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Old 01-01-2019, 05:57 PM
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2016-2018 owners CVT issues/replacement

This has me curious. How many owners on here have had CVT issues with their Maxima? Most importantly. How many have had their CVT replaced? I have yet to read anyone have their CVT die on them with this latest gen Maxima?
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:10 PM
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No problems with mine. My wife's Pathfinder has been problem free as well. It seems Nissan has worked out the bugs. I have a co-worker that had the CVT replaced in a 2013 Altima 2.5, but I believe that is a different unit than the one used with the V6.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:59 PM
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Not yet, fingers crossed. I've been very impressed with this CVT and provided It continues to be reliable... I may never go back

I have seen a few posts about bad CVTs in my time on this forum, but it's pretty rare. There's always gonna be a few lemons in the bunch, the same is true of any car.

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Old 01-02-2019, 08:26 AM
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I have been having problems with mine. It is really rough when accelerating. If I gun it, no problems. But if I drive slow or normal it bogs down and vibrates the whole car. I plan on taking it to the stealership to get fixed.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:54 AM
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I guess I have been lucky. my 2017 Platinum is the fourth Nissan I have had that uses the CVT. Three have gone over 100k miles without any issues and my wifes 2011 Murano has just over 111k miles.i

On the other hand I am an old fart and my street racing days are over. I did, however, tear up a lot of transmissions in my younger days. The one in my 1970 Challenger lasted less than 10k miles. It's like I used to tell my kids, "don't come crying to me if you tear up your toys".

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Old 01-02-2019, 04:02 PM
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Bought our 17 Platinum brand new and just now crossed 12k miles. No issues so far with the CVT.
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by FattiesGoneWild View Post
Bought our 17 Platinum brand new and just now crossed 12k miles. No issues so far with the CVT.
2017 SL Purchased with 3 miles on the dash, currently 27,583 with ZERO issues.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:20 PM
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Bought our 17 Platinum brand new and just now crossed 12k miles. No issues so far with the CVT.
Wow. Must be a garage queen with so few miles.
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:07 PM
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No issues with mine. I’ve had it for a year now but, I had my cvt replaced on my 07 Altima 4yrs after I bought it.
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:28 PM
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Almost 40k miles no major problems so far. I feel the torque converter lock up a bit more than I'd like in moderate "slow and go" driving. Comes and goes really. I bought a warranty until 120k just in case. I wouldn't mind honestly if the thing blew up at 110k and I got a replacement CVT out of the deal. Still plan on changing the fluid at 60k, 90k, 120k. I open her up once in a while and she always has more than enough power while passing. I am still happy with the move from 180 lb/ft torque / 182hp to 261lb/ft 300hp.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:27 AM
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<<I wouldn't mind honestly if the thing blew up at 110k and I got a replacement CVT out of the deal.>>

Careful what you wish for. It depends on where you are when it fails. My sister's CVT on a 2011 Altima failed while she was driving on a freeway, busy traffic at high speeds, in the St. Louis area. Let's just say she was not amused - actually it was a pretty damn scary experience according to her, I can only imagine ....
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by lionel2013 View Post
<<I wouldn't mind honestly if the thing blew up at 110k and I got a replacement CVT out of the deal.>>

Careful what you wish for. It depends on where you are when it fails. My sister's CVT on a 2011 Altima failed while she was driving on a freeway, busy traffic at high speeds, in the St. Louis area. Let's just say she was not amused - actually it was a pretty damn scary experience according to her, I can only imagine ....
good point I would hate to be in front of a semi or a bunch of high speed vehicles when the whole thing goes boom
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:53 AM
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good point I would hate to be in front of a semi or a bunch of high speed vehicles when the whole thing goes boom
Yeah for sure. But the thing is, for my sister it didn't even go "boom", it just ... "died peacefully", but in the middle of the road, at high speed. Not fun, or funny.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:14 AM
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I have been having problems with mine. It is really rough when accelerating. If I gun it, no problems. But if I drive slow or normal it bogs down and vibrates the whole car. I plan on taking it to the stealership to get fixed.
I took the car to the stealership and they are saying that the transmission needs to be replaced. I have 65,000 miles on it, so no warranty. Nissan has agreed to pay for the parts which is 2300.00 and I need to come up with the portion for the labor, 1900.00. I have never had such a major problem this early in a car. Fortunately Nissan is picking some of it up but it makes me question whether or not of owning another Nissan. I was planning on getting the Murano for the wife but I may look elsewhere.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:22 AM
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I took the car to the stealership and they are saying that the transmission needs to be replaced. I have 65,000 miles on it, so no warranty. Nissan has agreed to pay for the parts which is 2300.00 and I need to come up with the portion for the labor, 1900.00. I have never had such a major problem this early in a car. Fortunately Nissan is picking some of it up but it makes me question whether or not of owning another Nissan. I was planning on getting the Murano for the wife but I may look elsewhere.
That's unfortunate and it's a real turn-off, but it happens. For example, Subarus are not known for having transmission problems yet the transmission on my ex-wife's Outback went out after 28,000 miles [fortunately, replaced under warranty]. As for me, I owned a 2005 Maxima to 137,000 miles and although many other parts broke after about 110,000 miles, never ever had any transmission problems with it. Just the "luck of the draw", I guess.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by PapaDroid View Post
I took the car to the stealership and they are saying that the transmission needs to be replaced. I have 65,000 miles on it, so no warranty. Nissan has agreed to pay for the parts which is 2300.00 and I need to come up with the portion for the labor, 1900.00. I have never had such a major problem this early in a car. Fortunately Nissan is picking some of it up but it makes me question whether or not of owning another Nissan. I was planning on getting the Murano for the wife but I may look elsewhere.
There would be no question in my mind...Nissan would not get another dime of mine if they did not step up and pick up the whole tab. Goodwill repairs go a long way....Nissan did me a Solid on my 02 Altima and I have been loyal since....However, I am not a CVT fan and will most likely not own another Nissan.
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:17 PM
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This has me curious. How many owners on here have had CVT issues with their Maxima? Most importantly. How many have had their CVT replaced? I have yet to read anyone have their CVT die on them with this latest gen Maxima?
Guys, I know it is very tempting to indicate "no problems with mine", but I believe Fatties is asking for feedback from only those of us who have had trans replacements.
Peace........
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:04 PM
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Guys, I know it is very tempting to indicate "no problems with mine", but I believe Fatties is asking for feedback from only those of us who have had trans replacements.
Peace........
I respectfully disagree. I think it's reassuring to hear from folks who have had zero issues, particularly those with high miles.

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Old 02-01-2019, 04:12 PM
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I respectfully disagree. I think it's reassuring to hear from folks who have had zero issues, particularly those with high miles.

it is definitely reassuring but I don't think he was asking for that. I'll back out.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:15 PM
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I just hit 31,000 miles today. Since around 20,000 my car has been making an audible "ssssssss" at around 1500 RPM. I don't know if it has anything to do with the transmission and haven't had any luck diagnosing it.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:29 PM
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Issues may lead to flat out replacement? I donít think Nissan does any servicing when a CVT issue comes up? Brand new replacement instead when under warranty?
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