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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,483 miles

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2013 Nissan Rogue drivetrain problems

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2013 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #42

Sep 012016


  • miles


2013 Nissan rouge. Consumer writes in regards to transmission overheats and causes vehicle to decelerate while in motion. Dealership advised an additional coolant was necessary to control the transmission temperature. The consumer stated while driving 70 mph, the cruise control shut off and the vehicle decelerated to zero.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #41

Sep 202016


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift and an abnormal noise was heard. In addition, the vehicle decelerated and experienced a lack of acceleration. The brake and battery warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was placed into neutral, driven to the contact's residence, and lost power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V032000 (electrical system). The contact was not notified until after the failure occurred. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Arundel, ME, USA

problem #40

Jun 112016


  • 90,000 miles
My 2013 Nissan Rogue, has 94,000 mile the transmission has never ben right, I purchased a Nissan beleiving they were a good manufacturer, and the car would last longer thsn 3 years, my car stalls out, it goes from 70 mph to 30 sudenly, very dangerous, I was getting off the interstate and wiyhout warning, I hold aclelerater down snd nothing hsppend it wont move I have almost got in a wreck 7 times from Nissan junk transmission that has clearly having issues gor years, yet no recall my exstended warranty I purchased is void bc I didnt get all my maintance did at dealership, that warranty is a joke dont wast your money, they wil charge $4700 to fix my car, which is wrong, there is alot of consumers probably dying in accidents due to this Nissan problem please hear. The complaints there is hundreds

- Logan, AL, USA

problem #39

Sep 022016


  • 74,000 miles


When the car warms up the vehicle will not accelerate past 40mph or climb small hills greater than 40 mph. Vehicle will act normally but when you get off the freeway, it loses power and will not accelerate. Big safety issue when traveling on highway and you need speed to pass or even keep up with traffic. Found online that this is a common problem and I believe there needs to be a recall for safety concerns

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #38

Aug 062016


  • 90,000 miles
Cvt transmission over heats and causes engine to go into limp mode at times of heavy traffic on interstate or hills when ambient temperature is above 85F. Has created a dangerous situation in traffic where I have had difficulty getting to slow lane. I believe it's a safety hazard. Contacted Nissan and they do not want to acknowledge the problem. This vehicle has had this problem since new. I've reported the problem many times to dealers. Consumer Affairs was contacted, with no resolution.

- Red River, NM, USA

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problem #37

Jul 092016


  • 80,000 miles
While driving on the freeway, the car lost all acceleration and power, causing the vehicle to drop its speed to below 10 mph. We were unable to move the vehicle off the freeway due to lack of a shoulder, when we finally were able to get safely off the freeway, the car smelled of burning transmission fluid. After the car sat for 30 minutes, we were able to make a speed of no more than 25 mph to the nearest town. We took the car to our local Nissan dealer and was told that there is a know cvt transmission problem in as where the transmission oil was overheated causing the car to go into safe mode. Nissan issued a service bulletin for this problem and the fix is to have a transmission oil cooler installed at a cost of $1200, in which we have to pay. This has been a known issue on this vehicle with this transmission since before 2009. We were almost hit on numerous occasions from the rear by vehicles that were approaching us at 60 mph.

- Coarsegold, CA, USA

problem #36

Jul 292016


  • 82,000 miles


Traveling via the interstate fro ky to ga at about 70 mph. Vehicle lost power and would not accelerate beyond 35 mph. Dangerous as other vehicles traveling at 70 mph or above came close to rear ending my vehicle. Other vehicles dangerously tailgated. Obvious recall issue as there is a history/pattern of this behavior in like vehicles and yet no recall issued, very disappointing!

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #35

Jul 292016


  • 62,000 miles
Transmission failed at 62,135 miles. Overheated. No prior problems or repairs. Dealership recommendation is replace transmission and add a transmission cooler. Sold in Georgia operated in Georgia and needs a transmission cooler to continue to operate in Georgia?! escalated to Nissan regional but will not cover the cost of the repair. Nissan has had an endemic problem with prior years across multiple models with this exact problem with cvt. This is clearly a continuing design defect. Vehicle lost power and speed suddenly on the interstate. Almost in an accident as trucks ran up on the car till it could be pulled over safely.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #34

Jul 292016


  • 85,000 miles
I own a 2013 Nissan Rogue.that I have kept up the servis on at the dealership for everything, but while driving at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly failed to accelerate properly. The failure was intermittent.the mileage was between 80, 85,000. At that point the Rogue becomes unresponsive and can't accelerate past 40 mph. This is incredibly dangerous and it has left my family and I stranded on the interstate 3 times, now I can't trust this vehicle at all and fear for the safety of my family. And Nissan for some reason can't find anything wrong when they hook it up to the computer because there is no code error. (but thet do have the balls to tell me I need to buy a new transmition for a caust of over $5000 before taxes)this Rogue is only 3 years old, this all has been very frighteningto me and my family, as I am on the freeway every day and someone could very easily crash into me when the transmission fails or even when I am trying to pull out into traffic from an on ramp or out of a parking spot in the city or a tool booth and there is zero power, I can't express how dangerous this is. Nissan please do something about this, we are hard working people and none of us will ever consider another Nissan if this can't be fixed. Patrick brady from hayward ca,

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #33

Jul 012015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. While driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly failed to accelerate properly. The failure was intermittent. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 09/28/16

- Delton, MI, USA

problem #32

Jul 232016


  • miles


I am having the same cvt transmission issues as a lot of people. It overheats while driving on the interstate for longer than 45 minutes on a warm day and the vehicle becomes unresponsive and can't accelerate past 40 mph. This is incredibly dangerous and has left my family and I stranded on the interstate a few times now. I can't trust this vehicle at all and fear for the safety of my family. Nissan can't find anything wrong when they hook it up to the computer because there is no code error at this point and it won't do it when the dealership is just cruising around town for 15 minutes (surprise surprise and a very convenient issue for Nissan). I have a complaint filed with Nissan and I am bringing it to the dealership again for inspection. I hope they actually find something because if they can't its incredibly negligent on Nissan's part and is a known issue it seems from simple research. A recall is needed asap. This is incredibly unsafe, especially when in the middle of a busy interstate and the car is unresponsive. NHTSA please do something.

