Nissan Rogue Transmission Problems & Overview | RE0F10A CVT

The Rogue was the first compact CUV to be fitted with a CVT transmission, so it’s no surprise that 2nd gen models got a revised ‘Xtronic’ CVT with a dedicated Sport Mode. Does something seem wrong with your Rogue? Let’s look at some of the most common Nissan Rogue transmission problems, and see what you can do to get your car back on the road.

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Nissan Rogue CVT Warranty Extension

To provide its customers with additional assurance regarding their overall cost of ownership, Nissan doubled the warranty period for the CVT transmission in the 2008-2010 Nissan Rogue. The existing powertrain warranty coverage of 5 years/60,000 miles was extended at no cost, for CVT repairs, replacements or related towing, up to 10 years/120,000 miles (whichever comes first).

This extension required no action on the customer’s part. The remainder of the powertrain warranty coverage for components other than the transmission remains unchanged, at 5 years/60,000 miles, and the basic warranty coverage also remains unchanged. For more information, contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261

Nissan Rogue Recalls

No transmission-related recalls.

Nissan Rogue Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

2015 Rogue – TSB PC346
Problem – Nissan is voluntarily replacing torque converters in certain 2015 Rogue’s.
Solution – For more information, contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Refer to campaign id; PC346

TSB NTB13-079d – Reduced performance due to CVT fluid temperature protection logic – RE0F10A CVT transmission

*Note: These RE0F10A transmission problems apply to several vehicles. The TSB relating to that vehicle will be listed next to its name.

2007 – 2012 Nissan Altima 4cyl – TSB NTB13-079d
2007 – 2012 Nissan Sentra – TSB NTB13-095c
2008 – 2013 Nissan Rogue – TSB NTB14-002d
2014 – 2015 Nissan Rogue Select – TSB NTB12-057c

Problem – The reduced performance is due to the CVT fail-safe mode, which will reduce the vehicle speed to protect the transmission from further damage. This will happen after high RPM (4000+) and/or high-speed driving (65 mph/104.6 km/h) for 1-1.5 hours or more.

Solution – If the technician determines that the transmission has not been overfilled/the correct transmission fluid is used, and the coolant concentration is not greater than 50%, they will use the vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system to determine if the conditions were present to damage the transmission. If the conditions were moderate, the RE0F10A valve body will need to be replaced, and an external CVT fluid cooler installed. If the conditions were more severe, then the transmission itself will need to be replaced.

TSB NTB09-148A – Valve body failure
2007-2008 Altima – 2007-2008 Rogue – 2007-2008 Sentra
Problem – Cars equipped with the CVT transmission may have the following trouble codes stored in the TCM: P0840. P0845, P0744, P1777
Solution – The Control Valve Assembly will have to be replaced.

Common Nissan Rogue Transmission Problems

Vehicle will not move forward when the shifter is placed in the Drive position – RE0F10A CVT transmission
Problem – After placing the vehicle in Drive, it may refuse to move as if the transmission is slipping or cannot engage forward gear.
Solution – The problem could be as simple as low CVT fluid or a failed speed sensor. However it can also be failed transmission pump or forward clutch.

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Nissan Rogue can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Nissan Rogue transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Nissan Rogue transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation (including the radiator issue that plagued the Nissan RE5R05A in the Pathfinder, Armada, Titan, Frontier and Xterra), along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Nissan Rogue transmissions last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Nissan Rogue transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Nissan Rogue transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Nissan Rogue transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Nissan Rogue transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed.

Recommendations for Nissan Rogue transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit truck VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Nissan Rogue transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Nissan Rogue Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Nissan Rogue Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Nissan Rogue Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Nissan Rogue Transmission

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

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Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

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1 month ago

I rented a 2023 Rogue on Wednesday. On Friday I had some stuttering, not getting out of gear easily; had driven an hour on highway earlier in day, but problems cropped up after an hour in a parking lot. On the cusp of hurricane warning (in LA) can’t get in touch with any rental counter to find another SUV (moving DD to new apartment cross-country, picking up bunch of furniture). Worried that good thoughts may not be enough.

Pam Kyle
3 months ago

My car shifts into gear with no problems only when traveling long distance it wants slow down and it hot.

Don torlone
3 months ago

After driving vehicle for several minutes it stops going into overdrive or downshifting when stopping, if you turn ignition off and restart the vehicle it will most of the time correct itself untill several minutes of driving again.

