really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,988 miles

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2018 Nissan Rogue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Oct 252018


  • 800 miles


On Oct 24th I was on my way to drive my autistic son to his day program which is less then a mile away. As I was driving the emergency brake came on and pulling me to a stop, then I proceeded to pull over after being shaken up along with my son. Then continue to try again. I called Nissan and they told me I can bring the car in the next day. I did and that afternoon they informed me they fixed the sensor and everything is fine now. On Nov 7th I was driving on the service road with is along side the highway going to lunch with my son and his respite worker and again the emergency brake pulled us to a stop that nearly cause us and others into a accident because its a very busy service road. Again I pulled over upset and called Nissan and I was told bring it in tomorrow morning. I headed home very slowly. That time they kept the car overnight. Again I was told it was the sensor. I picked up the car on Nov 9th. On Nov 10th my son, his worker and I were going to lunch again and then shopping so I decided to get on the highway and thats when it happen again nearly causing another incident which was extremely scary being on the highway. It pulling up and came to a stop causing beeping and cars nearly hitting us. I called Nissan very upset and they said bring it in. While driving it very very slow it did it two more times trying to stop. At that time they finally offered me a loaner and days later took it back and wanted to charge me so I gave it back. Then they told me they change the brackets near the sensor. Which should of been done the first time. I refuse to have a car an play russian roulette with mine and my families lives. I am extremely scared to go on a highway and this is what im up against.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #27

Sep 222018


  • 4 miles
In consistent braking. When applying the brakes the pedal feels mushy and the braking poor. I waiting about 300 miles hoping that the brakes would bed in and start to work correctly but it did not happen. After having several scares where the collision avoidance had to intervene to prevent an accident. Informing the dealer of the problem they bleed the brakes twice on 2 separate occasions and the brakes felt a little better but still did not inspire confidence..on the 3rd time going to the dealer informing the dealer and Nissan corporate about the brakes issue Nissan in formed the dealer to replace the calibers and the brake hoses. The vehicle has spent a total of 3 weeks at the dealer for the brake issue. As of today 11-12-2018 the vehicle is still at the dealer waiting on parts and a solution to the problem

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #26

Sep 222018


  • 12 miles
When the engine is started cold. Sitting for 6 hours or more. There is a rattling sound coming from the engine as if there were too much engine bearing clearance. After 2 seconds the noise goes away. Dealer says they can not duplicated it but I have 2 audios of it and presented to them.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #25

Nov 022018

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 9,800 miles


Multiple occurrences of car tire pressure monitoring system warning light appearing on dash and it seemed the brakes were going on too, without being applied. But I didn't believe that could happen on its own. It happened one time on expressway but I thought I must have hit a pothole (car was pretty new then) and happened multiple times on surface streets. Dealership told me tire pressure was not even and that sensor was very sensitive. Why the car was braking was beyond me, but was attributed to uneven tire pressure. It happened again and this time tire pressure was at 33 psi on all tires (recommended number on each tire), so I brought it to dealer again. This time it was thoroughly examined and I was questioned thoroughly on the situations when this happened. The collision monitoring system unit(s) were replaced. Car had 9,800 miles. The tire pressure monitoring system was fine. Scary situation and I must admit I'm apprehensive to be driving it still. But, it's a lease so I'm committed. I should find comfort in the fact that the parts were replaced, however, I'm not yet comfortable. So, I thought it needed to be reported so others can be aware.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #24

Oct 232018


  • 15,500 miles
While accelerating on a county street, at almost 40 mph, my car decided to suddenly brake and almost immediately stop. It vibrated and we heard a loud grinding type noise. I removed my foot from accelerator, and after just a second, the braking stopped and I was able to accelerate again. I was almost rear-ended by the car behind me. No warning lights or sounds were heard. The car has about 15,500 miles. This is the second time that this has happened. The first time was just starting to accelerate from a stop light, so it was at only about 10 mph. Then the dealership said no codes were thrown, so they could not find a problem to fix. It's in the dealership again today, hoping that they can figure out the problem and fix it. I'm scared to drive this on the freeway, or actually anywhere I want to go more than 10 miles per hour...so that would be every time I want to drive my car!

