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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,953 miles

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2009 Nissan Rogue electrical problems

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2009 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #16

Feb 142016


  • 139,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. Approximately ten minutes after the contact's daughter came back with the vehicle, the alarm sounded and the vehicle burst into flames. There was no warning indicator. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but did not return the contact's phone call. Two months after the fire, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V032000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was approximately 139,000.

- Missoula, MT, USA

problem #15

Jun 102015


  • miles
My air bag light continues to blink indicating something wrong with my passenger side air bag. I was told that due to this problem, the passenger seat needed to be replaced. An expensive repair. Recall reference #ntb08-095C specifically addresses this problem. However, my vehicle was is included in the recall. I feel that my Nissan Rogue 2009 ( produced in Jan 2009) and the air bag manufactured by takata, should be included in the recall and repaired. This is a problem, with numerous people also posting about it. Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #14

Mar 162015


  • 77,978 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. While driving at 55 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front passenger side air bag control assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,978. Updated 09/18/15

- Hamilton, VA, USA

problem #13

Apr 092015


  • 88,600 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. While driving approximately 15 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the bottom of the vehicle and the air conditioning unit seized. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V032000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the wire to the air conditioning unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,600.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #12

Apr 012015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V032000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #11

Mar 152015


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. While the vehicle was in park, both front doors failed to open manually or with the key fob. The contact had to enter the vehicle by using the rear door. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000. Updated 6/3/15

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #10

Mar 052015

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles


Driver and passenger doors wont open from out side.

- Lexington , KY, USA

problem #9

Feb 272015

Rogue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. While driving at various speeds, there was an abnormal burning odor coming from the vehicle. The failure recurred two times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V032000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 74,000. Updated 5/7/15

- Huffmon Estates, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 082014


  • 28,664 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate from a stop light, the vehicle failed to move and the vdc light illuminated. The contact mentioned that ten seconds later the vehicle began to slowly accelerate but only up to 15 mph. The problem recurred 7 times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the stop light switch and brake lamp switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 28,664.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #7

Jan 082014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
After a very cold day in Tennessee, the front drivers side and passengers side doors in my Nissan Rogue would no longer open from the outside. After visiting the Nissan dealership, I was told that this was not a safety issue and that the bracket and the cable actuator in both doors had gone bad and that the cost for the repair would be over $1,000. The fact that this is not considered a safety hazard and that Nissan is not standing behind its product is appalling. While there has not been an accident yet, this malfunction could be the difference between an emergency responder (or helpful citizen) being able to get to someone following an accident or vehicle fire. Not only is this a huge safety hazard for this reason, it also presents personal safety issues with trying to climb into the back of the vehicle to open the vehicle?S front door. This creates opportunities for robbery and abduction. Nissan has failed to stand behind its product by not providing to its customers a voluntary recall to replace, at their cost, the parts which are causing the safety hazard.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #6

Mar 262014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


One day, there were no issues with the vehicle. The following day, when attempting to drive, the car exhibited extremely poor acceleration from a stop (I.e. starting a car in 4th gear). The car would very slowly accelerate to ~25mph, then begin to perform better. Clearing an intersection from a stopped position took up to 5-10S longer than it should have. Also determined that the car no longer had functioning break lights. Car was not safely usable. Seems to be a very common issue with this model, based on internet searches. The dealer claimed initially to have no knowledge at all of this issue. Dealer replaced brake pedal switch and problem was resolved. Repair was not done under warranty, but was done under my extended warranty, so I still had to pay to have this known, safety critical issue repaired.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #5

Feb 282014


  • 56,000 miles
Driver and front passenger doors fail to open from the outside of the vehicle. I have to open back passenger door and manually engage the driver door lock from the inside. Took car to dealer and dealer stated that the charge to fix both doors would be $650. I do not understand how this can not be a safety issue that should be addressed by Nissan and our government. I guess when it comes time to purchase another vehicle I will not visit a Nissan nor infinity dealership. Nissan should be ashamed!

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 172014


  • 60,000 miles my lock actuator has gone bad and I was informed by my Nissan dealership this is a known issue and it she be placed on a recall list. I did a little research and it looks like many different Rogues have the same issue. This is a very costly fix and due to faulty manufacturing we as consumers have to buy another with hopes that it will continue to work. My car is not old there should be no reason to replace this part so soon.

- Schwenksville, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 132012

Rogue 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
Both drivers door and front passenger door locks not working. They are not unlocking with remote or key. The remote opens the rear doors only, then you have to climb in and reach the inside front latch to open the door. Then get out the vehicle and enter thru the front door. Nissan had or has recall on the 2008 rouge for the same problem. Why not on the 2009 Rogue? I goggled my problem with the vehicle and found thousands of people with the same problem. We need a recall on the 2009 as well. Thanks for listening.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Dec 132013


  • 44,000 miles
I own a 2009 Nissan Rogue with 44,000 miles on it. About 3 weeks ago my driver's seat wouldn't open from the outside, and about a week ago the same thing happened with the passenger seat. I am now obligated to enter my car through the back seat. I did my research and found that this has been happening to many Rogues and there are even recalls on some model years (except for mine of course). The service department at the hudson Nissan on route 440 in jersey city, NJ want to charge me $130 just to take the door apart to see what the issue is. Needless to say I did not agree with the price. What do I do? I have a nearly new car that I can't get into and this is a Nissan issue as it has happened to many Rogue owners.

- Harrison, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 122012

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Car sputtered, lurched, and came to a stop on us 190 highway. It refused to start and appeared to be out of gas. However, there was still 1/2 tank and trip odometer agreed with the gauge. Car was towed to the dealer where the sole issue was found to be the mass air flow sensor, which is supposed to only affect the gas mileage. The total cost was $700. An economy device that can cause sudden failure is not acceptable. Something appears to be wrong with Nissan cpu code for this vehicle. No warning message appeared on the dash at any time.

- Oakhurst, TX, USA

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