These Are the Secret Nissan Rogue Key Fob Tricks You Need to Know

Using the correct inputs, you can roll down windows, remotely activate flights, and emergency start your Nissan Rogue.
Written by Sarah Gray
Edited by Amy Bobinger
Reviewed by John Davis
The key fob for newer
Nissan Rogues
can remotely roll down windows, release a hidden key, and save previous driver settings. 
  • Your Nissan Rogue Intelligent Key fob holds a physical key you can use if your key fob battery dies.
  • The Rogue’s Intelligent Key fob performs a number of functions in addition to the basics.
  • You can program your key fob to remember your driver preferences. 

How to find the hidden key in your Nissan Rogue key fob

To find the hidden key in your Nissan Rogue key fob:
  • Turn your key fob over
  • Locate the small latch button in the middle
  • Slide the latch
  • The manual key will unlatch from the bottom of your fob
To unlock your Nissan Rogue with a dead key fob:
  • Find the access panel on your Rogue’s driver-side door handle. Look for a small divot on the handle.
  • Grip the panel tightly or use a flathead screwdriver to carefully pry the panel off and reveal the keyhole.
  • Once the panel is removed, insert the key, turn it, and unlock the door.
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How to start a Nissan Rogue when your key fob battery is dead

To start the vehicle, press the key fob against the “Push Start” button. The ignition will detect your fob even when the battery is drained, and start your car.

How to enable Nissan key fob tricks

To program or reprogram a Nissan Intelligent Key:
  • Enter the vehicle with your key
  • Insert the key without starting the vehicle, then remove the key
  • Continue inserting and removing the key from the ignition (six to ten times) until you see the hazard lights flash twice. 
  • The vehicle is now in program mode.
  • Insert the key in the ignition, and turn it without starting the vehicle.
  • Quickly press any button on the Nissan Intelligent Key. It should now be recognizable by your Rogue.
  • Exit the vehicle, stand a couple of feet away, ,and press any button on the fob. If the lights flash or the horn beeps once, your fob has been paired with your Rogue.

Nissan Rogue key fob basics: remote start, unlock, lock, and lockout protection

The Nissan Rogue’s Intelligent Key has three main functions: remote start, unlock, and lock.
  • To start your Nissan Rogue remotely: Press the lock button. Within the next five seconds, hold the start engine button for two seconds.
  • To unlock your Nissan Rogue: Press the unlock button. You should hear your Rogue unlock.
  • To lock your Nissan Rogue: Press the lock button. Signaling hazard lights and a single horn beep confirm a successful lock.
If your Rogue senses your key has been left inside your locked vehicle, a buzzer will sound, and the doors and trunk will unlock immediately. This ensures you’ll never lock your keys inside your car.

How to lower your Nissan Rogue’s windows from the outside

To lower your Rogues windows with the key fob:
  • Press and hold the unlock button
  • After three to five seconds, the side-view mirror lights will flash, and the front windows will begin to lower.
  • Continue holding the unlock button until the windows reach your desired height
Repeat these steps to roll the windows back up without entering your car.

How to access the driver memory system

Using the “Settings” window of your Nissan Rogue’s onboard control system, you can save up to two driver profiles, and create separate profiles for separate Intelligent Keys.
Using the infotainment screen, access “Settings,” then:
  • Adjust your seat, mirrors, and steering wheel to your preference.
  • This will create a driver profile that automatically adjusts when the vehicle is started with your Intelligent Key.
You can also enable “silent mode” for the lock function on your key fob through the driver memory system’s settings. Once enabled, your Rogue will no longer chirp its horn when locked.
Pro Tip: Get comfortable with your Rogue’s instruction manual through the onboard control system. Once the key is programmed, you can tweak settings through your infotainment screen.
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