- Gold River, CA, USA

problem #23

Oct 122018


  • 4,400 miles
I was driving around 11am using local roads. I had been driving about 5 minutes when I pulled up to a stop sign. It was a clear day, light traffic, dry pavement, no leaves or other road debris. As I pulled away from the stop sign, within 20 feet, the car suddenly started shaking and stopping. It made an incredibly loud noise. I immediately pulled over the shoulder. There were no messages on the dash or behind the steering wheel. After sitting there a few minutes, I proceeded home without further incident. Later that day, I dropped the car off at the car dealer to check into this problem. I was given a loaner car, and by the following Monday, got a call to come and pick up my car. The service team was unable to replicate the problem, so nothing was fixed. This also happened on September 24, 2018. This time, I was exiting a highway and was slowing down on a ramp. The car suddenly started shaking and made a loud noise. It grinded to a stop. It was startling to me, as Iżve never had a car do this to me before. I assumed there was something wrong with the road surface and figured the anti-lock brake or the collision avoidance system had engaged. I was taking a friend home from cancer surgery that day, so I didnżT think about it a whole lot. I had other worries. In considering what happened, I believe that the brakes automatically engaged in both cases. It seemed like the car was determined to stop, even though there were no obstacles in my way. I had no control over the car. It's an unnerving thing to have occur, but at least I was going slow and didnżT have cars behind me. IżM concerned that if it happened as IżM going at a high rate of speed on a highway, it could cause a car to rear-end me, or cause my car to swerve out of control and cause an accident.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #22

Oct 242018


  • 1,296 miles


While driving on a staight roadway the vehicle started to shake and an alarm sounded and a red box with a yellow triangle appeared on the display and the car began to slow down as if to avoid a crash or something in the roadway. There was nothing in the roadway, no cars, no deer, no people. Luckily there was no one behind me either. I was shocked that his happened until I read that this is happening with a lot of Rogue's from 2018 model year. Contacted Nissan and was told to call the dearlership. Dealership said to bring it in for an inspection. The incident lasted about 20 seconds and then the car resumed normal function.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #21

Oct 222018


  • 1,850 miles
The forward collision avoidance (fca) / automatic emergency braking system inadvertently activated resulting the brakes being abruptly applied while driving forward on a neighborhood thoroughfare at 40 mph and nothing in front of me.. there was a vehicle following me which had to swerve around me or else there would have been a rear collision. The system generated a false warning with a beeping and dashboard lights. This is the 1st time the vehicle has applied the brakes in the 3 months I've had the vehicle. I have called the autonation pinecrest dealership and they told me to bring the vehicle in to check the fca sensor because they have similar complaints from other new Rogue owners.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #20

Oct 182018


  • 1,640 miles
My safety braking system suddenly engaged for no apparent reason. I was driving 40 mph on a straight, level Suburban street that was newly paved within the last year. There were no other vehicles around and there were no obstructions in the roadway. The alarm sounded and the brakes engaged. It felt and sounded as though I was driving on speed reducing pavement. The car did not come to a complete stop but it brought my speed down to about 15mph. It then disengaged and normal driving resumed. It was frightening but luckily no one was behind me because it certainly could have caused me to be rear ended.

- Northvale, NJ, USA

problem #19

Oct 182018


  • 1,640 miles
My safety braking system engaged when there were no other cars around me. There was nothing on the roadway either. I was going 40 mph on a straight level road in a Suburban location. The alarm started to go off and the car suddenly braked. It felt and sounded like I was driving on speed reducing pavement. I did not come to a complete stop but it decreased by speed to about 15 mph. It was frightening and luckily no one was behind me because it certainly could have caused me to be rear ended.

- Northvale, NJ, USA

problem #18

Oct 052018


  • 3,000 miles


On two separate occasions, I was driving approximately 40 mph on a highway and my 2018 Nissan Rogue stopped suddenly and then started again. There was no other vehicle directly in front or behind me. The first time it happened my mileage was 3000+. the second time it happened I was driving approximately 20 mph in a residential neighborhood. My mileage was approximately 4,200. On both occasions I was going in a straight direction. My vehicle has also alerted me multiple times that there is a malfunction with the crash detector. I have uploaded a picture.

