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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#10 of 36 Re: 2010 CVT Issue (?) [dragongunner]
Jun 04, 2010 (1:07 pm)
Yes, I had a very similar problem with my 2010 Maxima, but it had 980 miles on it. At one point the transmission didn't even work. My dealer had to get a part from Nissan and it was a major computer part. It works wonderfully now. This is my third Maxima, but I must admit this one had a lot of small cosmetics wrong with it. I do love it. You can e mail me directly at golfing523aol.com to discuss further.
#11 of 36 Maxima 2010 CVT issue
Jun 15, 2010 (10:11 am)
I am having the same problem with my 2010 Maxima SV with 4000 miles. Today was the worst, and started researching the internet. The car starts as if it is in 3rd or 4th gear, and I am affraid to pull in front of on coming traffic too. I am going to the Nissan dealer with all of your feed backs as soon as I finish this email, and I thank you for sharing your thoughts.
#13 of 36 Same transmission problem
Jun 27, 2010 (2:32 pm)
My wife and I bought a 2010 Maxima in April and have put 3000 miles on it so far. We drove it from New Jersey to Florida this weekend and were dismayed to find that about half the time we'd pull off the highway the car would have no power at all when trying to accelerate from a stop sign or red light. Glad to know we're not the only ones having this problem. I did note that in the manual under the CVT section it states that when the CVT fluid is at a high temperature the car will shift into a higher gear automatically. If that's true then I feel the line should be recalled as the behavior of the car is DANGEROUS. Before we became adjusted to the problem we tried pulling across a two lane highway and nearly caused an accident when the car wouldn't make it past 15- 20 mph! Now we wait until there's no oncomingvehicles from either direction...
I'm planning on finding a dealership tomorrow but my fear is they won't find a problem or be able to replicate the issue. Wish me luck.
#14 of 36 Re: Same transmission problem [dromgar]
Jun 28, 2010 (5:17 am)
That is exactly what happened to me. I took the car to Royal Palm Nissan in West Palm Beach. A technician drove the car and was not able to duplicate the problem. They claim that no one had reported such issue. If you are in the West Palm Beach area, you may want to take it to the same dealership(the name of the service advisor is Frank) and than we may both have an answer to this problem. I received a Customer Satisfaction survey from Nissan and I intend to mention all these instances and ask them to look into it. It is a major safety concern and something needs to be done about it.
#15 of 36 Re: 2010 CVT Issue (?) [dragongunner]
Jun 28, 2010 (8:55 am)
Thanks for the info! I had this happen on Friday and my husband couldn't get it to duplicate all weekend and didn't know what to tell the service people so he just didn't bother taking it in. I will have to print this off and let them see it. At least it's proof that it's not me and the car has less than 4000 miles on it. I hope this fixes it!
#16 of 36 Re: 2010 CVT Issue (?) [crazyriki]
Jul 11, 2010 (2:47 pm)
Well, it's happened again while I was driving out of town on a busy road, stopped at a red light, then had to floor it to get to about 25 or 30 then it kicked back into gear.
Took it to Nissan, "Can't replicate the problem, perhaps you're just not familiar with the CVT - want to test drive another and we can show you that it's common"
Um, NO! It's not common - I test drove this one before I bought it and it didn't do it. Heck, if it had I would have had nothing to do with this. I'm seriously already at the point of thinking about selling it. I have 2 small children and I do have to go past a pretty scary intersection 4 times a day. I'm really mad about this and Nissan doesn't admit there's an issue. I showed them the printouts from this forum and they didn't seem to be bothered in the least.
#17 of 36 Re: 2010 CVT Issue (?) [crazyriki]
Jul 12, 2010 (8:31 am)
At this point, its a major safety issue and something is definitely wrong. It time to get Nissan Consumer Affairs involved and report the issue to them and how serious it is. See what Nissan says to you and tell them what your crappy local Nissan stealership said to you. Make sure you report the name of the stealership, location, and service people who treated you crappy so its on record. They'll probably tell you to take it to another Nissan stealership. I would do that but if possible, try to take it to one that has the national Nissan sales and service award. Your chances are better of getting good customer service from a stealership with that award and help! You can find out if any of your local stealers have it by going to the nissanusa website and putting in your zipcode in the stealer search and when the listings come up for the stealers, ones with the award will have a little logo next to their name on the right hand side.
If Nissan Consumer Affairs dismisses your problems, I've found in the past that threatening legal action sometimes gets them to take you more seriously.
Definitely should not be happening and I've had a 2010 Max for just about a year now and its never done anything like what your describing so its definitely not normal!
Best of Luck to You!!!
#18 of 36 Re: 2010 CVT Issue (?) [crazyriki]
Jul 31, 2010 (3:17 am)
It sounds like you are having the same problems with your 2010 year Nissan
Max as 1000's of other Max owners are having with their 2004-2007
models. I have a 2005 Nissan Max and have been researching online for about a month now and think that a moderately price fix has been found. Try checking out these two website on transmission issue and not only will you see tons of postings regarding the same complaints, but you may find some valuable information as well.
I hope everything works out for you.
#19 of 36 Re: 2010 CVT Issue (?) [smarty666]
Aug 18, 2010 (2:35 pm)
Thanks for the reply, I didn't think to come back until now.
After the last time I posted we wrote to the customer service folks and have a lady who is working with us now. We left it at the dealership for a few days and they reprogrammed something and said that they've had others report similar issues lately and this seems to fix it. They also were going to fix a squeaky steering wheel. They told us to pick it up and the day my husband picked it up I got a call saying the part was in?? What? I am pretty sure that we're picking it up today. Come to find out that they never fixed the steering wheel, they just ordered the part. If I hadn't have told the hubby about the weird call he wouldn't have known that it wasn't fixed. So he's been driving it for 2 days and said he would take it by there to get the steering wheel part fixed.
I'm very lucky that he's been driving it because today HE got to experience the stalling thing. He was telling me of the RPMs and what else was happening, but I'm glad that he can explain it now. I'm mad that a brand new car is having these issues. I'm fed up. Carmax will give us $27K for it. I'm not sure how much longer I want it to just be sitting in the shop. What is the lemon law?
Oh I'm so mad! If this is happening to others, please let me know!
I will look at those sites the last person sent. I will pass that on I mean, I'm sure I am not able to fix it, it's still under warrenty. Will keep you updated!