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Nissan Rogue Maintenance and Repair

What problems have you experienced with your Rogue ? Please share any solutions!


  • Have been interested in the Rogue so researched the Altima for problems. There seems to have had more than their share of them with the 2.5 engine. Will keep checking on this forum for a while to see if problems start to occur at the 12-15,000 mile mark or not, will wait till spring or early summer to make my mind up. Any Altima owners want to chime in? thanks......
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    I haven't heard of any 2007 altima engine problems. there were some issues with the early 2006 2.5 engines, but those were corrected, and the engine in the 07's isn't the same engine that was in the 06's.
  • unresolvedunresolved Posts: 7
    I am hung up between the Rogue and the Subaru Forester. I looked at the maintenance suggestions for the Rogue and noticed that the transmission is supposed to be serviced every 30,000 miles. This seems like a lot of transmission service. Is this figure correct and how much does this servicing cost?
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    If your talking about a CVT equipped rogue, then your information is incorrect. 60k is the earliest it is supposed to need done. and it may not necessarily need it then. the cost is a bit of an unknown, but it will be high. As of right now, nissan is the only place you can get the fluid, and it aint cheap. I'd say probably 300 to get it serviced.
  • I just took my Rogue in for the 1,000 mile check up. I was speaking to the service manager and he said that there is a service reccomendation for the transmission at 30K. He also told me that Valvoline is developing a transmission oil that will substitured for the Nissaan oil. This oil should be cheaper. This transmission takes about 10 quarts of oil.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    I wonder if that's just a dealer recommendation. The only Rogue transmission TSB at the Nissan Tech-Info page says if you don't use genuine Nissan ATV/CVT fluid, a warranty claim may be denied. link.

    The '08 Rogue owner's manual specifically says to use only Nissan CVT Fluid NS-2. (page 9-2). Might be a good idea to get the dealer to put it in writing that they'll cover any tranny problems if they substitute another fluid.

    The Edmunds Maintenance Guide says that the tranny fluid only needs to be inspected (I didn't bother to look past 90,000 miles).

    I'd be curious to hear if the Nissan maintenance schedule agrees with Edmunds. And if does say the same as the maintenance guide, I'd be curious to learn how the service writer justifies 30k changes.

    My Nissan Quest has 125,000 miles on it. I did a partial fluid change on the non-CVT transmission fluid last month - maybe 4 qts new fluid added. That's the only service it's ever gotten other than checking the level occasionally.

    Something tells me your service writer is on commission. :confuse:

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  • pathtomaxpathtomax Posts: 215
    I have been reading more about the AWD transmission issues in the Rogue. Someone mentioned it in the Reviews section of the Edmunds website. Also, if you google Rogue transmission issues you will find additional threads regarding this bumping noise the AWD version makes when it is slowing down.

    Anyone here have the issue? I live in New England so I would only consider the AWD version.
  • Whle I've only got about 3200 miles on mine so far... it has not had any noises when slowing down or driving. Handles and drives just fine. I go in for my first oil change next week so I'm going to ask about the transmission... I know when I bought it that I was told I wouldn't need anything but an inspection of the tranny fluid till at least 60K miles... and since I only do 10-11K a year, thats a long way off.
  • mfsnmfsn Posts: 1

    I hear a clunk noise coming from under my Rogue not right after I start the engine, but a few seconds after I shift into D and start accelerating. I sounds like gears scratching when you don't step all the way down on the clutch pedal of manual transmission cars. It is a one time noise, then it stops.

    It is definitely louder and more noticeable after the car has been parked overnight or longer, but if it's a short stop at the grocery store I can't hear it. I've had my 09 SL AWD for about a month (600mi) and was wondering if anyone else has experienced similar problem?
  • Hello everyone,
    I just purchased my new 2008 Nissan Rogue and love it. The question I have is: What do I need to do with the Vehicle Dynamic Control Off Switch? Does it need to be on or off for everyday driving from work and back?
  • mlmcgaheemlmcgahee Posts: 102
    Leave it on... Owners Manual page 5-27 and 5-28.
  • Thank You very much for the reply.
  • I have the same issue with my 2008 Rogue, I'll be bringing mine in for check up next month. By reading all the previous Nissan Altima with the CVT engine forums as people are suggesting the problem might be caused by the Heat Shield. Please let know if you also have more info.
  • psfod3psfod3 Posts: 63
    I have a 08 Rogue and I just bought a locking gas cap . Does anyone know how to get the cord that goes to the factory one off without cutting it?
  • I am so frustrated..I have had my Rogue to the dealer 6x. I continue to hear a rattling and vibration in the front end. I am continued to be informed that there is nothing wrong with the care as they cannot hear anything. I have read some reviewes regarding the transmission. Can anyone help me with suggestions?
  • Yes, i have had my Rogue at the dealer 3 times. I hear noises from the front end at low speeds and when turning. Especially in the parking lots. The dealer told me they hear the noise and that Nissan is aware of the problem, however, they do not know how to fix it? I also called Nissan directly and they told me the same thing. I think i might claim a lemon law case???
  • I have spoke to Nissan Regional Specialist and have been told the same thing; that since the dealers cannot duplicate my issue I am pretty much out of luck. I have contacted the lemon law attorney and awaiting a follow up. Have you had any luck or resolution regarding the issue? Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
  • carzz3carzz3 Posts: 6
    Yes, Nissan has decided to replace my transmission. Hopefully this will solve the problem
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110

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  • I just wanted to let everyone know, and don't mean to be so negative, but I am having the same issue....2nd time. I bought my 08 Rouge in Jan 08. I had my transmission replaced after fighting and fighting with the dealer that something was wrong last August. Everything was fine once it was replaced and then started having issues again. I brought it in and complained that it was not accelerating quick enough, there was a delay. Of coarse they couldn't duplicate it....Well it is Jan now, and I was just in again on Friday for my inspection and issues all over again....UGH. I am again hearing the "gurgling" noice from the front end, and major vibration while it's in idol. When it's in Park, it's fine. When it's in drive or another gear it vibrates and makes rattling noises. Anyways, I was in on Friday expecting to fight with someone. Well to my surprise they just told me within 20 min of being there, they have to call Nissan. They won't admit that they hear what I hear, just that they need to call Nissan. This will be my second transmission. I have now 18700 miles on it so far. At this point, I don't know about anyone else, but I just don't want another transmission. It's not going to solve this issue. I just wanted to let everyone know that this can happen again. Has anyone else had to have it replaced more than once????
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