hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,075 miles

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2010 Nissan Rogue drivetrain problems

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2010 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #78

Jun 092016


  • 90,000 miles


While driving on the highway, my 2010 Nissan rouge suddenly would drop the speed to under 55mph. I would push the pedal to the floor but it still would not accelerate. No warnings or engine light displayed on the panel. This was a very scary experience. What is someone didn't pay attention and rear-ended me because of my sudden speed reduction without a warning. I am scared to drive my car on a interstate. I payed a lot of money for it and now it has a very limited use. I only hope that Nissan will carefully look into this problem. Someones life could be lost because of it. This is a very serious safety issue and I know that I'm not the first person to make this complaint.

- Newbern, TN, USA

problem #77

Oct 132016


  • 99,000 miles
Hi, I am experiencing a known "cvt overheating" problem with my Rogue. What's happening is that when the cvt gets more then some threshold temperature it goes to so called "safe" mode and the car looses speed dramatically, including situations on a high way. This is a safety issue! I brought me vehicle to the dealership 2 times and as a result they suggested to install a "cooler kit" by Nissan which potentially can solve the problem just by cooling the cvt is a "better" way. They are asking for about $1200 for the installation. I see that as a Nissan's design flow. I don't think paying for this out of my pocket is the right solution. I think Nissan should start a re-call on that problem. This is unacceptable situation on how Nissan handles it right now (in fact it doesn't handle it all). Thank you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #76

Oct 182016

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Several time the car has not accelerate properly from a stopped position. I would press the gas all the way to the floor and the car would not move until suddenly it seemed to "catch". just recently driving at a speed of about 75mph the car gradually slowed and would not accelerate. It dropped down to about 65 mph and then eventually gradually accelerated. When I got off the highway I came to a stop light. Again, the car would not accelerate. When I got home I put the car in park and tried to "rev" the engine and at first nothing would happen. I had my foot to the floor. The transmission in this Rogue has already been replaced twice! this transmission has about 50,000 miles on it.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #75

Sep 192016


  • 86,816 miles


Traveling on the highway 70-75 mph suddenly the car lost power and sped down to 45 -50 mph, I try to press the gas down to the floor and no results' pulled over for 10 minutes and then resumed to drive.I checked the ratings and notice many complaints about the same problem.very dangerous situation, I don't think Nissan wants anybody kill on the road because of negligence ! pay attention to the complaints and re-call the vehicle before a casualty happens please!

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #74

Sep 272016


  • 80,000 miles
I bought a new 2010 Nissan Rogue sl AWD in July 2010. At about 50-60K miles, the engine would cut off if I came to an abrupt stop after traveling about 60-65mph and then braking at a red light for instance. I have also had an issue with the car not accelerating on the highway when pressing on the gas. This happened few times and I took the car to the dealer's service department, who said they could not identify a problem after doing a test drive. I find hard to believe Nissan is not aware of this issue with these many complaints of same or very similar problems. Today, 9/27/16, my car engine cut off while entering the highway, I was super lucky my car was not hit by a truck, which could have ended with me being killed.

- Cambria Heights, NY, USA

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problem #73

Aug 172016


  • 77,000 miles
After driving on the highway for about an hour, the car decelarates and I am unable to keep up with traffic. This will continue until I am going about 55 mph. Once I get off the highway and stop, the car will not go again until after a few minutes. This can be very dangers when trying to get into traffic after traveling onthe highway. This has happened 4 times now. This needs to be recalled by Nissan asap.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #72

Sep 242016


  • 108,800 miles


I was driving on the highway at about 75 mph for around 30-40 minutes when the car stopped accelerating and began decelerating. I had my foot all the way down on the gas peddle and it just kept losing speed. Lucikly I was able to coast into the right lane, because I wanted to get into the breakdown lane when the car finally began to accelerate again. The car began acting normal after that until I got off the exit ramp about 10 mins later. I stopped at the end of the ramp and when it was my turn to go the car had again no power. My foot was pushing the gas peddle to the floor and the car just began to roll, I quickly had to turn on my hazard lights and roll to the side of the road. My husband and I waited for a few moments and then the car drove normal. This has happened a few times to me now, always after driving on the highway for about 30-45 mins. I have been looking online and have seen many complaints about this same issue, but Nissan refuses to file any kind of recall. I have owned a few Nissan but after this, and reading all the complaints about the same problem this is my last one. I could have killed myself or someone else if this had caused an accident. It seems to me that everyone driving a Rogue is driving a ticking bomb since you have no idea when this is going to happen. This needs to be addressed and investigated as to why Nissan is not fixing an issue that they know exists. Do they care that little about the safety of their customers.

