Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine loses power, revs high, cannot shift gears - 2014 Nissan Rogue

asked by on

My car has been losing power while running lately. This happens only sporadically and weeks can go by without any problems. However, when it happens, it can be very dangerous and I'm concerned I might get into a collision. While I'm in the traffic and accelerate, the engine seems to lose power. The engine would ocassionally start revving high and I wouldn't be able to shift to higher gears. This happened on the highway as well as in the stop-and-go traffic. I went to the dealership several times but there is no solution to this problem yet. Do you have any idea what might be causing this?

Hello. It sounds like there is an intermittent problem with the throttle position sensor or the idle air control valve. These two sensors are made into the throttle body and the throttle body assembly would have to be replaced in order to fix the problem. There could also be a problem with the PCM not controlling the two sensors properly. To have this all checked, a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, can come to your car’s location to inspect the loss of power and shifting issue for this to be correctly repaired.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Engine loses power, revs high, cannot shift gears - 2014 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: Car cranks up and stay cranked soon as I put it in drove it cuts off after a lil jurk an still will crank rite back up its a 2014

Hi there. It sounds like you may be having internal transmission concerns affecting the engine; possibly a torque converter lock up solenoid stuck on. This can be confirmed with a capable scan tool and a digital volt/ohm meter. Check for...

Q: Vehicle won't go over 20 MPH

With the speed limitation and the loud noise, I recommend not driving the vehicle until it has been diagnosed and repaired. It sounds like the vehicle is either in limp mode or a mechanical failure has stopped the vehicle from...

Q: Engine knocking, oil light on, engine quit

If you ran the engine out of oil until the engine quit or locked up, then you tried to add oil after the damage was already done. The engine bearings will need oil to work properly, and when you ran...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.