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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,918 miles

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2008 Nissan Rogue transmission problems

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2008 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Apr 012014

Rogue

  • 146,000 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 while attempting to accelerate the vehicle hesitated and shuttered. The contact indicated that the defect was also present while driving at low speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the transmission was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 146,000.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #27

Aug 182011

Rogue

  • 70,000 miles
The car started jolting when starting from a stop and then eventually went into gear and drove. Took it to the dealership to investigate (putting a total of 10 miles on the car between time the issue started and dropping off at dealer - mastria Nissan in raynham, MA). Dealer told us the cvt transmission needed full replacement, but car was safe to drive until dealer got the part...it would just sound weird. Dealer called about 5 days later and told us to drive the car in to have the repair done under a new warranty Nissan was offering due to excessive defects in the cvt transmission. On the way there, the car started decelerating rapidly on its own approaching a stop light and felt like it was going to stall...eventually slowing to about 1 mile an hour...really limping along as I tried to make it up to stop light to turn onto a side street to call a tow truck. As I limped up to the stop light, the transmission suddenly switched into la different gear and accelerated very fast and shot me out into the intersection through a red light! I just barely avoided a serious collision and then immediately pulled the car off the road and called the tow truck. I am reporting this issue because this cvt defect is deadly!!! Nissan is just treating it as a warranty item...but it really needs a full recall! it can make the car immediately accelerate or decelerate without any action by the driver...and the fact that it happens most at low speeds means it is likely to happen when slowing for an intersection or attempting to pull out into traffic. It is also an issue because it goes from no symptoms to full failure very quickly. Please do something to make Nissan recall these cvt transmissions before someone gets killed.

- Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #26

Jul 262011

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
On a drive from nc to ga we noticed that we were losing acceleration on every hill on the highway after about 2 1/2 hours into the drive. We could not accelerate up hills and pressed the gas pedal all the way to the floor. As we climbed the hills we lost acceleration. After stopping for lunch the problem seemed to go away until another 2 1/2 hours more where the problem got worse. Tractor trailor trucks were barreling down on us because we kept losing acceleration. We pulled off at an exit and barely could accelerate from a stop. We pulled into a Nissan dealer and turned the car off and explained the problem. They said they thought it went into safety mode but could not replicate the problem. It seems that the transmission overheats after a couple hours into the drive and goes into the safety mode which reduced acceleration and power. Nissan said there is nothing they can do because they can't replicate the problem but they can only do so by driving it more than 2 hours.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #25

Aug 052011

Rogue

  • 99,000 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 while driving 55 mph, the vehicle decelerated and stalled. Upon restart, the vehicle would not accelerate in any gear. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the failure occurred within the engine control module and transmission control module. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 99,000 and the current mileage was 101,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #24

Jul 092011

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
While coming off an intersection the 2008 Rogue stalled in the middle of the intersetion. Pressing the gas would slow the car more no check engine light appeared. Eventually after pumping the gas the car would move again. I had the dealer look at the car and they could not find anything wrong and said it was just too hot outside causing the transmission to run hot. I live in AZ and it is always hot out here. The same incident happened 2 times after I took it to the dealer.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #23

Jun 012011

Rogue

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. While driving at any speed, the contact noticed that the vehicle would suddenly stall without warning. He also noticed sudden deceleration or no acceleration at all. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 32,000. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #22

Dec 022010

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles

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

The acceleration is very delayed from pressing on the gas. Sometimes we have had to stop in the middle of the intersection to get it to respond. It happens about every 2 to 3 days and will last throughout the drive. It is still drivable, but is very dangerous. Especially when pulling out into traffic. We have taken to the dealership 3 time already. The first two they could not fix it, the third they thought they found and fixed the problem, but 4 days after that it started to happen again, today I was in the middle of an intersection and almost got hit by a car since the vehicle did not accelerate.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #21

Nov 172010

Rogue

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. While the contact was at a red light and proceeded about 5 mph to make a left turn the vehicle would not accelerate. The contact had to apply extreme pressure to the accelerator pedal until the vehicle started moving again. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there was a shortage in the control valve assembly in the vehicles transmission. The vehicle was repaired. Two days after the vehicle was repaired the ignition would start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technicians were able to start the vehicle but was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #20

Nov 222010

Rogue

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle began to slip out of gear. The contact pulled over to avoid a crash. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop (diagnostic information was not given). The contact called the manufacturer who stated that unless they had full vehicle maintenance records, they could offer no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Aquebogue, NY, USA

problem #19

Jan 152009

Rogue

  • 12,000 miles
Noise coming from cvt. Started at 12K. Had transmission replaced. At 23K same problem. Had transmission replaced. At 35K same problem. Having transmission replaced (4th transmission) reprogramming no help.

