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New Rogue 2016 SV AWD. The car was smooth when test driven. However, after few hundred miles (<1000 miles) on it has started vibrating significantly. The vibration is significant when idling in gear (for example, when stopped at a traffic intersection). The problem increases when AC and Fan is turned on. And I mean this is serious vibration. All occupants in the car can feel the vibes! Including passengers in the second row.

I contacted Nissan Corporate and the Dealership. They acknowledged that the vibration exists - But classify it as a 'Normal Operating CHARACTERISTIC' of the car!!! This seems to be a prevalent problem with Nissan; and a unfair trade practice. And if this is truly a 'Operating Characteristic' of a car, then the information must be placed on the Window Sticker! I would not have spent 25 grand to buy a badly designed car!. Legal and Consumer Advocates - please take note. A quick internet search indicates this story has been played far too long.
 

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2015 Nissan Rogue Vibration

I am experiencing the same vibration that you described in your thread. The dealership and Nissan performed the TSB to increase the idle RPM but it did not resolve the issue. Currently, my case is with the BBB and I am waiting a decision. The BBB sent a third party inspector and he verified the vibration that Nissan claimed was a characteristic. My first Rogue (2014) was bought back by Nissan after it rolled out of our garage while in park and had steering issues they could not fix. The 2015 that was the replacement now has a number of issues including vibration. Nissan is trying to claim this is a characteristic just like Honda did with the CRV. Honda also released an initial TSB to increase the idle RPM, same as Nissan. After the class action lawsuit with Honda, they were forced to release another TSB that included a number of expensive fixes. Nissan is not willing to own up to the problem as it will cost them a lot of money and potential MPG.
 

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Nissan performed the TSB to increase idle RPM speed but it did not help. It definitely has something to do with the load on the engine and possibly the alternator. When I turn on the lights, the vibration increases dramatically. Nissan could easily increase the RPMs again but that may affect MPG. The vibration has increased with age of the vehicle. With Honda losing the class action lawsuit, I believe it is just a matter of time for Nissan.
 

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It is time that the global car companies have to pay for taking shortcuts and screwing over customers because they dont have a global government to defend them.
 

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CN: <Nissan is not willing to own up to the problem as it will cost them a lot of money and potential MPG.>

GS: <This seems to be a prevalent problem with Nissan; and a unfair trade practice. ...
Legal and Consumer Advocates - please take note. ... this story has been played far too long.>

Ben: < (Nissan) screwing over customers ... >

GS: <... just a matter of time for Nissan.>

Amen.

Just this decade so far:
Bad # 3 wrist pins ... (engines)
Bad # 1 bearings ... (engines)
Failing CVTs by the thousands ... (transmissions)
Failing exhaust welds and metals ... (exhausts)
Failing master cylinders ... (brakes)
Failing oil cooler gaskets ... (engines)
Failing ESLC ... (starting)
Failing parts right after warranty periods ...

FUNDAMENTAL car issues ...

Non-remediations, out of the GM playbook ...

And, they know about every issue ...

And, the ability to self-diagnosis is intentionally being taken away.

Still, the sheeples are lining up ... and paying ... and paying ...

Nissan used to be a good car company ... it's sad ...
 

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I also purchased the 2016 Rogue SV AWD at the end of June. I have a strong vibration in the steering wheel at speeds between 20-30 MPH and 40-50 MPH...generally when you back of the gas pedal a bit to level out your speed. I took it to the dealer. The service man initially stated he did not feel it...so I took him for a ride and had him keep a hand on the wheel. There was no way he did not feel vibration...very strong. I was told the CVT checked out as well as tires and tire pressure. I was told to drive it 1,000 - 2,000 miles to "break it in". I am now at 650 miles and no sign of change.
Now, I am reading about this issue all over the internet! Oddly enough, a lady I know just bought the same make/model and has no vibration issues. Very frustrating. It feels like she got a good vehicle and I was given a lemon. Fortunately we have a good lemon law here in NY so I will wait a bit (till my initial 3 month service) and ask them, again, to fix the issue...and again until I meet the qualification.
Has anyone, to date, received a success story on a fix for this issue?
 

