Legally reviewed by: Jessica Anvar Stotz, JD, MBA

2020 Nissan Rogue Problems

The 2020 Nissan Rogue is a popular car across America, but with popularity comes greater scrutiny from consumers regarding defects and problems.

When consumers discover these defects, they often report them on forums and websites to inform other consumers and build up a base of information to use. However, this information can be difficult to parse because of how much is out there.

In this article, we will summarize the information consumers have reported across the Internet to get a better idea of which problems most commonly get reported for the 2020 Nissan Rogue. We will also describe how you can use the lemon law against a manufacturer who sells you a defective car.

Common 2020 Nissan Rogue Problems

  • Forward Collision Avoidance Problems: Faulty sensors, unnecessary and sudden automatic braking
  • Brake Issues: Automatic braking problems, emergency braking engages without reason, brake locking
  • Electrical System Problems: Door locking/unlocking issues, push-to-start stops working, sudden battery charge loss, false report warnings
  • Seat Problems: Clicking and shifting, improper welds, movement while driving

2020 Nissan Rogue Forward Collision Avoidance Problems

Overwhelmingly, the most commonly reported problem with the 2020 Nissan Rogue is a faulty forward collision avoidance system. This system includes things like automatic emergency braking (AEB) and cruise control, and when functioning properly serves to prevent the vehicle from getting in accidents with the front of the vehicle.

However, in the 2020 Nissan Rogue, many vehicles falsely detect something in front of the vehicle and engage the automatic brakes. This can frighten drivers and wrench control out of their hands, which is dangerous for many reasons.

A consumer who suspects their 2020 Nissan Rogue is suffering from this issue should take it in to be inspected and repaired as soon as possible.

2020 Nissan Rogue Seat Problems

The seat problems in the 2020 Nissan Rogue are worth mentioning because seat problems are generally not a very common issue for vehicles to run into and therefore may be overlooked by consumers.

In the 2020 Nissan Rogue, consumers mention the driver’s seat shifting while driving, not being properly attached through welding, and making clicking noises. Remedying this problem would likely be straightforward for a mechanic and should therefore be addressed by one if discovered.

2020 Nissan Rogue Ignition Key Recall

Nissan announced a recall on a large number of vehicles for having issues with their ignition key causing the vehicle to shut off while driving. The keys, which use the “jackknife” folding design, could fold while the vehicle was moving and shut it off.

This in turn would shut off the airbags and make any accident that takes place after the vehicle shuts off much more dangerous. The recall was announced in February 2023, and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Recall ID is 23V093000.

Example Complaints from Real Nissan Rogue Owners

2020 nissan rogue complaints

“When driving the forward collision warning will flash and beep and immediately brake and causes the car to come to a complete stop, when there is nothing in front of the car. It could cause an accident. I believe the forward collision warning sensor has failed. This has happened several times and it’s not safe for me or others around. I’ve started turning off the forward collision to avoid being in a accident.”

“All the features of this car are on the positive side save one. From day one the Transmission felt strange but because it was a new car I felt it would work itself out or I would get used to it. Then one day my wife said to me it sounds like the transmission is slipping and then I realized tha she who know nothing about cars felt what I did. Then Covid hit. As soon as I was able I took it in and the dealer told me tht unless a code comes up there is nothing to that can be done and it felt OK to the service manager and the certified mechanic who told me that the tranny feels that way because it is a CVT constant velocity transmission.”

“Breaks slammed on without warning with nothing in front of vehicle. There where no vehicles within a mile ahead. There where 4 people in the vehicle and the seat belts did not lock up and passengers where slammed into the dash. The breaks have locked up twice now.”

How the Lemon Law Could Help with Your 2020 Nissan Rogue Issues

The lemon law can assist you as a consumer dealing with a defective vehicle by providing criteria to classify your vehicle as a lemon and provide you with potential remedies.

The process begins when you discover a defect in your vehicle and take it in for repairs while it is still under the manufacturer’s original warranty. It’s essential to document and record all repairs as evidence for a potential lemon law claim.

If the defect persists after a reasonable number of repair attempts, typically two to four, your vehicle is likely to be considered a lemon.

Additionally, in California, a vehicle that is out of use for 30 or more total days also qualifies as a lemon. Once your vehicle is likely determined to be a lemon, you should contact an experienced lemon law attorney who can help you with a lemon law claim

It is highly recommended to have a lemon law attorney at this stage to streamline the process and to advocate for your rights.

If you prevail with the lemon law claim, the manufacturer will offer either a replacement vehicle or a refund. A replacement will be a similar make and model to the defective vehicle, often a current-year car.

A refund includes all the money spent on the vehicle, including the down payment, monthly payments, taxes and interest, and sometimes covers incidental expenses like rental car costs or registration renewal fees. However, with both options the manufacturer will deduct a usage fee, representing the time you drove the vehicle without problems leading it to be a lemon.

Having a lemon law attorney is crucial for successfully bringing such a claim. The good news is that if you win the case, the lemon law covers your reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, mandating that the manufacturer pays for your legal representation making the legal representation cost-free for you.

Connect with a Qualified California Lemon Law Attorney

If you have discovered a defect in your vehicle, the clock is already ticking for you to bring a lemon law claim against the manufacturer.

Lemon law claims can only be initiated if the first repair on a vehicle took place while under the manufacturer’s original warranty, so knowing the timeline of your claim is essential for preserving its integrity.

Many consumers feel overwhelmed by the prospect of initiating a legal process against a big entity like an auto manufacturer. That’s why the Lemon Law Experts are here to assist you and make the process as smooth and effective as possible!

Allow us to help you the way we have helped thousands of other happy clients: by fighting for you to be compensated. Contact us today for a free case evaluation by calling (877) 885-5366 or by filling out a form online!