really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,939 miles

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2008 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 152015


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that the driver and front passenger side doors locks failed. The contact was unable to unlock or open the doors from inside or outside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure. The dealer replaced the door locking mechanism, but the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Kankakee, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 302015

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Door lock actuator on drivers side front doors froze after freezing rain/ ice storm. In the morning I went to open the door and start the car. The drivers side door would not open from the outside handles. The passenger door had no problems.though I was not aware of the relationship of the problem to the weather at the time. I have since learned it has been a very common problem...common why not recalled"??????" I was quoted at the Nissan dealership $450 to $500.this is a safety issue..no one should climb over or have to open the window from the passenger side...its a carjacking ready to happen!!!

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #6

Mar 122014


  • 68,490 miles
Door lock actuator on both front doors froze after freezing rain/ ice storm. In the morning I opened the door and started the car (did not close the door) and went inside the house while it warmed-up. When I returned the drivers side door would not open from the outside or the inside handles. The passenger door had stopped working from the outside handle about 6 weeks earlier after a similar storm, though I was not aware of the relationship of the problem to the weather at the time. When I tried to open the passenger side door from the inside handle on 03/12/2014 it would not open. I was now not able to access the vehicle from either front door. I was able to climb in through the back seat, over the console to turn the car off. I was then directed by Nissan customer affairs to bring the vehicle to a dealership for repair. When accessing the car to drive it to the dealership I strained my back and scratched my hand and arm on the console (no doctors visit). Upon arriving at the dealership in alban, NY I had to crawl out of the car through the back door. A woman pulled up directly behind me who was there to service the same problem with her 2008 Nissan Rogue, though only with one of the front doors. I called all of the Nissan dealerships in the area and they were all servicing at least one 2008 Nissan Rogue with the same issue after the freezing rain storm. The parts were ordered for me to bring the vehicle back for repair. I was told it would take 2 - 3 days for the parts to come in. After 4 business days (6 days) I was called and informed that the parts were back-ordered and would be another several days. The parts were in high demand regionally after the weather event, showing that this is a systematic problem.

- Wynantskill, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 122010

Rogue 6-cyl

  • 33,021 miles


The door actuators for this vehicle have failed repeatedly. I have had to replace the driver's side door twice, the passenger front door once, and now the rear doors are failing. This is a safety issue, as you can never tell if the doors are locked or unlocked without physically having to check every door.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #4

May 282013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The shift remained in locked when it's parked and will not unlock for me to drive. Leaving myself and my baby stranded. When I checked online, it looks like a known complaint by Nissan Rogue owners. They should recall the vehicle to have it repaired as it's dangerous to have such a defect.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

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problem #3

Mar 272011


  • 54,000 miles
Front drivers side door lock stopped working, vehicle only 3 years old. Safety concern, expensive repairs unwarranted, this should be covered by a recall. Numerous Nissan owners have had this problem.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #2

Dec 132010


  • 10,000 miles
Cold day in nyc. The 2008 Nissan Rogue driver's side door fails to open. At first I used the keyless entry system. Then I tried to use the key and it will still not open. I had to go around the passenger side to get into the driver's seat. This is a safety issue especially at nights and dimlit areas. I had this problem before on the passenger side and took it to the dealer. They charged me $250 to fix problem even though this new model is supposed to be under warranty. Nissan needs to address this issue. I will never purchase a Nissan again.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 012010


  • 45,000 miles
Electronic door locks on my 2008 Nissan Rogue have failed on multiple occasions rendering the electronic locking mechanism inoperable. Nissan has refused to service my vehicle without exorbitant repair fees. This is a safety concern due to the following: 1. having a secure environment is paramount in certain neighborhoods. When locking the doors it's imperative nobody can gain access at will by walking up to the car. If anyone can simply open the door to gain access, carjacking, injury, or even murder is easier. If the doors locked properly this provides a more secure environment. 2. Nissan knowing there is a security problem with their locking mechanism and not recalling them for safety concern is negligent. It's an open door to a lawsuit if someone were to be murdered due to a door that didn't lock, although the driver pushed the lock button and heard the locking noise. Remember, in this case there's no obvious indication the door isn't locked unless someone walks up and opens it from the outside. The drive "thinks" the door is locked, when in reality it's an "open door" for carjacking or robbery. This failure is an intermittent of operation. Sometimes the doors lock ok, other times they don't. in addition, sometimes the doors unlock ok, other times they don't. 3. in emergencies it's important to be able to unlock doors quickly. Since 99% of the time we all use the button to lock and unlock doors, using the manual locking lever is unfamiliar. In emergencies every second counts. The locking/unlocking solenoid malfunctioning is clearly a high risk in emergency scenarios. Some people who cannot afford the $1600 to have all the solenoids replaced (as quoted by dealer). This issue has been noted by over 300 consumers, owners of the Nissan Rogue, murano, maxima, and others. Please reference the following - consumer forum - forums.nicoclub.com/door-lock-actuator-problem-T334230.html petition - www.petitiononline.com/nissanml/petition.html.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

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