Rather than Rogue, Nissan could have named this redesigned SUV "Mr. Congeniality." True, that's not very macho, but the model stands out as an easy-to-drive, family-friendly vehicle. And it now ranks among the better small SUVs. The Rogue has grown larger and more accommodating; it has a spacious cabin, easy access, and plenty of room in the rear seat.
Alerts
There is 1 recall 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 2018 Nissan Rogue owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Apple CarPlay

"Would not get loaded."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"Recall due to the ability of the driver to configure the camera to a position that reduces it's effectiveness."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It shows an all around vehicle position image when parking that cannot be trusted as the vehicle is much closer to lines and objects Than it appears to be in the camera images."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Screen freezes and entire display does not work. Reboot by holding down the power button resolves the problem."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Touchscreen will not work on random occasions. I have to turn off the radio, sometimes the whole car."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The display spontaneously reboots for no reason."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Nissan Connect randomly fails and reboots while driving. Can happen multiple times in a row. Seemingly connected to GPS malfunction or overload. Note occurs when not even actively using maps features, such as just listening to audio. Reinstalling maps or updating maps via Internet download has seemingly solved the issue."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Several times the display screen went blank. Had to take back to dealer 4 times before they finally decided to reinstall software."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The infotainment system turns a random source on (CD comes on when the car is first started). USB flash size is limited. The design is poor. I bought the SL trim/model because I wanted the best stereo and I am extremely disappointed in the quality of the unit and sound of the speakers."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Infotainment System randomly switches between CD, Radio, and Bluetooth (Radio Streaming) Sources!"

Anonymous, TN (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Hardware replacement

"The dealer replaced the system and solved the problem"

Anonymous, AL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS data base is junk! Keeps telling me I am driving on unpaved roads. These roads have been paved for decades. Dealer says everything is up to ate. Next step is to send letter to Nissan. How can you trust the data it shows you?"

Gary F., AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The information on the roads is out of date. In many places in town the GPS unit tells us that we are "Driving on an unpaved road". The roads I am familiar with have been paved for a least 15 years. The dealer has checked the unit out a couple of times and say it is working per specks. The dealer and I have reloaded the software many times and it does not make any difference in the operation of the unit. I use my Garmin if I need directions because I do not trust the GPS in the car."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The in-dash navigation system is unpredictable. Sometimes it works well-- no problems. 1. But if I make a stop on the way to a destination, it asks me if I want to resume the trip only about half the time. 2. The sound controls are hard to get to, sometime don't work the way I expect them to. Navigation voice is either too loud or too soft. 3. There are three places in the area where I drive where I know I will get a "unpaved road ahead" message from the GPS when there are no unpaved roads in the area. 4. Rarely, but it happens, the navigation system lags-- I may be 2 or 3 miles ahead of where the screen has me."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS has a tendency to get lost. Example is I'm driving towards a lake when all of a sudden I notice symbology shows me in the lake. Or I make a required turn but 10 miles down the road the GPS shows me still at the intersection waiting to make the turn. Also may show me running 10 miles parallel to actual location. Resolve problem when it happens by resetting the system according to utube."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen would go blank so the dealer replaced the screen and system. Solved the issue"

Anonymous, AL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"In dash Nav system cannot take me to Punta Gorda FL from my house in North Port FL. It starts me on the right track but then tells me to make a U-turn while still miles from my destination"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"navigation system suddenly veers off course about every third time it is used. Will start giving directions that are obviously incorrect. Usually, it will eventually correct itself after 4-5 minutes. In addition the voice recognition aspect for the navigation system fails to find the correct address most of the time when given verbally, so that have to put in manually. The system usually describes streets by their route number which is confusing since in town the street names rather than route numbers are displayed on street signs."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS is unreliable, periodically seeming to lose satellite tracking and displaying incorrect location. Problem is intermittent. Nissan replaced the unit, but problems persist. Difficult/impossible to demonstrate on demand."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Extremely difficult to program"

