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Nissan Altima, Transmission, Sedan
Jul 08, 2011 (11:58 am)
I work out of my Nissan and put quite a few miles on it daily. I had a brand new 2007 Rogue SL that I kept 3 years and put 64000 miles on. I now own a 2010 Altima 2.5S. I've had the vehicle for a little over a year and now have 35000 miles on it.
I have had zero problems with either vehicle including the CVT transmission .
Now I can tell you some horror stories about a brand new 2007 Toyota Rav4 that had 3 transmissions installed in 6 months. Toyota ended up doing a lemon law by-back and that's when I got my Rogue.
#203 of 281 Re: CVT [mlmcgahee]
Jul 09, 2011 (6:24 am)
Yeb, I have no problem w/ 4 Nissans and 4 Infinitis so far. I hate when people get too emotional with their cars and start bashing a particular brand b/c they got a lemon. There're always some problems w/ any brand and there's nothing we can do. That's what the warranty/extended warranty for.
#204 of 281 Re: CVT [gooddeal2]
Jul 15, 2011 (3:44 pm)
I had a 00 Maxima GLE .. great car. But a friend got a same one with lots of problems. So buyer's luck. And I dont blame ppl for venting as its a lot of inconvenience when the car has to be taken to shop over and over.
Not to mention that its lot of money spent. We own ONE car, the manufacturers have TONS of these and should be able to fix these problems and not give us the run around. I sympathize with folks who have issues with their car.
#205 of 281 I AM NOT BUYING NISSAN ANYMORE
Jul 16, 2011 (7:11 am)
I have been and loyal Nissan customer for years, but after a bad experience with my 2010 altima CVT I will buy an american car. I have been driving a 2006 Saturn Ion and it drives better than my Altima. I have tried Ford and they really did a great job upgrading their products. Bye bye Nissan.
#206 of 281 Re: 08 Coupe CVT [deadtranny]
Jul 28, 2011 (1:40 pm)
I completely understand, deadtranny. Yesterday my 08 CVT blew outside Rawlins, WY at 46000 miles while on a long trip. This is unexcusable, and Nissan should have recalled all cars with these transmissions. The dealer could have gotten a new transmission in 1 day from another dealer, but corporate would not reimburse him the costs. So I am stuck for at least 3 days for delivery, and will incur substantial rental car and motel costs. I had even mentioned to my home dealer the whining noise, but they were not responsive. Battery went after 2 years, still under warranty, but they charged over $150 for the new battery, all ending up costing me more for the repair than if I had just gone to Sears!
I too have had it with Nissan. Never again and will never recommend. Good luck with your next vehicle!
#207 of 281 Re: 08 Coupe CVT [goodbyenissan]
Jul 29, 2011 (7:21 am)
I will visit a Honda dealer later today, they may be able to get out of that Altima before it breaks down completely. Now I am starting to have issues with a knocking sound when I start the car, I assume it's the transmission.
#208 of 281 Re: I AM NOT BUYING NISSAN ANYMORE [juanca08]
Sep 04, 2011 (4:53 pm)
I totally understand you being upset about your car but be careful about buying a Ford also. I have owned a couple of Ford vehicles and had problems with them both. My last one I just got rid of because the transmission went out twice in 2 years. I would not buy a Ford again because of the troubles I had with both vehicles. Also, Ford could care less if they lose a customer because I wrote to them explaining my problem and my dismay about their cars and they more or less said, "too bad, so sad". They did not even try to give me any incentive to try one of the new Ford models. Good luck!!
#209 of 281 2008 Nissan Altima - CVT Transmission Failure
Nov 10, 2011 (6:28 pm)
I have my car back - hurray . . . so, if you are thinking about a new car . . . DONT BUY NISSAN . . . my 3 year old car - yep only 3 years old - just got a brand new transmission . . . with NO FINANCIAL HELP from Nissan. If you google Nissan CVT transmission you can find literally hundreds of posts about them failing prematurely; however, Nissan obviously isn't going to take ownership or responsibility for this and I just spent $2,000 repairing a car that isn't paid for yet. This was my 5th Nissan and it will surely be my last - warn your friends - share my post - DON'T BUY A NISSAN WITH A CVT TRANSMISSION . . . . .
#210 of 281 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima - CVT Transmission Failure [randancer]
Nov 10, 2011 (10:03 pm)
You must have been taken for a ride by your mechanic. Nissan extended warranty on this CVT transmission on 2008 Altima to 10 years/100K miles. The only reason for no help from Nissan is if you put more than 100K miles on the car in 3 years. I have the same car/year and I verified it with Nissan. Talk to you Nissan dealer about the warranty.
#211 of 281 Re: 08 Coupe CVT [goodbyenissan]
Nov 28, 2011 (7:11 pm)
Your story sounds like mine as my Transmission blew at 71,000 on a road trip. What was the cause of the battery? I already replaced the battery twice after 25 months each?