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2016 Rogue SV Premium plus Sunroof - hail of vibration

I bought my Rogue just 15 days back and already in trouble. The vibrations on passenger seat is increasing. The ride feels rough and I am wondering what is Nissan doing with quality. My other two cars, one 14 years old and other 10 years old with 140k miles on them performs better in terms of comfort and annoying vibration. Seems I made a big mistake by opting in to buy Rogue instead of Santa FE for about the same price.
 

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I'm sorry you are also having these issues. I am now a bit over 3k miles and the dealer is having me make an appointment to bring the car for a day. They say they are going to have a "master mechanic" from the company come out to review the vibration issue. Oddly enough, I received a satisfaction survey from Nissan last week regarding several points..such as style, technology and engine. In the survey, one question specifically asks about vibration and how much of a frustration is was for me. So, they definitely know about the vibration...now they just want to know how "annoying" it is. In my state, I have to have the vehicle serviced 3 times for the same issue where the dealer is not able to correct the issue before I can enact the Lemon Law. Even then, I am unsure what is involved or how long the process is. I really do like the interior/exterior style and technology of the Rogue. I just wish they had not put an economy car engine in it...and a flawed transmission. Will, post again after I have the "master mechanic" review the issue.
 

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Hi there. Sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. I contacted the dealer and they did the patchwork - dumb's job. Just increased idle RPM to over 900. That does ease out the vibration a bit but its a cover up. First of all Idle RPM isn't expected to be high enough, I am going to have negative impact on Mileage, more noisier cabin feel. Also, I still feel vibration on steering wheel, doors and passenger seat. Just wonders me, we're in 2016, paying premium price to Nissan and they're offering us comfort level of 80s. This is really getting annoying. I am going to make 2nd visit to dealership in 10 days. Currently very busy at work and can't visit dealership to leave car for further inspection. I was a QC inspector way back in 90s and worked in power train testing so I know little bit what it means when power train isn't performing the way it should be at low RPM, what balancing means et. This is certainly a flaw and what techs are doing in field is a cover up job without making an honest effort to find the root of issue and push it back on Nissan. In my state here, Lemon Law requires 4 visits to dealership. Its going to be a tough battle ahead but trust, I am not going to give them a free ride. They need to understand, accept and fix the issue not just for me but entire Rogue community. Big time...
 

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I am experiencing the same vibration that you described in your thread. The dealership and Nissan performed the TSB to increase the idle RPM but it did not resolve the issue. Currently, my case is with the BBB and I am waiting a decision. The BBB sent a third party inspector and he verified the vibration that Nissan claimed was a characteristic. My first Rogue (2014) was bought back by Nissan after it rolled out of our garage while in park and had steering issues they could not fix. The 2015 that was the replacement now has a number of issues including vibration. Nissan is trying to claim this is a characteristic just like Honda did with the CRV. Honda also released an initial TSB to increase the idle RPM, same as Nissan. After the class action lawsuit with Honda, they were forced to release another TSB that included a number of expensive fixes. Nissan is not willing to own up to the problem as it will cost them a lot of money and potential MPG.
How did you contact BBB, and is there a way I can join in with your complaint. I bought a new Rogue 2016 just this past December. I wasn't until I contacted them with my complaint within 15 hours of purchase. Everyone notices this vibration in steering wheel in front seats. Took back immediately and dealer dismissed saying "that's just the way it is nothing they can do." I immediately drove the car home and parked in garage and waiting for a reply from corporate.
I am unwilling to keep a car and make payments for the next several years that is obviously poorly designed and poor quality. Any advise?
Rebecca
 

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2016 Rogue Vibration

I was hoping someone could tell me if they ever got any resolution to this problem. I am still pursuing and any info might help. It may be a waste of my time but I sick and tired of the consumer always getting the short end of the stick.
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Has anyone heard news about this vibration issue? Any resolutions?
I've contacted every consumer complaint organization without any help.
Rebecca
 

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Sorry to hear, but they are probably right. In winter, combo of winter gas formulations and high electrical loads from seat heaters, rear window defrost, air con for defrost do affect how cars idle --especially 4 cylinders. Add in programming to keep idle as low as possible for fuel savings... anyway have you tried using sport mode? See if that makes a difference.
 

