hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,957 miles

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2010 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #51

Sep 172016


  • 250 miles


My 2010 Nissan rouge has 79,000 miles and was recently purchased less than 3 months ago. While driving on the highway my car suddenly would not accelerate past 55mph. I would push the pedal to the floor but it still would not accelerate.I then pulled over & lifted the hood but there was no obvious signs and the car was not overheated. I let the car rest and then got back on the highway buthe issue still continued.while researching online I realized that there are numerous 2010 Nissan rouge owners who have been having the same exact issue for years now. This is a safety hazard and should be reviewed for all 2010 Nissan rouges!

- Kingston, NY, USA

problem #50

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

problem #49

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 #48

Aug 052016


  • 60,653 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph with the accelerator pedal being depressed, the vehicle failed to increase in speed. The vehicle was restarted and it resumed to normal. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred a second time when driving at approximately 70 mph. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,653.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #47

Jul 302016


  • 120,000 miles
My 2010 Rogue loses power when accelerating up a hill. I have to pull off the road and let the engine cool down for 30 minutes then the car runs ok for about 30 minutes then it loses power again. This has been happening for 2 years. I don't drive in hills often so it has happened about 6 times.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #46

Jul 252016


  • 72,000 miles
The car loses acceleration after driving for more than an hour on the highway. It is a risk going up the mountains of West Virginia. Tractor trailers get right on our bumper when the car drops below 50 miles per hour thinking we are slow drivers. Nissan customer service worked with the local dealer but did not come up with a solution/repair so we have to pick up the car and continue to be at risk. Many people are complaining about the same issue. Https://www.google.com/search?Q=Rogue+losing+acceleration&oq=Rogue+losing+acceleration

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #45

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 #44

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 #43

Mar 212016


  • 120,000 miles
While going down the highway at 75 mph all of a sudden it starts to decrease speed. This has happen a couple of times. I would like to know what Nissan is going to do about this since there are several people that has had this very same complaint. Something needs to be done about it. There needs to be a recall on this since there are so many people complaining about this. Why doesn't Nissan want to stand behind their product. I love my Rogue. I would like this problem dealt worth in a timely manner please. I imagine everyone would.

- Hartshorne, OK, USA

problem #42

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 #41

Mar 182016


  • 162,000 miles


This is the 2nd transmission that we have had in this vehicle and it started giving us issues right around the same mileage. I have contacted Nissan and they will not provide any coverage. What happens is that when we are driving on longer, freeway trips the car will begin to deccelerate. Once this happens it will not accelerate past 40mph. This is happening on major interstates with speed limits of 70 mph or more. There is no warning that this is going to happen. All of a sudden the rpms drop shortly followed by the speed. Even pressing the accelerator down to the floor will not give the vehicle any more speed. This is very hazardous, especially when travelling in hilly areas as the car can and does slow down to 20 mph without the ability to accelerate. Often times this happens in the middle of nowhere so we are forced to drive at dangerously slow speeds until we can find a place to safely pull over. This has happened to us many times, often when passing another vehicle in the left lane. It has also happened at night and since we are not braking there is not indicator to the traffic around us that we are slowing down so quickly. It always happens on family vacations so we have 2 young children in the vehicle with us. It tends to happen more often in hot temperatures but it has happened when the temperature was around 25 degrees F. it has always happened on the freeway while in motion. As I said it has happened a number of times but most recently over spring break. It also happened many times with the 1st transmission which was replaced under warranty at 87000 miles. The new transmission has about 75000 miles on it but I am being told that since the mileage on the car is over 120000 miles that the cvt is no longer covered even thought it only has 75000 miles on it.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #40

