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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
223,200 miles

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2012 Nissan Rogue engine problems

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2012 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012016


  • 1,000,000 miles


Summary: While driving my 2012 Nissan Rogue my car began to slow down even while I was stepping on the acceleration. Rpms would soar up any time I stepped on the pedal so I pulled over to the side of the road, let the car cool for a few minutes then tried to start it up again and as I stepped on the pedal the car barely accelerated (just inched along), leaving me to call and have it towed back. The car was brought to the used car dealership, the next day I received a call that my transmission needs to be replaced. The car is only 3.5 years old (well taken care of) and even though it has 67,000 miles on it, a car as new as this one shouldn't be having transmission problems. I contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs and after going back and forth with them a few times they decided they are not going to help me because the car is out of warranty, mind you back in 2003-2010 they put out an extended warranty program on all Nissan Rogues due to transmission problems, so they acknowledged the issue then I don't understand why they aren't acknowledging the issue now. I am still paying the car off and now I have paid $3,400 to have the trans fixed, that transmission lasted 12,500 miles before a 3rd transmission I was told needed to be replaced. After researching this I have found that the cvt transmissions in Nissan cars is not an uncommon problem, actually a very common issue. Well the 3rd transmission only lasted 4,990 miles. IżM told I need another transmission. #4 this is ridiculous. I have had the same issued with the car since it had 54,000 miles on it.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 302012


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the brake warning indicator illuminated. The contact also heard a loud abnormal noise. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was driven to the dealer for diagnostic testing. After the third technician, it was diagnosed that the brakes need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently. The contact smelled an unknown odor coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the transmission had failed. In addition, the contact had experienced the front wind shield cracking. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 132015


  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Rogue. While driving at 45 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- District Heights, MD, USA

problem #2

Dec 022013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 75 mph, the speed suddenly reduced to 55 mph and the vehicle failed to accelerate. On another occasion, while driving at 55 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate, reduced in speed, and stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 6/3/15

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 092012


  • 8,000 miles
Acceleration problems, when stepping on gas vehicle crawls and whining noise from engine sounding transmission problems. Had it looked at when new with clunking noise from engine at dealer. They said they not seen any problems with Rogues and claimed a road test was done and no noises were heard from techs. Noises have continued and now having severe problems accelerating to even 30mph. Problem seems to come and go quite frequently, most occurrences happen after a long road trip. Vehicle has been serviced regularly, including transmission fluids and oil changes as recommended. Not sure what to do where dealers claim nothing wrong with vehicles. Does a serious accident or death have to happen to finally acknowledge several people complaining of the same issue. Google searches will show many forums of same complaints...

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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