definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,918 miles

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2008 Nissan Rogue transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Jul 232008


  • 7,172 miles


Abnormal loose/grinding sounds from automatic cvt transmission. Improper shifting on downsloping roads, revving at high rates and not associated with road speed.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #7

Apr 152008


  • 3,000 miles
Shortly after purchasing a 2008 Nissan Rogue sl AWD, I began experiencing a grinding, rattling noise coming from which I now know is the cvt transmission. Started at less than 3000 miles, very faint and inconsistent but becoming much louder, more consistent and unmistakable. After the third trip to my dealer about this noise and several other issues I am having with my 5 month old vehicle including a major water leak, they finally got on the phone to Nissan usa. The service manager advised me that Nissan is aware of this transmission "issue", they are working on a fix, there have been many transmissions replaced but that is not correcting the problem. I was told to sit tight and wait for Nissan to come up with a resolution. I was told that the vehicle is safe to drive because there have been no reported failures from this issue. My problem is, which Rogue owner with this problem (and it seems like there are many) is going to be the first one to have a transmission failure at highway speeds? I currently have less than 5,000 miles on my Rogue and don't trust it.

- Reading, MA, USA

problem #6

May 262008


  • 2,000 miles
Issues since May 2008. Purchased new 08 Nissan Rogue sl AWD. Have had transmission problems including, lunging forward, rattling noises, jerking acceleration, and vibration on acceleration. Continuous problems started under 35mph and now are present at highway speeds. Nissan claims its might be normal and that there may be no solution to a problem they cant figure out. Additionally they say it will not cause harm, however, if they do not know what it is, how can they say that?

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 032008


  • 1,100 miles


Within 1 month of taking delivery of a 2008 Nissan Rogue sl AWD, we started hearing a faint rattle that was intermittent from the front end at approx. 1000 mi. When the noise became more regular and louder, took it to Nissan to have them check it out. Tech's heard the noise on 2nd trip there, but said Nissan was aware of a problem but there was no fix as of yet and will let us know when there was a fix. Two months later, no word from the dealer, we took it to another dealer and was told there they had experienced it and replaced a transmission for another Rogue. They kept it for nearly 3 weeks and only replaced a transfer case--it turns out the transfer case only echoed the noise from the cvt/transmission. Was told by the dealer that Nissan requested them to return the car back to us with so-called added comfort that "it is safe to drive until they find a fix because there haven't been any reported failures". noise is still there, and seems even louder than before. "rattle noise" is heard when foot is lifted off gas pedal at slow speeds below 35-40 mph. Current mileage: 6350.

- Ferndale, WA, USA

problem #4

May 052008


  • 458 miles
Issues since 5/5/8 just after purchasing new 08 Nissan Rogue sl AWD transmission failure/lunging forward, rattling noises, missing during acceleration, and sever vibration on acceleration. Continuous problems under 35mph. Nissan claims its normal and will not replace transmission until it completely fails.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102008


  • 3,100 miles
I purchased a new 2008 Nissan Rogue sl AWD in March of 08. It has 3100 miles on it. About a month ago I started hearing a rattle coming from what sounded like under the front of the car. I brought it into the dealer, they stated they could not hear anything on the test drive. As days went by the noise got louder. I brought it back again, this time I went with the tech. He heard it. After hours of looking at the car they decided, they needed to keep the car for a day or two to diagnose the issue. I got a rental and they had it for a day and a half. I started reading up on this on Rogue forums and the are 100's over people having this same problem. Svc mgr told me the problem was a problem with the transmission tnat Nissan usa was aware of, and they were going to replace it. They thought the car was safe to drive since there had not been reported failures. So, they gave me the car back while I waited for the new tranny. A week later after not hearing from the dealer, I called and was told, as it turns out they were not going to replace the tranny because it has been done in other Rogues and not fixed the issue. He stated, there is no fix, but Nissan is working on the problem. When I voiced my concerns over the possibility of a failure on a highway at high speeds, he said..well there haven't been any yet!! as I stated there are many many Rogue owners with this problem. Something has to be done to force Nissan hand. Please help before there is a failure and someone is seriously injured or even killed.

- Altamont, NY, USA

problem #2

May 152008


  • 1,968 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. While driving between 20-45 mph, the contact heard a knocking sound coming from the vehicle. The dealer stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. There were no warning indicators prior to the failure. She is in the process of having the vehicle repaired. The failure and current mileages were 1,968.

- North Tazewell, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 112007

Rogue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
Car without warning lost drive and forward speed on highway. The vehicle was a safety concern because it could have been rear ended from car behind. Car leaked transmission fluid ( hazard material on street ). replaced transmission and transfer case. Axle seal was damaged at time of assembly and lost all fluid at 1200 miles. Car had bucked 3 times before.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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