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The Nissan Rogue is the most popular vehicle in the brand’s lineup. You could call this compact SUV the cornerstone of the brand. After several years in the market, some consumers turn to the used SUV market to find a great deal on a pre-owned Rogue. If you’re one of these consumers, you might want to know more about the most common Nissan Rogue problems before making your final decision.

Most common Nissan Rogue problems

Red 2021 Nissan Rogue With a Grassy Hill Background - Most Common Nissan Rogue Problems
2021 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

Nissan gave us the Rogue starting with the 2008 model year, adding a useful compact SUV to the market to take on similar models from Toyota and Honda. Since it arrived, this has been one of the most reliable and useful SUVs offered. The three most common Nissan Rogue problems, according to RepairPal, are:

  • The fuel gauge may read incorrectly – Reported by 191 owners
  • The check engine light comes on with code P0444 – Reported by 34 owners
  • The sunroof may not close completely – Reported by 21 owners

These are the only three problems in RepairPal’s list; only one has been reported by 100 owners. That’s really good for a vehicle that’s been in the market for 15 years. What should owners experiencing these problems do to correct them?

Can owners fix the fuel gauge reading incorrectly?

If the Nissan Rogue reads the wrong fuel level, it’s typically caused by a faulty sender in the tank. When this happens, the fuel level sender requires replacement to correct the issue. Owners experienced this problem after an average of 62,370 miles costing between $1,261-$1,354 for the repair.

What does code P0444 mean for the Nissan Rogue?

Although only reported by 34 owners, the P0444 code is one of the most common Nissan Rogue problems. This code can be caused by a broken wire at the canister purge volume control solenoid valve. A kit is available from Nissan to repair this issue, which typically appears after 88,935 miles of driving.

Is there a fix or a sunroof that doesn’t close completely?

A revised wind deflector is available to correct the problem with the sunroof when it doesn’t close properly. The current wind deflector causes interference, not allowing the sunroof to close on this Nissan compact SUV. This problem generally appears after 44,055 miles of driving.

Is the Nissan Rogue a reliable SUV?

Blue 2021 Nissan Rogue Driving on a Highway - Nissan Rogue Reliability
2021 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

The Nissan Rogue receives a reliability score of 4.0 out of 5.0 from RepairPal. This places the Rogue 13th out of 26 models for the compact SUV class. This ranking is based on three factors which are:

  • Cost – The Nissan Rogue’s average annual repair and maintenance costs are $467 compared to $521 for compact SUVs.
  • Frequency – Rogue owners bring their vehicles to the repair shop for unscheduled repairs 0.33 times per year compared to 0.3 for the class.
  • Severity – The probability of severe repairs for the Nissan Rogue is 12% compared to 11% for compact SUVs.

These figures place the Nissan Rogue’s reliability score in the above-average category, although the Rogue is right in the middle of the compact SUV class.

Is the 2023 Nissan Rogue a good SUV?

2023 Nissan Rogue Driving Alongside a Farm
2023 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

If you’re considering a new Rogue instead of a pre-owned version, you’ll want to know where the latest version ranks. U.S. News & World Report ranks the 2023 Nissan Rogue fifth out of 19 models in the class. The compact SUVs ranking higher than the Rogue are Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, and Ford Bronco Sport. The Mazda CX-50 and Subaru Forester tie with the Rogue for the fifth spot.

The latest version of this Nissan compact SUV brings lively handling, a smooth ride, and the most comfortable seats in the class. There’s room for adults across both rows and connectivity to the infotainment system via wireless Apple CarPlay. The 2023 Nissan Rogue might not be the sportiest SUV in the class, but it’s balanced and easy to drive.

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