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Fight for recall of CVT for Nissan Rogues and the like

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  • carboy21carboy21 Posts: 712
    CVT belt slipping. No wonder they call CVT as rubber band transmission like those in the snowmobile and childrens racing cars

    LOL


    I would never buy a CVT car irrespective of high MPG it would give.
  • I also have a 2013 Rogue. I took it to my mechanic for the 15,000 mile. They found a leak in the rear oil seal, I took it to the dealer knowing that the underlying cause was either the CVT or the head gaskets. They are now replacing the CVT. 18,500 miles. Just a shame to buy this inferior of a product.
  • August 16, 2015. While driving on the Illinois tollway at a steady speed, the RPM's on our 2010 Rogue (84k miles) inexplicably jump way over the 4,000 mark. I let up on the gas and when I press down again I get no acceleration. I eventually have the pedal to the floor and still no acceleration. I was luckily able to maintain my speed and get to the right where I exited the tollway. 
    Upon parking, I detect a burning smell. When I try to drive, if I press too hard in the gas pedal, it revs high but goes nowhere. I have to press gently and slowly build my speed. 
    I make it to the closest transmission repair shop but it's Sunday and everything is closed. The next day they check it and tell me $5,000 repair/replacement is needed, that fluid is burnt. I researched and found that Nissan extended the warranty so I take it to the closest dealer. A day later they tell me the fluid level was too high. The trans had been flushed in January and we drove from Chicago to Florida and back with no problem. Now, 8 months later it's suddenly an issue.  
    I contacted Nissan customer service prior to visiting the dealer and the car was eligible for the extended warranty as it was within the time/mileage constraints. However, at the dealer I'm told that the fluid problem is not covered as part of the warranty. 
    After paying $450 to get the fluid corrected, we are afraid to drive the vehicle  after reading some
    of the stories here. The service manager said they could put a cooler on the trans, which he said Nissan recommends, at a cost of $1200. They even put it on my invoice that a trans cooler was needed if a lot of highway or hilly, high temperature driving was done. 
    Obviously Nissan knows there is a problem with the trans since they extended the warranty AND say that a cooler is needed for the above described conditions. 
    We are going to look at other vehicles and get rid of the Rogue because we are not willing to gamble with our lives or the life of our 3 year old son. I wonder if there have been any fatal crashes as a result of this problem that have gone undiscovered because the driver that experienced the CVT fail didn't live to tell what went wrong prior to the crash. 


    Spoke to a few mechanics. All of their opinions are that CVT is junk. Went to look at other cars, Jeep being one, and found some Jeeps use JATCO cvt transmissions. JATCO owned by Nissan/Mitsubishi. Will not be buying.
    Meanwhile, my consumer complaint went the next step up the ladder to Nissan. However, the regional rep told me Nissan will not cover my costs for repair. I argued it was a widespread problem that Nissan knew about since they extended the warrantee and must have been an overheating problem, not an excess fluid problem, based on my breakdown on a hot day and the fact that the dealer recommended a cooler be installed. Why else would a cooler be needed if it wasn't an overheating problem? Rep said it was Nissan's final decision, they weren't covering anything. When I asked to speak to someone higher, she refused, saying there was nobody else, the decision was final. She did say that I could report the matter to NHTSA. I told her it had already been done. What arrogance! The Rogue is gone. Like I said earlier, we are not willing to gamble with our lives.

    WILL NOT BUY OR RECOMMEND NISSAN!!
  • carboy21carboy21 Posts: 712
    When I argued here against CVT in this forum, there were some members here who tried to intimidate me .
  • I've spoken to those who like it and those who don't. I didn't have any real like or dislike for it until I broke down. Then I started researching and it appears there is a true problem with some of the CVT's Nissan is using. My complaint is not about personal preference, it's about safety and Nissan's refusal to recall an apparently unsafe product or honor the warranty they issued because of the problem.
  • I have a 2013 Rogue with 29000 miles on it. Transmission occasionally slips while driving it. According to the dealership, my transmission isn't slipping in the correct way for Nissan to fix it under the warranty. The service manager freely admits the CVT transmission is garbage and they have continuing problems with it. I called Nissan's customer service and they recommended that i not drive the vehicle until the transmission, which they refuse to fix under the warranty, is fixed. So, according to Nissan, there isn't a warranty issue that they need to fix but the transmission needs to be fixed to make the vehicle safe to drive. Does that make any sense to anyone?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 50,999
    Did the dealership personnel drive your vehicle to test the slippage?

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  • carboy21carboy21 Posts: 712
    edited February 13
    mrhusker said:

    I have a 2013 Rogue with 29000 miles on it. Transmission occasionally slips while driving it. According to the dealership, my transmission isn't slipping in the correct way for Nissan to fix it under the warranty. The service manager freely admits the CVT transmission is garbage and they have continuing problems with it. I called Nissan's customer service and they recommended that i not drive the vehicle until the transmission, which they refuse to fix under the warranty, is fixed. So, according to Nissan, there isn't a warranty issue that they need to fix but the transmission needs to be fixed to make the vehicle safe to drive. Does that make any sense to anyone?

