Transmission Noise Problems of Nissan Rogue - part 1

Nissan Rogue owners have reported 38 problems related to transmission noise (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Rogue based on all problems reported for the Rogue.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2015 Nissan Rogue 1
Failure Date: 03/01/2018

There is something desperately wrong with the transmission/power in my vehicle. I lose power when going up hills, especially when they are continual, like up a mountain pass! there is a super high pitched noise when the car runs for over an hour, like squealing. Told there is no problem at Nissan dealership, this is not true. The noise happens in every gear when it starts and doesn't stop until the car cools again. The power in vehicle that is lost up hills, will keep it from ever going above 60 until several hours later. The power is lost in the whole vehicle, it lags and sometimes nothing happens during this power loss when pushing the gas pedal. The loss of power is so much that it can't continue to go up hills sometimes and I've had to pull over! very scary on a mountain pass!.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2013 Nissan Rogue 2
Failure Date: 01/25/2018

While driving the car on a highway in heavy traffic, it began to shake and make a loud noise. Within a couple of minutes the car began to slow down and would not accelerate. After pulling over in the middle of heavy traffic the car completely stopped. The car was towed to a Nissan dealer and the it was found that the cvt had an internal failure with no movement. Although Nissan was contacted immediately they refused to assist with the repairs of the car because the mileage deemed the car out of warranty. There were no indication that this problem was going to occur. The transmission was defective and faulty and had to be replaced. After researching the problem, I discovered that Nissan has had problems with the transmissions of Rogues in the past. The vehicle was then towed to a aaa car care center for repair.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Rogue 3
Failure Date: 06/22/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Rogue. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle lost power and failed to accelerate. The contact heard a whining noise and the rpm gauge displayed a high reading. The contact also noticed a burning odor and the check engine indicator illuminated. The contact did not see any fire or smoke, and the fire department was not contacted. No components were found to have melted. The vehicle was taken to reed Nissan (3776 w colonial dr, orlando, FL 32808), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission failed. The contact did have information regarding the necessary repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Nissan Rogue 4
Failure Date: 06/08/2017

Years back iwe have driove our Nissan 2008 to a trip to reading CA we just have bought the car from a dealer in hayward handa. While we were in the hill car could change gear or power we were driving 65 to 70 mpr and went down to 20 on the freeway. Very dangerous specially pooling over and have the car relax this was when the car had only 70,000 miles . We later received a letter from Nissan that need to recall and update computer . We took it in and my husband complained to them that it was making a noise when we accelerated and he also mention the first trip and said to us everything was okay . We never had a problem after that my husband only drive it to work and home. We recently took car to oregon same route reading and as jew are hitting the hill same problem happen. I investigated it this happen to this car and a lot of other customers that have this car have the same problem call cusrtservice and refer us to consumer afffair we are now speaking to a cosumer affair representative they made us pay twice a diagnostic in oregon now in California and I'm pending what they are going to do or help me with this car. My car now has 123000 they have a extended their warranty to 120000 . My problem with Nissan is that they know about this problem we have taken the car in into their dealership before they said it was fine and if I knew about there extended warranty I would have taken my car in. Now the second diagnostic in California that I have to pay 160 they said that I need new transmission and pending in how they going to help me. This not only it was dangerous because I have my 8 month daughter and my son in the car and have it stop and only go 20 mpr in a highway where trucks are passing fast. And also stop every 20 min in the side of the road to let car cool down. I hope they can do something before a family loses there life for a neglected car that Nissan.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Rogue 5
Failure Date: 01/15/2017

