fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
7,400 miles
Total Complaints:
20 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (13 reports)
  2. replaced strut bearing assembly, alignment (4 reports)
  3. replace upper strut bearings (2 reports)
  4. replaced upper right ball joint bearing (1 reports)
2016 Nissan Rogue suspension problems

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2016 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments

problem #20

May 012019

Rogue SL AWD

  • CVT transmission
  • 50,000 miles


I have a popping noise when I make turns or back in and out at slow very slow speeds. I see others have had this issue. Has anyone had success getting it fixed. The mileage on my Rogue is primarily from highway driving. I first noticed it after a tire rotation. After the next rotation it stopped. It resumed again after the next tire rotation. Now it seems it is here to stay. Since it seemed to be associated with rotating the tires, I didn't worry much about it but didn't like it. I have always taken my car to Nissan for service. I guess I thought they would hear what I heard when taking it into the service garage and let me know if there was an issue. I don't notice anything other than the noise. I can't find a recall for the issue, and I haven't read of a definitive solution as yet. Any thoughts?

- Judy F., Wentzville, MO, US

problem #19

Apr 292020

Rogue SV 2.5L Dohc I-4

  • CVT transmission
  • 35,505 miles

I've had my Nissan Rogue into the shop 7 times since I purchased it at 19000 miles. I purchased it used but it was a certified pre-owned vehicle which in my mind meant they had done everything to the car and went over it with a fine-tooth comb to assure no problems. Within a week of purchasing at 19000 miles it started a clicking noise when I would turn the steering wheel. I took it to the dealer and was told it just needed greased. Within 2 weeks the noise was back click click click. Took the car back again during an oil change they packed it with grease for a second time. Took it back the third time explained to them that it was very annoying and made me worry and I wanted it fixed. They gave me an estimate of $700 to replace the bearings they agreed to cover the cost of the repair. Two weeks later same noise returns they pack it with grease again two weeks after that again same noise returned this time they give me an estimate of $1,218. After a lengthy conversation with the manager of the service department he agreed to talk with the used vehicles department and see if they would help with the cost or cover it. I got a message from them saying that they will complete the repair for $520 plus tax. I have not had this completed yet as reading other reviews it sounds that all the same things that I have been told to repair on my car are the same things other people are reporting they've done and it did no good the clicking continued. I feel like Nissan should do some research and figure out where the noise is coming from so that the customers that have the vehicle at least have some peace of mind and stop spending their hard-earned money on things that don't need repaired and don't repair the problem. Ignoring their customers concerns about noises coming from their vehicle is not a good way to maintain loyal customers. This is my third Nissan but maybe my last.

- Sharon S., Xenia, US

problem #18

Feb 012017

Rogue SV 2.4L

  • CVT transmission
  • 14,000 miles

I have a Nissan 2016 SV AWD. I bought it with only 20 miles but after driving the car 14k miles the car starts making a clunking sound (for lack of a better word) coming from the front end during low speed turns.

I went to the dealership and they couldn't find the problem and were trying to say that the problem was caused by my aftermarket bulbs, but I took them off and the weird noise is still there.

- Jose T., Reno, Nevada, US

problem #17

Aug 012016

Rogue SV 2.4L

  • CVT transmission
  • 75 miles


Went 4 times till they (Hunt Club Nissan, Ottawa, Canada) finally have repaired it !!!! And now after 12 months a noise coming from front left side (like before), changed bushing, not enough. Problem not fixed so I have to go back again.

- Sasa Djurdjevic D., Gatineau, QC, Canada

problem #16

Apr 032017

Rogue S 2.5L I4

  • CVT transmission
  • 25,750 miles

Upon purchasing a used 2016 Nissan Rogue, I noticed popping and clicking coming from front suspension area, on right side and left side. This vehicle had previously been a rental (1 owner). After research, I found the problem to be a manufacturers defect. Nissan claims the vehicle is safe to drive, yet I notice a slight slip in control during the popping/clicking, as if I am rolling over something....yet I am not. I do not understand why there is not an official recall for this problem, considering the other issue with vehicle is the CVT transmission, which cannot be repaired....only replaced. Nissan has not even extended the warranty on that. For the older model vehicles, the warranty has been extended to 10 years/120,000 miles. What is so different about the current CVT, that an extended warranty is not necessary?

