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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,445 miles

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2008 Nissan Rogue fuel system problems

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2008 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 152013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


My 2008 Nissan Rogue has a tendency to lose power on the highway after being driven for over a long period of time at a constant speed, usually about 45 minutes to an hour at 75 miles an hour. The vehicle will start my making a weird whistling or whining noise then after that you cannot accelerate it'll be stuck at whatever speed your going. When I come across a bridge or a hill it'll slow down a bit then accelerate once I'm going downhill then stop at a specific mph, no matter how much I press on the gas it will not go any further. When I off the highway and come to a complete stop and try to take off again it will not respond right away then it will take off with me as I'm pressing the gas, almost resulting in me running into other vehicles several times. When I take the vehicle to Nissan it doesn't give any error codes or show that anything is wrong. Nissan cannot replicate the problem because they're not willing to pay someone to go drive the vehicle for over that long period of time. I commute to work and church on the highway five times a week and experience this just about every single day. I did however take the car to my local mechanic and he experience what the car is doing and he noticed Nissan put too much fluid in my transmission when they replaced it after it stopped on me previously on the highway, that did solve the problem for several months but now it's doing the same thing again. I called Nissan corporate they inform me there's no recall on the vehicle. I did a internet search and there are so many people with the same story and was even covered by the news station. One other thing they all have in common is that no one had that issue fix or know what is causing the problem. I recently rent a vehicle because I refuse to let my wife and one year old in the car by themselves.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 202014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
We noticed a problem with the gas gauge a few months ago and last week the service engine light came on. I called our mechanic and he had said there was a notice that came up about the fuel sending unit not reading correctly on another year Rogue. I asked if we can bring it in and he said he would check to see if there is a recall on this problem. I looked on this site after reading several Nissan forums and found that this is a persistent problem with Rogues. This should be a recall item if so many Rogues have this problem with the fuel sending unit and so many mechanics know about it. Especially the 2008. This problem starts as soon as you start up the car. Before it would start working correctly but now the low fuel light comes on and it stays at E or slightly above all the time.

- Newhall, CA, USA

problem #10

May 092014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
My car's "check engine soon" signal came on and when I got it checked out I was told that I have a faulty fuel level sensor. After some research online it's apparent that this is a problem with the make and model. I would like to put in a complaint so that we could request recall action on this issue as it's a common issue happening to a lot of Nissan Rogue consumers.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 192014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


Fuel gauge does not read full, or slow to respond. Fuel level gauge is inaccurate or reads erratically Nissan recall this same issue for other car and failed to include the Nissan Rogue leaving the owner to cover the cost which is over $600.

- Garden Grove , CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 102013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Mientras coducia el vehiculo perdio toda la potencia Y dejo de trabajar la trasmicion, esto me ocurio en tres ocaciones. El 2/12/14 lo lleve a la garantia Y reemplasaron la trasmicion sin costo, reemplasaron el crossmember por un costo de $430.

- Naranjito, PR, USA

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problem #7

May 052013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
The vehicle lost all acceleration once it reaches a certain heat within the transmission, causing my car to decelerate rapidly with no option to accelerate to get out of harm's way. It has now occurred twice, putting myself and passengers in imminent danger. Nissan has said they are aware of the problem.

- Kemah, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 142013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


This is one of several similar incidents. I was on a road trip to nyc, driving on the highway with the cruise control on at 73 mph. In all incidents, I noticed that after having the cruise on for over an hour, all of a sudden the cruise would just "kick off". it would stop working. And my car would start to decelerate. Being on a main highway, traveling 73 mph with everyone around me going equally as fast, if not faster, and then all of a sudden decelerating was like putting on the brakes with no brake lights. It was positively dangerous and scary. To make matters worse, after it got down to between 60 and 65, it would not accelerate. I put my foot to the floor and there was no acceleration. I got into the right hand lane as quickly as I could, and prayed the entire time to not be killed. After about 5 minutes, I was able to accelerate up to 70. But the cruise would just kick off as soon as I set it again. Maddening, dangerous and scary. And it happened more than once. Exactly the same way each time. And only after being in the car with cruise on for over an hour.

- Farmington, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 242011

Rogue 4-cyl

  • miles
The issue with the vehicle is that it is showing a quarter tank of gas, but in reality there is no gas at all. The car stops accelarting and eventually dies. I first had this problem christmas eve 2011. I took the car to the dealer and they added some gas after noting the gauge and the car started up. They told me because it was cold outside that the gauge gets stuck to the side of the can. Well this has happen twice more in 40 and 50 degree weather. The last incident had me stranded at 9 pm on March 10 on the side of I465 E. there is no specific recall on the rouge, but Nissan has a recall on several other models displaying the same issue.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Dec 192011


  • 16,000 miles
Gas gauge failed to read accurately after turning 16,000 miles. Must fill tank to overflow level to be sure it is filled. Currently at 16,500 miles. Dealer contacted - had not heard of problem. I provided tsb # and service manager quoted the following costs to diagnose and repair: $119-diagnosis/ $420 for sender and sub-sender units (Rogue is AWD) / $263 labor. This problem is a dangerous defect and rather than fall under the tsb category a recall should be issued. Nissan should cover this at no cost to the customer.

- Columbus, , MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 012011

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Every time I go to fill up my tank, the gas gauge bars never reach the full tank indicator. It always show that my tank is 80% - 90% full. I always wait until the low gas light comes on before I fill up, but because the gauge is inaccurate, I have to fill up more often for fear of running out of gas at night with my two young children in the car.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 022011

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 62,343 miles
Vehicle was traveling North in the middle lane of a six lane intersection. The vehicle made it thru the intersection and slowed to a complete stop. The vehicle was inoperable in the middle lane of the street. The fuel gage read a quarter of a tank and the low fuel warning light was not on. A gallon was added and the vehicle restarted. It went immediately to the gas station where over 16 gallons were added implying the tank was completely empty. Nissan said it was most likely the fuel sending unit. Several other Nissan owners have complained about the same issue.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 132011

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan rouge. The contact was driving 75 mph when the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who diagnosed that the fuel level gauge was defective and the vehicle did not have any fuel in the tank. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 84,000. Updated 05/04/11 updated 11/1811

- Columbus, WI, USA

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