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post #1 of 19 Old 06-29-2015, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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2014 Nissan versa sv cvt shudder?

Just wondering how many versa owners out there have cvt transmission shudder issues. My car now has 37500k miles and i'd say this issue started around 5-6 k miles ago. It seems to shudder during the first fluctuation in rpms. I called nissan and was told this issue is normal however my car hasnt always had an issue. Should i be concerned about this? Is this an indication that my tran is starting to fall apart?

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Just wondering how many versa owners out there have cvt transmission shudder issues. My car now has 37500k miles and i'd say this issue started around 5-6 k miles ago. It seems to shudder during the first fluctuation in rpms. I called nissan and was told this issue is normal however my car hasnt always had an issue. Should i be concerned about this? Is this an indication that my tran is starting to fall apart?

thanks
If the shudder gets worse, or the tranny shows some other issues, I would definitely take it back to the dealer for inspection. I have a 2012 Versa CVT, and have no such issue. Good luck!!!

CVT transmission has a warranty of:

First, to provide you with additional assurance regarding your overall cost of ownership we have doubled the warranty period for the Continuously Variable Transmission in your Nissan. The existing powertrain warranty coverage of 5 years/60,000 miles will be extended at no cost to you, for CVT repairs, replacements or related towing, to 10 years/120,000 miles, whichever comes first.
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pimperell, I hope I am mistaken, but I believe the extended warranty on the CVT only applies to 2003-2010 MY Nissan vehicles. I think my 2014 Note is covered up to 5 yrs/60K miles only.

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My wife's 2014 Versa SV Sedan does the exact same thing. It didn't operate that way when we first purchased it. We had the dealership take a look at it when we brought it in for an oil change, they performed a software update on the transmission which made the transmission behave differently but did not resolve the issue. They also supposedly replaced the front wheel bearings as they were supposedly bad. Issue started at around 15,000 miles after an oil change at the dealership. Our issue seems to manifest only after the car has been running for a bit, if you slow down to a stop or near stop then accelerate, it will hesitate, shudder, then go.

2014 model isn't covered by the extended warranty that was given to 2008-2012 owners, so it's the standard 60,000 mile powertrain warranty. If the behavior continues, we'll trade it in for a Kia before the expiration of the warranty. I don't want to be stuck with a $3,000 repair bill to have them swap it for a rebuilt CVT transmission. Supposedly these JACO transmissions have a lot of problems.

I will update here every few months whenever there is any service performed, etc. I expect to have them look at it again at the next oil change.
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pimperell, I hope I am mistaken, but I believe the extended warranty on the CVT only applies to 2003-2010 MY Nissan vehicles. I think my 2014 Note is covered up to 5 yrs/60K miles only.
You are correct, sorry for the mis information.
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Just wondering how many versa owners out there have cvt transmission shudder issues. My car now has 37500k miles and i'd say this issue started around 5-6 k miles ago. It seems to shudder during the first fluctuation in rpms. I called nissan and was told this issue is normal however my car hasnt always had an issue. Should i be concerned about this? Is this an indication that my tran is starting to fall apart?

thanks
My 2014 Versa does the same thing. I took it in for the recall on the CVT software update a couple of weeks ago, hoping that it would be fixed. It didn't fix it. It actually only changed the point when it shudders. It was doing it around 20-30mph or somewhere around there after taking off, now it happens as soon as I hit the gas to take off. It doesn't do it all of the time, but it is annoying. Not sure if I'm going to bother with the hassle of taking it back in or just hoping it holds out until I can trade it off.
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Being an owner of the 14 Versa sv CVT I know why it does that. The only real why to keep from the shudder when coming to a stop it to force the trans to come out of second. I've noticed that when coming to a stop I don't need to place my foot on the brake. Reason: its still in second. I've taken it to Nissan dealerships but the problem is still there so I'm pinning it on the trans its self
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Resurrecting this old thread as I had posted on it before. The software upgrade didn't help on ours. As of today, the dealership has told us that we will be receiving a new transmission as the CVT in our 2014 SV has failed at 45,000 miles.

Thankfully covered by warranty, I'm not sure we will buy another Nissan with a CVT ever again. We certainly will get rid of the car before the 60,000 mile power train warranty expires.
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<I'm not sure we will buy another Nissan with a CVT ever again. We certainly will get rid of the car before the 60,000 mile power train warranty expires. >

This is a common understanding owners arrive at, AFTER buying Nissans.

Word seems to not have spread enough YET - for prospective new buyers - that their CVTs are a major issue.

Across models.
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We're at 59,500 miles. Pondering on whether to spend $900 on an extended warranty for a 2 year period, or to risk it until we can get a new vehicle next year. We still have one year left on the loan. Sigh, this Versa was the worst purchase decision I've made.
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