- Michael W., Jacksonville, FL, US

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problem #15

Aug 292016

Rogue SL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles

Purchased a new 2016 Nissan Rogue. After driving for about 1500 miles a knocking noise started coming out of the steering column when I turned the wheel. I brought the car into service and they advised it was the struts. They adjusted them and sent me on my way. Few days later noise is back. Brought it back in for service this time they had my car for almost a month. Got it back and they said everything was fixed. Wrong still making noise. Another 2 visits to service and several more days without my vehicle they claim it is fixed again. Started driving and the noise is still there, much more muffled then it was but it is there. This is the fifth time my vehicle will be in repair for the same issue. Next step is filing for buyback under the Lemon Law. Never again will I purchase a Nissan.

- Amanda M., Winter Haven, US

problem #14

Mar 192017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,700 miles


Call Nissan USA and they have referred me t a Nissan Dealer. Will follow up

- lcano, Seaside, US

problem #13

Feb 012017

Rogue SL 1.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

03-18-17: Popping noise under the hood when steering wheel is turned - most noticeable at low speeds (road noise at high speed masks concern). Also, steering "sloppiness" has increased over the last couple of months, i.e., straight line - steering wanders from side to side. Owned car a couple of months and the subject popping noise was 1st noticed at around 2,000 mileage. Took to dealer and they stated there is a recall notice that just came out concerning this problem. They promised to contact me after the ordered corrective parts arrive. I'm still looking for the applicable recall notice on line. Most probably an in-house service notice was received from Nissan?

- Raymond M., San Antonio, TX, US

problem #12

Nov 182016

Rogue SL 4 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 500 miles

Bought it Nov.4. Within two weeks it started clicking and popping when turning and backing out of garage and in parking lots. Now it constantly clicks and pops at all turns at slow speeds. I have 1900 miles on it and it is Getting worse and worse. Noise comes from front left and right and from steering area. Clicks underneath area below seat and behind me when accelerating from stop. I called to tell them that I am bringing it in tomorrow (over 300 mile round trip) . Mechanic says sounds like wheel bearing. It is not a wheel bearing. I have never had a new car that I had to get fixed and am disgusted. From what I am reading about similar problem with this car, I am very fearful that they won't be bled to fix it. I will let you know the outcome.

- laughing clown, Port Orford, OR, US

problem #11

Feb 032017

Rogue S 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 853 miles

2016 Nissan Rogue bought from World Car dealer in San Antonio, Texas on 12-27-16. At mileage 850 started popping noise on turns. Noise is getting more severe and louder. Dealer service department stated that they have no fix nor any service recall. Stuck with it. Time for legal action.

- eusebiog, Corpus Christi, TX, US

problem #10

Aug 012016

Rogue SL 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles


The noise from the front end suspension/axle from the very week I purchased the vehicle. I have been to the dealer 5 times over the past 4 months. It has had the coil springs replaced, all defective strut bearings and components as well. The noise was and is still there. The dealer verified noise is still there and had specialist come look at it. The specialist said the problem is in the axle. I was told they would call me in ten days. They didn't call so, I called them and now they are telling me my previous visit never happened. This particular Nissan dealership is extremely unreliable and untrustworthy.

- Tony B., Huntington Beach, CA, US

problem #9

Jun 072016

Rogue SL

  • CVT transmission
  • 1,200 miles

Mileage & Date estimated but very close. Involved 2 trips to dealer 1 to report problem & had to order part then return for repair. No problem with bearing 2000miles later. Disappointed in Nissan Quality.

- jlayne, Fishersville, VA, US

problem #8

Aug 242016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,425 miles

2nd time in the shop with the same issue - getting annoyed.

- L F., Tampa, FL, US

problem #7

Jul 212016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,566 miles

No rants - I love my vehicle, just annoyed at the problem.

- L F., Tampa, FL, US

problem #6

Mar 012016

Rogue SL 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles

Car started making a crunching, popping noise when you turn the car or back out of a parking spot or when pulling into a parking spot. As time went on it became louder. Took it into the dealer they replaced upper strut bearing and installed 2 bound bumpers to spring told me it was fixed and that there is a problem with this and hopefully Nissan will have a recall on it. This fix worked for about 3 weeks and now the noise is back.

