Q: Car will move a bit in reverse but then it acts like the front left tire is locked, also after a bit in drive it hops 2012 Nissan Rogue

asked by on

My left front wheel acts like it doesn't want to move. Car will go in both drive and reverse but will stop and spin in reverse and when in drive it hops as if it can't go. Have new tires, new brakes, checked transmission fluid it is ok. No warning lights are on inside car on dash.

My car has 123000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, your symptoms suggest something in either the final drive - spider gears perhaps - (would be the differential in a rear-wheel drive car), or a problem with the Continuously-VariableTtransmission (CVT) which your car has. These transmissions utilize essentially a steel belt on a set of pulleys, and their failure mode is a bit different than other transmission designs. I recommend a transmission inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car will move a bit in reverse but then it acts like the front left tire is locked, also after a bit in drive it hops 2012 Nissan Rogue

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission 2007 Nissan Altima

Hello - the transmission in your model (RE0F10A) is a Continuously Variable Transmission that was installed in the '07-08 Altima's, and also in some models of the the non-hybrid Nissan Rogue and Sentra those same years. I would not venture...

Q: I cannot move my car in reverse when on a hill, nothing happens when I press the gas pedal

The Nissan Rogue is equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission. They are known to experience issues such as not moving in any gear when the gas pedal is applied, even floored. It may be slipping due to internal issues with...

Q: Frank, Id like to install cruise control into a chevy express 1500 AWD that currently does not have it. Is that possible? 2012 Chevrolet Express 1500

Hi there - yes, that would be possible, although the cost effectiveness of adding this feature to your current vehicle may not make sense. Adding cruise control could be done by either finding another Express van in a recycling yard,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...