1st Generation (2009—2014) Cube Problems

This generations ranks 35th out of 59 Nissan generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (28%), steering (25%), and the engine (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Cvt Failure 3 complaints at an average of 85,227 miles in the 2012 Nissan Cube.
  2. Transmission Failed 4 complaints at an average of 95,575 miles in the 2011 Nissan Cube.
  3. Steering Column Lock Malfunction, Car Disabled 7 complaints at an average of 68,233 miles in the 2009 Nissan Cube.

What Cube Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Nissan model years.

Watch out for the 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 0 1 9 0.0
2013 5 1 14 3.25
2012 8 0 14 6.68
2011 6 0 20 4.6
2010 46 1 22 12.61
2009 35 2 25 14.32

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