Changing it late is supposedly bad for all transmissions either automatic or cvt.
Speaking for myself ONLY, I prefer to throw caution into the wind BECAUSE of the horror stories about the Nissan cvt itself.
I was Late in the game by finally changing my cvt fluid at around 75,000 miles.
Best decision I ever made. It’s been driving milky buttery smooth ever since.
I also thought the fluid looked clear on the dip stick and paper napkin, but after draining into a clear empty plastic Hi-C juice jug, it looked absolutely dark. You can see it on an old post of mine.
Moreover, I drive on smooth flat roads 99% of the time.
I had the worse shuddering, hesitation from a complete stop that it was a herky-jerky terrible experience when driving.
Even thought it was normal because we have this crappy cvt.
But since the cvt, diff, trans, fluid changes, I have no more rubber banding, whiplash jolting drive anymore.
Engine so quiet that it’s hard to tell if it’s on, plus needing to confirm by looking at rpm display because steering wheel does not even vibrate to give you a clue that the engine is running.
Anything to make the cvt last longer, I was willing to do.
Luckily, on the 2009 model, it was as easy as removing a drain bolt and pouring new cvt fluid through the drainhole.
Much easier than a normal oil change since I don’t have to worry about a filter.
I did change the strainer during the 5 Drain & fills I have done so far.
Going now on a decade with my original cvt.
I really want to get some beefy all terrains but my setup is so perfect with tires balanced and not vibrating that I am still enjoying my present ride.
It runs so scary smooth and with a car like feel as it should.
I even think it runs smoother than our Lexus IS250 which is sporty and our Cadillac SRX which feels more bumpy to me and tank like.
While my 2009 rogue Is small and too the point, with no complex driving gadgets. It simply runs with the cvt still operating normally.
All I can wish for, hopefully is for another 60,000 miles.
Do what helps you sleep at night.
Personally, I don’t rely on that Nissan fluid deterioration data Mumbo jumbo. I decided to change it and over did it; you can say.
If you wait til Nissan tells you, you’re Nissan Rogue would probably be in a deteriorated state by then.
Since their goal is to sell more nissans.
You think they want your car too last for the lucky few who got the 10 yr/120,000 mile warranty? Funny how these cvt’s crap out after the warranty ends for those unlucky few.... if not earlier and replaced 2-3 times.
It’s bad enough with all the Nissan cvt stories as is, so yeah; I will do what’s best for my Nissan Rogue now.