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Fluttering Noise when Coasting (Taking Foot off Gas Pedal) Since CVT Replacement

I had my CVT replaced in November 2015 for my 2014 Versa Note S Plus. Ever since then, I have been hearing a faint fluttering noise whenever I take my foot off the gas pedal, particularly at 15 MPH or less. Sometimes I hear it when accelerating too.

The CVT was replaced on November 20, 2015 with 31,139 miles on the odometer (covered under warranty). The car now has about 32,600 miles on it. I've been reading on the forums and have not found anyone else having the same issue.

I'm taking the car back to the dealership today. Hopefully they can address the issue before the warranty expires (36,000 miles or 36 months, which will be the end of September 2016). I hope the dealer technician hears the noise during the ride-along today.

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Car now has about 35,200 miles on it. Took it to the dealer again on Friday. Technician drove it and neither he nor I heard any noises. Typical "happens only when I drive" moment. I forgot to mention in my first post that the CVT was replaced because it was slipping. When the auxiliary gearbox "shifts" at approx. 25 mph, the engine speed jumped from 1,250 RPM to about 2,000+ RPM, and then gradually goes back down.

Anyways, a few days prior to that, I opened the hood to check my oil level and smelled what I thought was coolant. I opened the cap in the coolant reservoir and it was almost empty, well below the "Min" line. I didn't see any leaks or any coolant on the ground. The technician from last Friday didn't see any leaks either. He mentioned that it's possible that the coolant was drained when replacing the CVT last November and that they forgot to refill the reservoir with coolant when they finished the CVT replaced. They filled the reservoir with coolant last Friday (although it is now above the "Max" line) under warranty (no cost to me).

Last thing was that starting about a week and a half ago, I noticed a "bump" or "click" when turning the steering wheel, as if something was getting caught inside the steering column. I could hear a faint "click" as well. This happened whether turning left or right. The technician felt this as well. They have ordered a steering wheel assembly (according to the invoice they gave me, the part price is $526.60 plus $2.02 for a nut) that will be covered under warranty; no cost to me. The dealer should receive it on Wednesday. I took the car back and will bring it back to the dealer when they receive the assembly.

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did you read my post??
strange noise coming from engine when taking the foot off the gas is one of the sympthoms of this problem
https://www.nissanversaforums.com/eng...must-read.html
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did you read my post??
strange noise coming from engine when taking the foot off the gas is one of the sympthoms of this problem
https://www.nissanversaforums.com/eng...must-read.html
I'm pretty sure that the fluttering noise is coming from the CVT. I started hearing it once the CVT was replaced. Also, I do not hear it when the car is moving forward while in neutral (i.e. going down a hill). I hear it only when the gear selector is in "D".

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