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #71

Aug 112016


  • 90,000 miles
While driving on the highway, my 2010 Nissan Rogue will lose power. I have to press the gas pedal all the way to the floor and the car decelerates; there is absolutely nothing I can do. The last incident occurred 8/11/2016. I was driving at about 75mph; on a highway which is flat and the car completely lost power; speed went down to about 60 mph. Finally regained speed on flat stretch of road but every time we hit a slight incline we would lose power. I was using the cruise control and when this happened it would just decelerate completely. It did it sporadically. After I stopped and then restarted the car and proceeded again, it seemed better for a short time; then it would start up again. It's very scary and everyone was passing us.....including other Nissan Rogues and some tiny cars?? this is clearly an issue that needs a recall!! please help!

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #70

May 152015


  • 148,000 miles
The first time the incident happened I was exiting the expressway and after stopping at a red light the car started to make a weird noise. When trying to accelerate through the green light the car would not move for 15 seconds. I even tried slamming the gas pedal down. After that I would always hear a whining noise when driving on the expressway or a prolonged amount of time. When driving out of state to Tennessee the car started to decrease in speed on a hill and I was almost hit by a cop. Pulling over at a gas I let the car sit for 30 mins. I tried to renter the expressway and the car still would not move. After a while I was able to get back on the expressway. Once in Tennessee the car barely made it up the hills I had to time it just right. On the way back to ga the car began the issues again and while trying to pull off the car decreased in speed so quickly I was almost hit by a semi-truck. I have taken the car in for the electrical recall that did not help. The car has had two complete tune ups nor has not worked. I refuse to pay out of my pocket for another transmission; which has not aided others in this same situation. I have been dealing with this for a year. Everyday it's a guessing game if the car will ever get me to and from work safely.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #69

Jun 102016


  • 50,000 miles
I have a 2010 Nissan Rogue that has 60,000 miles and the last couple of years it has began to lose speed when on the highway going 65mph. When I would push on the gas pedal it would not accelerate past 40mph. This would happen when driving longer than 1 hour and when going uphill. None of the service lights would light up, but it was very scary driving on a highway going 65mph one minute and then 40mph the next minute, especially this highway has a minimum speed limit of 55mph! this has been my only real safety issue with this vehicle other than the tires constantly deflating and the AWD does not do as well I expected in the snow.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #68

Jun 252016


  • 50 miles


I have Nissan rouge 2010. I bought it brand new. Everything was ok until last 7, 8 months when start with problems. Every time when I drive car more than 45 + miles on highway my speed and power goes rapidly down from 70 mph to 40mph and below with noise from engine. If you try to accelerate does not work. You press pedal to the floor nothing is happening. The worst part is all this come without any warnings. I did some online research and I was shocked that a lot of people have same problem. Most likely is transmission. Yesterday me, my wife and five years old daughter were driving from houston, tx to san antonio tx which is 180 miles, I was driving 70-75 mph on I-10 when same thing happened again I lost my speed to under 40 mph and 18 wheeler behind us almost hit us. We were very lucky that day. I think problems with those small SUVS somebody needs to take seriously and those vehicles should be recall before tragedies starts. 06/26/2016

- Pearsall, TX, USA

problem #67

May 062013


  • 55,000 miles
We travel to orlando which is a 3 hour drive we go 4 times a year and the Rogue fails on us at least 4 times every trip. After an hour on the highway are vehicle struggles to accelerate we go from 80 to 60 and car feels like it struggles with the pedel to the floor. Also when the ac is on and we are at a light the car trys to stall. And the airbags are defective the airbag on the passenger side doesn't recognize anyone in the seat and the one on the dash just blinks. I'm afraid they won't deploy if in an accident. First and last nissian will ever buy. The loss of acceleration I think is a death waiting to happen big hazard. We have this vehicle for three years and same problem from day one

