Last post on Nov 28, 2013 at 9:06 AM
You are in the Nissan Altima
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Nissan Altima, Transmission, Sedan
#245 of 281 Re: Love the CVT [motoguy128]
Jan 13, 2013 (1:40 pm)
Yes, in theory your write up of the CVT is accurate and thorough. COngrats. This particular issue that this thread started with has clearly not plagued you, yet. You are so far extremely lucky. Try taking a road trip, and really stretch it's legs. When it wants to, the engine will cut power, and eventually force you to pull over and shut it down, because the trans oil is too hot. Make sure you find each emergency aprking area along the highway as you travel, cause if you get stuck without one, your life will be in danger at that point in your journey, and you will quickly change your opinion. Read my post, and it will make you see better.
Also, please do not feel offended by my response to you. It is not my intention. I promise.
#246 of 281 Re: The CVT FAD... [mattw522]
Jan 13, 2013 (2:38 pm)
To mattw522, I'll try to do this politely and to help you with your "fight to end the rampant stupidity".
You need to open up the manual again and READ IT MORE CAREFULLY!
The section you reference is prefaced by a bold header saying "BREAK-IN SCHEDULE" (Nissan's caps) and then has this highlighted text:
"During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), follow these recommendations to obtain maximum engine performance and ensure the future reliability and economy of your new vehicle. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in shortened engine life and reduced engine performance."
After this are the following bullets, the first of which you seem to have an issue with:
● Avoid driving for long periods at constant speed, either fast or slow, and do not run the engine over 4,000 rpm.
● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear.
● Avoid quick starts.
● Avoid hard braking as much as possible.
● Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles (800 km). Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged.
Quite simply, the words you're all riled up about were for a brief break-in period when the car was brand new!
You really need to re-read the manual before you begin ranting at the dealer or trying to return a 4 year old vehicle!
#247 of 281 Re: 2008 2.8L 45K miles, tranny dead [piper_chuck]
Jan 13, 2013 (2:40 pm)
Late follow-up to my original post. I got the car back on the originally scheduled day. It's been running fine since. I will probably keep it for another 5 years or so and then get something new.
#248 of 281 Zero CVT Issues
Jan 14, 2013 (4:55 am)
I have owned two Nissan's with the CVT. Work out of them daily and drive 500+ miles a week. I have had Zero problems.
#249 of 281 My Transmission Story
Feb 09, 2013 (1:08 pm)
Bought a used 2010 Nissan Altima with 42k miles in October 2011. The first 100 mile trip, after pulling into town at a stoplight, it turns green and I go nowhere. It just "slips" for about 10 seconds before slowly moving forward. Long story short, it happened a couple more times. Once back home, it runs fine, no "slippage" when not on long trip. My SES light comes on yesterday, I take it to the dealer, they're going to have to replace the transmission. It has 53k on it. I had bought an extended warranty, so it's covered. Whew!! Also said my back 2 shocks had blown, and my wipers were streaky. Wipers?! Are you kidding me!! LOL!! Supposed to be the middle of next week for the new transmission to arrive.
#250 of 281 Re: My Transmission Story [snerdman]
Feb 09, 2013 (1:57 pm)
" It just "slips" for about 10 seconds before slowly moving forward. "
Sounds like one of the symptoms mine developed at the end.
"It has 53k on it. I had bought an extended warranty, so it's covered."
According to the 2010 Altima warranty booklet your car has a 60 month, 60K mile powertrain warranty. Nissan should be paying for the replacement, not your extended warranty company.
#251 of 281 Re: My Transmission Story [snerdman]
Feb 09, 2013 (3:20 pm)
Sorry to hear about your trouble. The Nissan warranty does cover the new CVT transmission. I would hope your dealership told you that. I bought a 2008 Nissan Altima about 1 1/2 years ago. I have about 62,000 miles on it. This has been the best car I have ever owned. I absolutely love it and would buy another. I commute about 70 miles every day and have not had any problems. Again sorry that you had trouble with yours and hope you get your car back soon!
#252 of 281 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima - CVT Transmission Failure [randancer]
Mar 26, 2013 (5:10 pm)
IF YOU HAVE HAD A FAILED CVT TRANSMISSION OR A FAILING ONE GO TO THE NISSAN DEALER AND GET IT REPLACED FOR FREE!!!!!!! THATS RIGHT. MY 2007 ALTIMA HAD A PROBLEM AND THEY REPLACED THE CVT FOR FREE AND EVEN GAVE ME A RENTED CAR FOR THE ENTIRE TIME THAT THEY HAD MY CAR.
CHECK IT OUT HERE
THEY HAVE EXTENDED THE WARRANTY TO 120000 MILES SO GO GET IT NOW. JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE.
#253 of 281 NISSAN CVT FAILURE
Mar 26, 2013 (5:12 pm)
IT COVERS FAILURES AS FAR BACK AS 2010. SO IF YOU ALREADY PAID FOR IT THEY WILL REIMBURSE YOU. THIS DOESNT HAPPEN EVERYDAY SO LETS ALL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.
#254 of 281 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima - CVT Transmission Failure [nizzan1]
Mar 27, 2013 (6:16 am)
I HAD A 2010 ALTIMA, THE DEALER REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION TWICE, THEY GAVE ME LOANER EVERYTIME MY CAR WAS DOWN (5 TIMES- OVERALL DOWN TIME APPROXIMATE 30 DAYS) THE THIRD TIME THE TRANSMISSION FAILED NISSAN ACCEPTED TO BUY THE CAR BACK FROM ME. IT ONLY LAST ME 1 YEAR - 15,000 MILES. I AM DRIVING A HONDA ACCORD NOW. I HOPE NISSAN CAME UP WITH AN IMPROVED TRANSMISSION THIS TIME.