James J., WI (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It directed me to wrong destination it turned me right insted of left and tojd me i was at destination"

Edwin C., NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"Assisted braking - where the vehicle decides when to brake on its own as it sees what it thinks is a vehicle too close in front."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Software update fixes

"The Navigation system fails to update to current routes. Marks a bridge as incomplete that's been competed for three or more years. Recognizes hard surface roads as gravel. It' been hard surfaced over 10 years. Not accurate in navigating to selected site. Untrustworthy. Has been like this since day 1. 0 to 10 rate 0 being the lowest for GPS would be a definite 0."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL Unsure)
Speakers

"Blown speakers were replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had to replace speakers on three different occasions. They stink."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Car cannot understand/hear when the passenger tries to use voice commands. Voice commands are not well understood."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"The automatic safety braking engages without notice and suddenly when it shouldn't have or it was not necessary to do so. It's frightening and distracting."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I started getting airbag warnings for the front pax seat for no apparent reason (nothing was in the seat). They took it in and repaired whatever the problem was. They gave me a loaner car for the duration of the fix (about 4 days, over a weekend when they don't work on weekends)."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"May 2020. Took it to dealer who repaired it the same days. Dealer said there wa a technical bulletin that required a system reset."

Anonymous, HI (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes for no reason when using this. Sensor needs to be replaced. Very few techs certified to do this repair so it takes forever."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front automatic emergency braking randomly engages when there is no hazard in the front of the vehicle."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front emergency braking has caused unnecessary emergency braking when not needed. Including when driving at highway speed causing unsafe conditions."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall item car was repair with software update. Have not had a problem since"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working at least three times. Two of those, the system returned to operation after restarting car. On one occasion, I drove 2000 km before the unit started to work again"

Robert D., ON (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AEB ceased to work, causing all collision safety systems to become inoperable, including ABS & Intelligent Cruise Control. It took a total of 4-weeks of repairs to correct this serious problem. It was determined to be a software problem."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Would brake without something in front of you"

Bob C., TX (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"automatic braking was applied for no reason, the street ahead was clear."

David T., NJ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It doesn’t function"

James J., WI (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Drove car about 30 miles in rain.stopped at red light started moving when light changed.went about 300 feet and the auto braking stopped the car in lane for no reason.it was the only time it happend .i had about 400 miles on car.i was lucky no car was behind me and no car was in front of me."

Edwin C., NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"when driving the sensor displayed an error unavailable front radar obstruction did not affect the driving of the vehicle. I took it into Nissan and it was a faulty sensor replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front collission avoidence actived on an empty road 3 times in 2 months. Took into Nissan and they made an adjustment that resolved the issue."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"had to be replaced by the dealer"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the forward facing radar failed. replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"forward facing radar failed, replaced under warrenty."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Door bright trim came loose"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Low plastic mounding underneath front of car did not clear a parking concrete curb. Upon pulling off of concrete, the front bumper slightly separated from the body and the plastic screws keeping the decorative trim around the tires broke off and the decorative trim became loose."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lower left front body panel came loose. Exact same thing happened on 2017 Rogue"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint on the hood chips at a remarkably easy and high rate compared to any other vehicle I have ever owned"

Anonymous, AB (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A lot of chipping on the hood and front area,"

Anonymous, GA (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"below the tail gate the manufacturer should have chrome or rubber to decrease rubbing, scratches and chips"

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SL Unsure)

"What seems to be small items hitting the car is causing chips."

