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.

What Transmission Do I Have?

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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Raul Delossantos
2 months ago

I have a 2016 Nissan Rogue and the other day when accelerating it doesn’t go as it should. The rpm goes up but it feels like it is not upshifting or like slipping…i was able to drive it home but had to be gentle on the gas and drive slow…no warning lights at all…my warranty just expired and Nissan won’t extend any help…

2 months ago

Same except mine started doin that 300 miles from home driving it 1 hour at a time rest for 2 to get back

1 month ago

I’m having the same problem with Nissan.

3 months ago

Banging jerking noise low speed hesitates and continues to jerk when get speed up to 50 or 60 it s stop jerking

Crystal Hale
4 months ago

I have a Nissan Rogue 2012 my transmission went out according to mechanic and how it was acting. They changed the transmission fluid and a new air filter and now the car can drive with no noises. I was wondering if anyone had this done and how long the car will drive for?

5 months ago

Have a 2016 Rogue warranty ended in January transmission started going out in February less then 100,00 miles. Why do they not recall and replace what a joke.

3 months ago
Reply to  Kathy

I have the same problem.. 2016 Rogue and transmission went out at 74,000 miles smh.. warranty ended and the dealership won’t replace it or help me with cost!

1 month ago
Reply to  Kathy

I have the SAME problem and giving Nissan hell for it on social media. I suggest you do the same

Richard Donoho
6 months ago

Not shifting it has 55,000 Ike’s it’s a 2017 rouge

Lynn hewitt
7 months ago

It started clunking and slipping .nothing showed up on dash saying anything was wrong . I don’t drive my car hard and it only moves once a week. I bought it in 2017and it’s a 2016 from a car dealer. It had 57klm and now has 117km. I was very shocked that it happen to my car. I pulled over and had it towed to a garage . Today

7 months ago

I have a 2016 Nissan S and after 85,000 miles the transmission started to slip and has pedal not responding at all.
Took it to mechanic and he tell
Me that I need a new CVT.

I will never purchase another Nissan product.

Sharon Dalessio
8 months ago

hello, I have been trying to resolve issues with my 2019 rogue for months now without any luck . this car had been acting up to where i feel its very dangerous to drive now. I have complained not only to dealership who help information about faulty CVT from me but to specialist as well and both state they can not help me . . I like to know what can be done about this before i look further into writing others.. 45000 miles studders , clunks heard at low speeds and jerking

Kenny X.
9 months ago

I just purchased a new 2021 rogue SV 7 days ago and today I want to check out how the autopilot drive works and about the first 5-6 minutes after I turned the autopilot on it runs well and I was so exciting about it but then all of sudden the warning light was on and said CVT malfunction Service Now. I pulled off the freeway and stopped the engine and a few minutes later restart and the light was gone. I got on the freeway again and try the autopilot again and about 5 minutes later. It does again. I stopped again and turned off the engine and the light but then the engine check light was on and I can’t turned it off. I will call the dealer tomorrow to schedule for service but I am really nervous about it because this is a brand new car only 100 miles.

9 months ago

I have a 2013. My transmission going bad and I’m only at 90,000 miles. I knew I messed up with this purchase.

8 months ago

Still under warranty

Vijay shinde
9 months ago

Not moving forward reverse is ok

9 months ago

I’m having an issue with a 2013 Nissan rogues s with the transmission going and it’s 80,000 miles! I had no idea what I got myself into! I needed a reliable vehicle and can’t afford to brake down! Oh boy! Seems like everyone’s having problems with Nissan! Not making right will lose business all together because I will never get anything through them! Have had nothing but problems

10 months ago

I have a 2016 Rogue SL and at about 30,000 miles it began acting up. It now has close to 40,000 miles. The transmission feels like a manual transmission would when you don’t shift down at low speeds. It shudders enough to be very annoying. I’m afraid it will eventually fail. I’ve taken it to the Nissan dealer but they state that if the computer doesn’t record any fault codes Nissan won’t do anything about it. I just called Nissan HQ and was promised a call back in 24 hours. We’ll see. A word to the wise, don’t buy a late model Nissan with CVT transmission.

Sharon Dalessio
8 months ago
Reply to  Galvan

same here , the dealer states no codes no fixing and calling Nissan is useless … they are waiting for warrantee to expire as they dont want to put the work into it .. never again another Nissan for me !

Marlene Deuel
5 months ago

I’m having same problem! Argh

11 months ago

i dont have a problem i have 2019 with 50T MILES

11 months ago

how to protect my tranny

Anthony Zielinski
11 months ago

We have a 2015 rogue sv and..and the Nissan garage tells us the transmission is bad at 90k…this just doesn’t seem right…and a $ 4000 plus tax…and Nissan won’t fix it..out warranty..

Debra Drayton Osborne
8 months ago

Was just told today that my Nissan Rogue 2015 with 52000 miles is bad. 5500.00

Michael Hiltman
1 year ago

I have a 2012 Rouge that the transmission is going out. I called corporate and was told the extended warranty given by Nissan for the transmission issues my car vin number not covered. I have the same transmission and am having the same problems. Nissan os not acting in good faith.

Cody Freeman
1 year ago

I am going through the SAME thing. Transmission issues on my 2012 rogue. Called Nissan and they told me I was not covered. I have 117k miles. WTF NISSAN. I’m most likely trading it in tomorrow for a Toyota. Or should I just fix it?

10 months ago
Reply to  Cody Freeman

Repair with another transmission of same design is only option. Trade it.

Mattika Rosenthal
2 months ago
Reply to  Galvan

Thank goodness that I read these horror stories about the transmission, I’m going to listen to them as well and forget about buying the Nissan. I did on a Nissan before the Nissan cube, and I liked it it was a cute little car, but I traded it in for my BMW, which I wish I’d listen to my brother-in-law and not bought it, because it is nothing but problems!
I can’t afford to be fixing cars that’s why I got rid of my BMW, two repairs in one year were two too many! So now I have to pick a car, and my one friend has had her Toyota Land Cruiser since she bought it when it was brand new, 34 years ago, still running great, over 300,000 miles, said just get new tires every 50,000 miles and change the oil every 3000 miles. I am just amazed and the paint job is still good looking and the interior looks fine and everything is all original. So I’m going to hold out until I find an older Toyota RAV4. And I don’t care if it has 100,000 miles on it, honestly because those things go forever. Just as long it doesn’t have a salvage title, and it’s under $10,000, that’s when I’m going to buy. Money doesn’t grow on trees you know, Especially now.

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