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #66

May 132016


  • 60,000 miles
While driving on the highway, car will lose power. We press the gas pedal all the way to the floor and car decelerates; there is absolutely no power. The last incident occurred 5/13/2016. We were driving at about 80mph; we were on a flat stretch of road and the car completely lost power; speed went down to about 40 mph. Finally regained speed on flat stretch of road but every time we hit a slight incline we would lose power. Part of the time we were on a two lane hi-way and cars were backing up behind us. Then, after going along with no problems for a period of time we pulled of at an exit. After stopping at a stop sign when we tried to move gas pedal went to the ground and car did not move-then it lurched suddenly and accelerated. Later in the drive-on a flat ground going 80 mph car lurched and decelerated --as I said, this has happened before; this last incident was most frustrating as we were on a long road trip and feeling very unsafe

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #65

Apr 172016


  • 65,000 miles
We have a 2010 Nissan rouge that will be driving fine then all of a sudden it starts decelerating to less than 70 mph on a busy interstate. Even trying to push the gas pedal all the way down does not do anything. We purchased this Nissan for our child to drive to college because we thought it would be safe. We have major concerns about this happening every time it is driven on the interstate. Does not have this problem when driven just locally. It only has 65K miles on it. Thought Nissan's were supposed to last forever and be safe. Don't feel safe sending my child to college in it anymore because this is happening so frequently.

- Cross Plains, TN, USA

problem #64

Jan 012016


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving on an incline at 40 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 30 mph. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #63

Aug 012015


  • 71,000 miles
The car developed a problem where the transmission was slipping and I noticed fluid leaking. Took to dealer, and I had additional coverage for repairs and break down. They told me the enclosed transmission developed a leak due to corrosion. That corrosion damage is not covered, and it cost $400 to remove the part rather than replace it. The car has a grinding vibrating sound when driving. The cvt is known to have this issue, and the transmission is sealed so you can't check your fluid level and it is required to only use Nissan manufactured transmission fluid. The cvt is tied into a fail safe mode that can be activated by high temperature in the engine. A cooling kit has been recommended but I have read mixed posts as to the dealerships charging to put it into the car. The car has been known to totally lose power while driving if it goes into this fail safe mode or when the cvt just fails completely. Warranty was extended to 10yrs/120000 miles for cvt.

- Harpersfield, NY, USA

problem #62

Nov 202015


  • miles
Almost since I bought the car, I felt while driving that the motor was shaking and I took it to a mechanic that told me must be the axle, then I took it to the universal Nissan in orlando, and they told me that it was nothing, and that was normal in the cvt, motors. It kept doing it and I took it again to see if there was a recall, nothing was found, now after the warranty expired I took it for a oil change and they found that the right axle have to be replace entirely, since the oil transmission is leaking from it, and that the part that hold the motor have to be replace too, since the bushing fell apart and it is dangerous, I know there are others with the same problem and Nissan doesn't want to fix it unless a lot of money is paid, they were just giving excuses so the warranty expired, so now they want to charge a lot. This should be included in recalls.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #61

Sep 042015


  • 45,000 miles
After a 30 minutes to 1 hour drive on a highway, the vehicle drops in speed when driving uphill. Vehicle speed decreases and stays no more than 35 mph; resulting in an unsafe, hazardous condition. Nissan diagnosis found to be a transmission problem and needs to replace it, P0725 and U1000, however cvt warranty extension has expired.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #60

Nov 072015


  • 115,000 miles
In highway driving conditions the transmission will over heat. The transmission then goes into safe mode and disengages from the engine. The car then loses power. You are then stuck on a highway with traffic around you doing 70 mph and your car has no acceleration, no power and you are just stuck. This has happened on more than one occasion. Nissan claims nothing is wrong.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #59

Oct 272015


  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle would not accelerate while driving the transmition was shifted into neutral than into drive without response, I turned off the car and it would not restart, I let the car rest it started after about 20 min, all of this occured after a long trip 1.5 hours then a short break 0.5 -1 hour. This problem could not be replicated by the dealership mechanics. Please see attached url for same type of complaints. www.carcomplaints.com/Nissan/Rogue/2010/drivetrain/power_train.shtml

- Lutz, FL, USA

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