David G., GA (2018 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

"Lower seal in the drivers side door. May be caused by my short height and my foot rubbing as I enter the Rogue."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"rattle in or near the rear passenger side door"

Tom C., GA (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This will be the second time I will be taking the Rogue in. Problem has not resolved. For some reason, the dealership can not hear what I hear."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeak on turning the steering wheel."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Comes from dash area. Started in intermittently Sept 2019 and has gotten worse in that it occurs almost every time I drive it now."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear hatch latch was defective. It took 3 tries to get the correct latch to replace the defective one."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 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

Heated or cooled seats

"Poor placement of the controls"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"One of the door locks stopped responsing. Took it back to the dealer and they fixed it. However, car developed random horn honks, and they then fixed that too."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Warning light comes on while driving. Stating problem then disappears."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"On delivery, the warning light indicating that the parking brake was applied was not working, resulting in the car being driven with the parking brake applied and overheating. This heat caused the wheel balance weights (now glued onto the wheel!) to fall off resulting in extreme unbalance vibration."

Malcolm M., AB (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Master alarm light turns on while driving and locks up the right side brakes. Also all the other warning lights under the Master Alarm category turn on. First time the dealer reprogrammed the emergency braking system due to factory notification but not a recall. Second time happened June 2, 2019. The past 2 days since the Master Alarm and other alarm beeps associated with the radar system turn on with no other objects nearby while driving."

Joseph S., NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Washer tank leaks; problem unresolved"

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SV Unsure)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"While driving the car applied the ABS to stop the car without reason. Found out that there was a recall and after applying the software update we have not experienced the problem again."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Normal routine brake wear

"Discovered when vehicle was having routine maintenance"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"I was told the parking brake was causing the problem and needed to have the system reprogramed"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue)
Pulsation or vibration

"when entering the garage the car started shuttering and making growling noises and came to stop. I put it in nutral and started back to drive and the car then worked and went into the garage. This happened 3 times in March and now twice this May."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue)

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

4WD/AWD components

"We checked online and the 2018 Rogues have a serious safety issue with this system. There are very few complaints noticed with the 2017 or 2019 versions of the Rogue. Lots of complaints on the 2018's. I would not recommend buying a 2018 left over new one or used one until Nissan comes clean on this serious safety issue."

Joseph S., NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"During the first week of ownership, we noticed a vibration throughout the car. Steering wheel, accelerator pedal, brake pedal, passenger seat. This occurred while driving 40-45 mph or 1200 rpm. Now it is vibrating while idling and getting worse."

Robert B., FL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Front right side wheel bearing had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue S 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

Rough shifting

"At about 3,000 miles with the first two transmission, shifts became very noticeable, especially at higher speeds. Both driver and passenger felt them and was shaken by them. At times, tashometer would jump up with no apparent change to the gearing or speed."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"The problem with this transmission is that it is not very precise and I always feel it slips here and there."

Anonymous, QC (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission failed catastrophically at 6,000 miles. Nissan replaced it. It started to fail again at about 10,000 miles. I shifted it in manual mode for about 1,000 miles to get it to dealer, where transmission was replaced a second time at about 11,090 miles. Before failures, transmission shifted very roughly, even though it’s a CVT."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"One of the seals was leaking"

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

Wheel bearings

"Wheel bearings and rotors failed at 26,000 miles. Caused car to fail inspection and cost approximately $1400."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"One of the door locks stopped working. It was replaced by the dealer. However, after that repair, the car developed random horn honking. Took it back to the dealer, and they fixed that problem too."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

Engine Major

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

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

Climate System

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

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.

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Recalls
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BACK OVER PREVENTION
Sep 12, 2019
The lack of an image in the back-up camera display increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Nissan Altima, Armada, Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV, NV200, Pathfinder, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Sentra, Titan, Titan Diesel, Versa Note and Versa Sedan vehicles, as well as Infiniti Q50, Q60, QX30 and QX80 vehicles. Additionally included are 2019 Nissan GT-R and Taxi and Infiniti QX50, QX60, Q70, Q70L vehicles. The back-up camera and display settings can be adjusted such that the rear view image is no longer visible and the system will retain that setting the next time the vehicle is placed in reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rear Visibility."
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners in phases, having dealers update the back-up camera settings software, free of charge. The recall began November 11, 2019 and all affected VINs should be activated. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669 or INFINITI customer service at 1-800-662-6200.
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: 19V654000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1228830
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