- Taylorsville, KY, USA

problem #18

Apr 082010

Rogue

  • 6,000 miles

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

I purchased a 2008 Nissan Rogue sl AWD in 2008. I began hearing a noise emanating from the front end of the vehicle at approximately 6000 miles. The noise occurs consistently when decelerating from about 40 mph to 5 mph. As the vehicle begins to decelerate, the noise sounds like a rattling against metal. The noise changes to a grinding sound like metal rubbing against metal as the vehicle loses speed. The grinding sound appears more pronounced when at a slow speed, such as when turning into a parking lot. Service manager acknowledges the noise but has no explanation for it and say Nissan is aware of the issue and has a fix for it, so I took it in for the factory fix and have noticed the noise is still there. I believe the noise comes from the cvt transmission, and it is probably caused by a defective cvt belt or the cvt belt slipping on the variable pulleys. Either cause could lead to catastrophic failure of the cvt belt and result in an immediate and total loss of response to driver accelerator input. My Nissan Rogue currently has approximately 17000 miles, and the noise is becoming more evident.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #17

Jan 012009

Rogue

  • miles
Steering wheel vibrates between 32 and 40 mph (due to cvt transmission) affecting steering ability.

- Armonk,, NY, USA

problem #16

Jun 122009

Rogue 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated while driving 5 mph she heard a grinding sound coming from the front-end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the transmission was repaired as a free remedy. The contact was in the process of contacting the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 11,000. The current mileage is 12,000. Updated 10/21/09. Updated 10/20/09

- Still Water , MN, USA

problem #15

Jul 132009

Rogue

  • 3,000 miles
2008 Nissan Rogue, sl AWD transmission is very sluggish to accelerate between 20 - 40mph, especially when entering a highway from on ramp. It does not seem to shift unless you take your foot off the gas a little, then rmp's go down and the car will accelerate. This has happened numerous times since purchasing my vehicle in March 2009. Since this car has a cvt transmission, you don't hear or feel gear shifts. I took the car to the dealer and they said the slow acceleration was normal for that vehicle's cvt transmission. I believe it is dangerous as there is no predictability when it will or won't accelerate as necessary when merging onto high speed highways. Danger from being rear ended is high. This needs to be addressed by Nissan.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #14

Jun 222009

Rogue

  • 27,000 miles
The acceleration is very delayed from pressing on the gas. Sometimes we have had to stop in the middle of the intersection to get it to respond. It happens about every 2 to 3 days and will last throughout the drive. It is still drivable, but is very dangerous. Especially when pulling out into traffic. We have taken to the dealership 3 time already. The first two they could not fix it, the third they thought they found and fixed the problem, but 4 days after that it started to happen again. The car is still under warranty.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #13

Nov 162008

Rogue

  • 3,500 miles
I purchased a new Nissan Rogue and within 3500 miles it began to make noise. Second visit to mechanic at about 8000 miles confirmed that car needed a new transmission. After 3500 miles on the new new transmission, noise returned and Nissan has authorized a second replacement transmission.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #12

Dec 162008

Rogue

  • 17,200 miles
The transmission would not downshift unless it was put into manual mode, vehicle went beyond red line. There wasn't any correlation between speed and acceleration methods. Every now and then a loud thump noise is heard from the transmission. This has happened at various intervals, dealer was unable to reproduce the last time it was brought in.

- Davidsonville, MD, USA

problem #11

Oct 092008

Rogue

  • 3,000 miles
I purchased a 2008 Nissan Rogue sl AWD in November 2008. I began hearing a noise emanating from the front end of the vehicle at approximately 3000 miles. The noise occurs consistently when decelerating from about 20 mph to 5 mph. As the vehicle begins to decelerate, the noise sounds like a bicycle chain rattling against metal. The noise changes to a grinding sound like metal rubbing against metal as the vehicle loses speed. The grinding sound appears more pronounced when making a left turn at slow speed, such as when turning into a parking lot. Service manager acknowledges the noise but has no explanation for it and no interest in trying to resolve it. I believe the noise comes from the cvt transmission, and it is probably caused by a defective cvt push belt or a cvt push belt slipping on the variator pulleys. Either cause could lead to catastrophic failure of the cvt push belt and result in an immediate and total loss of response to driver accelerator input. My Nissan Rogue currently has approximately 7000 miles, and the noise is becoming more evident.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #10

Mar 122008

Rogue

  • miles
This an E-mail to the Nissan motor Corp reference 6261634 I was just recently contacted by one of your tech representatives for my area in response to my inquiry about my 2008 Nissan Rogue cvt transmission noise. It appears that your fix for this problem is to replace the transmission. This seems odd, has there is no guarantee that the next transmission will not have the same rumbling cvt noise. Also this is a new car and you don¿T expect to have the transmission replaced after a few months of ownership. In fact checking with the blog page of the nico club, this seems to be a problem with many Nissan Rogue owners. I have called my local Nissan dealers and found that all them are having similar complaints from some of their Rogue owners. Ramsy Nissan has had four complaints, rockland Nissan seven complaints, white plains Nissan three complaints, O¿brien Nissan two complaints and route 23 Nissan has had five complaints. What is also interesting is all of these dealers have the same answer to fixing the problem and that is, ¿Nissan is a where of the problem¿ and they are waiting for a software fix. It appears to me that Nissan sold the vehicle with a known design flaw with the Rogues cvt transmission. I wait for your reply and resolution to my complaint.

- Suffern, NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 012008

Rogue

  • 2,000 miles
Low-speed rubbery grinding/rattle from front end/transmission. Dealer replaced half-shaft, but did not resolve. Dealer said transmission replacement is necessary, but problem would likely recur as Nissan has not resolved the problem. Advised to wait until manufacturer can figure out the problem.

- Shenandoah, VA, USA

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