2008 Nissan Rogue SL Premium 2.4 from North America
Excellent vehicle choice overall
Shaking in rear end when braking at 50,000 km. Rear rotors required machining.
Pulsation in front when braking at 72,000. Rotors and pads replaced.
Shaking in rear end when braking at 105,000 km. Rear rotors replaced.
Seems like a lot of braking issues for a woman driver who is not hard on her vehicle, and most of the mileage is hwy.
Regular maintenance only otherwise.
Vehicle is adequately powered for the average driver.
AWD is excellent in the snow and rain.
CVT takes getting used to for loudness and driveability.
The weatherstrip on the bottom of the door is made from plastic instead of rubber, and catches and traps dirt in it from winter driving. This caused the paint under it to get severely scratched. The dealer repaired this for free at 45,000 km. Nissan does not offer any assistance that I know of for this. I put a strip of 3M invisible bra where it rubs, and no more problems.
Driving position is comfortable, and visibility is excellent.
Rear visibility is terrible.
All controls are easy to use. Everything works very well with the exception of the rear wiper, which is always streaky, even when newly replaced.
No noises, no squeaks, no issues. The vehicle runs and drives as it did the first day.
We do not track fuel consumption, but it seems to be fairly good for a vehicle of this size.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st February, 2011
14th Jan 2012, 14:36
I know cars, and literally just started working for a chumpy Nissan dealer. I'll tell you right now that your brake issue has nothing to do with factory rotors or mechanical defects. Your driving habits are likely responsible. I'd assume with such heavy and abrupt braking, that you'd also run your car pretty hard, so I am happy to hear that the vehicle holds up well. I will use that as a key selling point.
Hard braking causes valleys in the otherwise perfectly straight rotor.