This vehicle is a death trap!! completely lost all power when traveling in a highway . As we were heading uphill, the transmission started making a loud whistling noise and acceleration was gone. I almost got hit by an 18 wheeler as I moved to the lane to the right "slow lane " (trucks). I had to move make my way to that lane and even the slowest semi was traveling a lot faster than my vehicle was . I was in the middle of nowhere on the 15 freeway northbound heading towards las vegas and in order for me to safely exit I had no choice but to risk getting hit and killed by big rigs as I moved to the right and got out at the next exit. Upon exiting I went to park to a gas station and when I hit reverse to park properly, the car didn't move at all!! at the gas station a good samaritan ran a diagnostic and said the error "torque clutch coverter". In other words the transmission. I googled 2011 Nissan Rogue and multiple people have reported the same issue ! where they lose all power while traveling in a highway (uphill most of the time). It is unbelievable that Nissan has not yet recalled this vehicle !! with so many. War death experiences. Coincidentally most issues start at 60k miles once the mfg warranty is up. This is bogus and a total theft by a Nissan to the consumer. They should only sell cars that are safe not death traps like the Nissan Rogue. They've previously recalled vehicles for transmission issues from like 2004-2010 and claim the issue was fixed in all 2011 models but that was not the case. Too many people are in danger while driving this car and endangering the lives of others sharing the road with these faulty vehicles.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Rogue 6
Failure Date: 10/08/2016

I was traveling to sacramento from los angeles in oct. 2016. After driving for about 4 hours my car started to lose speed. I pushed the pedal all the way to the floor and I could not accelerate any faster. I pulled off the freeway and waited for a little while and then got back on the road and then warning light came on and never went off. On the way home I was headed up the grapevine (I-5 south) and I lost speed again and pulled over to the truck lane going uphill and my speed dropped as low as 20 mph and that was with me pushing the pedal all the way to the floor. I had several semi-trucks behind me and could not change lanes without possibly causing an accident. I was very scared and once I made it up the hill I was able to gain a little speed going downhill and continued home. Ii took my car to a mechanic and he told me that it was an issue w/my transmission. I called Nissan and since I was barely over my warranty I was told that I would have to pay for my transmission myself and I was very upset as my car had just over 60,000. I started researching my issue and discovered this was a common, known problem with Nissan and Rogue's in particular. This is very dangerous and I hope they do something before someone loses their life. Having your speed drop so dramatically on a busy interstate w/several semi-trucks is very frightening. Since then I have not driven my car on trips over 2 hours away because I don't feel safe. I had this same type of problem months before on a trip to las vegas but just let it go because no warning light came on and I thought it was a fluke. I was completely shocked to see that Nissan knows of this problem w/the transmission and has done nothing to fix it. I now have a rattling noise coming from my car and I'm afraid to see what that is going to cost me. I only drive to/from work and work less than 5 miles from my home. Ugh!!.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2013 Nissan Rogue 7
Failure Date: 07/07/2016

About 120 miles into a trip to virginia from hartford, CT, my 2013 Nissan Rogue began to lose power. My car currently only has 68,709 miles on it. The "check engine" light came on. Flooring the gas pedal, I continuously lost power and just prayed I wouldn't lose power with a semi truck behind me. I made it to virginia, but on my way back I was climbing a hill and my acceleration decreased dramatically. The car began to buck and I could only go about 35 miles per hour up the hill. When I got to the top of the hill and gravity took over, the problem ended. Within a week after finally getting home, I took the car to harte Nissan dealership in hartford, CT. They told me it was my cvt, a transmission issue and that I would have to pay for the entire cost of repair. As I drove away from the dealership, a low grumbling and grinding noise could be heard. The car was bucking badly from about 15-40mph. I turned around and had them look at it again and they basically told me that my transmission was in the process of dying. I drove away again and almost immediately the car was losing power on acceleration, until finally, within about a 1/4 mile away from my home, the car bucked one last time and stopped moving. Again, this was at a busy intersection with cars coming up very close behind me. I have called Nissan USA and they told me there was a recall on the cvt for Rogues only up to 2010. I believe this problem has extended far beyond 2010 to other Rogues, including mine.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Rogue 8
Failure Date: 06/25/2016

My car has 67,000 miles and needs a new transmission. . . Gets hot and fails losing power and makes noises. . . No acceleration almost had accident. This is scary and unfair I had it looked at and the cvt transmission is failing.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Rogue 9
Failure Date: 06/25/2016

