Nissan Rogue Heater Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 10/08/22 •  3 min read

The Nissan Rogue is a wonderful vehicle. It has a great exterior, a great interior, and a solid fuel economy rating. However, one problem that many owners have had with their Rogue is that the heater isn’t working properly.

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This can be a problem if you are stuck in the middle of winter and need to warm up your car to drive it home. So, how do you fix it? Here are some simple steps to take when your heater isn’t working properly on your Nissan Rogue.

Symptoms

When your Nissan Rogue heater does not work, you will notice that the interior of the vehicle is extremely cold. You may also notice that the temperature gauge in your vehicle does not show a good reading.

If you have recently changed your car’s oil, then you may have a faulty heater core or heater motor as well.

Causes

There are several reasons why your heater may not be working properly. You can check the most common problems below.

Faulty Fan Motor – The fan motor is located near the bottom of your heater vent, so it can become damaged if you try to put a lot of weight on it. Dust or other obstructions may be preventing the fan motor from turning correctly or even working at all.

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If it happens to you, you will need to take off the top of your car, remove all the dirt and grime that is inside the fan motor, and clean out the dirty air that is trapped inside of it.

You must clean the inside of your fan motor thoroughly before putting it back in place.

Thermostat Problem – It is possible that the thermostat on your electric heater can be damaged if it is left on for too long. When a thermostat is damaged, it can cause it to become overheated and cause the heater to stop working properly. It is, therefore, necessary to replace your thermostat.

Temperature Sensor – If your temperature sensor is damaged, it will not allow the car to turn on the heater properly. To fix this, you will need to replace your temperature sensor.

Failed Heater Blower Motor Resistor – If your heater blower motor resistor is broken, then it cannot properly heat your car. To fix this, you will need to replace the blower motor resistor.

Procedures

Here are some simple steps that you can take to fix the heater on your Nissan Rogue:

Open up the hood of your car to locate where the heater vents are located. These are located at the back of the vehicle. They are located in the back of the car, just behind the windshield. Use a flathead screwdriver to try and pry the vents open a little bit to get to the vents inside your vehicle.

You may want to use a small brush to clean any debris that is in there and get rid of it. Check for any burned-out wires inside the vents by carefully cutting them off with a pair of scissors. Then try putting everything back together again by placing a new cover over it.

If your heater is working normally, you should be able to turn it on and use it. If you are still having problems with your heater, you may want to take it to a mechanic to have it checked out.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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