hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,698 miles

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2009 Nissan Rogue drivetrain problems

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2009 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #42

Jul 192015


  • 95,400 miles


When I was traveling on the highway for over an hour going 80 mph, the vechicle quickly deccelerated and when I stepped on the pedal for gas all the way to the floor it did not accelerate. It was very scary since there were are traveling behind me and I was afraid they would crash into me. This has happened every time I take my vehicle on the highway traveling for over an hour for the past year. I am terrified I am going to cause a crash while traveling with my child, this is definitely a safety hazard.

- South Portland, ME, USA

problem #41

Jun 212015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan rouge. After driving consistently over 100 miles and at highway speeds, the vehicle failed to accelerate. After restarting the vehicle, it would resume normal operation for approximately one hour and then fail again. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #40

May 062015


  • miles
I have a Nissan Rogue S 2009, I have a banging noise from underneath the floor boards. I was made check by a mechanic and he said is the drive shaft and U joint is completely covered is rust with the drive shaft and can broke in any moment and the I have to repair not only that other parts too like the transmission, directional and so on. I went to the Nissan dealer part service and the person who work there he said that part is very expensive and for the low of mileage shouldn't happened. Is very expensive to replace is a fault of Nissan on a bad parts that they install on my truck. They need to make a recall and fix this big problem in the same way they charge for the truck and we paid, they need to replace at not cost is there responsibility for use bad parts and this is urgent I don't wants my mother, my nephew (3 Y) and my nice (2 Y) get into an accident and myself please help me this is urgent to bring my car for repair.

- Shrub Oak, NY, USA

problem #39

May 142015


  • 138,000 miles


Transmission froze, no forward gear, no reverse gear. Luckily it happened when pulling into the coalfield rest stop northbound on I-55. As I slowed to pull off on the exit ramp, the Rogue jerked twice and came to sudden stop. With the transmission locking up it may have caused a serious accident if I were to be on the interstate (I-55 northbound) at approximately 6:30pm on May 14, 2015. Traffic at the time was average but steady in flow.

- Lexington, IL, USA

problem #38

Apr 232015


  • 125,968 miles
My transmission got stuck in 1st gear when pulling out onto a busy road, causing me to have pull over and almost getting hit by other vehicles, when I took it to my mechanic and then a licensed Nissan dealership I was informed it was the transmission and furthermore informed that on the Consumer Affairs Nissan website it states they have had many problems with this transmission and doubled the warranty from 60,000 miles to 120,000 miles due to this defective transmission, on not just my model and year but over 8 years and 3 different models of Nissan however because I was 5000 miles over the warranty they would not help me pay for the $3586 I had to pay to make the vehicle driveable and secondly what if this transmission would have gotten stuck or went out on a hwy where I was doing 65 mph Nissan should also be responsible for the cost for getting this defective product fixed I call them several times at Consumer Affairs and they will not assist me at all because I am 5000 miles over the warranty the public needs to know how terrible of a company this is and how dangerous this could be for others who own these vehicles.

- Depere , WI, USA

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problem #37

Jan 282015

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
I was driving on 95N and getting off an exit ramp when I heard a loud noise that sounded like something fell out of my car. The loud noise then turned into a dragging noise as if something did fall out of my car. I immediately began to slow down. After stopping on the highway I realized my gear shifter was loose and I wasn't able to drive the car any longer. The police and tow truck eventually came and my car was towed to my mechanic. The car wasn't ready until this past Saturday 2/21/15. My mechanic issued me an invoice that said "drive shaft broke from transmission yoke ripping the shift cable from the shifter and broke the shifter".