I have Nissan rouge 2010. I bought it brand new. Everything was ok until last 7, 8 months when start with problems. Every time when I drive car more than 45 + miles on highway my speed and power goes rapidly down from 70 mph to 40mph and below with noise from engine. If you try to accelerate does not work. You press pedal to the floor nothing is happening. The worst part is all this come without any warnings. I did some online research and I was shocked that a lot of people have same problem. Most likely is transmission. Yesterday me, my wife and five years old daughter were driving from houston, TX to san antonio TX which is 180 miles, I was driving 70-75 mph on I-10 when same thing happened again I lost my speed to under 40 mph and 18 wheeler behind us almost hit us. We were very lucky that day. I think problems with those small suvs somebody needs to take seriously and those vehicles should be recall before tragedies starts. 06/26/2016.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Rogue 10
Failure Date: 06/18/2016

The cvt transmission failed in June 2016 with 122k miles, just 7 years old. I was on the highway with 4 others in the SUV when the vehicle jerked made a howling noise and failed to accelerate. Lucky I was able to coast onto the shoulder without getting into an accident. I went to the dealer for a diagnostic check and they informed me that the transmission needs to be replaced and the cost will be $3600. I have reached out to my local dealership, Nissan north american, and bbb because they know that the cvt transmissions are faulty and may not break until the vehicle is out of the warranty period. Nissan does not want to cover the cost nor acknowledge that there is a problem with their cvt transmissions. There are many customers on various websites reporting transmission failures and all complaints are similar- failed transmissions and Nissan refusing to fix the problem without being paid $3000+. It's shocking that a recall hasn't been done for these transmissions. I've already read dozens of horror stories online over this. I'm shocked that there hasn't been a fatality. It's just a matter of time before all these customers get together and file a class-action lawsuit against Nissan.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Rogue 11
Failure Date: 05/24/2016

Transmission failed in August 2013 with 86k and was repaired by Nissan dealership. This problem existed on 2 occasions with me and I was almost struck by another vehicle since it failed as I was driving on highway. The vehicle jerked made a howling noise and failed to accelerate. I was able to coast onto the shoulder. Dealership informed me that originals parts were installed in vehicle. Now transmission failure is occurring once again and quite recently after getting off the highway the car failed to accelerate after stopping for a light. This has occurred many times within the month of may and as a long distance driver to and from work everyday, I am petrified of what can happen if it stop suddenly. I went to the dealer for a diagnostic check and once again they informed me that the transmission needs to be replaced and the cost will be $4100. Nissan does not want to bear some of the cost nor acknowledge that there is a problem with their cars/rollovers that has the cvt (continuous variable transmissions) many customers on various websites are reporting transmission failures in Nissan as well as on the bbb site. . All complaints reported from customers are similar- failed transmissions. The problem is that the transmission belt breaks with caused a sudden stop. I have reached out to Nissan north american, bbb, and the district attorney office in my state because Nissan knows that the cvt at times may not break until the vehicle is out of the warranty period. Although, they has been no recalls the evidence to date suggests that cvt transmission has become a nightmare for me as well as for other car owners. Since my transmission failed in 2013, it is my belief that the whole transmission didn't not come out but was overhauled due to the cost of replacement. I can't afford to replace the transmission at the moment and I am afraid of my safety.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Nissan Rogue 12
Failure Date: 02/18/2016

"defective cvt transmissions" I took my vehicle to dealer for an oil change and to have a light knocking coming from somewhere in engine checked. I paid for a diagnostic. I was told that the transmission was bad that I fell under the recall but not with current mileage 131,099. I was told I had to pay to replace cvt transmission. I hear the noise only when the vehicle is in motion not when it's stationary.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Rogue 13
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving at 70mph the vehicle decelerated to 40mph. The vehicle emitted a noise in the rear before the failure occurs. The contact was able to coast onto the road shoulder. The engine light illuminated after the failure ocurr. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a diagnostic was performed which located a failure code at the transmission. The transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 73,347. Li.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2012 Nissan Rogue 14
Failure Date: 10/24/2015