Called the dealership and they said to bring it in. Took it back in today. Not sure how they can fix this as I asked the technician if other Rogues are having this problem and he stated yes. This is very frustrating and annoying. Who wants to pay for a brand new vehicle that makes loud noises. Have no idea if this is a safety issue but it can't be good. I'm so disappointed in this purchase. I had a Toyota Camry for 14 years and the car ran like a champ. I sure hope Nissan listens to these complaints and resolves this issue!

- Peggy L., Vero Beach, FL, US

problem #5

Jun 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

Purchased in May 2016. Clunking noise whenever you turn the wheel started about June. Taken in to Nissan service where they kept the car for a week. Told us that Nissan engineers are working on strut problem. Struts were on back order. We have called several times only to be told we would get a call when they come in. Finally called Nissan Corporate Office, and was told they had no idea of problems like this. It is now October 30, still no fix. Now we find out Nissan service never even documented the problem. Corporate told us to call dealer and schedule service to find out problem. When I called for appointment, they told me they would schedule for only oil change, which is due. I called them back and told them Corporate wants it looked into. The car goes in again tomorrow to be looked at. Do NOT recommend Nissan to anyone I know.

- Joe W., Gainesville, GA, US

problem #4

Jul 292016

Rogue SL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34 miles

no solution have been brought forward tot he loud noise that the car makes when turning... needs to be marked as a recall to have the suspension corrected.

- urtarte, Loganville, GA, US

problem #3

Jul 192016

Rogue SV 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 4,770 miles

This was the second visit to dealer service department for this problem. Problem is that the upper strut bearings make a loud clicking noise when the steering wheel is turned. The first visit was about 2 weeks earlier when the bearings were replaced. During this service call I was informed that Nissan appeared to have a problem with these bearings. There were already several 2016 Rogues at this dealership experiencing the same problems. The dealer was informed by Nissan that the car was safe to drive and that it was deemed fruitless to replace the bearings again, rather they would wait till a resolution to the problem was developed. I fix would likely take at least a month. It has now been 3 months, no fix in sight. I have been told that the issue is Canada wide. Some research has shown that Nissan had the same or similar problem in 2014 -2015. I wrote to Nissan Customer Service expressing my frustration with driving a defective car. This week I received a reply from Nissan Canada stating that the bearing is functioning properly and the noise will have no effect on the operation or safety of your vehicle. Should any potential resolution be developed we will advise your dealer. We again assure you that the noise will not affect the safe operation of your vehicle. Note the words Should any potential resolution"".

- tripper172, Beaver Bank, NS, Canada

problem #2

Aug 102016

Rogue SL AWD 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles

First week of ownership, front suspension started a horrendous creaking, popping and knocking when turning at low speeds. Mentioned to dealership in week 1 and they stated it was a known issue. Is nice to know that they know of this issue but do not mention it until AFTER delivery of the vehicle. So in the first week of ownership, some Nissan rep installed prototype parts that only made the issue worse. And Nissan will not do anything about it for 6 weeks and then I have no idea what they will do. The dealership told me to call Nissan consumer affairs, which has also been a waste of time. They want me to wait a few weeks before they send out some kind of technical inspector that will do, I have no idea what. Maybe just want to verify how horrid this noise is. And there is also some person named Steve Wells who is supposed to be the head of Nissan engineering who was responsible for putting the prototype parts on my vehicle that has said he will come up with some more test parts in a few weeks. When I asked to have him reach out to me to discuss this, his response was to tell me he did not want to talk with me and if I did not like it, to call consumer affairs. Then consumer affairs has pretty much said they have no desire to repair, replace or repurchase the vehicle and that are glad Nissan and the dealer has screwed me royally. Now I know what they mean when they say Nissan will take care of you!!!

- Joe S., Franklin, TN, US

problem #1

Jul 282016

Rogue EX N/A

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles

When making turns, noise from front end .Advised from Nissan dealer that this is a manufactures deflect , the ball bearings on the front struts are deflective and there is Nothing that they can repair until Nissan comes up with a fix, until then I drive a new car that can’t be fixed and has a problem. If they can't fix it how can Nissan advise me that there is no safety problem.. NICE

- K F., Staten Island, NY, US

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