Common 2008-2013 Nissan Rogue Problems

Some of the worst issues 1st generation Rogue owners have to deal with.

  1. Sunroof Rattles and Explodes

    Heads up, Nissan owners! That giant piece of glass above your head may soon be on its way down in a thousand little pieces. Lawsuits accuse Nissan of using a faulty tempering process for their sunroofs since 2008.

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  2. Inaccurate Fuel Gauge

    That's because a wide swath of Nissan vehicles have gas gauges that never read full even after filling up, stop working below 1/4 of a tank, or show a low fuel warning even when there's plenty of miles to go. In other words, they're complet…

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks the Most

Years to Avoid

1st Generation (2008–2013) Rogue Key Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 669 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  3. 51st in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 54 eligible generations.

Recent Lawsuits for 1st Generation Rogue Owners

Recent 1st Generation (2008–2013) Rogue News

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  1. You know the phrase "better late than never"? I don't think that's universally true.

    Take airbags, for example. An airbag that doesn't deploy when it's supposed to is dangerous, but an airbag that deploys after you've been in an accident? Well that's just adding insult to injury.

    Unfortunately for 2013 Nissan Rogue owners there are multiple reports of delayed airbag deployments. In some cases the airbags shoot out minutes after a crash. That has sparked a preliminary investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

    So far all NHTSA is saying is the complaints are "unusual." I'm hoping they didn't spend too many of our tax dollars were spent reaching that conclusion. If NHTSA finds something substantial they'll likely upgrade the investigation to an engineering analysis or could recommend 195,000 2013 Nissan Rogues be recalled. If that happens, we'll let you know.

    Plus a Passenger Airbag Sensor Issue?

    A late deployment isn't the only airbag related complaint about the 2013 Rogue. Multiple owners have noticed the passenger airbag turning off while an adult is in the seat. Have you noticed that too? At this point, it's too early to tell if the problems are related.

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