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#153 of 281 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5S White Smoke
Dec 20, 2010 (7:49 am)
I went on a extended long road trip with driving at speeds around 75mph. Freeway driving with hills. Reached rpm's of around 3000, sometimes hit 4000rpm. When I got back from my trip, there was white smoke coming out of the front end. It was just for a short moment and then stopped. I opened the the front hood and everything seemed fine.
When I was driving back, it was raining and I was driving around 75mph and was a windy too.
Is this normal? Could there be a problem? Any feedback would be appreciated.
Almost has 10K miles on it.
Dec 21, 2010 (3:05 pm)
A reporter is hoping to interview people who sent NHTSA a complaint about their car during 2010. Please respond by Thursday, December 23, 2010 to predmunds.com with your daytime contact information and a few words about your experience.
#157 of 281 Re: press request [kirstie_h]
Dec 27, 2010 (10:41 am)
#158 of 281 Re: press request [kirstie_h]
Dec 27, 2010 (11:36 pm)
Thanks Kirstie - confirms that the CVT, while not a new product, is just not stable. I have a friend with a 2008 (2.5) Altima and he is entirely happy, never had a problem at all. On the other hand, I went through two trannies on the same model & year and traded it back before anything else went wrong. The factory CVT was not functionally the problem; it just made weird whining noises. The rebuilt CVT that was put in was, however, terrible. Squealed up a storm, and was hitching, jerking, and almost un-roadworthy. Traded for a '10 after the third tranny went in. Dealer was great about it. So far, 2010 has been ok, only 2300 K on it. Really love the Altima, great car for many years, just don't feel secure about the CVT. Hopefully the "next gen" CVT in the '10 will be better.
#159 of 281 2010 Nissan Altima
Dec 30, 2010 (11:15 am)
Hello. I'm interested in the 2010 Nissan Altima but it looks like many people have had problems with the CVT transmission. If you have had problems has Nissan fixed them? Are any of you unhappy with your Altimas?
#160 of 281 Whats A CVT, I was looking to purchase a Atima or ACcord
Dec 30, 2010 (11:22 am)
I was looking to purchase an Altima or an Acccord and I am doing my research
I am seeing a lot of discussions about the CVT!
What is a CVT and is this a big problem that the Altima owners are having.
I am looking to buy a 2009 Altima or Accord
I ahve three kids and My 2000 maxima with over 200000 is giving me to much trouble,. time for a new one
I dont want to get another car and have more trouble
#161 of 281 Re: CVT Issues [schroel]
Dec 30, 2010 (12:12 pm)
Yes having the exact same problems and they make me feel stupid at the dealership
#162 of 281 Re: 2010 Nissan Altima [liz213]
Dec 30, 2010 (3:15 pm)
I have an 08 Altima with 20K miles and have had no problems with the CVT. I have more issues with the engine noise (sounds like a sewing machine when under 1000 rpms) but the dealerships says it is "normal". Only thing I hate about the car. Other than that, it has been great!