Asked by Apr 18, 2017 at 11:25 PM about the 2013 Nissan Sentra S

Question type: General

as  i  take  off  from  stop  sign  my  car  would  jerk  and  leter  as  i  get  on  
the  highway  and  go  over  60  mph  my  rpm  hand  would  go  up  and  
down  1000  rpms  higher  and  lower  as  i  go  uphill  slightly  and  as  i  go  
slightly  downhill  i  would  feel  a  intermittant  vibration  then  as  i  step  on  
the  gas  pedal  the  rpm  hand  goes  back  down  to  3   when  i  drive  70  
mph    is  this  normal?  on  a  cvt  transmission?

14 Answers


It is a Nissan CVT which may be the worst transmission ever made. You should complain to the dealer ans ask for a new transmission even if your warranty has expired. Nissan knows these transmissions are a disaster. If that does not work complain directly to Nissan of America.

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plus i can hear the gear grinding sounds around 40 mph when i turn the overdrive button off it feels like your not going out of the 1st gear


It's actually not a chain but a metal belt, and once it starts making noise unless it is torn down and fixed immediately the other friction surfaces are badly damaged , plus the fine metal particulates get into everything, so the bottom line is you need a new tranny, do what F_O_R stated you might get lucky.

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I mean it's obvious that part is going to fail, metal just can't stand that kind of flexing even if it is soaked in oil, they should leave CVT's to the scooters where they came from.

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Yup! Rubber belts that can be changed in a couple of minutes. I had an old Gator with a CVT and it worked fairly well but service was just a matter of a new belt.

is that normal to hear the cvt at night with the radio off? it sounds like 2 marbles in a plastic cup being shaked hard


I doubt that is a normal sound.

mainly as my car was on cruize control at 65 mph tonight i felt my car pulling and not this cvt transmission is very annoying

What if you have a 2013 nissan that the CVT quit pulling


Bye Bye CVT

I have a 2013 Nissan Altima & it has 75000 miles and transmission is slipping bad. I don’t know what to do. I’m only 19 and I go to school and work so it’s kinda difficult to fix this car right now.


Wavyerick, slipping is usually fatal to an automatic, but you can try servicing the trans, replace the filter and pan gasket during refill add 1 quart of TransX to the fluid and then top off. drive carefully for at least 20 minutes then park it and let sit overnight, then see if it has helped, if it did nothing then it's too late and the tranny will need overhauled or replaced with a good used one if funds are tight. You may need to go alternative transportation until you can find the time to work on it, but driving it while it is slipping will guarantee that you will wind up walking.

6 months ago while my Jeep Patriot was under extended warranty i took it in to trade it. The sales manager said my Transmission was slipping. I and service look into the issue and service claimed b=my transmission was fine. Now at 115,000 mile my transmission is shot and they was 3400.00 i dont have. The dealer is refusing to help. They know these transmission are Trash.

Report CVT issues to Nissan of America even if you still do not have a warranty. Most the time they will still provide partial assistance or pay to replace it for free. People have to keep reporting the CVT issues before so it becomes an actual recall but in the mean time report it and then bug the crap out of them to fix it!!!!

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