The Rogue is compact and pleasant, with secure, responsive handling and a nice ride. It nicely balances economy and acceleration. Interior quality is very good, but the cargo area is very modest. Poor rear visibility is a demerit.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Nissan Rogue owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Normal wear and tear after 314000 km of driving over 8 years"

William L., QC (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"OUT OF ALINGMENT, PULLING TO ONE SIDE"

Norbert L., NB (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"failing"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"normal ware & tear"

Stephen S., NC (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After routine inspection, the ball joints were worn to the point where they needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"I had to replace the front struts and rear shocks because they were leaking I hit a pothole and I had to replace lower control arms tie rod end also"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear and tear after 314000 km of driving"

William L., QC (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"The problem was discovered during annual inspection. It was resolved in June 2020"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"Noticed a squeaking while driving. Brought into the shop and found out it was a tie rod."

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Tie rods were worn."

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Changed due to wear. Now ok"

John L., ON (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"REPLACED FRONT WHEEL BEARING MAY 2014 AT 73380 KM ON WARRANTY ONLY TO HAVE IT REPLACED AGAIN MARCH 2015 AT MY COST 87690 KM"

Norbert L., NB (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"Both CV joints had to be replaced at 102,000 miles. Not sure if this is normal but it was expensive to repair."

Hank M., IN (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Differential

"Differential broke jamming transmission in gear, breaking vehicle to complete stop and unable to move vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"At high speeds the car feels unstable and vibrates"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Drive shaft had to be replaced. Vibration"

Anonymous, KY (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The driveshaft had to be replaced because it was making a lot of noise and vibration."

Hank M., IN (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Part wore out and whole shaft had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"The AC/Heater control unit failed, and would not turn on at all"

Douglas C., OH (2010 Nissan Rogue Krom 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has electrical failures due to failing battery, but that is caused by sensitivity to shutting off car with windows down or other random unrelated features. Then it won't start but has a click click sound. It has had to have at least two ne"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"A/C went out. It was under warranty. I took it into Nissan Omaha and they fixed it..no charge"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace compressor"

Pablo P., GA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower fan went out"

Donald J., ID (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Started with a noise then just quit. Would not even work in high speed. I could reach in and spin fan then would work until shut off. Bought OEM online and installed myself. Had to remove gas/brake pedal to access. Poor design for a mechanics point o"

Chris O., WI (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"The heat system is terrible. When it gets really cold it can take up to 30 minutes to warm the cabin up. I flushed the coolant and it only seemed to improve the heating temporarily and then returned to the previous condition."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"We live in Iowa where winters are cold. Heater is very slow to warm up"

David B., IA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Small leak, but refrigeration overall is weak and unsure if it's due to leak or just general quality of equipment."

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"had been driving for about 4 hours when all of sudden could not go over 50 mph on a flat and was barley able to climb hills... engine was not overheating. Limped the last 60 miles home, took to dealer next day, CVT transmission was shot, fortunately Nissan had extended the warranty on the CVT so they swapped it out and also installed a transmission fluid cooler as well"

Stephen S., NC (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED. WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS AN EXTENDED WARRANTY ISSUED BY NISSAN AND THE JOB WAS COVERED"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CVT transmission replaced 4200.00 dollars. Will never buy another Nissan product."

Daniel O., GA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed. Replaced under Nissan factory extended warranty for CVTs"

Anonymous, AR (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Whine noise when decelerating thru 20 mph"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is currently on it's 3rd transmission. Dealer sold it to me with a bad transmission and then tried to charge me. they put a new transmission in and installed it incorrectly hence the 3rd transmission"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall. Needed full replacement. Cvts suck"

Jason B., ON (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"caliper seized"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Wear down over time. Got new brakes"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"time to change"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Not an OEM issue. After market brake job"

Craig-Jennifer G., NY (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced brakes at 30,000 miles when they should have gone to at least 50,000"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Front rotors were worn out that caused vibrations during breaking. Had to replace them"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"daily water on inside of windshield; plugged water drain from sun roof"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"High pitched sound on acceleration and at higher speeds"

