2013 Nissan Sentra Consumer Review: Transmission

2013 Nissan Sentra - Consumer Review

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S Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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By dnierode on


2013 Nissan Sentra S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


Just leased my 2013 Nissan Sentra Monday with about 10 miles on it...took it to work got home went for another drive...Tranny took a puke...about 62 miles, shot...WTF... they are being pretty good at the dealership, but I do not want that car back...

Best Features

nice sporty look, lots of room, it did run good while it worked....

Worst Features

Ive heard about lots of problems with the transmission...fix it...
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By ttheroux
on 05/01/14 08:08 AM (PDT)

I am not surprise to hear all the CVT issues. We have 5 Versa's in our fleet and we have 3 CVT failures. Nissan has been struggling for years with CVT's and yet they continue to keep going with this technology. Give me a conventional auto any day, CVT's are horrible to drive and they do not hold up.

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By jgoffredo
on 04/04/14 13:28 PM (PDT)

I am having the same issue with my 2013 Sentra SR. It has been failing to shift on the highway. feels like I am driving the car in second gear getting on the highway. I brought it into the dealership today and just got a call that the transmission needs to be replaced and it was not safe to drive. ETA on getting a replacement transmission is 2 weeks... WOW. I have been an avid fan of Nissan for over 10 years and this is my 10th Nissan(both wife and I get Nissan's). May not be a customer any longer after this one.

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