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CVT Transmissions absolute junk.. Failed @60K
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By Chip C
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2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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My 2013 Nissan Altima was a dream to drive for 4 years, then suddenly at 68,000 miles the transmission started shuddering and needed replacement. I take impeccable care of my vehicles and paid attention to all recall and TSB’s to follow manufacturer recommendations. The CVT software update succeeded in getting the transmission past Nissan’s 60,000 mile warranty period but did not fix the problem. Now a $4,000 repair is all on me. More than 10 years of producing these transmissions and they still don’t have it right. They know they are junk but refuse to do anything to address it. Absolutely unethical fraud. I will never buy another Nissan.


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watch out for cvt or alternator. big problem
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By mph
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2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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the noise coming from the cvt tranny. even new one sounds the same as the old one failing. Nissan ruined their name, not addressing the problem


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60K mile and car is done
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By Reddy
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2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I have owned different cars and also have a car which has run 110K but nissan with just 60K started troubling me .. had spend 2K on repairs on 65K service appointment (bearings + Alternator etc) and at 70k transmission and cvt ... Bad vehicle ,my 120K vehicle runs better than this..


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Bad Trans ruins otherwise decent vehicle
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By OC Mike
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2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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The variable transmission was a problem from day one. Very inconsistent when shifting. RPMs would race at odd times. Had to have the entire transmission replaced at 40,000 miles. After it was replaced, it made a rattling noise when first hitting the gas pedal. Very, very disappointing. The four cylinder engine was sluggish. The interior comfort was very good. I liked the car's interior and the outside was a good looking car. Very comfortable front seats. Quality leather. Plenty of trunk room. I ended up trading the car in after 18 months of ownership at the mega used car dealer where I purchased it from. They were very fair on the trade, but I still lost money due to the short time of ownership and the rapid depreciation of the model. I won't purchase a Nissan again.


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Great car
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By Kamran Shaikh
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2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Great performance
Look nice


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