Last post on Jan 11, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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#30 of 36 Re: '10 Maxima CVT Issues [smithjr77]
Jan 23, 2011 (8:31 am)
I've been reading this thread and am in the process of possibly buying a 2011 Maxima myself. On your last post you signed off informing us you were receiving a new transmission. So did this fix your issue? Is your tranny still acting out or did you end up 'lemoning" the car?
#31 of 36 Re: '10 Maxima CVT Issues [navajochief]
Jan 23, 2011 (11:34 am)
Since the new transmission was installed all 100% of the issues disappeared! It's been absolutely perfect. I think Nissan is aware that they have bad batches of transmissions and tell the dealerships to go through all the hoops before reaching the "Lemon Law" phase, which is a royal pain the *ss. It really messes with the trust of your purchase. Maybe they figure the little "fixes" will resolve the issue. The car hasn't had any of the issues we had since the new transmission was put in.
My Dad went forth and just traded in his 2007 350Z (bummer!!! That was such an awesome vehicle to drive!) and bought the same 2011 Nissan Maxima SV but got his with the Sport and Technology Packages. He hasn't had any issues with is CVT transmission. The paddle shifters over-ride the whole system so you can use them whether in normal or "sport" mode.
Overall, I really like the Maxima. I can see us keeping it for many years!
#32 of 36 Re: '10 Maxima CVT Issues [smithjr77]
Jan 23, 2011 (12:05 pm)
I thank you for your quick response as we are in the midst of awaiting our 2011 Maxima to arrive. I currently own a 1997 Maxima I bought new and it still drives like a dream. I'm glad your Maxima is trouble free. After I read your blogs this morning I immediately called the Nissan dealer I was planning on buying from and asked about the CVT issues. He told me they were resolved and that Nissan is confident in the issue. However, the 2011 Maximas are not covered under the new extended CVT warranty such as the '03's and 10's are. The 2011 will remain with the standard 5 years/60k. I hope it really is fixed. Believe me, if not, I'll make sure to post. Thank you again.
#34 of 36 Re: 2010 CVT Issue (?) [dragongunner]
May 19, 2011 (6:04 pm)
thank god im not alone, i reported this last june after a trip from chicago to florida. and then again on my way back. went to my dealer, brought the car in and they where unable to find the issue or find any codes. almost 1 year later i take another semi long trip and it just happened again after a 140 mile trip. i brought the car to the dealer tonight hoping while still hot it would happen for them. car sat for about 15 minutes and would not re create the lag issue. now i have proof to them it exists.
#35 of 36 2011 CVT Problem - Canada
Oct 11, 2011 (10:44 am)
I recently purchased the 11 Maxima in Canada and now facing the same vibration issue at low RPM when driving. The problem goes away after it passes 2000RPM.
Took it to the dealership this morning and they said it is normal for the transmission. I showed them the NTB and said it applies to only U.S. Models, and no Canadian NTB exists.
My question is has anyone in Canada experienced this problem and tried to resolve it?
Also why would this problem be only limited to U.S. models? Its the same transmission, am i missing something?
Thanks in advance,
#36 of 36 2010 problems with maxima...
Jan 11, 2012 (7:11 am)
I have 33000 miles on my Maxima and was told yesterday that my transmission needs to be replaced. I noticed a whiney sound as the car increased speed. Very noticable in the 30 to 40 MPH range. I also had both wheel bearings replaced in the last month. I love the car but I hope I'm not in for a lot of problems. Anyone else have these problems? BTW the dealer has been excellent at helping me.