Nissan Rogue Cvt Transmission Problems

What is a CVT?

A CVT uses a steel belt or pulley system to move gears in a continuous (ahhh), smooth motion. It’s a concept that the Washington Post says makes a lot of sense:

The idea behind CVTs is easy to understand: a heavy-duty drive belt (or chain) runs within a grooved pulley system with hydraulic actuators allowing the affective ratio to be infinitely varied within a range of ratios, seamlessly.

List of Nissan Rogue Cvt Transmission Problems

Slow, Shuttering Acceleration, Jerking

  • Owners complain about delayed throttle response and feeling a shudder or jerking sensation when accelerating. Some models have even had transmission failure.
  • New transmission software is available for both the QR25DE four-cylinder and VQ35DE V6 engines, which can remedy some of these problems.
  • 2016 Nissan Rogue transmission at 47k miles is starting to get jerky. As soon as it fails it’s gone.

Overheating transmission fluid

  • It can cause the CVT to enter a fail-safe mode, which reduces engine power to prevent internal damage. Owners may experience this reduction in performance when driving in hot weather or climbing steep hills.
  • Heat is a major player into what kills these CVTs. Poor design is the real problem but people should be seeing 100-150k not 50-75k like is becoming common.
  • An external transmission cooler is available from Nissan to fix this condition, though prolonged damage may still require CVT repair or replacement.

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It Fails At Low Mileage

  • The most concerning issue is the all these problems lead to a short lifespan for the CVT.
  • The 2011 Versa, for example, has an average failure of 64,750 miles. The very popular 2013 rogue fails around 60,167 miles.
  • In fact the problem appears to be getting worse, because if you look at older model years with complaints about CVT failure they typically have a longer lifespan – like the 2008 rogue which has a much more reasonable (albeit still frustrating) average failure over 120,000 miles.

When Nissan CVT transmissions fail.

  • Reports from owners show that Nissan CVT transmission fail, on average, at about 64,000 miles. Worse yet, a replacement Nissan CVT doesn’t last any longer than that. So drivers can expect to replace their CVT transmissions several times during the car’s lifetime.

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Which year of Nissan rogue has more CVT problems?

  • Particularly from 2010 to onward 2017, the cvt issue arises frequently, however the company offered 120, 000k warranty or 10 years, but that would require a lot of time of yours to get inspect, then send request and approval which probably at least take a week to get it done, sometimes a new transmission work a lot more worse than the old one..

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