definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,500 miles

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2013 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #20

Dec 272016


  • 33,000 miles


I was merging onto the highway going ~50 mph. Went to accelerate and the accelerater did not seem to have the same tension. Then all lights came on the dash (check engine, oil, battery etc) then there was no acceleration. Pulled to the shoulder, turned the car off, back on and everything seemed fine. Cruise control was on, but not active as I was merging, and sport mode was on. Since the incident when on cruise control I will feel the transmission 'slip' from time to time as well. However I could not recreate the issue of the car stalling.I called the dealer and they said if I could not recreate the problem, there was nothing they could do either. It looks like people are having similar problems and hopefully this can get resolved.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #19

Jul 012015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. While driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly failed to accelerate properly. The failure was intermittent. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 09/28/16

- Delton, MI, USA

problem #18

Jul 232016


  • miles
I am having the same cvt transmission issues as a lot of people. It overheats while driving on the interstate for longer than 45 minutes on a warm day and the vehicle becomes unresponsive and can't accelerate past 40 mph. This is incredibly dangerous and has left my family and I stranded on the interstate a few times now. I can't trust this vehicle at all and fear for the safety of my family. Nissan can't find anything wrong when they hook it up to the computer because there is no code error at this point and it won't do it when the dealership is just cruising around town for 15 minutes (surprise surprise and a very convenient issue for Nissan). I have a complaint filed with Nissan and I am bringing it to the dealership again for inspection. I hope they actually find something because if they can't its incredibly negligent on Nissan's part and is a known issue it seems from simple research. A recall is needed asap. This is incredibly unsafe, especially when in the middle of a busy interstate and the car is unresponsive. NHTSA please do something.

- Elliott, IL, USA

problem #17

Jul 202016


  • 63,400 miles


I recently bought my Rogue at the auto nation Nissan dealership in marietta. I began my first long distance trip back home on the hwy and the car began to lose speed. I had to stop on the side of the interstate to properly assess the situation. Figured it could have been just a fluke, began to get back on the road and with my foot all the way down on the floor, the car would barely run. Called Nissan dealership and the service manager suggests that I turn my car off and let it sit because it's overheating due to ga weather. Now, it is hot, but there are millions of cars in ga that don't have to sit every hour you're on the road. He said after then, to just drive on the hwy at about 60mph. Sir this is the interstate. Not possible. People will run over you. Took it right back to Nissan and a few days later, they stated to me that there was nothing they could do. They did not properly assess the situation as the service manager told me that he drove it on the city streets. I get online and research only to find that others are having the same issues. I don't want anyone to have to go through this, Nissan needs to recall this vehicle. It is terrible. Essentially, you're paying for a glorified scooter! I need this problem taken care of immediately!

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #16

Jun 182016


  • 58,707 miles
We drove an hour on the highway and suddenly the rpms went over 4000, and the car started decelerating, we were unable to get or keep highway speed, even with pedal all the way to the floor. Luckily we were able to pull to side of highway. After 15 minutes it seemed to function, but a mile later it did the same thing. Even worse on any sort of incline, even slight. For fear of our safety, we had to have vehicle towed 55 miles back home. I looked it up and am wondering why there is no recall?? our safety as well as others also on the road is at risk!

- Del City, OK, USA

problem #15

Jun 092016


  • 61,400 miles
Lost the ability to speed up after traveling above 70 for an hour and a half. Car began slowing down and I had to pull off on the side of the road, turned the car off and waited about 10-15 minutes before I could accelerate again.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #14

May 172016


  • 36,200 miles


Started 3 day ago stalling while driving down the road. The steering wheel locks up and lose power even with the accelerator all the way down. Almost got rear ended. The engine is still running but have to put in park and turn engine off and restart. Happened 4 times today on my way to work. You lose power with everything but engine still working. Called Nissan to see if there was a recall because there were a lot of complaints with this same problem and they said no. This is a very serious problem that needs to be investigated. Nissan wanted me to bring to dealership and pay $114 just to get a diagnois.online they said it was a fail safety which Nissan should be responsible before someone gets badly hurt or killed.

- Pass Christian, MS, USA

problem #13

Feb 272014


  • miles
When driving uphill the vehicle almost stalls and acts like it is not getting fuel, it slows dramatically and takes awhile to recover power. I cannot accelerate. If there is a vehicle behind me, it gets very close, very fast. This happens on regular black top roads and dirt roads.this vehicle also pops out of gear while driving on rough dirt roads and uphill (I live on a dirt road). This is not "off road driving." Both of these problems are ongoing since I got this vehicle. At first I thought it was because it was new. Then I thought I was driving incorrectly. Now I know it is just the way the vehicle is. I feel very unsafe in this vehicle.

- Rochester, VT, USA

problem #12

Apr 102016


  • 50,000 miles
2013 Nissan Rogue caught on fire less than 10 minutes after it was parked in driveway, after a short trip running errands. Vehicle was not running when fire began. Initially, smoke began to escape from under hood then quickly caught on fire. Entire front end of vehicle burned before fire was extinguished.

