2022 Nissan Rogue Problems and Top Complaints

Acceleration and visibility problems are the top complaint issues received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The Rogue compact crossover SUV has been a top-seller for Nissan since its launch in 2007. In 2021, the company launched what they called “an all-new Rogue” that was designed to deliver high quality through technology, safety, and design. Without making many changes, Nissan set out to make the 2022 model more fuel-efficient, more powerful, and more fun to drive. Unfortunately, owners are experiencing acceleration and visibility problems. There are also two recalls, one of which increases the risk of a fire.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2022 Nissan Rogue

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Unknown Or Other
4
Structure:body
1
Visibility/wiper
1

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Most Common Problems with the 2022 Nissan Rogue

There are only a few complaints to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) about the 2022 Nissan Rogue. These rank acceleration and visibility issues as the major problems.

But additionally, there are two recalls that highlight other problems. One is because of an improperly manufactured fuel tank. It’s extremely important for owners to be aware of the risks because a faulty tank will increase the risk of a fire. It also increases the risk of injury if the SUV is in a crash.

The second recall relates to an “inoperative” rearview camera display. When this is faulty, the driver’s rear visibility is reduced. This also increases the risk of a crash.

Problems with Acceleration

This is not a new problem for the Nissan Rogue. In fact, a loss of acceleration in the 2013 model is ranked one of the worst Rogue issues ever. A related acceleration issue, where the 2011 Rogue would stop while driving, was also a major problem.

Here’s what the owner of a 2022 Rogue from New Jersey has to say about the acceleration problem.

“I do not feel safe in my new car. There’s a problem with the turbo/acceleration.”

He explains how it won’t accelerate for 2–3 seconds when he pushes the gas. And when it does accelerate it “jumps forward fairly fast.” If he’s at a stop and ready to cross, and takes his foot off the brake when the car is going at only 1 mile an hour… then he presses the gas…”It’s as if it’s in neutral. The car won’t move forward for 2-3 seconds. It’s going to get me into an accident.

“For example, If I am at an intersection, and I cross and a car fails to stop at the stop sign… And I see them coming towards my car… I will not be able to move out of the way because of the acceleration problem.

“Or if I’m on the highway and am slowing down due to traffic ahead, and the car behind me doesn’t see and slams on their brakes and I see and hear it and look to my left and see no cars, I want to speed up into the left to avoid being hit by this car behind me….

“My car will not move and I will get hit anyway. I have a five-year-old son. I do not feel that he and I are safe in this car. Are all these new Rogues like this? If so, it needs to be fixed immediately!! Please help!”

Problems with Visibility

At face value the visibility issue doesn’t seem to be a hugely technical problem. But there’s a complaint on the NHTSA website that indicates it might be. It is reported quite simply as a mirror that shakes and vibrates. But the technicians can’t figure out how to fix it and a Nissan field engineer says it’s normal.

A new 2022 Nissan Rogue Platinum owner noticed that his side rearview mirror was very shaky when he drove home from the dealership.

“After speaking with my salesperson, I tried to fold the mirror in and back out again to see if that would help the situation. It did not. Whenever I drive at speeds as low as 20 mph, the mirror will shake and give a distorted view.”

The vehicle had less than 500 miles on the clock. So, he did what most owners would do, took into the dealership to see if the mechanics could fix it. They couldn’t!

“The technicians could not figure out how to fix the issue. The service manager drove my vehicle and confirmed the issue. Then, he drove another new Rogue on the lot. He found that Rogue to have the same issue. He contacted a Nissan field engineer who stated the issue is known and considered to be normal. I am unsure how it could be considered normal as the passenger mirror works as expected, but the driver’s mirror shakes and vibrates.”

2022 Recall Concerns

There are no NHTSA complaints relating to either of the recall issues. But we mention the fuel tank because there are parallels that relate to a similar recall for the 2021 model.

There were two recalls for fuel system issues in 2021. One caused supposedly by abnormal wear within the fuel pump. This, Nissan says, may cause it to overheat and fail, making it a crash risk.

The other is due to the possibility of the fuel hose disconnecting from the fuel tank. Even if it doesn’t disconnect completely, it can leak, which will be an increased fire risk. Another risk is that it can cause the engine to stall, which increases the risk of a crash.

The recall for the 2022 Rogue is due to an “improperly manufactured fuel tank.”

Once again, the dangers are leaks, the risk of fire, and the increase of possible injury if the vehicle crashes.

Recall information states: “Road debris may puncture the thin fuel tank wall, causing a gas leak and increasing the risk of a fire. In addition, the fuel tank may not perform as expected during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.”

What’s New for 2022?

After a major makeover in 2020, the 2022 Nissan Rogue SUV looks much the same as its predecessor, inside and out. But when you lift the hood or take it on the road, those who have done test drives say that you’ll see and feel the difference new engine design and transmission brings.

In a media release issued in November 2021, Nissan specifies what’s new:

  • All-new 1,5-liter VC-turbo engine
  • A new powertrain that increases horsepower by 11% and torque by 24%
  • New generation Xtronic transmission

The result is increased acceleration, improved fuel economy, and decreased emissions.

