I thought I heard a transmission rattle this morning? 1:59 PM 5/5/2008
OK, so coming to work its mostly down hill and I go back and forth between D and N. Coast most of the 6 miles in. This morning I heard a rattle or grinding noise every time I threw the trany into N. By the time I got to work the noise was gone? Was it my imagination or something with the trany? Thx.
We have been hearing a subtle rattling or tapping noise for the past 1,000 miles. We hear it at slow speeds, most often when we step on and off the gas. I think it’s coming from the tranny.
I too have noticed a slight vibration/metallic rattle but you really have to listen for it. It happens just before you come to a stop. It does not happen all the time, and performance has not been affected. IMHO it seems to part of normal CVT operation.
My Rogue started doing this noise approx. at 6,000 km and now at 9,000km the noise is getting worst (rattle or grinding noise at slow speed or on deceleration). I went to the dealer this morning, they did a road test and called nissan (TECHLINE), they said nissan is aware of this problem and they should replace the transmission to fix this problem.
I have noticed a brief ’clicking’ noise when driving very slow (<5mph). It seems to occur whenever you lightly depress or release the accelerator. Honestly I believe this is just the nature of the CVT transmission. The vehicle drives fine otherwise.
The CVT itself has been changed since it first appeared on the Murano. The current CVT design is shared with the Altima 2.5 and Sentra SE-R. The Chrysler/Mitsu twins also share use the same CVT: Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, and Mitsubishi Outlander.
So yes, components of the drivetrain have been around for awhile. However, the Rogue is the first to pair Nissan’s QR25DE motor, the Jatco CVT, and the AWD system together.
Got the Rogue back in Friday after having the transmission replaced - and the rattling is gone. It was definitely a transmission issue. Not overly happy about having the transmission changed after 4,000 miles, but it did solve the problem (at least for now).
Ours was more of a rapping sound...very subtle, you can’t hear it at highway speeds or with the stereo on
But yes, if you want to hear it, our experience was: get the car totally warmed up and drive slowly around a parking lot or a quiet side street. I also found that as you are driving slowly, you can hear it best if you take your foot off and on the gas slightly. When we did that there was a rattle both on and off the gas.
hear would indicate some type of metal to metal contact.
It took them 1 week to get our tranny and after several days fighting with Nissan about whether it was the ’right’ tranny, now they are trying to find time to put it in....
Took the Rogue SL AWD (8200 mi) into the dealer today for the second time re the noise issue. They are beginning to believe that maybe the noise has something to do with the tranny, just as I told them two weeks ago...
Brake fluid - amber
Coolant - green
Oil - amber to black
CVT fluid - light/transparent green
Washer fluid - green, blue, purple, depends on brand
Power steering - N/A, the Rogue has electric power steering
I can always duplicate the sound by driving in a silent area very slowly at around 5-7 mph and letting up on the accelerator..... rattle,...rattle,....ping....rattle.
Our invoice states"CVT transmission failed internally, replaced per techline advisement"
It lists a transaxle,transmission and a clip.
It also shows Nissan approval and a cost of $4521.65
I spoke with the NYS Office of the Attorney General yesterday. She told me I was not the first caller regarding this car. Her suggestion to me was to fill out the online application to be considered under the Lemon Law Program. She said that they have to attempt or refuse to fix it 4 times. I told her there is no fix..and she said that would fall under refusing to fix. So I would recommend everyone to call. If you live in NYS here is the number 212 416-8314. Maybe if enough people call, someone will do something and get these recalled. I feel sorry for the people out there that Nissan is still selling these cars to.
I get a call the next day saying they got the part but when the dropped the transmission to put in the part they found losts of metal shavings and BLACK trans fluid in the pan.
The service manager got on the phone with Nissan about this, and in about one hour, i got another call back saying they have been authorized to replace my transfer case and my transmission to correct this issue.
THE SERVICE MANAGER said the guy from nissan he talked to on the nissan engineers hotline, his words, said that they know the transmissions are faulty and they are replacing all of them as they come in for service.
I got my Rogue serviced at GERALD NISSAN in NAPERVILLE,IL