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Gas Smell in the 2021-2023 Nissan Rogue: Causes and Remedies

Posted by Howard Gutman | Nov 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

Owners of the 2021-2023 Nissan Rogue have reported an unusual gas smell within their vehicles. This issue has prompted concerns about safety and reliability. In this comprehensive guide, we explore the potential causes of the gas smell in the 2023 Nissan Rogue, highlight relevant sources, and discuss possible solutions.

1. Reports from Owners

Numerous reports have surfaced on online forums, social media, and automotive communities, where owners of the 2023 Nissan Rogue have shared their experiences regarding a gas odor inside the vehicle. These reports vary in severity, with some users expressing mild discomfort, while others raise concerns about potential safety hazards.

2. Manufacturer's Response

Nissan has not issued a formal recall related to the gas smell issue in the 2023 Rogue. However, automakers regularly monitor consumer feedback and may release software updates or service bulletins to address specific issues. See below. It is advisable for owners to check for any official communications from Nissan regarding this matter.

3. Possible Causes

Several factors were initially suggested to contribute to the gas smell issue in the 2023 Nissan Rogue.

  • Fuel System Leaks: Any leaks in the fuel system, such as from fuel lines, injectors, or the fuel tank, can result in a noticeable gas smell.
  • Evaporative Emissions System: Issues with the evaporative emissions system, designed to capture and store fuel vapors, could lead to odors inside the vehicle.  Leaks or malfunctions in the exhaust system could allow exhaust fumes, including gas odors, to enter the cabin.

4. Nissan Initial Response 

On June 21, 2023, Nissan issued Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for 2021-2023 Nissan Rogues designated by model code T33.  The TSB provided instructions to identify and repair the odor concern. (See id. at 2.) The repair requires replacing an existing hose in the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (“PCV”) system with a new type of hose.  The repair is a simple six step process which only requires lifting the engine cover, removing the old hose, placing a new one, and then closing the engine cover.

5. Claims

  • Lemon Law If a problem is significant, a lemon law remedy involving repurchase or replacement of the vehicle is possible. 
  • Magnuson-Moss Claim: Federal law safeguards consumers who purchase products with warranties, ensuring fairness and remedies for defects.
  • Deceptive Practices Claim: Misleading or deceptive actions by the manufacturer or dealer could entitle you to compensation under deceptive practices laws.
  • Breach of Express Warranty Claim: Manufacturers must uphold the promises made in their warranties. If they fail to do so, you may have grounds for this claim.
  • Breach of Implied Warranty Claim: Your vehicle should meet certain expectations of quality and performance, and if it doesn't, you may have a case under this claim.

A class action filed involving the Nissan Rogue stated: Plaintiffs allege Nissan provided a “written warranty that provides  Nissan would repair or replace defective powertrain components within the first 60 months in service. Plaintiffs argue Nissan breached the written warranty “by failing, and/or refusing to repair the Gas Fumes Defect under the vehicle's warranty.  Despite the warranty, Plaintiffs allege Nissan “has been unable, and/or has refused” to cure the purported Defect “within a reasonable time.

6. Other Repair Based Solutions

Owners experiencing a gas smell in their 2023 Nissan Rogue can take the following steps:

  • Inspection: If the gas smell is strong or persistent, owners should seek professional inspection and diagnosis from authorized Nissan service centers or qualified mechanics.
  • Regular Maintenance: Adhering to the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule can help prevent and address potential issues before they escalate.
  • Check for Recalls or Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs): Keep an eye on official communications from Nissan for any recalls or TSBs related to the gas smell issue.


Nissan Rogue owners may be entitled to compensation, possible vehicle replacement or other remedies.

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