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 Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

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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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Ricky Buchanan

Need to know why it dont go whrn its shifted into drive after oil change

Ricky Buchanan

Changed the oil in my 2015 rough and now the car will shift into drive but wont move

The transmission FILTER

I meant transmission FILTER

The transmission FILTER

Can anyone tell me where the 2nd transmission is located. I’m have replaced the one in the pan. O’Reilly Sold me another that looks like an in-line or canister type too.

Deborah

I just had my transmission replaced on my 2011 NIssan Rogue which has 80,000 miles on it. I guess I am one of the lucky ones that has gone this far in it. My mechanic tells me they are notorious for this issue. It is not worth buying a used or rebuilt transmission as they are unreliable. I was wondering if there was any recall on this issue? Seems to me there should be some type of program to reimburse us since this is obviously a major issue for Rogue owners.

Kara

I also have a 2011 Nissan Rogue. I just had the transmission flushed thinking that would help increase the speed and acceleration. It didn’t, it seems that I may need a cvt cooler kit like most of the threads I read about on different sites.

Sandra

Did anyone get their vehicle running great again? I’ve just gone through almost everything on this page. 2014 Rogue 65K miles. Stalled on me while heading home from gym at night and again several times heading to work. Had fuel pump replaced by recall service then I replaced the transmission out of pocket which is driving better however I’m still having issues with not engaging gear when moving from park to drive or reverse. Going to try the relay someone here mentioned.

Courtney

Have a 2012, replaced 3.5 years ago at 65,000 and now it’s out again at 119,000. Not sure what I’m going to do this time, will be contacting Nissan.

Rhonda Russell

I have 2015 Nissan Rouge Select and today I was driving and my car wouldn’t accelerate It was in drive and even when pressed the gas it still wouldn’t move I put it in park and sat for a minute and started it again I put it in drive and it moved for a minute then it wouldn’t accelerate again I had to do this all the way home

gina bennett

this happened to me, I have a 2013 rogue, in the middle of the freeway it stopped accelerating and started to make a very loud whining sound… i was gas pedal to the floor trying to get over off the freeway and zero acceleration. I thankfully was able to pull off freeway. at first i thought it was over heating, i have owned that car since it had 5 miles on it and never one problem. got it 2 miles to a place they said I blew my transmission. I also was 2 hours from home with my 2 daughters. we had to have it towed back to our town. i had the transmission replaced by nissan and the ” brain chip” replaced. they are actually currently driving it and checking it now. I was told you can continue to drive on it gong approx 30 mph however it isnt good for the engine/transmission and will only cause further damage.

Courtney

This is what happened when my 2012 rogue transmission went out at 65K. Now at 119K and it’s out again so I would be weary. Warranty on the replacement was 12mos or 12,000 miles which is shitty. Go somewhere with a good warranty.

Jeff Bickford jbickford57@icloud.

I had a problem recently the my 2015 select Nissan Rouge sometimes wouldn’t go forward or in reverse but I would put it into park rev the engine and try again. Most times it would work. But I finaly figured what was going on a relay under the dach was going bad effecting the electronics making a delay for the transmission . I changed it no more problem. its on the far right side of the fuse box and its blue. The cost of the relay is about 40 dollars. All the transmission places wanted a bunch of money to replace the cvt and it wasn’t that.

Becky A Stone

Which blue relay is it?

Zoltan

Just got off the phone with a regional manager with Nissan. She let me know that they will not assist with repairs for my 2014 Nissan Rogue transmission ($2900). It has been acting up for months, cause being overheating, leading to lack of acceleration which is a safety issue, nasty burnt smell. I was reduced to driving it no more than half an hour at a time, to avoid the unpleasant and unsafe aspects. Only took it in now, because it took months of this for check engine light to come on, which leads me to wonder about their software. With nothing showing up on telemetry no shop was even willing to look at it. If anyone has legal action in mind, let me know, I think we would have a better chance as a group. I’m certainly up for it!

Andrew

We have a 2011 Nissan Rogue and the transmission over heats after driving for a couple hours. Online it shows the models and years as having the same problem I told the dealership yet they want me to pay out of pocket for exactly what the website says is wrong and what I told them. $2900 to fix it but they say my year doesn’t have the recall yet other years do.

adam

Hi Andrew,
So your problem is resolve? because I have also phase same issue.

Frustrated

2011 Nissan Rogue – bought it used with 2 1/2 year 24,000 mile extended warranty. No light coming on to indicate a problem, no leak of fluid evident.. transmission just blew out while driving. Not only will Nissan not cover the issue they KNOW they are having with their transmissions, but warranty company denied my claim as well. Even though the transmission fluid was still in place they said wires were wet and deemed Proper care not being handled by me. What? Had the car for one year, just inspected.. exactly what did I not maintain proper care of? Oil changes on time as well. Just cost me $3,800 to replace!!

Angel

I have the same problem. I was in Ohio on my way to Chicago driving 75miles when my speed started to go down up to 40miles. My car is still in a Nissan dealer shop and it’s been 2 weeks now. I’ve been taking uber to go to work. The shop kept telling me they’re waiting for Nissan if they’re going to pay half of the cost or not. I was hoping they will because I understand that they extended the warranty for 10 yrs and my car is only 8yrs old. Nissan is aware of this failing transmission so they should pay!

Dean

We have a 2018 Nissan Rogue and our transmission went out at 44450 miles. Although they are providing a rental during the shop time, we are not yet having any luck getting any type of assurance of help if the rebuild goes out again after the original 5 years, 60,000, which is only 15,550 miles away!!
We learned that if we were already beyond the 60,000, the new rebuild would only have a 12,000 mi. warranty. We don’t think that shows much confidence in the new rebuild.
We’re heading from being a “first-time Nissan owner”, to a “never again Nissan owner” in two years.

Becky

My 2014 Nissan Rogue transmission just went out too. Never got a warning message on dash control at all. Was driving along at 40 miles an hour , when it start emrevving rpm, like I’m in neutral. Nissan says my VIN is not on the extended 10 yr 120000 mile warranty. This is ridiculous. Oh 66000 miles on my Nissan.

Nate 2014RogueSV

My nissan had issues at 90k miles. It would stutter between 35mph-45mph. If I was stopped at a light when I hit the gas it took a second before it would go. Just spent 4975 on in a remanufactured w/3year unlimited mile warranty.