I purchased a pre-owned 2013 Nissan Rouge S eight months ago, the car now has 79k miles on it and the transmission has issues...after driving the car for an hour when i get to a stop sign or intersection, the car does not accelerate no matter how hard i hit the gas pedal...supposedly it goes to a fail safe mode. The car makes loud whining noise on a steep hill, the car kicks shifting from 1st to 2nd gear...I almost got into an accident yesterday, because when the light turned green and i tried to move, the car wasn't moving, the car behind me hit the breaks so hard and started honking and cussing me for not moving...not my fault. I've contacted the consumer affairs, waiting for their specialist's phone call. The car is out of warranty and my VIN does not fall under the extended warrantly. I took the car to an authorized nissan service center and they confirmed the issue is the cvt tranny. It's my first time owning a nissan and i am very disappointed. I cannot afford to pay 5k to replace the tranny, this is the cost according to nissan service center. Does it have to take someone to get in an accident, a lawsuit for nissan to get its act together????? whoever has the same CVT issues, please keep us posted. Thanks,
2013 Nissan Rogue SUV SV 4dr SUV w/SL Package (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
Transmission is terrible. The car will not exceed 60 mph after driving it for more than an hour and a half, and good luck going anywhere that you may encounter a slight hill or mountain. IT WILL NOT GO ROGUE!
2013 Nissan Rogue SUV S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
If you are nervous about blind spots, don't buy this car! You will have to rely on only your mirrors which scares the bageebies out of me! You can't see out the back! Seems like it whizzes thru the gas and I barley go anywhere. Love the stick shift and the fact that you can pull the seat forward the old fashioned way under the seat and that's about it. It's tight and small in the front, okay in back. Like the back-up video and it is fun to drive but I did not test drive it on the freeway and wish I had now because it already doesn't seem to have that much power. Wish to God I'd gotten a 6 cylinder. Might be bringing this one back. Inside ceiling feels like cheap egg carton. Whole thing feels cheap to me compared to my old Dodge Minivan. Nissan might be reliable but it feels dirt cheap. Not sure what to do with it now. The paint job is horrible and easily scratched.
I 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, also hot outside. 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 (barely...by the grace of GOD) 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 and we got something to eat and came back to the car. She pulled out the owner's manual and it read if traveling in hot weather and going over mountains (which we were), the CVT/car 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. It's sluggish and sometimes sounds like it stays in one gear and doesn't want to shift up w/speed. TBH, there's not much I like about my Nissan Rogue except for it's a Nissan and they have a great reputation. It even says you can't drive steep grades for more than 6 miles??? Really? How can you travel or go anywhere if there's mountains for more than 6 miles because that's almost everywhere I live on the west coast. It's absurd. What to do? What to do? :(
On a cold winter trip, the 2013 Rogue had only 56,000 miles on it, the engine light went on. The car had been super sluggish going up hills..I thought it was the 3 suitcases bogging it down. It had been sluggish on a previous trip also. I had read reviews that the car was noisy, just thought it wasn't a well made car. I was right. Made it 142 miles to the nearest Nissan dealer. Transmission was shot. They replaced the tranny, radiator and added an external cooling system for the transmission. Nissan already has a fix-it kit for the transmission. There is a problem with the design of the transmission. It gets too hot and burns up the fluid and then the transmission. No steep grades for more than 6 miles I've read. Really? How can you go anywhere? So if your car is sluggish, it's the transmission. The earlier models, Nissan changed the warranty to 100,000 miles but for the 2013, it's only 60,000 mile warranty.