Nissan Rogue is one of the most sought-after cross-over SUV s on the market today. It has a spacious cabin, ample cargo space, and an impressive list of features that make it stand out from the competition.
However, some owners have reported transmission problems with their 2017 Nissan rogue, I decided to go over our workshop records and found the common transmission issues with the 2015-2017 Nissan rogue that I personally worked on.
In this article, I am going to share the most common problems with the 2017 Nissan rough transmission.
What Kind of Transmission is in the 2017 Nissan Rogue?
The 2017 Rogue is equipped with a CVT transmission, which is an automatic transmission that uses a belt to transfer power from the engine to the wheels.
CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission and it’s one of the most popular transmission types for small vehicles because it offers some benefits over traditional automatic transmissions.
Unfortunately, based on my experience, CVT transmissions are a hit or miss, some do extremely well but in most cases, they get a bad rep for being one of the most unreliable automatic transmissions.
What Are the Common Problems With 2017 Nissan Rogue Transmission?
One of the common problems with CVT transmissions is that they can jerk when you put the car in motion. This happens because a belt-driven transmission doesn’t have a clutch to engage or disengage power from the engine.
So when you start moving it has to catch up with the speed of your vehicle and this creates vibration or jerking, a noticeable number of people have complained about the same issues, fortunately, this happens after the transmission has been used for a while and there isn’t much we can do about it.
Another common problem with CVT transmissions is that they sometimes slip, especially when you go uphill or try to accelerate quickly.
This happens because the transmission doesn’t have gears like a traditional automatic car does so it has to rely on its belt-driven mechanism and this happens to be the case with the 2017 Nissan Rogue when the transmission ages it gets harder to tow heavy load and struggles to change on uphills.
CVT transmissions are known for failing prematurely and this is one of the most common issues with them.
The Earliest I saw a Nissan Rogue CVT Transmission fail is 40 000 miles but to be fair the owner was not taking proper care of the vehicle overall these transmissions on the 2017 rogue are prone to fail at 60 000-100 000 miles.
How long do Nissan rogue transmissions last?
Based on the Rogues that have been to my workshop, the highest mileage was 100 000 miles and had no issues with the transmission, so it is safe to assume when the transmission is maintained (i.e Oil change every 30k mikes) then it can last 100 000 miles or more.
Signs of a Failing 2017 Nissan Rogue CVT Transmission
A failing transmission will exhibit a few different symptoms, the most obvious being that it is hard to shift into gear when starting out and/or shifting gears.
If you notice this issue, take your vehicle to a Nissan dealer or mechanic as soon as possible.
Another sign of an issue with the transmission is excessive shuddering when trying to accelerate, especially when going up hills. If you notice this, take your vehicle to a Nissan dealer or mechanic as soon as possible.
Other signs of a failing transmission may include a check engine light coming on or flashing, along with an “Automatic Transmission” alert showing up on the dashboard.
My Overall Opinion on the 2017 Rogue Transmission Issues.
As much as I like the Nissan Rogue due to a lot of factors including appearance and overall engine reliability.
The CVT transmission used in 2017 is a huge disappointment, CVT transmissions are known to fail a lot faster than other types of transmission.
The advisable way to prolong the life of your CVT transmission is to change the fluid regularly, which should be done every 30,000 miles.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Nissan Rogue, use the contact form to send me an email and I will respond.