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Sorry to hear, but they are probably right. In winter, combo of winter gas formulations and high electrical loads from seat heaters, rear window defrost, air con for defrost do affect how cars idle --especially 4 cylinders. Add in programming to keep idle as low as possible for fuel savings... anyway have you tried using sport mode? See if that makes a difference.
I don't have seat heater. Though the things you've mentioned could be factors we had a bit of a warm spell and there was no difference and wasn't using winter functions nor air conditioning. I will try the sport mode and see what happens.
It's very annoying when you buy a new car and it takes several years to pay off and they say nothing can be done.Thank you for input.
 

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I hear you Rebecca, but you need to appreciate that air and fuel ratios are constantly adjusting. Near as I understand it your ecu also has a learning function that adjusts somewhat to your driving style. Engine temp and exterior temp factor into decisions your engine computer makes for fuel and air mix. There would be differences in how you idle at a stop, if you have been highway driving for an hour vs starting it on a cold morning and only having driven a couple of blocks. Also your vehicle is so new that you have only gone through maybe 3 or 4 tanks of gas. You are still in the engine break in period and I think that also applies to your cvt transmission.

All I can tell is most of the posters here, made their posts and never followed up afterwards. My guess is that its a temporary issue. The Rogue was the top selling vehicle in the US in december. You are under warranty so give it another month or two and hopefully it improves. In addition to trying sport mode, maybe research how to best use the accelerator with a cvt transmission.

Lastly, and this purely my opinion from when I test drove a Rogue, I think they saved some weight on the steering wheel and steering column. Its not as thick compared to my 2006 X trail. With the new Rogue, if you hit the steering wheel with your hand it seems to vibrate a bit, whereas mine wont. So I think it tends to convey vibrations more than you would find in older ones. But what you feel in the seats is related to how the engine and transmission are idling.

Last thought-- the last new Altima I leased in 2002, was delivered to me with low transmission fluid-- factory mistake...
maybe ask the dealer to check on the cvt fluid level in yours. Good luck with it.
 

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Possible solution

Hello everyone,

Had the same problem that you guys are describing last year,although for me it started in the 8000 mile range. Went to the dealership 3 times before the issue was resolved.It had nothing to do with the engine, transmission or drive shaft.The problem was a metal in the undercarriage of the car,which got heated when it was hot outside(generally 60 degrees and upwards).I would advise people who are still having this problem to tell the mechanic/specialist to look underneath the car for a metal that might be the problem and replace the metal (will update the name of the part once I find my service papers)

The mechanic found the problem by dumb luck the 4th time we took the car in. Have not had the problem since.
 

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I gather you are talking about an exhaust heat shield. Hard to see how that would cause what people have been complaining about, but happy to hear that its fixed your particular issue. I just suspect that there are lots of people who are not used to the vibrations inherent in most 4 cylinder engines. Though it does seem that the odd one has a problem with the cvt transmission, or an out of balance propeller shaft in awd versions. Still given the number sold and on the road in Canada and the US, I would expect to see a lot more complaints here if it was that prevalent.
 

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I gather you are talking about an exhaust heat shield. Hard to see how that would cause what people have been complaining about, but happy to hear that its fixed your particular issue. I just suspect that there are lots of people who are not used to the vibrations inherent in most 4 cylinder engines. Though it does seem that the odd one has a problem with the cvt transmission, or an out of balance propeller shaft in awd versions. Still given the number sold and on the road in Canada and the US, I would expect to see a lot more complaints here if it was that prevalent.
It was not the exhaust heat shield actually.It was the front sway bar bushing.Such a small issue, but it drove us crazy for 2 weeks or so.
 

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It is amazing what those little rubber (not metal) pieces do in terms of suspension noises. They hold the anti-roll bar where it connects to the body of the car. Yours must have been defective or installed backwards at the factory, because they were too young to have gotten hard with age-- which is what normally causes them to need replacing. Glad it fixed your issue, but I do not think it's what most people are describing in terms of vibration issues.
 
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