- Windsor Mill, MD, USA

problem #36

Feb 192015

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 71,450 miles


I purchased the vehicle from a reputable used car dealer used. The vehicle seemed ok very nice interior exterior appearance. On the test drive the vehicle would not shift into second or third, the dealer agreed to pay for a transmission flush. The next day when I got I N the car to drive to the Nissan dealer to have the transmission service done, I noticed the vehicle being erratic, it felt like a tire out of round or a suspension issue. When I got to the dealer I noticed the brand new tires the dealer had installed were worn on the outside. So I had them check it out, the vehicle was out of alignment. Then I noticed the oil that had been put in the vehicle was wrong 10W20 instead of 10W30. While at the Nissan dealer they performed the recall on the harness in the door. They also noticed the tires low and performed and alignment. After the transmission flush and fill, they also did the ECM updates. I noticed the vehicle was still doing the same thing it would not shift into 2nd sometimes or third. The next day. The TPMS light came on again. Nissan needs to be held responsible for the lack of quality and repair these major problems that have been reported by numerous complaints. I am stuck with a lemon of a car, because my finance company would not allow me to buy what I wanted, I have to pay for this vehicle for 6 years, and I am afraid I got stuck. Buyers need to be made aware of this low quality vehicle and the manufacturers lack of regard for complaints. 70000 miles is nothing for a vehicle today, but at the high cost of repair and replacement this is unacceptable.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #35

Dec 062014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
Car transmission makes whining sound. As you drive up an incline it gets worse. Car shuts down while driving. You are forced to pull over as you have no power. After 5 -10 minutes the car will start up again. Car was brought to Nissan and they were aware of the issue. They installed an external oil cooler as their cvt transmission has issues with overheating. This is most definitely a safety issue as the car just shuts down and apparently this is a known problem by Nissan. Nissan charged $1000 to fix the issue which should be a recalled safety issue with the car. There have been numerous complaints and situations where this has happened to other Rogue owners.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #34

May 282012

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
While driving home from wa to ca I noticed while driving up the great vine my 2009 Nissan Rogue started to decelerate from 70 mph to 45-55 mph, I had my foot pressed pedal to the metal with no acceleration. The vehicle just made it but while at another slight hill my vehicle did the same thing however this time it reduced to speed that posed a safety concern while on a highway. The speed dropped from 70 to about 30 in a matter of seconds. My infant son and wife were in the vehicle as it started to shut down I managed to get out of the highway but not before we had big rigs and other vehicles slow down or change lanes to avoid a collision. My vehicle would no longer move nor would for I had zero acceleration capabilities. Please recall this vehicle for it poses a safety concern that may cause a serious injury, lawsuit and even death to an operator, passenger and or others.

- Murrieta , CA, USA

problem #33

Dec 292010

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
During the cold weather, and it happens in every winter that the transmission was not shifting in the morning, it stayed at high RPM when gas panel was applied. It was very dangerous since my commute started with a highway.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #32

Nov 112014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


I was driving my 2009 Nissan Rogue when I heard a banging noise from underneath the floor boards so I turned around and headed back home when the truck came to a stop and would not come out of park so I went underneath the truck and it had broke a U joint and the U joint was completely covered in rust with the drive shaft still turning it had snapped the shifter cable. I have spoke with numerous people that have worked on cars before and they said this shouldn't have happened at this low of mileage. I also spoke with the parts manager from the dealership and he has worked on Nissan for 20 years and he said he has never seen something like this happen. I have been trying to work with Nissan and they are trying to shove the deal that they have for me down my throat and I am not willing to take it since this is a fault of Nissan on a bad part that they installed on my truck. There is also another recall on my truck that I was never informed of and I have had my truck serviced at Nissan dealerships since I bought the truck in 2011.

