What's Wrong with the Rogue?

There are 711 complaints over 10 Rogue model years. These can be broken down into 2 generations with their collective PainRank™. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Generation Breakdown

Compare NHTSA
Gen Years Score Problems Recalls Inv. TSBs
2 2014—2017 23.24 262 19 0 56
1 2008—2013 28.28 449 16 3 163

Recent Rogue News

Heads Up, Nissan Owners! That Sunroof Isn’t As Safe As You’d Hope

Heads up, Nissan owners! The sunroof in your vehicle might soon be coming down in a thousand little pieces.

A lawsuit alleges that all of Nissan’s factory-installed sunroofs (panoramic or otherwise) can explode without warning. This includes any vehicle since 2008.

Plaintiff Janelle Horne says she was riding with her husband and four kids in a leased Infiniti QX80 when the sunroof exploded like a shotgun, causing Mr. Horne to pull off the highway and see shards of glass everywhere.

Yikes, that’ll get your attention. Hopefully this lawsuit means Nissan will start paying attention too.

The lawsuit only includes residents of California at this time, but similar lawsuits may be filed nationwide based on its results.

NHTSA Won’t Help 2013 Rogue Owners with Airbag Problems

If you’re a 2013 Rogue owner looking for some help with your late-deploying airbags, don’t count on the government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is closing their investigation.

Safety regulators specifically looked at the airbag inflators, electrical wiring harnesses, connectors and the systems behind how the airbags deploy. Nissan responds it doesn’t believe there is a problem, and investigations of the Rogue SUVs determined the airbags deploy as intended.

The investigation was opened in January 2015 after owners complained their airbags deployed late (or sometimes not at all). NHTSA says the complaints were “unusual,” and will continue to monitor the situation. If you have one now is a great time to share your concern.

Heads Up, Rogue Owners! Lift-gates Have Been Falling Down

Heads up, Rogue owners!

Your rear lift-gate has “stays” that are supposed to keep the lift-gate in place when you open it. Only, they aren’t staying at all.

So not only do you have to try and load the groceries while keeping your kid from running in the parking lot, but you might have to dodge falling doors while you’re at it:

The rear lift gate stay provides power assist to the rear lift gate and operates under high pressure gas. If the anti-corrosion coating is insufficient (there can be) a sudden release of pressure. The rear lift gate suddenly falling down can cause severe injuries to anyone near the gate.

This has happened in enough 2014-16 Rogue’s to warrant a recall. The affected vehicles were built between July 31, 2013, and January 16, 2016.