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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,563 miles

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2008 Nissan Rogue electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Aug 172015

Rogue

  • 96,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The gas gauge drops to empty and the low fuel light will come on when the car is started almost all of the time. And the fuel gauge will show half full after being filled or even while driving. It may also show empty at anytime. It may or may not return to the true level in the tank at some point. You simply do not know how much fuel is in the tank without using the trip odometer to track your mileage between fill ups. The gauge is operationally useless. Additionally, the "service engine soon" light comes on and stays on with this making the state inspection a problem and requiring a regular check to make sure something else hasn't gone wrong. Monitor code displayed is PO463-fuel level sensor a circuit high input. Nissan really needs to issue a recall and replace the fuel sensor at no charge to the consumer or diagnose and fix whatever the problem may be. This is an ongoing dangerous situation for many Nissan rouge owners based on what I have seen in complaints on this same problem posted to the internet car forums and my own experience.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #25

Aug 142016

Rogue

  • 89,000 miles
I made a previous complaint on 9/05/2016 (NHTSA id number: 10903665) and have additional information to add. I was told by Nissan rep that my VIN number was included in the recall of the passenger seat sensor. They said the sensor was checked in 2008 and was ok, therefore, they were no longer responsible for any failure of that part. The original part that was recalled is the part that is still in my vehicle. That part has failed. I got records from the Nissan dealer that the vehicle was taken to for that recall and they show that they did the recall on 12/01/2008 and they also show they did another OCS inspection on 02/09/2010 due to customer complaint. Evidently there was a problem with it at that time. They did not change the part. My guess is that they reset it and that worked at that time. I now have a vehicle that would be unsafe for anyone in the passenger seat and that requires approximately $1,700 to replace a part that is under recall by Nissan that they claim no responsibility for. This company needs to be made to back up the voluntary recall on this vehicle for the numerous individuals experiencin this issue. Also, people checking VIN numbers to see if their vehicle was part of that recall need to look further as when I checked my VIN number it did not show that it was part of the recall even though it actually was part of that recall.

- Mount Olive, NC, USA

problem #24

Aug 252016

Rogue

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that the vehicle was unable to be started. A vehicle symbol and a key indicator flashed in the middle of the instrument panel. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #23

Aug 082016

Rogue

  • 118,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the code was reset; however, the air bag warning light illuminated again within 24 hours. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V521000 (air bags, electrical system). The vehicle was to be taken back to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #22

Feb 102009

Rogue

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. While driving 30 mph, the tire pressure and air bag warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the OCS sensor and air pressure sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 8,000.

- Kalaheo, HI, USA

problem #21

May 162012

Rogue

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. When a passenger was seated in the front passenger seat, the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but the results could not be provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V521000 (air bags, electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #20

Jan 152012

Rogue

  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. While driving approximately 30 mph, the tire sensor light illuminated sporadically. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in a recall. The failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

problem #19

Apr 062016

Rogue

  • 107,562 miles
The contact owns 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that after the vehicle was taken to be serviced, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that no warning light was illuminated prior to the repair. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that spiral cord reel and air bag needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 107,562.

- Indiannapolis, IN, USA

problem #18

Dec 222015

Rogue

  • 114,100 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. While the vehicle was parked, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the information system read "passenger air bag off X2". the vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,100.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #17

Oct 222015

Rogue

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the tire pressure warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Chicago, ID, USA

problem #16

May 172015

Rogue

  • 94,600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After driving nearly 50 miles on the highway, I got off the exit and stopped at a stop sign. Once it was clear I tried to accelerate but due to some kind of power loss the vehicle would not move. The vehicle lost power and the RPM's dropped under 1000. After a few minutes the power returned to normal and I drove to my original destination. This is the third time this has personally happened to me in this vehicle and I would like to report it so it does not happen to anyone else.

- Pittston, PA, USA

problem #15

Feb 022015

Rogue

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while at a stop light, the vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact mentioned that the air bag warning light continuously illuminated. The contact did not disclose if a police report was filed or not. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V521000( air bags). The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #14

Jan 152015

Rogue

  • 96,400 miles
For the past few weeks, my gas gauge has been reading incorrectly and when I would go to fill out the vehicle, it would never show completely full. In some cases, I would turn on the vehicle and it would read sufficiently less than what was in the tank and then climb back up to what I assume was the correct level. My last fill up, the gauge read 3 bars left of fuel and I pumped 14.5 gallons of gas at the station which is exactly my gas tank size. I then looked online and discovered several other people with the same make, model, and year and other models were having the same issue but no good fixes appear to have been found.

