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Nissan Altima, Transmission, Sedan
#93 of 259 Re: 07 Altima CVT Transmission [missree2001]
Jun 20, 2010 (3:41 pm)
I no longer have my 07 Altima. It did finally stop the herky jerky stuff. I believe that Lou Fusz Nissan fixed it but there was nothing done in terms of a service request. I have a 2009 and a 2010 Altima and there has been no problems with them In fact, that 2010 is a superb machine. Wow! I threatened to call the local TV station that does investigations and shortly thereafter my car was doing fine with no herky jerky stuff. I believe that Nissan directed Lou Fusz to fix it when it came in for routine service. It got fixed.
#94 of 259 Re: CVT Problem on 2007 Altima [ktornga]
Jun 30, 2010 (6:35 pm)
i feel everybody's pain with these cars. I had a 07 altima with just under 35,000 miles on it when the transmission started making a loud whining noise when accelerating. it was determined that the CVT was bad and they replaced it. my wife also has the same car and is now having the same issues with her transmission. after reading about all the problems with these cars in regards to the transmission and other problems i was having with my car, i decided to trade it in on a BMW last february. i simply couldn't justify paying for a car with problems and transmission issues at such an early age. i feel for all the owners of these cars and wish them the best but i'm afraid that the best option could be getting rid of the car and going with another brand. it was too bad because i really liked the car but had to have something reliable for myself and my kids. nissan has lost my business for awhile because of this but i ended up on my feet with a nice used BMW with 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, low miles and the quality that be expected from a good brand. good luck to all.
#95 of 259 2010 Altima SL CVT problem
Jul 01, 2010 (12:32 pm)
After 1.5hrs highway driving, did a pit stop. Car had NO power going forward.
Eventually got above 15MPH and then car accelerated normally.
Dealer says this is the 2nd car they have with this problem and are waiting for the CVT Valve Body from Nissan to repair. Said Valve Body unavailable in US.
Can anyone shed some light on this situation?
#96 of 259 07 Altima CVT Transmission
Jul 21, 2010 (10:41 pm)
CVT is cool﻿ but doesn't sound good when pushed hard
#98 of 259 Re: 2010 Altima SL CVT problem [dllaser]
Jul 23, 2010 (2:00 pm)
Can't shed light on the situation but can tell you I have exactly the same thing going on with my 2010 Altima 2.5SL. Started the first week on a long trip. Did not repeat until the next long trip. Pulled offf the freeway and tried to accelerate from the stop sign and nothing. Tried manual mode, no change. Tried reving the engine in neutral, normal. So the throttle/engine does not seem to be involved. Also barely moves in reverse when this is going on. Let the car sit and the next day no problem. Going to schedule service at the dealer. Let us know if the valve body replacement fixes it for you.
#99 of 259 Re: 2010 Altima SL CVT problem [mac_]
Jul 23, 2010 (8:33 pm)
yep. Sounds like our symtoms. Eventually got home.... Nissan ordered replacement valve body for the CVT. None available. Eventually they got one in. To date the symptoms have not repeated. First service rep said they had another car with similar symptoms. Service manager indicated they had repaired over 1/2 dozen. 2010 is supposed to have had this problem fixed. My guess --- a bad batch somehwer in the manufacturing line --- if we could all compare manufacture date? I expect the recall notice any day.
#100 of 259 2007 2.5S Altima - CVT ISSUES
Jul 30, 2010 (8:13 am)
I have had 3 transmissions put into my Altima. This is completely ridiculous. And for some people on here to say that this is normal hesitating in a CVT, you have to be out of your minds! This cannot be normal. Had my car drove like this when I test drove it, I would have never bought this car. This car did not drive like this when I initially bought it. The first tranny went in at 56,000 miles, about a month or so later, here we go again, the car hesitates when accelerating and on the highway running 65-75mph, the accelerator goes out, but I can put the car in neutral and the RPM gauge acts fine...but yet according to some people on here most of these issues are how the CVT works. THATS CRAP!! You cannot tell me this crap. If you had my car or any car of the MANY people on here, you would be in the same boat as us. Fortunately for you, you don't have the severity of these issues like we do. And I am sorry, but Nissan did not extend our warranties out the goodness of their hearts. Thats crap too! They would have never done that it there wasn't sooooo many of the same complaints. If I could trade this car I definitely would, but the fact of it is, is if another person got into this car and drove it, they would not even give me a dollar for it! So what do I do? Kraft Nissan tells me the same as like the other dealerships listed, "thats how the car drives". Like I said, thats crap...
Anyway, I am willing to start a "Class Action Suit" against Nissan themselves to get something done. I need at least 3 others to join in this suit to get this started. This is my only vehicle, and I need something done now...not people and dealerships telling me to deal with it. So if you are interested in getting your situation resolved and holding Nissan accountable, let me know, because surely I am not the only one that can't just go out and get another car.
#101 of 259 Re: 2007 2.5S Altima - CVT ISSUES [croy2468]
Jul 30, 2010 (8:47 am)
It sounds to me like the hesitation issues with the CVT present in a range of severities and the people who have only experienced minor hesitation just assume out of hand that everyone else is complaining about nothing.
I know that my own experience has not been negative enough to dislike the car overall, but I can see how the minor CVT issues my Sentra has could be far worse in other cars. Because with any product, there will always be a percentage of output that fails, and the people who bought that output will be understandably dissatisfied.
I love the CVT and how smooth the acceleration is, and I've come to love the way I can floor the accelerator up an onramp without hearing or feeling any shifting. But I hate that I have to compensate for the odd engage/disengage transmission jerkiness when I'm stuck in traffic at the 20-30mph range.
#102 of 259 Re: 2007 2.5S Altima - CVT ISSUES [croy2468]
Jul 30, 2010 (9:30 pm)
Sorry to hear these problem, I got rid of my 2008 Nissan Rogue last year while it has 6600 miles on it, why? because of the YO YO CVT. I lost a big chunk of money when I traded it in with a 2009 Altima V6 SE. So far I have no issues with the V6 Altima CVT, now I have 16500 miles on the car.