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Nissan Rogue SUVs with CVTs Allegedly Shake, Shudder and Lurch

A class action lawsuit alleges that 2014–2016 Nissan Rogue SUVs equipped with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) experience defects such as jerking, shuddering, shaking, and acceleration problems.

The design for the CVT ditches conventional gears in favor of a segmented steel belt, an adjustable component placed between pulleys. Nissan has allegedly known about the CVT’s defects since 2013. Regarding the defects, the lawsuit cites technical service bulletins as far back as 2015.

One owner of a new 2015 Nissan Rogue alleges that she would not have bought the SUV if she had known about the CVT’s problems, which first surfaced in 2017. According to the complaint, her Nissan Rogue experienced hesitation while trying to accelerate, along with excessive revving, jerking, juddering and transmission slips.

The repairs and multiple visits to dealerships cost a total of $400, yet her CVT allegedly still was not fixed.

The class action lawsuit mentions that if the transmissions fail, owners and lessees of affected Nissan Rogue SUVs must shoulder the costs of expensive repairs. However, Nissan allegedly did not recall the SUVs, offer reimbursements for repairs or offer repairs to the Rogues while under warranty.


Lemon Law Help by Knight Law Group is an automotive lemon law firm that exclusively practices in California. If you are a California resident who purchased or leased a defective vehicle from a licensed dealership in California, we may be able to help you get rid of your potential lemon and recover significant cash compensation. Model year restrictions apply: 2017–Present vehicle models only.

However, we cannot help those who reside outside of California or purchased their vehicle outside of California unless they are active duty members of the Armed Forces, nor will we be able to refer those to a lemon law firm in their states.

To learn more about the California Lemon Law and your legal rights, visit our guides on the California Lemon Law and Used Car Lemon Law for more information.

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