fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
24,343 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (7 reports)
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2011 Nissan Rogue transmission problems

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2011 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 012017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,500 miles


don't go to dealer. They just want your money and will not admit to existing known issue.

- , Bergenfield, NJ, US

problem #6

Oct 302011

Rogue SL

  • CVT transmission
  • 100 miles

Same as the others...bad vibration from the transmission...same symptoms...tranny shaking mostly between 25 to 40 mph...but also on start, start and turn...BEEN BACK THREE TIME TO THE DEALERSHIP - NO HELP...One mech said they couldn't feel anything..on second visit another mech said "just waiting to shift"

but that doesn't help anything...and if one goes the speed lime of 35...it's like it is "lugging down"

Anyone get relief???

- , Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #5

Dec 192012

Rogue SV AWD 4

  • CVT transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Ok so I bought a new nissan rogue and first day I had a blow out. They put cheap tires on the truck. My door handle fell off. Breaks went out at 40,000 miles then now at 94,000 miles there going out again. My screen on the radio flixers. Oh around 70,000 miles or so it left me on the side of the road during a snow storm with no cell phone service. The rear end locked up and almost hit another car a intercection they towed it again replaced it and still makes a popping sound. Lets see if I had my list it would continue. Oh almost forgot my transmission went out it sat in the shop for almost 3 weeks due to some storm up north and they lost the trans that was already on back order. Now since my warrentie is going out im having more problems. The trans vibrates and it seems to shift gears even though its a CVT, I guess im screwed and trading this piece of crap. DO NOT BUY A NISSAN ROGUE!!!!

- , Greenwood, MS, US

problem #4

Mar 012013

Rogue S 2.5

  • CVT transmission
  • 21,100 miles


On March 1, 2013, the AWD light appeared in my instrument cluster at start-up and would not go off no matter what speed I drove at. I then drove the vehicle from a standing start, and then all the way up to 85 mph and back down again and the light still remained on, the AWD system would not turn off at speeds over 30 mph. Then, and shortly following this observation/ test run, I pulled off of the highway to turn engine off to see if the AWD system would reset itself and make the correct changes needed in order for me to operate the vehicle in a normal manner. Needless to say, this didn't help either, the light remained on at start-up and through-out my trip home. During the next day of operating the vehicle, the light remained on as always, and while negotiating a bend at very low speed, the engine sounded as if there were going to stall, and there became great hesitation in power and handling, and it immediately began to feel as if the vehicle began to accelarate at one point, as the rear wheels were pushing me through my turn, and without my having right foot on gas pedal! I immediately had to brake hard as the vehicle began to take off on its own, and spinning rear wheels in gravel when doing so. Today was the worst that I have experienced w/ Rogue and problem noted, as when making a bend at low speed the the vehicle began to chug and shake in moderation and had displayed the similar characteristics of one driving a standard shift and leaving off of the clutch too soon.

I had notified Nissan garage where I purchased the vehicle new, and have a 9:00 am appointment tomorrow to have problem checked out. When I know more upon the dealer looking at vehicle, I will share and post for everyone having similar problems w/ their Rogue, and to tell what the dealer's intentions are in regard to repair. One thing for sure, I plan on making them pay for a rental vehicle or give me one of their own, as there's no excuse for these things to happen, and their extending the warranty of the CVT transmission to 120,000 miles is a good indication that they are already aware of what I am saying in this report, as they have more than doubled the original factory warranty for this specific vehicle.

- , Fayette City, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 142011


  • CVT transmission
  • 1,200 miles

Brought my Rogue in to be serviced, advised them of the vibration, was told that it was fine. Asked the Mech to drive a new Rogue and then get into mine to see that there is a problem.

- , Spanaway, WA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012011

Rogue SVawd 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles

The problem is with vibration which can be felt in the steering wheel and a low rumble noise at speeds of 25-40 MPH when driving on a level surface at constant speed. I did report this problem to the Nissan dealership during my first service visit at 4500 miles. When I picked up the car, I was told the wheels had been rebalanced and the problem was fixed. Later, I determined that the problem still existed and had one of my coworkers drive the car to verify the vibration problem still existed. He confirmed it did in fact exist.

- , Stoughton, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 002011

Rogue SV

  • CVT transmission
  • 4,000 miles

When driving at 30-40mph, on level roads, the CVT seemed to have a problem deciding whether it was in the pull or coast mode. There was a significant vibration in the steering wheel, also some audible noise. My concern was that this started on day one after I bought the car and seemed to slowly get worse. Also, Nissan extended the warranty on their CVT's from 5 yr./60,000 to 10 yr./120,000 - this told me it was a BIG PROBLEM for them. From a standstill, the CVT was also a little slushy as far as acceleration. The AWD system seems to me to be a little too tricky for the long run, but I'll never know, because I traded it in for a 2012 Forrester.

- , Acton, MA, USA

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