Nissan Rogue SUVs With Xtronic CVTs Allegedly Lurch, Jerk and Fail

by Aryn Plax

Apr 19, 2021

A class action lawsuit alleges that 2014–2020 Nissan Rogue SUVs equipped with Xtronic continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) allegedly cause lurching, jerking, clunking and delayed acceleration.

The primary plaintiff bought a certified pre-owned 2016 Nissan Rogue in October 2019. Soon after, he allegedly experienced transmission problems that included sluggish acceleration, slow responses, jerking and stiff braking.

When he complained to a Nissan dealership, a technician updated the transmission control module, but allegedly failed to diagnose the transmission problems.

The driver said the Nissan Rogue had continuing transmission problems that were not repaired.

Nissan allegedly knew since 2013 that the CVTs had repeated problems, such as acceleration issues, shuddering, shaking, whining noises and premature failure, and that the CVTs would need frequent replacements.

Nissan allegedly hid the transmission problems from consumers by claiming the SUVs ran properly, while issuing technical service bulletins that told dealers to mask the CVT issues.