like me. I lose sleep over this stuff too. It ticks me off incredibly and when you're dealing with useless consumer affairs and service people like the one you have dealt with, it doesn't make it easier. It only makes it worse for sure. Our service guy has been great. Couldn't have asked for better. If Nissan keeps treating they're customers like this, they will be worse off than Jeep and yes, they will definitely be "at a different level than jeep" at that point for sure. Can you take it to another dealer? Try the better business bureau. You have to do something. did they give you a loaner or covering a rental for you at least during the 10 days? I can't believe you've had the car for 3 wks. That's disgusting!!!! It's a true shame!!!
#9 of 238 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [testagm]
Aug 30, 2010 (3:34 pm)
I agree. Same problem here. Only difference...I had low transmission fluid in mine so it must have killed the transmission that they are giving me a new one all together. There wasn't a leak in the transmission at all so they are assuming that where I bought the car...never topped it off. I emailed the National Safety Commision- http://www.nationalsafetycommission.com/. You can go to their website...email them. The more complaints they get the better our fight will be. It is extremely dangerous...I know. Look at Nissan's site..when they talk about the recall...they literally state.... "THIS IS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE." My ass it's not. Now, they are replacing it and I'm afraid the same will happen. I read another incident like yours. They changed out the same part and the person said it's been fine. I'm worried that we drive so many miles and it comes back. It truly sucks to have paid for a car that will have these mishaps. Don't let this go....get it out there!!!! I haven't heard back from the safety commission as of yet and who knows if I will, but I will give it some time, try it again and on the 3rd try I am going to write a letter. I'm hoping the new transmission I get will be fine and I won't run into this again, but I'm not letting this issue drop. It is truly a safety hazard and people are going to get injured/killed.
#10 of 238 National Safety Commission
Aug 30, 2010 (3:46 pm)
814 A1A North
Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
For anyone having issues with the CVT and feel that the issue is causing/has caused a safety issue for you and the people in your car or cars around you, visit the site above. The more people that share their experience with them, the better our chances are of having these transmissions recalled or something. Something needs to be done. I've also included the address, if anyone wants to write to them and phone number, if anyone wants to call. I've emailed them via their website yesterday. No response as of yet. I'll give it a few days. My next step may be to call them and take it from there. Something needs to be done but I can't do it alone. We have to stick together and push on this. These transmissions are putting some of us in danger possibly causing injuries and/or deaths. Let's try to stop it sooner than later!!!!
#11 of 238 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [jc2010]
Aug 30, 2010 (5:31 pm)
HI my name is Henry from Puerto Rico and I just had the same problem as you and almost put mi life at risk. Today in my island is passing nearby a hurricane named EARL and where I live there are many hills, so I was going to my brothers house to stay with them until the hurricane passed and when I was driving by a tree felt in a middle of a hill I stopped the car and removed the tree and when I tried to accelerate but lost acceleration power so tomorrow am going to the dealer to see what they are going to do with the issue because in 3000 mile the guarantee is over.
#12 of 238 Re: Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like [henrypr]
Aug 31, 2010 (2:44 am)
Remember that the warranty for the CVT is extended to 120,000 miles or 10 years...so you might be good. How old is your car? I'm telling you....get in touch with the Safety Commission. Let us know what the dealer says...but push to get an engineer from Nissan in there. The dealers seem to not be able to do anything with out Nissan's incentive to do so...that is why the dealers say to get consumer affairs involved...they act as your middle man....however, they do nothing for you. They don't return your calls and things like that. Glad you're okay.
#13 of 238 Re: National Safety Commission [jc2010]
Aug 31, 2010 (7:28 am)
Thanks for the information. I called the NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE at 1-888-327-4236. They were very compassionate and wanted all the details regarding my loss of acceleration for their report. However, in order for them to do an investigation, they need to see a trend of similar complaints. So hopefully we can get the message out to enough Rogue owners to: REPORT YOUR SAFETY COMPLAINT!!!
Also, it was pretty simple to file a complaint online with Better Buisness Bureau (www.bbb.org) and I will be making a call to Nissan to see what they have to say.
#14 of 238 Rogue + Murano
Aug 31, 2010 (8:42 am)
Since Rogue is still a relatively new model, we need to look further and combine all those complaints towards Murano/Altima with the same issue (esp AWD models) to push for this recall.
#15 of 238 2009 rogue stalled 36,600 miles
Aug 31, 2010 (9:24 am)
Ok I do not think this is transmisson problem Last Friday while driving around 35mph my 09 rogue stalled without warning, tried to restart at least 10 times car would start for about 3 seconds and stall again. Had it towed to Nissan dealer where they did not look at until Monday, of course it ran fine and had no codes stored so was returned to me. With no explaintion of why it happened. Of course I think it is sure to happen again, has any one else had this problem 2009 SL FWD
#16 of 238 Re: National Safety Commission [testagm]
Aug 31, 2010 (2:04 pm)
I will do the same!!