6 months ago

I put a used transmission in. I want to start the vehicle and it doesn’t start now.

Anthony Neglia
9 months ago

Itonlyhas 130 k on it. Do u think it’s just stepper motor withobd code 1778 Or valve body

Anthony Neglia
9 months ago

2012 rouge code 1778. Stepper motor
It goes for few hundred feet then goes to limp mode. Shut it off and restart it and goes again. Is it stepper motor problem or valve body. Or transmission.

Anthony Neglia
9 months ago

Code 1778 and it slips and goes to limp mode. Shut off and start it then it moved for a little bit

Heather H.
9 months ago

We have a 2013 Nissan Rogue which at the time of this all starting, had 135,000 miles. After having the transmission shutdown on the highway in the hills of Virginia, we discovered what everyone else has. This year and model has major CVT issues. In 2020, the transmission went completely while on my way to have leg surgery. It took 5 months to get a Nissan rebuilt transmission. That was 5 months of car payments wasted. At 190,000 now, we need another one. Same exact issue. Happened again on the way to our daughter’s college visit. And we’re just outside of the warranty on it with 6 more months of payments. It whines at high RPMs while going sown steep hills, no matter the speed. It’s been a nightmare and our greatest financial struggle for the past 2 years. I won’t ever own a Nissan again. If it’s a Nisaan and has a CVT, I’m going to need an outstanding warranty.

Sylvia F.
11 months ago

Transmission failed at 94000 miles. This was a 2013 Nissan Rogue. I paid cash for this junk. Nissan refused to cover cost of repair. I had to pay 5,000 for a new transmission. I will never buy another Nissan, just junk and they know it.

Christine Bouska
1 year ago

Will not go forward or backwards

Donna P
1 year ago

Hi I have a 2013 Nissan Rogue it has 103,000 miles and after driving more than 30 miles or more the vehicle slows down and will not excellerate. So we were on a highway with our young grandchildren with us and the vehicle wasn’t excellerating and just was creeping other vehicles speeding. We were so scared that we would cause a deadly accident. Some one or All of us could’ve been killed or seriously hurt. We luckily were able to pull off to the side and waited awhile, so I decided to look up on google to see if I seen any reviews on what could be the problem, and it was when I seen several complaints and people saying that they would let the vehicle sit for awhile and then start again. So it seems as though these vehicles have timers on them because if you can only drive for so many miles and this happens, It’s Just NOT NORMAL. Why make a vehicle that doesn’t PERFORM the way it should? VERY CONCERNED. We Paid Hard Earned Money and the Vehile Wasn’t CHEAP. Should REPLACE TRANSMISSION with one that’s going to PERFORM.

Tamika Thompson
1 year ago

Acceleration and shift are normal, after normal take off I take foot off the pedal and the transmission will start to slow down the car rapidly, like as though I were manually breaking down the gears (e.g) 6,5,4,3,21, with a rev noise . Plus,RPMS diminish

Edite Da silva
1 year ago

Have a 2016 Nissan Rogue with 144.000 km had problems with transmission a few weeks ago had it fixed cost me 4 thousand dollars. After 2 weeks driving the problem got back went back to mechanic who checked with the computer it said was a faulty switch he took of the code and told me to drive it over the weekend and if the problem persists to go back and he will work on it again. But now I’m afraid of towing a popup trailer that I just bought to go camping in the summer.

1 year ago

Pressure control solenoid B performance struck off PO776

Jim and Ree
1 year ago

I read your review on the Nissan Rogue (I own a 2013) and I’m have many of the same things in my car. Whining sounds and poor acceleration, leaking transmission fluid then finally the vehicle would not move forward and drive. After turning off the vehicle, I could start it and then it would go into drive but not very long and it would disengage. I went under the car and had someone go through the gears to find the leak. It’s coming out of the right side of the trans case where the shaft connects. Could this be a seal or o-ring ?

1 year ago

My 2016 Nissan Rogue was jittering after stopping, stops or slowing down. I took it 3 Times to get it checked at a Nissan dealer. I’ve always taken my vehicle to get serviced at the Nissan dealer. They would say nothing was wrong with vehicle and recommended different service, which I did do them. Final judder complaint they said it was the transmission and I was out of warranty at only 90K miles. Nissan manufacturing took care of the transmission at a goodwill case. One week later my car started smelling funny we ended noticing oil leaking from vehicle it had spotted all my new driveway/concrete! They said it was the case transfer and would cost me over $3k this is hectic, stressful and very frustrating!

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