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#542 of 700 '07 Altima 2.5 SL jerks / hesitates
Jul 26, 2007 (7:53 pm)
Our '07 Altima 2.5 SL jerks & hesitates, slightly, around 1500 to 2000 rpm under a light pedal and going up a slight incline. I started noticing it at about 3000 miles or so. I've had two local dealers look at it. After driving it with me, both techs noticed it.
The first dealer I had look at it is where I bought it. A service advisor & I went for a test drive. They then ran diagnostics and couldn't find anything. On my second visit, a tech took a drive with me and noticed it. The service advisor said he'd call the Nissan Tech Line on this. He called me just over a week later and said there wasn't a technical bulletin out on it and couldn't do anything to fix it.
I took it to the other dealer, went for a drive and he "reset" the CVT. The tech claimed that it is a "learning transmission" and with two different drivers, its harder for it to learn both driving habits. I find that unlikely.
I'm not sure if this is an engine or CVT problem. It was driven about 200 miles from another dealer, all interstate, to mine before I bought it so I don't know how it was broken in, if at all. I rarely use the manual shift. It was built Feb '07.
Anyone have any ideas or have noticed this, too?
#543 of 700 Re: Dumb question about compass [kannikanwo]
Jul 27, 2007 (9:50 am)
The last button on the rear view mirror turns the compass on or off.
#544 of 700 Re: '07 Altima 2.5 SL jerks / hesitates [talkapper]
Jul 27, 2007 (9:58 am)
I only have 1000 miles on my 07 altima 3.5sl and have not noticed what you described, but I'll certainly keep it in mind and get back to you if I do. Could it be that the 4 cyl. is straining on an incline?
#545 of 700 Re: '07 Altima 2.5 SL jerks / hesitates [talkapper]
Jul 27, 2007 (2:43 pm)
The tech claimed that it is a "learning transmission" and with two different drivers, its harder for it to learn both driving habits. I find that unlikely.
that is true. the computer that controls the cvt is programmed with 300 or so algorithms, and will select the ones that most match the way you drive. It's not as far fected as it sounds, because most new cars today record things like speed, acceleration lenght of time and force that are applied to the brakes ect. all that information is saved, like a black box does on an airplane. that data can be obtained by insurance companies and law enforcement. the cvt just uses that info to learn how you drive.
#546 of 700 Re: Dumb question about compass [kannikanwo]
Jul 27, 2007 (7:51 pm)
I bought the 2.5 with the SL and Tech package and I didn't get the compass on my mirror. I have called Nissan and they tell me to contact my sales person and when I contact the sales person they tell me I need to contact Nissan because it came from the factory as is. I now it is not a big deal since I have navgation but if it is listed I should have it
#547 of 700 re:dumb question about compass by hell606
Jul 28, 2007 (9:32 am)
I have the 07 3.5SL with the tech pkg., and have the mirror compass which I like very much. You have to keep on the dealer and nissan and make a pest of yourself if your pkg. called for the compass. Unless you keep on them nothing will be done. Seems as though someone at the factory goofed. Good luck.
#548 of 700 Re: Dumb question about compass [hell606]
Jul 28, 2007 (10:38 am)
If it is noted on the window sticker " automatic dimming mirror with compass" Then you deserve one because you paid for it.
But the sl package only states that it comes standard with a "Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror" It must state with compass.
If it does state compass then your dealer should have no problem switching that out for you. They might need to order it. Check your window sticker to be sure of actual wording.
#549 of 700 Re: 07 3.5S Test Drive [victrolajazz]
Jul 31, 2007 (9:36 am)
If you're at about 65-70 and aren't accelerating, most likely the car will already be in 6th. By popping it over to the manual shift mode, it drops it down a gear generally (to either aid in braking or acceleration), so in reality by putting it back in 6th you aren't doing too much...besides keeping it in 6th at all highway speeds. When passing, why not just shift it into 5th and accelerate? - if you're in manual shift mode already.
#550 of 700 I can't stand my 2007 Altima
Jul 31, 2007 (12:30 pm)
I've had a 2007 Altima for 2 -3 weeks and put 900 miles on it. I still have not found a comfortable driving position, and the more I drive it, the more my right leg hurts! Otherwise I love the car, but my tiny little Corolla was more comfortable than this car. This was a very expensive mistake on my part! Has anyone else experienced this issue with the cloth seats?
#551 of 700 Re: 07 3.5S Test Drive [brownieaffair]
Jul 31, 2007 (1:52 pm)
"When passing, why not just shift it into 5th and accelerate? - if you're in manual shift mode already."
Because in Manual mode it still remains in what feels like a locked up condition in all the gears--whereas "D" allows the engine to rev up to a higher RPM, kind of like the old switch-pitch converters in the 50's and 60's Buicks. I'm finally getting more used to Manual mode and really like it--am using it much more around town.