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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2 years ago

2013 Nissan Rogue 76000 transmission failed, we have only made 7 payments on it.. I am devastated I have three kids and no vehicle.. will never purchase a Nissan again

2 years ago

2013 Nissan Rogue. 100,000 miles and the transmission failed. No warranty coverage for me or recall. I bought the car 3 years ago. Won’t be buying another Nissan again.

bonnie Gonyer
2 years ago

2014 Nissan Rogue. 62,000 miles. Intermittent “slipping” of tranny. RPMS surge and car lurches. No code can be found at dealer, so they claim they can’t diagnose and repair. I bought the extended warranty, BUT if they have no diagnosis they refuse to cover. Two certified mechanics have told us it is the cvt. Shame on Nissan….will not purchase another.

2 years ago

2014 Rogue with 87,000 miles. Mostly highway miles. Started making whining / buzzing noise when trying to accelerate from low speed to higher speed such as entering a highway etc. Is this covered by the 120k mile extension on warranty and how should I proceed? Is this one of the commonly reported problems with the CVT?

1 year ago
Reply to  RICK

What was the cause of this problem I the same issue in 08 rogue

2 years ago

2014 Nissan rogue just had CV replaced <2 months. At stop light car makes loud clunk noise.trans fluid leaked from seals with burnt smell. Is this mechanic's fault?

2 years ago

Has a class action been started?? 2012 Rogue and mine started acting up and within 6 miles or so got worse and left me stranded. Got stuck in gear then just stopped going up a hill. This is wrong!!

2 years ago

Sometimes reves to high before it shifts

Marilyn Flynn
2 years ago

I own a 2010 Nissan Rogue with 110k and the transmission had to be replaced in April. Since then there is a loud whining noise and I brought it to the dealership today and was told I need 4 new tires as they are choppy and have shifted belts. Really? No more Nissan’s for me!

Dennis Schilling
2 years ago

Our 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum edition with 80,500 miles just experienced transmission power failure multiple times after we traveled 1050 miles on a road trip to our new duty station. Of course Nissan was closed on the weekend so I couldn’t take it right into have them check it. I took it to Firestone and they ran a diagnostic ($120) which told them is was a CVT Judder and that Nissan has a TSB on it for the code that popped up. Luckily 2013 models are covered if Nissan runs the diagnostic and sees the code. I was told Nissan extended the CVT warranty to 84K miles on this model so we were barely still within that extension. Nissan found the code and said it was the valve body so they replaced it at no cost. I’m out $120 for taking it to find out what was wrong but it’s sad that Nissan knows of this really crappy problem with their CVTs and won’t stand behind every single one of them when they fail. I’m worried ours will fail again soon, likely after the 84K extension and we will be SOL…. Heavy sigh…..

Lewis Sims
2 years ago

My 2010 nissan rogue awd all of a sudden after driving for awhile my car starts to drive slow and sometimes stops for a while until it cool down again and make a loud noise I am thinking it is the cvt I need help and answers

Debbie Jennings
2 years ago

2013 rouge at 87,500 miles stopped accelerating on the highway while driving. Dealership ran diagnostic and said it is because the transmission fluid gets too hot and frothy and is no longer in proper liquid state. Nissan has a cooler component they can add to the transmission because Nissan never put one on the transmission to begin with. Apparently there are othe rouge models that Nissan extended the warranty to cover transmission, but not the 2013’s. So I can pay about $2,700 to fix something the car manufacturer should have done to begin with, or take my chances of shutting down while driving over and over. Sucks to be me! Im in for a lawsuit if anyone wants to go in with me!

2 years ago

Did you ever sue Nissan?
I’m having the same problem at 67000 miles we lost power in the middle of a 3 lane highway. They’ll give me 500.00 towards the new transmission.

3 years ago

Wait a second doesn’t Consumer Reports overall view give the impression the 2009 Nissan Rogue is a good car to buy. 1) It stops running properly after 2 hours of driving to the point where you can only go 25 mph if your lucky. 2) It makes noises that are concerning when you have another 100 miles or whatever, to go. 3) They suggest you check the tranny fluid every month (my son can barley remember to call his Mother on her Birthday) 4) If you enjoy have the tire pressure signal tell when your tires low or all the other great perks your gonna have to check that fluid regularly because the tranny heats up and changes your plans. 5) Don’t worry about the safety of your children or your self when your Nissan shuts down in the middle of no where or on the side of a busy freeway. All you have to do is pull over, turn the engine off and then restart it. Whaaa Laaaaa it’s like magic. Remember when you tell the dealer ship your problems with the 2009 Nissan Rogue cutting out, sputtering, loss of power, grinding noises and or making you late for appointments, its hard for the Ostridge to see when his head is in the sand. Doesn’t Nissan sell the own brand of tranny fluid? Their lucky the problem hasn’t caused loss of life. Or has it? Lets not wait for that. Get proactive Nissan you’ve created a pimple.