- Elliott, IL, USA

problem #31

Jul 102016


  • 83,000 miles
Cvt issues. Whenever I am driving at high speeds (over 60 mph) uphill, my transmission fails. A couple times, the car has completely stopped. I have floored the gas pedal and my car still won't move. This has been very frightening, as I am on the freeway and someone could very easily crash into me when the transmission fails. There has been an extended warranty on the cvt for previous models but it is apparently still an issue.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #30

Jul 242016


  • 51,000 miles
Just bought a used 2013 Nissan Rogue 2 weeks ago, it has 51K miles on it and it has all of the same problems listed by everyone else in these reviews in regards to the cvt transmission. After researching to see what might be wrong with this car I am seeing all of the deceleration issues, notably on inclines and I also cannot believe there is no manufacturers recall. A problem I'm not sure if anyone else has encountered was after about 2 hours of use, trying to pull out into traffic from a parking lot or out of a tool booth there is zero power, I can't express how dangerous this is. Nissan please do something about this, we are hard working people and none of us will ever consider another Nissan if this can't be fixed.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #29

Jan 042016


  • 55,000 miles
When in motion, driving 50+ mph, car will slip into lower gear and only reach a max speed of about 30 mph, even when flooring the gas pedal

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #28

Jul 082016


  • 70,000 miles
Purchased a used 2013 Nissan Rogue AWD from hertz car sales not even a year ago. 18 year old daughter has had 3 near fatal accidents as car loses acceleration suddenly while she was traveling on the highway at high speed. If she is going up a hill, the car goes from 60 to nothing and she must quickly pull off the highway before someone back ends her! we are all deathly afraid to drive this car anymore. Will it take a death before a recall of this vehicle and it's defective transmission is initiated?

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #27

Jul 072016


  • 68,000 miles
About 120 miles into a trip to Virginia from hartford, ct, my 2013 Nissan Rogue began to lose power. My car currently only has 68,709 miles on it. The "check engine" light came on. Flooring the gas pedal, I continuously lost power and just prayed I wouldn't lose power with a semi truck behind me. I made it to Virginia, but on my way back I was climbing a hill and my acceleration decreased dramatically. The car began to buck and I could only go about 35 miles per hour up the hill. When I got to the top of the hill and gravity took over, the problem ended. Within a week after finally getting home, I took the car to harte Nissan dealership in hartford, ct. They told me it was my cvt, a transmission issue and that I would have to pay for the entire cost of repair. As I drove away from the dealership, a low grumbling and grinding noise could be heard. The car was bucking badly from about 15-40mph. I turned around and had them look at it again and they basically told me that my transmission was in the process of dying. I drove away again and almost immediately the car was losing power on acceleration, until finally, within about a 1/4 mile away from my home, the car bucked one last time and stopped moving. Again, this was at a busy intersection with cars coming up very close behind me. I have called Nissan usa and they told me there was a recall on the cvt for Rogues only up to 2010. I believe this problem has extended far beyond 2010 to other Rogues, including mine.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #26

Jun 242016


  • 64,000 miles
During my travel from Maryland to Ohio. My Nissan Rogue 2013 experienced problems going up mountains in the middle of my travel. The SUV would not go pass 45mph even when I pushed the accelerator pedal to the floor. I took the SUV to the first Nissan dealer that I saw at my destination and was told that the transmission was "slipping" and the transmission fluid was overheated. The problem with this transmission was dangerous. It could have caused a crash/collision and could have injured or killed my children and I.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #25

Jun 302016


  • 68,000 miles
Brought our vehicle to the dealer 6/21/16 to be serviced for failure to accelerate after coming to a stop at intersections. At first we were told it was the cvt and we'd need a new transmission. Then they replaced a valve and said it was fine. Two days later the car jerks and shudders while driving below 45 mph and violently shudders and shakes while stationary; feels like something is pushing it. Malfunction indicator light went on after this. Brought it back to the dealer and was told there is a "misfire" and that it's completely separate from the previous problem. Waiting to hear the diagnosis. Seeing many similar complaints online with most relating to the cvt. It's very scary to be in the car with my kids when it was jerking and shuddering.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #24

Jun 242016


  • 70,000 miles
We were taking a trip to Washington DC from Florida and when we got onto 95 I turned the cruise control on to set at 75 about an hour later it started loosing acceleration. Turned the cruise control off and kept losing acceleration. Had to let cars pass so I could get over into right lane to get off on exit. Let the car sit for 30 minutes.proceeded to head back home without cruise control and car did fine. Very scary experience. I guess someone has to die to recall this problem. I researched complaints and this has been going on since 2010 Rogues.

- Interlachen, FL, USA

problem #23

Jun 182016


  • 58,707 miles
We drove an hour on the highway and suddenly the rpms went over 4000, and the car started decelerating, we were unable to get or keep highway speed, even with pedal all the way to the floor. Luckily we were able to pull to side of highway. After 15 minutes it seemed to function, but a mile later it did the same thing. Even worse on any sort of incline, even slight. For fear of our safety, we had to have vehicle towed 55 miles back home. I looked it up and am wondering why there is no recall?? our safety as well as others also on the road is at risk!

- Del City, OK, USA

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