FAQs—Nissan Rogue Select
My Nissan Rogue Select refuses to go into gear every time I step on the clutch and attempt to move the stick. There was also one time when the gears started to slip; I was driving along the freeway when suddenly the stick went back into neutral. It was very nerve-racking—I thought I was losing control of the vehicle. What should I do? Please help me fix this.
Difficulty in shifting gears usually happens if transmission fluid levels are low or if there is incorrect viscosity of fluid. This is a common problem for many vehicles with manual transmission, but it can be easily fixed by refilling the reservoir with the right fluid and/or adjusting the shift cables or the clutch linkage.
Once your gears start to slip, however, it is another story. You need to get your transmission system checked as soon as possible because it means that it can no longer get power to the wheels, which can be very dangerous. It would probably be best that you stop using the vehicle for a while until this gets fixed.
I had a little accident today; I spilled some of my coffee into my Nissan Rogue Select's Sport Mode button and now I cannot turn it off. I also want to clean it because it has become sticky. I read somewhere that I can clean it with some water once the power is off, and dry it off with compressed air. Should I do this? Any other tips on cleaning and fixing buttons like this?
It is not recommended to pour more liquid into the Sport Mode button, even if you are to dry it with compressed air. Water and electricity are never a good mix; you might cause a short circuit, which can do more serious damage to your vehicle. Look for a Nissan Rogue Select manual and use it as a reference in disassembling the Sport Mode button. Carefully remove the assembly, clean the button using electronics cleaner, and then dry it using compressed air. If you are unsure of what to do, it would be best to take it back to the dealership and get them to fix it for you.
I bought a second-hand Nissan Rogue Select, and I just noticed how bad its gas mileage is. It gets only 16 to 17 MPG at the pump. I recently had it checked for codes and none were found. I was told that it might be the chrome wheels, so I replaced them with aluminum, yet it hasn't shown any improvement. This car is supposed to get over 22 MPG for city driving, but so far, it has proven nothing except that it is a major gas guzzler. How can I fix this?
Unfortunately, Nissan Rogue Select has received several complaints from consumers regarding its gas mileage, so it might be an issue with the actual system design and the components used. However, you can try the following tips (as long as they are legal in your state) to improve fuel economy: avoid sudden braking and rapid acceleration, turn off the engine during red light, overinflate tires by 10 percent to get more miles out of your gas, and reduce weight in your trunk.