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The Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling model. After 15 years on the market, this Nissan compact SUV has become a popular pick among used-car shoppers. If you’re among those consumers, you might want to know more about the most common Nissan Rogue problems before making your final decision.

The 3 most common Nissan Rogue problems

A gray 2023 Nissan Rogue compact SUV model parked on the side of a curving mountain highway trail
2023 Nissan Rogue | Nissan Motor Corporation

Nissan debuted the Rogue for the 2008 model year. This practical compact SUV competes against crossovers like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. The Rogue is among the most spacious in its segment and boasts good reliability scores. But like all other vehicles, this Nissan SUV isn’t without issues.

The three most common Nissan Rogue problems that owners have reported on RepairPal are as follows:

  • The fuel gauge might read incorrectly — reported by 191 owners
  • The check engine light comes on with error code P0444 — reported by 34 owners
  • The s might not close completely — reported by 21 owners

Those are the only Rogue problems that RepairPal mentions, and only one has been reported by over 100 owners. That’s excellent news for a model on the market for 15 years.

So, how can owners experiencing these issues correct them?

What can owners do to fix an incorrect fuel gauge reading?

If a Nissan Rogue reads the wrong fuel level, a faulty sensor in the gas tank is typically the cause. When that happens, the fuel level sending unit requires replacement. RepairPal says owners usually experience this problem after an average of 62,370 miles and pay $1,261 to $1,354 for the repair.

What does code P0444 mean for the Nissan Rogue?

Although reported by only 34 owners, the P0444 error code is one of the most common Nissan Rogue problems. A broken wire at the canister purge volume control solenoid valve code can cause this issue. Nissan offers a kit to repair this problem, which typically appears around 88,935 miles of driving.

What is the fix for a sunroof that doesn’t close completely?

A revised wind deflector can correct the problem with the Rogue’s sunroof not closing correctly. The original factory wind deflector can cause interference, not allowing the sunroof to shut completely on this Nissan compact SUV. The problem generally appears after 44,055 miles of driving.

Is the Nissan Rogue a reliable SUV?

The Nissan Rogue received a decent 4.0 out of 5.0 reliability score from RepairPal. That rating places the Rogue 13th out of 26 compact SUVs. This ranking is based on three factors:

  • Cost: The Nissan Rogue’s average annual repair and maintenance costs are $467, compared to $521 for all 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 all compact SUVs.

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

Is the 2023 Nissan Rogue a good SUV?

The 2023 Nissan Rogue off-roading in the mountains
2023 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

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

The latest version of this Nissan compact SUV brings lively handling, a smooth ride, and arguably the most comfortable seats in the class. This model year also boasts spacious accommodations for five riders, a roomy cargo hold, and wireless connectivity. The 2023 Nissan Rogue might not be the sportiest SUV in its class, but it’s balanced and easy to drive.