- Royse City, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 052015


  • 44,600 miles
The transmission consistently overheats (service dept told me this is what the issue is) and caused the car to go into "fail safe" mode which means you have no power. I was travelling in an 75 mph zone and the fastest I could get to was 60. Tractor trailers were having to slam on their breaks. I put my flashers on to make it safer. This has happened on 6 different trips. Per the svc dept this is a known issue with the Nissan Rogue and the fluid gets too hot. This is a very dangerous issue because you do not know it is in fail safe until you attempt to give the car more power like to pass or something. Very very dangerous. I have video of the incedent if needed.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #10

Jul 032015


  • 37,000 miles


This 2013 Nissan Rogue lost acceleration completely when on a slight hill/incline. Speed went from 60mph to 30mph in seconds, nearly causing a collision with a big rig truck on my side and a large vehicle coming up behind. The gas pedal was completely to the floor with no result in acceleration. When able to come to a complete stop, I had to power down vehicle completely. I opened the hood (hoping to cool the potentially hot engine to resolve) and restart. I had to restart a couple times to get the car to recognize being in "gear." There was no warning, no service engine light, nothing. The vehicle is current on oil changes, etc. This issue could have caused bodily harm or injury had I not been able to safely get to the side of the road, especially since we were on a hill and everyone is trying to maintain momentum behind me on a two lane road. This is clearly a safety concern. Since that issue, the vehicle has now done it approximately 6 more times.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 252014


  • 32,000 miles
First incident:while traveling on the freeway at 70mph(no use of cruise control) going up a steep hill the car suddenly lost power even with the gas pedal to the floor.fortunately we were able to pull over to the shouder and stop the car, after 15 minutes the car started and we drove home without any problem. Second incident:driving from ca to AZ for family wedding on 04/28/2015 after driving for approx. 3 hours using periodic cruise control (cruise control not on during incident) and again driving on freeway at 75mph on level ground engine lost power and began decelerating quickly, not responding to gas pedal( which was floored) engine not reeving at all. Lucky again turned on hazard lights avoided near collison pulled over on shoulder, turned the car off and waited.twenty minutes later turned car on and continued traveling. Third incident: Exactly the same as second incident only happened on the way home on May 4th 2015. Fourth incident: June 12 2015 while traveling on highway in a mountainous region driving at 50mph car again lost all enign power(see above incidents)with same results.during all incidents the weather was hot temperature was at least 90 degrees. This is the same exact problem that was admitted by Nissan for previous years ; hot weather, hills etc causing car to go to "fail safe mode" and it is being reported by Nissan car owners past the recall dates of 2010. Please do something before someone is killed.

- Crestline, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 152015


  • 47,000 miles
While driving my car for a few hours it start to loose power when going uphill this is very scary especially if I am driving with other traffic or in-front of a truck/trailer this is the third time I notice this issue and I am very concern about it.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #7

Jun 102015


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. While driving at 75 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Green Mountain Falls, CO, USA

problem #6

Apr 122014

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 200 miles
Summary: I bought my car new in April,2014 and after a while I noticed that it was making a weird noise when going at high speed.very scary sound comes from right side you can and cannot find we cannot duplicate the sound very scary to drive is at highway speeds my car was brand new under 25 miles when I bought it is this a lemon scary sounds unsafe.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 012014


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. While driving at 70 mph, the contact noticed an antifreeze odor coming from the air vents of the vehicle as well as emitting from outside the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

May 072014


  • 4,175 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that the vehicle made a loud rattling sound in the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage were 4,175.

- Youngsville, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 082013


  • 4,822 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, she attempted to merge onto the highway and the vehicle decelerated without warning. The engine rpms increased and after repeated pressure to the accelerate pedal, the vehicle was able to increase speed. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer four times. The technician was unable to duplicate the problem. On a separate occasion, a roaring noise emitted outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the intake manifold was adjusted and the motor mount replaced. The failure continued to occur. In addition, a specialist performed an investigation and there was no resolution. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 4,822.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 042013

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
This vehicle model year 2013 is missing the hood insulator that is present in every previous model year. Nissan was contacted to provide an explanation as to why this safety feature has been removed from the 2013 year models. The only explanation offered was that it is discontinued but fail to provide the reasons why a safety feature has been removed.

- Long Pond, PA, USA

problem #1

May 022012

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
I purchased a new 2013 Nissan Rogue in April of 2013. We assumed that the Rogue would have the same 2.5 liter engine as the 2009 Altima we own and like. As soon as we drove Rogue on our first trip into the mountains of nc we discovered a problem. When driving up a gentle slope the RPM will go from 2000 to 3000 without any appreciative increase in speed, when more speed is required to keep up with traffic or to pass, and the accelerator is pressed to 5000rpm no increase in speed is available. I feel exactly like something is slipping. It is very dangerous to pass any car because I don't know if I have any power reserve available. At the high RPM the engine is also using a lot of fuel. My wife and I are afraid to drive the car. I have brought this to the attention of the dealership on several occasions, but they are refusing to acknowledge that there is a problem. I have seen some forums on the internet with other people having the same problem. What can I do? thanks for your reply. Ps. we have repeated the drive several times with the same results.

- Hickory, NC, USA

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