    Nissan sucks. I never understood why people buy Nissan vehicles when they are spoiled for choice in the USA. Now Europe is a different ball game as Nissan is in bed with Renault, an another BS car company :smile:
  • WoW! I'm glad I just found your review. I too have a 2013 Nissan Rogue with a CVT. Nov 2015 I had to leave Seattle last minute (g'son hit by car) and head to Phoenix. My 14 yr old daughter and I got into California and were going thru mountains/steep grades. All of a sudden my Rogue started losing speed and got slower and slower...very scary and dangerous as cars were coming behind us so fast and so many it took me 3-4 mins to get over to the side of the road to get off. My car was dropping speed rapidly and I was terrified. When I finally pulled off the exit and came to the stop sign my car died. I started crying. :( Cars were honking and going around us. After about 5 mins it started up and I was able to get off the road and pull into a car dealership which was the first place to stop. It was a Sunday. Everything closed including car rentals. I sat there for over an hour with my daughter crying. She was much more logical and practical then myself in the situation. I pulled it together, we got something to eat and came back to the car. She pulled out the owner's manual and it said if traveling in hot weather and going over mountains (which we were), the CVT automatically shuts down so it doesn't overheat and burn up. Really??? Why was I not told that? I just knew the transmission was shot. We checked the engine oil and water in radiator. All fine. I started the car back up and with my FAITH got back on I-5. We did not have any more problems all the way there nor back. However, I have an appt tomorrow to take it into Nissan to have the transmission checked as I have a 60,000 mi/6yr warranty and I'm at 58,000 miles now. I now the transmission is caput. I can tell.TBH, there's not much I like about my Nissan Rogue except for it's a Nissan and they have a great reputation. Like you mentioned how can you travel/go anywhere if you can't drive steep grades for more than 6 miles??? It's absurd. What to do? What to do? :(
  • carboy21carboy21 Posts: 712
    edited February 15
    julies22 said:

    WoW! I'm glad I just found your review. I too have a 2013 Nissan Rogue with a CVT. Nov 2015 I had to leave Seattle last minute (g'son hit by car) and head to Phoenix. My 14 yr old daughter and I got into California and were going thru mountains/steep grades. All of a sudden my Rogue started losing speed and got slower and slower...very scary and dangerous as cars were coming behind us so fast and so many it took me 3-4 mins to get over to the side of the road to get off. My car was dropping speed rapidly and I was terrified. When I finally pulled off the exit and came to the stop sign my car died. I started crying. :( Cars were honking and going around us. After about 5 mins it started up and I was able to get off the road and pull into a car dealership which was the first place to stop. It was a Sunday. Everything closed including car rentals. I sat there for over an hour with my daughter crying. She was much more logical and practical then myself in the situation. I pulled it together, we got something to eat and came back to the car. She pulled out the owner's manual and it said if traveling in hot weather and going over mountains (which we were), the CVT automatically shuts down so it doesn't overheat and burn up. Really??? Why was I not told that? I just knew the transmission was shot. We checked the engine oil and water in radiator. All fine. I started the car back up and with my FAITH got back on I-5. We did not have any more problems all the way there nor back. However, I have an appt tomorrow to take it into Nissan to have the transmission checked as I have a 60,000 mi/6yr warranty and I'm at 58,000 miles now. I now the transmission is caput. I can tell.TBH, there's not much I like about my Nissan Rogue except for it's a Nissan and they have a great reputation. Like you mentioned how can you travel/go anywhere if you can't drive steep grades for more than 6 miles??? It's absurd. What to do? What to do? :(

    Sell it off ASAP. You could die from a rear end accident on an Interstate. Worse your children are at risk.

  • My Rogue transmission failed at 147K miles on it on 02/13/16. $4400 to replace. We were on the PA Turnpike going 70 when it went out. I had to limp to the next exit hoping not to be rear ended. CVTs should be removed from the road by NHTSB and companies made to reimburse consumers for their failed experiment.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 50,999
    Well to be fair, 147K isn't bad for an automatic transmission. A big "ouch!" on the repair bill, though.

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  • randizonerandizone Posts: 1
    I absolutely LOATHE Nissan and its crooked ways. I had 90k miles on my 2011 Rogue and the transmission went out. The repair cost... $4,000. Mine did not fall under the extended warranty. The service tech mentioned that I contact Nissan Assist to see if they would covered some or all of the expense because this apparently happens there in LaLa land. After being trampled over for 3 weeks and giving them every piece of information they had requested I was turned down. Now I'm a single mom with one income. I have to have a vehicle. I will NEVER EVER NEVER EVER buy another Nissan EVER again. I'd rather walk. I'd rather crawl. I've had many cars that I've driven well over 100k miles and never had to replace a transmission. They suck.
  • tresa929tresa929 Posts: 1
    edited April 29
    I have a 2009 Nissan Rogue . Failed transmission at 123k miles. Asked Nissan for assistance, even though it was out of warranty.....barely (3k). Surprise! Nissan won't reimburse. I didn't expect full coverage, but anything would have helped. So disappointed in Nissan. Will never buy again!!
  • carboy21carboy21 Posts: 712

    Well to be fair, 147K isn't bad for an automatic transmission. A big "ouch!" on the repair bill, though.

    Trick is to sell the 'rogues' before the failure. Never keep it beyond 100k.
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