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#209 of 259 2008 Nissan Altima - CVT Transmission Failure
Nov 10, 2011 (7:28 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 259 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima - CVT Transmission Failure [randancer]
Nov 10, 2011 (11:03 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 259 Re: 08 Coupe CVT [goodbyenissan]
Nov 28, 2011 (8:11 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?
#212 of 259 Re: 08 Coupe CVT [kevin_lucas01]
Nov 30, 2011 (2:57 pm)
I did not have any problems with the battery, just the transmission. They have replaced the transmission twice valve body 3 times, computer once and they upgraded the transmission software twice. Fortunatelly, my lease has come to an end.
#213 of 259 Re: Torque controller - CVT transmission [jamie30]
Jan 24, 2012 (5:33 am)
I think you all should look in to the problems all of the early mini cooper owners went through. they also had a cvt transmission which often locked up, drove sporadic, and pulled out weird. Many of them failed just before or outside of the warranty with no help from mini usa. My gf had bought one used out of warranty it had less than 50k on it. the transmission completely failed 6-7 months after she bought it. Mini wanted over 9k to replace it, needless to say we sold it, and unfortunately she took a major loss on the car because she paid 13k and had to sell it for 3.5k. Mini has never admitted there was a problem, how ever after 05-06 all automatic mini coopers have a normal automatic transmission(guilt admitted right there). CVTs are failure prone and over priced, unfortunately most manufacturers are now switching to them.
#214 of 259 Re: Torque controller - CVT transmission [rabbitjockey]
Jan 29, 2012 (5:02 pm)
If CVTs are overpriced and failure prone, why would it make sense for manufacturers to be moving in that direction?
Why would Nissan warrant them for 10 years/120,000 miles?
#215 of 259 Beware the CVT may sneak up on you
Feb 03, 2012 (3:08 pm)
Many Auto Companies have switched to these transmissions. GMC, SAAB, Volvo, and many others are using the C VT according Wikipedia. So the problem may not be Nissan but a good salesperson selling a problem prone tranny. I think I am going back to a 5 speed manual. I made it to 100K before I noticed an issue and I am still winging it. So far, I am still on the original tranny with no repairs thus far, but treating my transmission upon accel and decel like a baby. I have heard of some actually getting 200k with no issues. I wonder if it is the way we drive that it can't handle?
It seems to shift a lot when I leave it auto mode. When I up shift manually, it seems to work much more smoothly now.
#216 of 259 Re: Torque controller - CVT transmission [rabbitjockey]
Feb 04, 2012 (7:43 am)
If CVTs are failure prone and over priced, why would manufacturers being switching to them. You know why, because they are not failure prone and overpriced, that's why. They have been out on the mass market for almost 10 years now with many improvements and they keep coming. The few hundred who have issues has no statisically significance compared to the hundreds of thousands of CVT owners who have had no issues. The problem is, car blogs like this only report the few who do have issues. All the car manufacturers would not be moving in the CVT direction if there was this mass market problem and price associated with a CVT as you claim. CVT is the future, especially where fuel economy is concerned.
#217 of 259 Re: Torque controller - CVT transmission [smarty666]
Feb 05, 2012 (6:21 am)
I have had Zero CVT problems with my 2007 Nissan Rogue and now with my 2010 Nissan Altima coupe.
#218 of 259 2008 Nissan Altima
Feb 20, 2012 (10:17 am)
We have a 2008 Altima with about 75,000 miles. The transmission sounds like a lawn tractor when starting from a stop. Does anyone else hear this noise, and has anyone's transmission failed after hearing this noise?