When you accelerate,there is a loud squealing noise that occurs from under the hood. I took the Rogue back to the dealer and they told me the serpentine belt was bad. I had it replaced. . . And shortly after that the squealing noise was back again I took it back to the dealer and they me the serpentine belt was bad again! the car only has a total of 34,000 miles on it and the 2nd belt only has about 500 of those miles on it. I also noticed that the Rogue has a vibration to it at times when the squealing occurs . I asked the dealer if there could be a problem with the cvt due to the squealing and vibrations when accelerating and they told me "no". I asked other auto service shops and told me that it sounds very much like the cvt is starting to have issues. I also looked up problems with the Rogue on these issues and see that many others are having the same problems but Nissan is not having any recalls on this however, I did find a service bulletin for one of Nissan's other vehicles(murango) that has cvt squealing and similar problems and that is bulletin ntb 08104 but nothing for the Rogues. Why is that when their transmissions are almost the same?.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Rogue 15
Failure Date: 05/15/2015

The first time the incident happened I was exiting the expressway and after stopping at a red light the car started to make a weird noise. When trying to accelerate through the green light the car would not move for 15 seconds. I even tried slamming the gas pedal down. After that I would always hear a whining noise when driving on the expressway or a prolonged amount of time. When driving out of state to tennessee the car started to decrease in speed on a hill and I was almost hit by a cop. Pulling over at a gas I let the car sit for 30 mins. I tried to renter the expressway and the car still would not move. After a while I was able to get back on the expressway. Once in tennessee the car barely made it up the hills I had to time it just right. On the way back to GA the car began the issues again and while trying to pull off the car decreased in speed so quickly I was almost hit by a semi-truck. I have taken the car in for the electrical recall that did not help. The car has had two complete tune ups nor has not worked. I refuse to pay out of my pocket for another transmission; which has not aided others in this same situation. I have been dealing with this for a year. Everyday it's a guessing game if the car will ever get me to and from work safely.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Nissan Rogue 16
Failure Date: 09/19/2014

Cvt transmission went out had a loud howling noise the rpms shot up and down a few times big vibration then nothing.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Nissan Rogue 17
Failure Date: 07/11/2014

The transmission died on my 2008 Nissan Rogue. After purchasing the vehicle in Jun 2008, we heard "whiring" noises. The vehicle was taken to the dealership of purchase and we have the notation that customer complained of whiring. Result was there were no issues. Car has continued to whine through the years, in the past year, it became worse. We took it to our mechanic to be evaluated, and immediately he knew the problem- the cvt transmission. The mechanic did some research and found that Nissan had extended the warranty, very quietly. Since I drive 70+ miles to/from work, my car was already over the warranty limit. Hence, left with 2 options, replacement via a Nissan dealership costing $5,ooo as no viable mechanic will touch the problem. Or get rid of the car. This type of repair was not in our budget nor were we in a position to purchase a new vehicle ( this one was paid for). There was no guarantee when the transmission would go out, other than it evenutally would. Lately, the noise had become much worse and we feared the worst. Thank goodness, the car died in our driveway and not the highway. Nissan knew this was a problem, apparently from the beginning, and is not accepting responsibility.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Rogue 18
Failure Date: 04/19/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, an abnormal noise was heard from outside of the vehicle as the transmission failed to operate. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer, who stated that the transmission would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of problem. The approximate failure mileage was 4,106.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Rogue 19
Failure Date: 08/09/2013

Driving on highway and heard a grinding noise on the car. I also noticed car would not drive at optimal speed when gas pedal pressed to keep up with traffic. It felt sluggish and as it was losing power. I turned off the air conditioning system and the car started condensating through the events. None of my previous car have done that before. After about an hour drive the cars hood was extremely hot you could barely touch it. I felt scared for my family as this car does not feel safe at all. Dealer is not taking it back and I've now had this troubled car 20 days but they won't admit it's defective. They said they can change the transmission but only because its under warranty. Nissan needs to recall all cvt cars.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Nissan Rogue 20
Failure Date: 10/22/2012

The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, she heard an abnormal whining noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the transmission would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered to cover one month of her vehicle payments. In addition, the contact stated that she could hear a popping noise in the steering wheel and the air pressure warning light would illuminate randomly. The failure and current mileage was 69,000.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Rogue 21
Failure Date: 07/05/2012

