really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,350 miles

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2009 Nissan Rogue steering problems

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2009 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 012016


  • 190,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. While driving 8 mph and making a left turn, the steering wheel locked and almost caused a crash. The failure occurred several times while turning left or right. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 190,000.

- Graham, NC, USA

problem #6

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 #5

May 212014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I was highway driving for 40 miles when my Nissan Rogue started to get loose and make an odd noise when I applied the brakes. The rode was damp in places, but not enough to engage the anti lock brakes. Traveling on, it would occasionally repeat the noise and wobble. 60 miles into the trip, I was traveling 55 mph and not applying the brakes when the steering got extremely wobbly and I had little control over the car. It was very difficult to even pull over. Once I got it stopped, I called for a tow truck and had to pull up to read a road sign and the steering was still wobbly just pulling forward. It was towed to the nearby Nissan dealer who worked on it for over 3 hours and they could not duplicate the problem. I asked if there were any recalls or problems with this model and was told, "no."

- Montoursville, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 292011

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 16,448 miles


On 12/30/10 at 11,300 miles. When turning steering wheel car would make a grind and creaking noise from front end at random times. Dealership was unable to duplicate sound. On 12/29/11 at 16,448 miles. When turning the steering wheel at any speed the car would make a grind and clunk noise from the front end. The sound became gradually worse over time and was consistently heard. Brought car to the dealership. They replicated sound and replaced both front strut bearings. Repairs covered under warranty. On 8/14/13 at 23,839 miles. Returned car to dealership for grind and clunk sound again. Dealership confirmed sound. They removed and replaced left front strut bearing. Car was no longer under warranty but manufacturer waived charges.

- Kirkwood, MO, USA

problem #3

Jul 092013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • miles
My car was in garage running in park. Stepped out of vehicle, was standing outside door. Car shot backward out of garage, onto driveway. Never saw anything like it. Make a sharp turn with back end coming out of the driveway and facing to the right of my garage. (my two legs run over by the vehicle as it turned around). Car proceeded to turn forward down hill over front of my yard and stopping in my neighbors empty lot next to their house. Coming to a stop after hitting a tree. After looking in vehicle after it stopped, car was in parked gear.

- Dickson City, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012009


  • 1,500 miles
At about 1200 to 1500 rpms the vehicle starts to vibrate throughout the steering wheel. When sitting in traffic for 30 minutes and driving within that range your hand becomes numb. When I started to do research on it appears that alot of people are having the same problem and the New York times even wrote an article about it. You have to drive the car over 50 mph to avoid it. That leads to speeding where I live. Nissan is aware of the problem and they indicated that some people are more sensitive to the issue than other people. I took the car and the dealer indicated refer to you article because we can't fix it. I think it's absurd my vehicle has 2100 miles on it and I've never owned a car that does this. You have to move your hands off the wheel because they go numb. I was told drive faster or take a different route to work.

- Lincoln Park, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 012009


  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Rogue. While driving 8 mph, the steering wheel, gear shifter, and brakes all lock up at the same time. The contact stated that if felt as if the vehicle had shut off. He had to apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. When he turned off and restarted the vehicle, it operated normally. The dealer inspected the vehicle, but could not determine why the brakes, steering, and gear shifter locked up. The contact refuses to drive the vehicle until the manufacturer has located the failure and declares it safe to drive. The current mileage was 4,500 and failure mileage was 1,500.

- Pleasantville , NY, USA

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