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#123 of 281 Re: 07 Altima CVT Transmission [marka921]
Oct 27, 2010 (7:06 pm)
Another woe story - just had the THIRD transmission put in my 08 Altima. All were covered by the dealer under the 100,000KM (oops, now) 200,000KM warranty. The first tranny (factory) at 68,000km started making a high pitched whine on acceleration, which just got worse over the week I waited to get it in. Only 5,000km later, the new (rebuilt) CVT they installed started making a terrible scraping noise if you accelerated quickly with fair gas. This problem got worse, scraping noise all the time through bottom gears, and even had an afternoon where it did lose all power, after I had to floor it to get into first gear. It then started slipping through all the gears, a real hazard to driving. Dealership did not bawk at replacing any of the trannies, but this is getting tiresome. I don't even have 75,000 km and on the third tranny now. Service guy at dealership did state they are having lots of noisy CVTs with the Rogues, but he said he'd never seen it with an Altima? Nissan is by default admitting issues with CVT by adding to the warranty, but from my experience the replacement trannies are just as bad. Am hoping to go back to dealership and see about getting rid of this Altima for a 2010....hopefully those CVT's are better??? Any 2010 Altima owners out there with same CVT issues - please let me know if you think I should try this game again...
#124 of 281 Re: 07 Altima CVT Transmission [tripletranny]
Oct 28, 2010 (5:03 am)
...had 2007 w/ no issue and now no issue w/ the 2010 as well.
#125 of 281 Re: 07 Altima CVT Transmission [tripletranny]
Oct 28, 2010 (12:10 pm)
Tripletranny: sorry to hear about your issues, but have you tried to twitter about it? See today's WSJ about what Delta is doing to help clients with problems who use the "megaphone" of social media.
FWIW, I have a 2010 Altima 3.5, albeit w/ only 1500 miles, but I've had no problems. Granted, it did take some getting used to, but now I actually like the linear power feel. It's like a light switch w/ a dimmer vs, a 3-way switch, right?
I had read about such issues prior to purchase in July, but with a 10 yr warranty, I figured I'd roll the dice.
Best of luck.
#126 of 281 Re: 07 Altima CVT Transmission [tripletranny]
Oct 29, 2010 (9:46 am)
I have a 2010 2.5S with 4,000 miles on it and the CVT is great. The combination of power and efficiency is excellent. I took a long road trip with flat highway and hill climbing and the CVT did a good job adjusting to the roads.
I hope everything works out for you. If I am not mistaken, starting in 2010 Nissan put a better/net generation CVT into the Altima's? A friend of mine used to own the 2007 2.5S and let me test drive it. The CVT is way better in the 2010 compared to the 2007, in my opinion.
Oct 30, 2010 (4:54 am)
I have a 2010 Altima Coupe that I have put 11,000 miles on it in under 3 months. I traded in a 2007 Rogue with 64,000 miles in less than 3 years. Both have the CVT transmission. I work out of my vehicle and drive it every day. I have never had a one problem from either vehicle.
#128 of 281 Re: CVT 2010 [cath8]
Oct 30, 2010 (3:20 pm)
how did you get in touch with Nissan Corporate?
#129 of 281 CVT problem Nissan Versa 1.8 L
Nov 10, 2010 (9:09 pm)
I have a 2010 Nissan Versa and the CVT makes a whistling noise on deceleration.
The dealership tells me that this is normal for the CVT transmission.
Upon taking off in the morning, shortly after the automatic doors lock, a clunk clunk sound with vibration is heard and felt. The dealer representatives do not seem to hear or feel this problem. They tell me the car is fine.
I pointed out that mileage is the pits, - 43L/400 km. They had a mumbo jumbo answer for this as well.
I also pointed out that the tail pipe on the muffler has a very serious rust spot. The dealer representative pointed out to me that this was normal, and proceeded to show me the tail pipe of a car on the showroom floor which also had rust.
he said that they receive them this way!!!!
I guess they are making these cars with tin cans from Mexico.
#130 of 281 Re: 07 Altima CVT Transmission [marka921]
Nov 11, 2010 (1:14 pm)
Could you please let me know who you called at Nissan Corporate.
I purchased a brand new Nissan Versa 1.8L SL with CVT transmission.
I purchased the car in July 2010 and all was well until mid September when the weather cooled down a bit.
1. By mid September at 3289 km it started to make a whistling noise on deceleration. The noise is quite irritiating after a while when driving in the city. The noise was pronounced enough that on a few occasions pedestrians have turned their heads and looked over at me.
2. The other noise it started to make was a clunk clunk noise with vibration immediately after the automatic doors lockafter ltake off. This can be quite pronounced, and you wonder whether you are going to loose your transmission or your engine.
The Nissan dealership where I purchased the car says that the whistling noise is normal for the CVT, and that they do not hear the clunk clunk sound I am complaininmg about.
3. I have also noted the smell of antifreeze from time to time in the passenger compartment. I am now monitoring the antifreeze coolant level.
4. I have complained about gas mileage. The CVT is supposed to give better gas mileage; however I am only getting 43L/400 km.
5. I recently noticed a major rust spot at the seam of the muffler tailpipe.
The service manager told me that this was normal, and he proceeded to show me a Versa on the showroom floor with rust on the same location. He says that is how they arrive? I guess they accept rusted product from Mexico????
They seem to have no shame here, and I am wondering what Nissan in Nippon is doing. What happened to quality product?
Please respond if you have any advice on how to handle this.
#131 of 281 Re: 07 Altima CVT Transmission [whistlingdixie]
Nov 11, 2010 (4:16 pm)
I haven't called Nissan Corporate yet. I am going to try the dealership first, to see what can be done about the Altima. I can't remember if I already posted it, but each time I've gotten a "new" CVT installed, they are actually rebuilts. I am wondering why this is. Since the last rebuilt they installed lasted only 5,000 k, my experience is that the rebuilts are even worse than the original CVTs. With the service record on this puppy, noone in their right mind would ever buy it used. I'm really feeling like I own a piece of junk/boat anchor, and this is supposed to be a "new car" experience.
#132 of 281 Re: 07 Altima CVT Transmission [tripletranny]
Nov 12, 2010 (9:37 pm)
Ok, back from dealership - they agreed to a decent amount for trade-in on a new Altima. Had no problems negotiating this - a nice experience. New story on replacement CVTs is that they are supposed to be new, not rebuilt. (The service dep't at my dealership was good in dealing with both CVT replacements - no arguments about the noises & performance).