Arlene B., SC (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bracket came loose on exhaust. Cased an unknown noise and vibration at certain speeds. Fixed by mechanic"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This is one of the things I am disapointed. Compare to other cars I owned, the Rogue has been more noisy."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"wind noise while on the highway coming from the windows"

Peter B., WI (2010 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Starting in Feb 2015, the left blinker has begn intermitenly not working. When the left blinker is not working it flashes fast, and the radio also flashes in sync- initial diagnosis claims it's the Body Control Module that needs replacing"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"tail lights needed to be replaced. Two places did not have correct lights in stock. The tail lights work but they are the wrong lights bulbs. It has been hard to find a mechanic with the correct lights bulbs"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Horn

"no longer honks as loudly, coincided with headlight issue and fuse blowout when changing battery"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Approx. 6 months ago the auto door lock/opener feature on key stopped working properly. The worst case scenario is having to open the door with the key. Sometimes the auto unlock will not work"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Key stop working"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Transmission fluid cooler rusted out and leaked all over the engine. Replaced at a cost of $900"

Rick O., ON (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"While driving the car, will press accelerator and sometimes the RPMs go up with no increase in speed and/or the car bucks but does not accelerate. Happens more when it is very cold. Nissan will not do anything unless they see/feel it happen"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"The seal on the transfer case was leaking, had new seal installed plus the transfer case cover was also replaced because of rust."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"A sensor in the braking system caused the transmission to not allow acceleration like normal. Fairly inexpensive repair."

Anonymous, UT (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Shift solenoid failure. Unable to shift from park"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Why are there now 2 catalytic converters on cars? They don't last any longer and are twice as expensive to replace. They all die at about 130,000 - if you can get that out of them!"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"IT WASN'T WORKING,IT STAYED ON THE FULL LINE,NO MATTER HOW MUCH I DROVE. HAD IT FIXED , EXPENSIVE AND FOR A CAR THAT WATHINK IT TSN'T THAT OLD AND HAD LOW MILEAGE, I THINK IT AN UNUSUAL PROBLEM THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN WARRANTEED AND T WAS'NT"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"ITHE FUEL GAUGE PROBLEM ALSO INCLUDED THE FUEL PUMP, OF COURSE"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"When our Rogue was having transmission problems, the dealer diagnosed it as a mass air flow sensor fault and charged us almost $500 to replace it, which didn't fix the problem, because it was apparently the transmission that failed and had to be repl"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

"On warm days the vehicle display goes blank but on cool days it is not a problem. Heat seems to be the cause. I live in Florida so that is the majority of the year."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"radio stopped working replaced with aftermarket"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"front driver side speaker went out due to bad wiring"

Anonymous, NM (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"speaker cone centering spider came unglued re-glued both door mtd speakers"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Started 1 year ago. Check engine light on. Stalling, dealer said was the throttle body or intake, car repair shop next door said it was the computer. Had the throttle body replaced like the dealer said it was. Problem still occurred, so we think it's the computer."

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"My Nissan has a oil filter gasket leak at a local garage that they want $300 to fix it it would be probably twice as much at my local dealer"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Muffler

"surface rust"

Salvatore D., QC (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Exhaust pipe at resonator rusted out and became disconnected at resonator, resulting in extremely loud (unmiffled) exhaust noise."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Bad paint job chips lol over"

J M., NY (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jan 26, 2015
An electrical short can cause a vehicle fire.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured March 7, 2007, to November 26, 2013, and 2014 Nissan Rogue Select vehicles manufactured September 23, 2013, to July 2, 2014. The affected vehicles may experience an electrical short in the harness connector due to a mixture of snow/water and salt seeping through the carpet on the driver side floor near the harness connector.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the kick panel wiring harness connector and will if necessary install a new harness connector and waterproof seal, free of charge. The recall began on February 26, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V032000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 468815
EQUIPMENT
Sep 10, 2010
OVERHEATED BATTERIES COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.
What should you do:
NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V401000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7948
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