2022 Nissan Rogue Fuel Economy & Specs

There is only one engine/transmission combination for the 2022 Nissan Rogue. But it’s a new 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder version of the mechanical VC-Turbo direct gasoline injected engine that links to a new Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

For a non-hybrid, compact SUV, there is little doubt that fuel economy will be excellent. But there were fuel system issues with the 2021 model. We don’t know if these will recur in the 2022 model.

What Technology does the 2022 Nissan Rogue Have?

The more you pay the more you get, but tech features include an 8-inch, NissanConnect touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that comes standard. The Rogue Platinum offers wireless AppleCarPlay as well as wireless smartphone charging, and a premium Bose audio system.

From the SV up, you get an 8-way power driver seat that features power lumbar adjustment as well as ProPilot Assist. The Platinum model has ProPilot Assist with Navi-Link that can adjust the speed of the vehicle based on map data, like a bend in the road.

The SL and Platinum have a power front passenger seat, a memory for the driver’s seat and position of the steering wheel, a hands-free power liftgate, tri-zone climate control, and a 360-degree camera.

The Platinum has a 10.8-inch head-up display and a 12.3-inch digital gauge package.

What are the Trim Packages for the 2022 Rogue?

There are three trim levels, the Rogue SV, Rouge SL, and top-of-the-line Rogue Platinum, each of which has its standard features. The SV and SL packages offer premium upgrades that have additional features from the SL and Platinum packages respectively.

Some of the standard features include:

  • Base level Rogue S – LED headlights and taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and the Safety Shield 360-degree safety suite. Comfortable, zero-gravity seats that offer good support.
  • SV – 18-inch alloy wheels, and a panoramic moonroof that seems to float.
  • SL – Leather interior trim and 19-inch alloy wheels.
  • Platinum – Seats are upholstered with diamond-quilted semi-aniline leather.

How Much does the 2022 Nissan Rogue Cost?

The starting manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the front-wheel drive (FWD) vs the slightly more expensive all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles are:

  • Rogue S – $26,700 & $28,200
  • SV – $28,390 & $29,890
  • SL – $33,050 & $34,550
  • Platinum – $36,480 & $37,980

As you can see, adding all-wheel drive to any of these trim levels adds $1,500. Also, all these prices exclude the $1,175 destination charge, which is nearly double that of last year’s model.

Your Lemon Law Rights

Nobody can say how many 2022 Rogue lemons have rolled off the Tennessee assembly line. But it’s inevitable there will be lemons for sale. If you are one of the unlucky purchasers, you don’t have to be stuck with a lemon.

Lemberg Law can help you get a replacement vehicle, get Nissan to buy it back, or refund your money. You’ll be fully covered because the law makes Nissan pay the legal fees.

Complaint Data

CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 16, 2022
StateTX
Description
Drivers side rear door will not unlock and open from either the outside or inside of vehicle.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 14, 2022
StateNY
Description
Our car was in the garage. I opened the trunk not using remote opener, but from outside. I was taking groceries out. I was leaning in and picking up bags when I noticed that trunk door was coming down. I tried to move quickly out of the way and hit my left side of my forehead. Above my eye. As a result I have a black and blue under my eye and a bump on my forehead and now several days of headaches. So, what is happening is that car trunk door when it was opening reached or hit the top of the garage. That caused it to start coming down immediately. There is no sensor to see if there is something in the way. Similar to garage door where there a sensor that something is in the way and it will stop. We have a small video of what happens. The upload on the next screen does not allow for videos.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 21, 2022
StatePA
Description
After getting into my vehicle to leave work I shut my door and my rear window exploded.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 16, 2022
StateNJ
Description
I do not feel safe in my new car. There's a problem with the turbo\acceleration. It won't accelerate for 2–3 seconds when I push the gas. And when it does it jumps forward fairly fast. If I'm at a stop and I'm ready to cross and I take my foot off the break and the car is going like 1 mile an hour… then press the gas… it's as if it's in neutral. The car won't move forward for 2-3 seconds. It's going to get me into an accident. For example, if I am at an intersection, and I cross and a car fails to stop at the stop sign… and I see them coming towards my car… I will not be able to move out of the way because of the acceleration problem. Or if I'm on the highway and am slowing down due to treaffic ahead, and the car behind me doesn't see and slams on their breaks and I see and hear it and look to my left and see no cars and I want to speed up into the left to avoid being hit by this car behind me…. My car will not move and I will get hit anyway. I have a five year old son. I do not feel that he and I are safe in this car. Are all these new rogues like this????? If so, it needs to be fixed immediately!! Please help!!!
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateApr 21, 2022
StateMS
Description
I purchased a 2022 nissan rogue platinum brand new in march of 2022. On the drive home from the dealership, I noticed my driver's side rear view mirror was quite shaky. After speaking with my salesperson, I tried to fold the mirror in and back out again to see if that would help the situation. It did not. Whenever I drive at speeds as low as 20 mph, the mirror will shake and give a distorted view. I took the vehicle into a local dealership to have the mechanics look at it and possibly fix it. My car has less than 500 miles on it at this point. The technicians could not figure out how to fix the issue. The service manager drove my vehicle and confirmed the issue. Then, he drove another new rogue on the lot. He found that rogue to have the same issue. He contacted a nissan field engineer who stated the issue is known and considered to be normal. I am unsure how it could be considered normal as the passenger mirror works as expected, but the driver's mirror shakes and vibrates.

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Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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