- Menlo Park, CA, USA

problem #13

Oct 102014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 108,829 miles
As reported by many other 2008 Nissan Rogue owners, the passenger side airbag sensor light was flashing, indicating a non-functional airbag (the entire airbag system, driver's side included, we found out later). This particular vehicle was not one of the 200,000+ vehicles recalled (08V521000) for the very same issue with the OCS (occupant classification system). The only fix, according to the dealer (and the subsequent multiple calls to Nissan Consumer Affairs), is to replace the entire passenger side seat. This is a safety issue because: 1) the passenger side sensor disables the entire airbag system, and 2) a very expensive fix ($1800-$2500) is required for a safety system sensor. In light of the nearly 1 million Nissan vehicles recently recalled (2014) for the exact same issue, the recall really should have applied not only to those initial 200,000+ vehicles, but all those vehicles with the same sensor system that they still have not gotten right. This is poor engineering at its best!

- Long Beach, MS, USA

problem #12

Oct 252013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Air bag light came on, and remains on. I took the vehicle to the dealer, and they said it would cost $1,800 to repair, an indicator in the passenger seat was not working. I did ask about recalls, and they stated there were none. It seems there may have been a recall under NHTSA campaign number 08V521000. However, my VIN was not included in the recall because "the part was manufactured at a different plant". I believe as the same part is malfunctioning in the same vehicle recall, it was also manufactured incorrectly, and Nissan North America should repair it as a part of that recall.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 032014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 77,142 miles
Wednesday September 3rd 2014, the Nissan was parked in front of the house, and has not started seance, I replaced the following parts (for my wife) on the battery. The positive terminal clamp was corroded through to the point we touched it and it broke. (we replaced the parts from dealership September 8th, 2014) before and after the battery terminal and fuse pack were replaced the obd2 will not connect with the computer system in the car at all. Now not even 24 hrs after the above listed parts were replaced, the car battery is now dead, sitting on street with system now reconnected. After parts were replaced the care would crank with no start, (cranking was strong with no lag). Now there is no charge in the battery not even 12 hrs after replacing the parts. This is disconcerting being that we have had no issues with the auto until now. We did note that there is/was a recall for service for 2008 Nissan Rogue as listed bellow: 2008 Nissan Rogue electrical system service bulletin 373732 NHTSA: Action number: 10055490 service bulletin number: 373732 report date: Apr 09, 2014component: Electrical system summary: Nissan: The main harness to body harness connectors is experiencing electrical corrosion issues. 2008-2014 Rogue. Source: www.automd.com/tsb/bulletin_B373732/

- Aurora , CO, USA

problem #10

Oct 152012

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated the front passenger's side air bag warning light illuminated. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign number: 08V521000 (air bags, electrical system) that could have been related to the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Newberry, FL, USA

problem #9

May 282013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The shift remained in locked when it's parked and will not unlock for me to drive. Leaving myself and my baby stranded. When I checked online, it looks like a known complaint by Nissan Rogue owners. They should recall the vehicle to have it repaired as it's dangerous to have such a defect.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #8

Mar 272013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I own a 2008 Nissan Rogue which I purchased new. The air bag warning light has recently started blinking on the instrument panel. The dealer told me that it was a failure of the occupant passenger sensor. There was a recall on the same model year for the same issue (campaign id number: 08V521000) but the dealer told me that my VIN was not included. The failure listed in the recall is the exact same failure experienced in the vehicle. Then the dealer told us that it would cost around $3000 to repair!!! we have contacted Nissan but so far they have not agreed to do anything. Since day one, the passenger sensor has always been erratic and often would not work when a passenger was in the seat. We mentioned it to the dealer numerous times but they never agreed to fix it. Now the entire airbag system in the car in not functioning and is creating a safety hazard.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 092013

Rogue

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the OCS unit would need to be replaced. Later the contact was informed of a recall for NHTSA campaign number: 08V521000 (air bags, electrical system) but the dealer stated that the mileage was too high to honor the recall. The manufacturer was notified who stated the same. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 112,000.

- Largo, FL, USA

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