Jan 042013


  • 50,000 miles
Shortly after I took this off a lot in 2012, I experienced a deceleration on the highway. I live in Arizona, so traveling from phoenix to flagstaff is at an incline at phoenix is roughly 3000 feet above sea level and flagstaff is 7000. The incline happens just over 140 miles, so it's quite a climb. The car losses all acceleration ability on each and every incline, forcing me to find a shoulder (if I can), where I have to shut the car off for about five minutes before trying again. Magically, the car regains some acceleration, but it quickly happens again. This is especially dangerous due the the cliff edges or rock walls that line this road. When I come to a almost sudden stop on this two lane highway when I just went around a blind corner, that means that I don't have time to alert the cars behind me that I am at a complete stop. I have had many close encounters like this. I have tried to ask the dealers, mechanics and talk forums on the situation. Though many people have experienced this very problem, nobody seems to know what's going on. I have resorted to drive it in the city and take an old, but much more reliable Subaru forester on these trips instead. This Nissan has been a thorn in my side since I purchased it, but I seem to be stuck with it. I have tried to clean the mass air flow sensor, but it didn't help at all. The all wheel drive can't even make it up an icy incline. I hate this car.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #39

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 #38

Dec 082015


  • 860,000 miles
Takata recall my steering wheel locks up when I make turns. It decelerates by itself and it shifts too fast when I accelerate. The accelerator has gotten stuck once before.

- Chickasaw, AL, USA

problem #37

Sep 092015


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan rouge. While driving approximately 75 mph, the vehicle speed suddenly decreased to 55 mph. At 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,000. Updated 02/04/16

- Lands Downe, PA, USA

problem #36

Jun 062015


  • 30,000 miles
Straight out the lot 13 miles on it when I purchased it. About 6 months after I purchased my 2010 rouge, it started to make noises when I would go over a dip or a small bump on the road (30,000 miles or so). The noise sounds like something is loose. I took it in 2-3 times to Nissan they said they couldn't replicate the problem. It also started making a vibrating noise when I would be idling at a stop sign or traffic light. The vibrating sound I was told was due to the throttle being dirty. I had that cleaned and a few months later it stated doing again. My rouge now has over 100,000 miles on it and it it started loosing power and it is not accelerating on the highway. I was on my way to dallas and my rouge wouldn't speed up, I was driving like 78 mph and then decelerates to 55 mph, this is very dangerous. This is the third time that it has happened, pretty scary stuff. I had to pull over on the next exit and check out my car. Once I tried to get on the road again my car refused to move it was acting like it was going to turn off, sort off like when you make an abrupt stop and it jerks. It took of very slowly and then after a few minutes it was back to normal.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #35

Jun 192015


  • 40,000 miles
This has happened numerous times. 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 August 8. we were driving at about 80mph; we started up a hill 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.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #34

Jun 242015


  • 140,000 miles
The vehicle repeatedly lost speed, decelerating when going uphill. It went from 70mph to less than 20mph. Pressing the gas pedal all the way down provided no response from the vehicle. Nissan is refusing to acknowledge that there is a problem with this car model. A few individual posted video of their problem as you can see below https://www.youtube.com/watch"V=aqoxng8ofkm https://www.youtube.com/watch"V=gg_zf1eo0pw

- Spring Valley, NY, USA

problem #33

Aug 022015


  • 101,000 miles
2nd complaint of repeated issue, subsequent occurrence. 2010 Nissan Rogue lost power and decelerated from 70 mph to approximately 40 mph while traveling on highway, hazards applied however vehicles approaching had to change lanes. On this occurrence a vehicle check engine light appeared. Pulled off road and when accelerator was depressed engine revved to approximately 2500 RPM with no forward motion then lurched forward rapidly accelerating then lost power again before returning to normal operation. Note that Nissan dealership acknowledges that this is a known issue, instructed that the cvt transmission warranty has been extended to 120K miles and to bring to dealership. Nissan states this is the result of transmission overheating and causing the vehicle to enter safety (also known as limp) mode.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #32

Jul 182012


  • 25,000 miles
While driving on the highway, up bridges and hills. The car does not accelerate. Stays at 2rpm even while pedal is pressed all the way. Vehicle cant pass 70 mph on long drives and RPM stays at 2rpm. The car starts slowing down to almost 50 mph for longer periods of time. Then when off the highway to see the issue the car does not accelerate properly. Turning off the car and let it rest for 10 min is the only solution. But 30 min back in the road same problem occurs. This is dangerous and not safe. I read many forums and also the Nissan titans are having this problem. I need serious help. Stopped at auto zone to read the check engine and the transmission and speed control codes came up. The 1st time in 4 years the check engine light comes on. So obviously it's getting worse.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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