On July 5th 2012 our recently purchased (from carmax) Nissan Rogue sv awd was taken in to carmax (where car was purchased) in raleigh nc for unidentifiable noise where we were told the transmission seals were leaking. The transmission seals were replaced by the Nissan dealership in raleigh nc. July 27th, 2012 we noticed an odd whining/grinding when driving at low speeds and then when the accelerator was depressed. The whining/grinding became worse over the next week. On August 6th 2012 the vehicle was taken to the Nissan dealership and we were told the transmission seals were bad again and that the cvt transmission needed to be replaced. The transmission was ordered on the 6th of August and on the 13th of August we were notified by the dealership that the Nissan cvt transmissions are on back order and the back order is not scheduled to release until the 17th of August.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Nissan Rogue 22
Failure Date: 07/02/2012

Problem in July 2012- at a stop light , went to accelerate, and nothing,, kept pushing gas pedal,, took out of drive and put back in , finally went. , kept doing this at unexpected times. No service light went on. Took to dealership, $600. 00, later, they said it was my acceleration cable, and replaced it. . Stated transmission had nothing to do with it. . Still not running well, still makes whining noise - March 2013 started doing same thing with acceleration. , almost got killed taking a left hand turn and no acceleration. Making high pitch noise @ 50-60 miles. Took to dealership -said it was my transmission fluid, it was overfilled and bad color?. $ 200 to change fluid, still not agreeing to change out transmission. I looked on line , a ton of complaints on same issues. . All resulting in the cvt- how do I get the dealership to fix problem?.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Rogue 23
Failure Date: 09/11/2010

Rogue 2010 after 3000 miles transmission making noise at low speed. Complained to Nissan service department. They told me no problem find. Brand new car with frustration. Nissan service department not friendly at all. They do not care about you. I never recommend any one to by Nissan.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Rogue 24
Failure Date: 08/19/2010

Nissan rouge 2010 - it has only been 5 months since I bought a brand new Rogue 2010 from victory Nissan chesapeake. I received a recall card from them regarding a throttle noise. I took my car for change oil and the Nissan service did a reprogram to eliminate the noise. The noise had lessened. Thinking that it is a brand new car, I did an observation and waited for my second change oil and complained about the noise in my car again and the brake that felt like it's losing a thread when you step on it. After my change oil, I was told that my transmission needs to be replaced. However, the dealer has to order it and will call me back in 2-3 days. A week had passed and I did not receive a call. I called Nissan USA to complain about the service and I have been driving this car knowing that there is a problem and have complained about the break and the transmission. I called back again and the service agent just told me that the transmission is not yet in. I was driving in the rain when the accelerator just kept going even if I was not pressing on it. I was concerned and took the car back to the dealer and was given a rental car. I bought a fully loaded car but was given a lemon car. I could've been dead by now if I am still driving that car for who knows what will happen next if the accelerator and brake will not be controlled. I kept calling Nissan but I did not receive any response. One of the sales in the dealer told me that this was the 3rd Rogue 2010 transmission problem that was reported in the same place. A very unsat costumer service and dealer services by letting an unsafe car to be on the road!.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Nissan Rogue 25
Failure Date: 04/08/2010

I purchased a 2008 Nissan Rogue sl awd in 2008. I began hearing a noise emanating from the front end of the vehicle at approximately 6000 miles. The noise occurs consistently when decelerating from about 40 mph to 5 mph. As the vehicle begins to decelerate, the noise sounds like a rattling against metal. The noise changes to a grinding sound like metal rubbing against metal as the vehicle loses speed. The grinding sound appears more pronounced when at a slow speed, such as when turning into a parking lot. Service manager acknowledges the noise but has no explanation for it and say Nissan is aware of the issue and has a fix for it, so I took it in for the factory fix and have noticed the noise is still there. I believe the noise comes from the cvt transmission, and it is probably caused by a defective cvt belt or the cvt belt slipping on the variable pulleys. Either cause could lead to catastrophic failure of the cvt belt and result in an immediate and total loss of response to driver accelerator input. My Nissan Rogue currently has approximately 17000 miles, and the noise is becoming more evident.

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