- York, ME, USA

problem #31

Jul 232014


  • 70,000 miles
My girlfriend was driving on highway 80 East heading up to truckee. While climbing in the mountain the car lost the ability to rev higher than 2500rpm. Her speed tropped from 65 to 35 on a mountain road and was almost rear ended by a semi. No matter how much gas she gave the care would not go faster than 35 mph. She had to pull over off the freeway and after shutting off the car for 15 minutes every ran fine. Now any time we drive for more than 60 minutes we loose power and have to pull off the highway to let the car rest because of loss of power. Almost been in two accidents.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #30

Sep 012014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Nissan Rogue. Consumer writes in regards to a failure to remedy cvt transmission overheating design defect. The consumer stated when the transmission overheated, the vehicle unexpectedly slow down and it would no longer accelerate. The consumer stated none of Nissan's remedies worked, despite having the transmission fluid flushed and replaced, and thereafter, having the transmission replaced. The consumer was then informed a new coolant tank would fix the issue.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #29

Jun 142014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
The car went into "limp mode" unexpectedly and does not move. Nissan's older cvt transmission gets hot and to protect itself, Nissan has it programmed to shut itself down. As a result, the car will not move, even though it is in gear. This happens after long highway drives (1 hour +) or when climbing long hills. The dealer solution is to continually flush the transmission fluid every 30K miles at a cost of over $200 each time. This is very very very dangerous, if you are making a left-hand turn into traffic after coming to a stop, there is a huge potential to be involved in a collision. Additionally, when on the highway, climbing a hill, the car has again, gone into limp mode and slowed down to a crawl, making the vehicle behind you almost rear-end you. Additionally, Nissan's answer has been to extend the warranty on the transmission to 120K, but that is of no value because the dealers will never admit that the cvt needs replacing nor does it pay for the $250 cvt flush. Please look into this, it is very very very dangerous.

- Mayfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #28

Aug 032014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 123,400 miles
I was traveling on a highway on a long distance trip and after about 2 1/2 hours, my vehicle won't accelerate past 60 mph as I was passing another vehicle. It was dangerous this happened because vehicles(including big trucks) behind me had to brake because of my unexpected no acceleration. There were no warning lights lit on the instrument panel to indicate anything wrong. After a the rest stop, the vehicle went back to normal but did it again while returning three days later and after driving for more than two and half hours. Called Nissan customer service and was told to take it to Nissan dealer to get checked. Called dealer and I have appointment next week.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #27

Jun 092014


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact mentioned that the fuel pedal was depressed but the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Rio Rico, AZ, USA

problem #26

May 242014


  • 58,000 miles
Vehicle's cvt transmission regularly enters "safety mode, " triggering a sudden loss in power at high speed (75mph+). Nissan aware that the issue exists and is widespread, but waits for complaining customers to come to dealership to install a transmission oil cooler.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #25

Jul 182012

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. While attempting to stop the vehicle, it stalled without warning. The dealer stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified, but did not offer any assistance since the transmission was replaced once before free of charge. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 09/22/14 updated 02/23/2015

- Perris , CA, USA

problem #24

Jun 082014


  • 77,000 miles
My 2009 Nissan Rogue is having problems with being unable to accelerate when going up an incline with speeds of 55mph and above. This has been an ongoing problem for almost a year. I'll be doing 60-75mph and then I notice that my foot is on the floor board and I'm losing speed. The first time this happened (July 11, 2013) I lost all speed and had to pull off the interstate. It was incredibly dangerous. On top of it I wasn't able to get my car to start for 20 minutes. I took it to a mechanic after it happened who said everything was fine, and he couldn't find anything. The loss of speed has happened on at least 5 occasions since last summer.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #23

Mar 262014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
One day, there were no issues with the vehicle. The following day, when attempting to drive, the car exhibited extremely poor acceleration from a stop (I.e. starting a car in 4th gear). The car would very slowly accelerate to ~25mph, then begin to perform better. Clearing an intersection from a stopped position took up to 5-10S longer than it should have. Also determined that the car no longer had functioning break lights. Car was not safely usable. Seems to be a very common issue with this model, based on internet searches. The dealer claimed initially to have no knowledge at all of this issue. Dealer replaced brake pedal switch and problem was resolved. Repair was not done under warranty, but was done under my extended warranty, so I still had to pay to have this known, safety critical issue repaired.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

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