Eric Kissel
3 years ago

My wife and I each drive 2012 Rogue’s. Our trusted dealer, we have bought many cars/trucks from, made us a great deal to allow us to net a car for our daughters. We are in the middle of both being fixed as they have both had the exact issues mentioned in this string. They are, after a couple of visits, adding coolers to the transmissions. One service manager was eager to get this corrected. Another let us take off for Vegas with our daughters. Extremely dangerous ride home as the transmission failed countless times, leaving us unable to do the speed limit or accelerate. I love our Nissan’s, but this has been an experience that must be made right. I am still hopeful they will as we have 4 Nissan’s in the driveway today.

bobby marshall
3 years ago

My wife and granddaughter are going to n.c. from ga. and the 2010 rogue after 4 hrs on I85 would only go 50 mph. It is Sat. so all nissan dealers are closed so she took it to auto zone and they said it was transmission valve body assembly.Will be looking for a dealership on monday.Im so pissed because i did not know these rogues had these problems.Nissan should have made us aware and she would not be driving it that far.

3 years ago

We have a 2011 with the same exact problem. It is at Nissan now, they said it is the Valve body in the CVT, $2250 to fix. The car would not shift right or go over 70 on the highway the other day

harish kadiyala
3 years ago

I have a 2013 Nissan rogue. I have the exact (100% Similar) problem that was described by TARA. I have 80k miles on it. I will get the estimate tomorrow. Nissan Really screwed us all. In the morning, dealer was saying that Transmission problem. I am sure it is not. But we have no way to prove. Will update you all with what i find. I cant even dare to buy any Nissan as i am not sure if they used the same technology in other cars.

3 years ago

linda Nissan extended the warranty up 2010, they left out the 2011 and up. which they are/were aware of this Trans. issues. SOCIAL MEDIA could be a Blessing with this????. I have never had an issue with Trans that should be good upward of 100,000 miles.

3 years ago

I seem to be having the same problem with my 2010 Rogue. It happens only intermittently – and of course, the shop found nothing wrong. It occurred to me that it might be the transmission when I barely made it through the intersection today. Turning from a stop – that seems to be when it happens most.

3 years ago

I also own a 2011 rogue, 64,000 miles on a major highway alone disabled 69 yrs old. Thank goodness I called firestone auto. they helped me find a firestone within 12 miles, and was told its the transmission. had to turn around drive back home 3hours, praying all the way my car would make it. my Memorial day weekend to Georgia RUINED and now see that NISSAN will not cover the 2011. We all need to get together and file a class action LAWSUIT, Nissan is/are AWARE of this trans. problem. And on top of it front bearing need replacement??? Never did I have this issue with my Pathfinder 1995 and sold it in 2012. if Nissan does not help., I will never purchase their product again, and will let all KNOW STAY AWAY FROM NISSAN. Lets do this people, anyone have a family/friend attorney that could HELP???

3 years ago
Reply to  arlette

I have a 2012 Nissan Rogue and I have just recently rolled over to 80,000 miles…MY TRANSMISSION IS WHINNING…I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED..I would do a class action in a heart beat!!

5 months ago
Reply to  arlette

I also have a 2011 Nissan Rogue. I have slow acceleration as well. Please let me know if you all decide to file lawsuit

3 years ago

I’ve had the same problem with my 2009 Nissan rogue I will never own another vehicle with a CVT transmission or a Nissan

3 years ago

My 2013 rogue had issues as soon as it reached 60,000 miles. Acceleration would stop on major highways with my foot to the floor on the gas pedal it would not accelerate, and actually would almost stop completely. I stalled once at a turn getting onto I-95 and went into full panic attack since I had my children in the car. I managed to get it to the side of the road and after an hour it came on and drove like nothing happened. Brought it to the garage several times explaining my problems. They replaced the o2 sensor, fuel pump, battery you name it and the problem never resolved and was extremely apparent it wasn’t fixed only when i tried to make any trip longer than 3 hours. This is a dangerous problem and if I see anyone at any store get out of a Nissan rogue I will make them aware of my problems so maybe i could save a family from dying if they choose to take this family car on any vacation. oh and come to find out it was a faulty transmission all along. I want to rid myself of this vehicle since I am scared to drive it again after all of the same posts I have seen from other families with the same exact problems of this 2013 rogue. What a nightmare. I always bought Nissan, not after this last experience and a complete waste of my money.

3 years ago
Reply to  Tara

Did you ever find out what was wrong? I have the same problem with my 2008. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I went on a long road trip and it just losses speed. Going up hill made me very worried now, and it the only car I have. So I’d like to figure out what it is to see if it’s affordable to fix.

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