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2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Long-Term Update 3

Overdue First Service

Christian Seabaugh
Nov 11, 2014
Less than a week into my stint chaperoning our long-term 2014 Nissan I realized something big while flipping through the owner's manual on a lazy Sunday afternoon: The Rogue was long overdue for its first service. In fact, it was about due for its second service. I swear we, as a magazine, are usually on top of these things, but with the Rouge bouncing from chaperone to chaperone like an orphaned child before landing with me, it somehow slipped through the cracks.
So with 5,000-mile service intervals and almost 10,000 miles on the Rogue’s odometer, I called up the Nissan dealer down the street from MT H.Q. and made an appointment for the next morning. At the 5,000-mile interval, the service manual calls for the engine oil and its filter to be changed, and a tire rotation. The 10,000 mile service covers the above plus what Nissan calls a "multi-point inspection" of everything from the Rogue's brake pads to CVT fluid.
Photo 2/15   |   The offending engine air filter.
Just 200 miles shy of what would've been its second (10,000-mile) service, I figured we'd take the multi-point inspection with the oil change and tire rotation. I rolled into the Nissan dealer just after 8 a.m received a $29.95 quote for the service, and headed into the waiting room to drink some free coffee and eat free cookies while the dealer's Internet manager tried to get me to trade in the Rogue for a new Maxima: "Hey! Uh, you want to trade in?" "No. Thanks, though." "We have the Maxima. You don't want the Maxima?" "Nah, I'm good." "It's got great pickup! Like a sports car!" "Cool, man."
It wasn't long after the Internet manager moved on to accost someone else in the waiting room that my service adviser wandered in holding the Rouge's air filter. It was filthy. Turned out our Rogue had been off-roading at some point early in its time with us. The Rogue isn't supposed to be due for a new engine air filter until 30,000 miles, but there was no way that dirt-clogged one was going back in.
About 20 minutes later my service advisor returned with the keys and the bill: $59.23, all of it for parts after the $17.95 in labor was waived because of a dealership promotion. With 15,000 miles fast approaching, rest assured we won't miss the next service.
More on our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD here:
Photo 3/15   |   Our Nissan Rogue queued up for its first service.

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