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Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,156 miles

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2008 Nissan Rogue seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #39

Dec 222015


  • 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 #38

Dec 162015


  • 63,400 miles
My mother in law was driving on Wednesday last at around 35 mph. It was raining and for no apparent reason the side curtain airbags deployed. It was taken to the dealership and they told the insurance adjuster that this was due to a collision even though there was no collision. The car doesn't have a dent on it anywhere. The technician said that the underside of the car was "all beat up". having been an ase certified mechanic, I don't recall any airbag sensors underneath the car. They are making her insurance pay to correct it.

- Honoraville, AL, USA

problem #37

Jul 142015


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan rouge. While driving approximately 30 mph, all of the air bags in the vehicle deployed independently. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Newport, VT, USA

problem #36

Jul 212015


  • 82,700 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. While driving approximately 55 mph, the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the front driver side air bag spiral cable would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,700.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #35

Jul 272015


  • 118,069 miles
While driving about 25mph the airbag light on the dashboard stated blinking and the light showing the passenger air bag is off stayed on. I took the vehicle in to kingston Nissan for inspection and to diagnose the problem they said the OCS unit failed. And it need a OCS seat unit. I google this issue and saw that it was a recall for this vehicle. I contacted Nissan co sumer affairs filed a claim and they said they said they will not replace the part. Nissan dealer is charging me $1691 to replace the seat.

- Ellenville, NY, USA

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problem #34

Jun 122015


  • 104,000 miles
Airbag lights won't turn off. Also vehicle loses power in middle of intersection sometimes...consumer email reply on 9/3/2015: "it hasn't been diagnosed yet. The airbag light blinks off and on and passenger side airbag doesn't work"....updated 09/22/15

- Linenwold, NJ, USA

problem #33

Nov 012012


  • miles


NHTSA campaign id 08V5210000 was issued recalling the 2008 Nissan Rogue for a faulty airbag sensor. Why when I own a 2008 Rogue, and the dealer has confirmed the OCS control unit faulty & now has failed, is Nissan not responsible for replacing it at their cost? they tell me it is because only a certain supplier was recalled even though they know the same part is the one that is faulty in my 2008 Rogue. This is a very serious issue and it was recalled on my make & model but because my VIN # was not included in the recall (I.e. not enough people complained), they refuse to offer any financial assistance to fix this issue. I have a 16 year old daughter who rides in the passenger seat for 50 miles to/from school everyday. This repair is $2500! it is a faulty part & Nissan needs to be held responsible for replacing all parts that are deemed faulty and fail. I informed Nissan that (heaven forbid) if I get into an accident & my daughter flies out the front windshield because of a faulty airbag sensor, you better believe it is on record & a lawsuit will be filed. Nissan is fully aware of this issue, as is your organization. But unfortunately you limit these recalls for the benefit of the big corporations instead of the safety of the people.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #32

Jul 012014


  • 58,000 miles
Air bag light started blinking out of nowhere. Didn't think much of it because my Sentra did this before too, but stopped. Finally brought it in because it wasn't going off and told by mechanic that there is a short in the spiral cable that will not deploy air bag. Electrical shorts can also cause fires. Nissan is refusing to fix it because it is not a current recall and we are just past warranty now - even though it started pre-expiration. This is not an issue affected by maintenance or anything we could've done wrong. It causes a safety issue in terms of fire and air bag deployment. Additionally, I was able to see many people with the same problem on the web. Unfortunately, they are all using a trick to get the light off, not realizing the air bag will not deploy if in an accident or car can start on fire.

- Huntley, IL, USA

problem #31

Jan 242015


  • 80,000 miles
The airbag light on dashboard came on. I have tried to reset a few times but it will not reset. Dealer wanted $130 to diagnose even though this problem occurred right after I had them fix another recall. Don't know if related or not. Dealer claims it isn't. email reply from the consumer (Sept 2, 2015): "I didn't repair it. The horn did not work but I sold the car."...updated 09/22/15 the consumer has since sold the vehicle. Updated 10/01/15

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #30

Mar 302015


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Hannonton, NJ, USA

problem #29

Apr 012013


  • 90,000 miles


Problems with 2008 Nissan Rogue.....airbag light flashing on dash. Cannot reset. Needs new airbag control unit....$1200. Transmission making bizarre sounds and not engaging properly. A/C not working...compressor, evaporator and control module need to be replaced...$3000"?????"

- Point Harbor, NC, USA

problem #28

Nov 262014


  • 95,000 miles
Shortly after purchasing a used 2008 Nissan Rogue the airbag light came on. From researching the matter online, it seems that many 2007-2008 Nissan vehicles were recalled for a faulty sensor in the passenger seat that cannot detect when anyone is sitting in that seat - in other words, not an issue with the airbag but with the seat sensor. However, the dealership we purchased the used vehicle from says our VIN number is not included in this recall, although our issue matches what is described in the recall and pertains to our year vehicle.

- Mccall, ID, USA

problem #27

Feb 022015


  • 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 #26

Feb 012015


  • 101,000 miles
Airbag dash light started flashing within 5 seconds of a strange pop/crack sound that came from the dash area. Local Nissan dealer currently has the car, and has informed me that the airbag control module is bad. The estimated cost of the replacement with labor is over $1,100.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #25

Jan 242015

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 62,300 miles
2008 Nissan Rogue airbag dashboard light signaled there was a problem on the dashboard. Dealer (Nissan chesapeake, located in chesapeake, va) stated the airbag diode was completely defective and the airbags could no longer deploy. Since the car had 62,300 miles on it, Nissan would not offer any warranty or financial assistance on the $1,400 bill to replace the diode. Dealer customer service representative was embarrassed that such a part was defective at such low mileage.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #24

Jan 292015


  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the spiral cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000. Updated 02/11/15 updated 3/24/15

- South Barrington, IL, USA

problem #23

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 #22

Nov 152014


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, another vehicle rear ended the contact's vehicle causing him to crash into a second vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 105,000. The VIN was not available.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #21

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 #20

Apr 072014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • miles
Air bag light is flashing Nissan has had recall but say not my VIN but the problem is the same as the other recall.

- Leominster, MA, USA

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