- East Orange, NJ, USA

problem #17

Oct 142018


  • 774 miles
The system automatic emergency breaking to avoid or lessen collisions activated yesterday while I was on interstate 64, to my knowledge, for no apparent reason. There was a tractor trailer in front of me, approx. 7 car lengths, and a car about 4 car lengths in front in the right lane. The mileage was at 774 and a notification came up about a radar obstruction and aeb deactivated automatically. I'm concerned other users have had this issue as well starting at or around 700 miles. Earlier this week, I had to break hard to avoid hitting another vehicle on 64, and aeb was not deactivated and never once activated. A mere 100 miles later it's like it has become sensitive and has done it multiple times since the initial instance (just yesterday) I referred to above. I hate to deactivate as I purchased a new Rogue for its safety features.

- Crozet, VA, USA

problem #16

Oct 102018

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
? the automatic emergency braking is faulty. On Oct. 10, 2018, I was driving into mt. Hope cemetery in rochester, NY. The road was clear: No traffic, no people. Without warning, the car beeped and came to an abrupt stop and skidded. For a split second, a yellow triangle with something inside it came up on the display. I pushed the brake. I hit nothing. There was nothing there. I drove off without incident. (according to the owner's manual, that triangle indicated a pedestrian.) since then, I've been disabling the aeb whenever I drive. I do not trust the car; it scares me.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #15

Oct 032018


  • 4,007 miles
October 3, 2018 I went to a local mall. On my way out of the parking lot lights started blinking on my dash and the automatic emergency braking system engaged unexpectedly when there was no other car near my car either in front or on either side. The vehicle was moving steadily about 25 to 30 mph on the road before you get to rte 100/422 bypass. There was no reason for this incident to occur since there was no other car nearby, no debris on the road, and nothing adhering to the front of the car near the sensor. I was totally freaked out because the car was jerking, the car (not the driver was in control) and it almost did not stop at ta major intersection. God forbid I was on a major highway or I would have been dead. The vehicle was in motion but the control of the vehicle was under absolute control of the automatic breaking system.

- Gilbertsville, PA, USA

problem #14

Sep 282018


  • 1,600 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Nissan Rogue. While attempting to park the vehicle, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle accelerated independently. As a result, the contact crashed into a vehicle which, in turn, crashed into a parked vehicle. There were no injuries sustained; however, the contact was taken in for a medical check-up. The contact was unsure if a police report was filed. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed; however, a schedule was made to have the vehicle inspected by the insurance adjuster. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,600.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 172018


  • 3,000 miles
Auto emergency braking is activating when there is no vehicle or obstacle in front of me. It happenend the first time I left the dealer on an open highway. It happened again in a dark parking garage, and again when I was going less than 10 miles an hour over railroad tracks. It happened to my husband going over a bridge with metal expansion joints. Good thing no one was behind us when it happened. I will be calling the dealer in the morning. My Rogue has around 3,000 miles on it.

- Carnegie, PA, USA

problem #12

Sep 062018


  • 4,292 miles
The automatic emergency braking system engaged unexpectedly when there was no other car near my car either in front or on either side. The vehicle was moving steadily about 65 mph in an outside lane on a highway. There was no reason for this incident to occur since there was no other car nearby, no debris on the road, and nothing adhering to the front of the car near the sensor.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 052018


  • 365 miles
My 2018 Nissan Rogue braked suddenly, for no reason. Traveling 30 mph on a quiet neighborhood street. The lights on the dashboard flashed briefly, there was a loud grinding noise, then sudden and complete stop in the middle of the road. No cars in front or back of mine. The only thing in the road was a metal drain cover. Very frightening experience.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 102018

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 65 miles
Emergency stop was activated abruptly while driving on highway no vehicles were in front of my when this happened the vehicle behind almost rear ended me. I took my Rogue to Nissan las week for braking system failure. Apparently it was a cylinder assy-br. However yesterday this happened to me. I am afraid of driving my SUV. Nissan doesn't seem to acknowledge this issue and we are at risk. Consumer stated this event happened to me 3 times. The second time that happened the entire brake system came into a failure. The 3rd time it happened after they "fixed the issue." Updated 10/3/18 updated 10/26/18

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 112018

Rogue 4-cyl

  • 315 miles
Two week old Nissan Rogue. The emergency braking system activates in the parking garage where I work. It seems to happen anywhere in the garage (any floor) and when I surpass ~15mph. Spoke with the dealer and they are going to take a look at it, but going by the number of similar complaints on this site I'm beginning to think Nissan needs to issue a fix and recall.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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