really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
81,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2015 Nissan Rogue transmission problems

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2015 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 062021

Rogue ES

  • CVT transmission
  • 98,000 miles


I bought my 2015 Nissan Rogue in January. In March while on a parkway it loses power. I try to accelerate and it won't go over 20, I miss a flight due to this issue. I took it to the dealer where I bought it and apparently they ran a diagnostic on it and it came all good, nothing to worry about.

A month later after my car guarantee has expired, it happened again and its really annoying and dangerous, especially if you're driving on a highway going 60 and, in a blink of an eye, your rogue decides to drop speed and to not go over 20mph. I'm really pissed at this.

- Claudia U., Selden, US

problem #2

Apr 182020

Rogue SV

  • CVT transmission
  • 77,000 miles

Vehicle would not shift, would not go at all and left me and my kids stranded without warning.

- Jimmy H., Burnsville, NC, US

problem #1

Sep 172018

Rogue S 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 68,928 miles

Murphy's Law, when you need to get to the place before it closes, the Rogue won't shift out of 1st gear and high RPM's! Really, of all the gears!!! So, I'm going the same direction as the nearest Nissan Dealership, so I stopped and turned it off, came back and started it up and started driving; well what do you know, its shifting smoothly; WTF!

Went to the dealership anyway and left if overnight. Next morning, Service guy calls and says no codes, could not reproduce, working as designed(WTF!)WORKING AS DESIGNED!!. So, he suggests that I should replace a Brake sensor that 'could' be the cause of the vehicle not shifting and it costs $70, not covered! Yeah, right! So, I had long talk with Service Manager(SM) and all he could say, "I know that's not what you want to hear", but without any codes I can not submit anything to Nissan Corp. SM said that a TSB to reprogram the TCM to catch codes was performed in August.

My question, how do you know its working after the reprogram? Blames the software engineers??? So, I gotta wait til it happens again! WTF! Drove it home, livid! Got home and decided to get out my OBD scanner and see what I can find. So, I do a live scan with the Rogue running. 30 points are being captured and I noticed 2 thing; 1) MIL(Malfunction Instrument Light) is OFF, 2) Distance traveled from cleared codes (3 miles), the distance I traveled from the dealership to home! WTF, if there were no codes, why would they be cleared? There are several TSB's associated with the terrible CVT Transmission on not only Rogue, but Altima's, Murano's, Pathfinders. Nissan, supposedly has extended the Drivetrain to 100K! Well, we need documentation.

What do I think; I think the reprogramming suppresses the logging of the codes on the transmission, since the MIL is turned off, hoping/knowing the statue of limitations might run out before they have to payout!

I'll keep you posted on the next occurrence!

- edspeedygjg, Cumming, US

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