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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,364 miles

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2012 Nissan Rogue drivetrain problems

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2012 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Sep 222015

Rogue

  • miles

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

While pulling out on a 4 lane highway, my transmission stalled, and I was unable to accelerate my vehicle, causing me to almost be rear ended by a logging truck going 65mph or more. The RPM's of the vehicle will jump to over 5000 while trying to push on the gas without acceleration. I made an appointment with Nissan to have diagnostic testing done. They informed me that the cvt transmission is the problem and needs to be replaced, costing $5,000. They informed me that I needed another part (some kind of transmission cooler) to keep the transmission from overheating, which was never communicated to me throughout my ownership. After doing research, I discovered that in 2010, Nissan extended their warranty to 5 years/120,000 miles due this cvt problem. I have spoken to the service advisor at the dealership who stated that warranty is for model year 2010 and older and this is not a safety issue. However, I beg to differ. Attempting to pull out into moving traffic, crossing intersections, and cars stalling out in the winter is a major safety issue and could cause serious car accidents and deaths. I have attempted to contact Nissan Consumer Affairs office without any response. I strongly recommend this issue be investigated and considered for a recall.

- Gordon , WI, USA

problem #12

Aug 282015

Rogue

  • 85,932 miles
The power train failed to provide power to the vehicle on the interstate, I had to slow down almost uncontrollable til power came back when I shifted it to neutral, then back to drive. I researched this problem with Nissan and found that the cvt transmission they put in the vehicle was having issues with this and no recall was made. They asserted that my warranty was expired and nothing could be done. This tells me that they only make a car that last 85K miles then you have to replace a main part of the vehicle. I feel this was also unsafe on the road due to it losing power due to poor quality of parts. My vehicle is only just hitting 3 years old. I did however made it to the dealership I bought it and having to pay for a used transmission to be put in.

- Gordonsville, TN, USA

problem #11

Aug 122015

Rogue

  • 96,000 miles
2012 Nissan Rogue cvt transmission failed while accelerating on a 2 lane merge from one interstate onto another putting the occupants at risk while attempting to get to the side of the road. Nissan has a long standing issue with the cvt transmission that allegedly was resolved after a redesign. Nissan acknowledged the issue (not covered by warranty D/T mileage but declined to apply an extended warranty that was in place for earlier models). Dealer repaired at a cost of 1/4 of the vehicle cost was for a rebuild, warranty for this only covers 1 year/12K. Not much comfort regarding longevity or personal safety within this vehicle.

- Homerville, OH, USA

problem #10

Oct 082014

Rogue

  • 38,000 miles

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

Driving at 70 mph going uphill the car, with no warning or indication, slowed down to 25 mph. Press the pedal fully would not make the car go any faster. It was in the summer so it was very hot in California. When you on the freeway with two babies the last thing you want is your car slowing down to 25 mph. This is extremely dangerous. Took it to the dealer and they said it needs a transmission cooler. It tool 3 months for them to get the part. They installed it in the winter and of course it is not hot anymore. This summer we drove out to Arizona during a record high heat wave and once again this time driving 75 mph with the cruise control on, it disengaged and I pressed the accelerator down and the car slow to 60mph on flat ground. Then on a slight incline the vehicle slowed down to 45mph in a 70mph zone. Out in the middle of the desert with my family. This is unacceptable for a car that was supposedly fixed. Took it to the dealership and they said the transmission needs to be replaced. So I called Nissan and they said sorry we cannot help you. They do not even own up to a manufacturer defect. Do not buy this car! Nissan Rogue 2012 test drive them in the hottest part of the summer and I would recommend to drive it uphill during this time.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 012012

Rogue

  • 10 miles
Cvt transmission has never worked correctly. It finally failed at highway speeds.Nissan put my family in harms way..Nissan refuses to acknowledge and fix under warranty a long sanding problem with these cvt's. they were redesigned which shows there was a big problem. My model year 2012 is a hazard......updated 10-15-15-

- Brick, NJ, USA

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problem #8

Oct 152014

Rogue

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 75 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle would not accelerate. The contact stated that all of the gauges on the instrument panel decreased to zero. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Sanders, AZ, USA

problem #7

Nov 302013

Rogue

  • 3,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph during inclement weather, the four wheel drive failed to operate without warning. In addition, the contact stated that there was an abnormal noise emitting from the wheels of the vehicle and discover that the wheel wells was rusted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,000.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 162014

Rogue

  • 65,053 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Rogue. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The dealer stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 65,053.

- Long Branch, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 122014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 8,500 miles
Lost power going uphill on a freeway. Could not get off the freeway as I was in the middle lane. Car made whining sounds but would not go uphill. I was pressing gas with no effect just noise. Turned on my emergency lights and stopped in the middle lane causing back up. Gladly I had cellphone signal and was able to call a tow. This is unbelievable on the new vehicle with 8K miles. After the tow to the dealership it started and drove normally. Good thing that dealer was closed and I had no choice but test it. I will take it to my local dealer for check up but new cars should not loose power like that on the freeway.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 122014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 8,500 miles
Lost power going uphill on a freeway. Could not get off the freeway as I was in the middle lane. Car made whining sounds but would not go uphill. I was pressing gas with no effect just noise. Turned on my emergency lights and stopped in the middle lane causing back up. Gladly I had cellphone signal and was able to call a tow. This is unbelievable on the new vehicle with 8K miles. After the tow to the dealership it started and drove normally. Good thing that dealer was closed and I had no choice but test it. I will take it to my local dealer for check up but new cars should not loose power like that on the freeway.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 102014

Rogue

  • 31,000 miles

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

While driving at 30 mph and attempting to accelerate the throttle went to the floor with no response from the RPM's or vehicle speed. Power sersumed after about 5-10 seconds. Additionally when starting from a red light the vehicle would not respond from the throttle being depressed and would only move at about 5 mph for 5-10 seconds then power would resume. This has happened multiple times in 2 week period. First service visit they duplicted the condition and replaces brake pedal sensor. After three days issue returned. Second visit the adjusted brake sensor. Now have car back and will see if issue is resolved. This is a very dangerous situation.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 252012

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
Originally the car would hesitate, bog, only while turning or slightly rolling. Additionally now it hesitates from a dead stop. Sometimes it hesitates, goes, then hesitates again. It is an intermittent problem but it occurs while pulling out into traffic or turning through a light. I'm afraid the car will stall and I'll be hit broadside or from behind. The dealer has looked at the car 4 times and says it's the way the cvt transmission works. The car did not do this during the first 2000 miles. I have been driving for 50 years and never had a car operate so dangerously. I am in a lease and Nissan will not take the car back. Thank you for your time.

- Russell, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 112012

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
After a panic stop which activates the ABS system, this vehicle is unresponsive to throttle input for an excessive period of time (10 seconds or more). This has been demonstrated to the dealer and a new, similar vehicle showed the same performance. The dealer indicates it must be inherent with the vehicle, no fix is available from Nissan. This unresponsiveness after a panic stop is un-safe.

- East Sparta, OH, USA

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