i Literally just joined the forum to learn more about the PF's and i see this thread. I am a long time Nissan user, i have Titan and a Juke and am planning on trading my Juke to Paths. I hope this is just minor problem that happened in 1 in a million. I really want to get the path...(family just got bigger)Well, 2 weeks after purchase, the check engine light came on - CVT needs to be replaced. This is not a good way to start the ownership experience.
So sorry to hear this. Could you share with the group what caused the failure? There is apparently an issue with some of the cooling lines causing the CVT to fail - is this the cause of your failure? Did the tech make notes on the ticket as to the cause? Copy them here?Well, 2 weeks after purchase, the check engine light came on - CVT needs to be replaced. This is not a good way to start the ownership experience.
That is exactly what Nissan USA did to me.., they have my Dealer replaced the entire CVT Transmission. Got back my car more than a week now.. and driving it like mad... and so far so good. ..and will continue to monitor my situation thou.Thanks for the support. Update: Apparently a sensor related to the torque converter failed and at this early stage of ownership, Nissan has authorized a complete replacement transmission. Transmission, however, is back ordered with no eta.
Dealership gave my wife a Nissan Titan (File:Nissan-Titan-crewcab.jpg - Wikimedia Commons) for the weekend, and in light of the Pathfinder's extended absence, she traded that in for an Altima. A 13 Pathfinder is, apparently, coming in as a rental and we may end up with that while our car is in for service. There has been and will be no charge for the rentals.
It's not easy to replicate the judder. I feel it every single time I drive my car, but I can not replicate at will yet. The best way to describe it, is it feels like your driving over a rumble strip. If you take your foot off the gas or press it harder it will stop. It seems to happen only when the trans hits a sweet spot. It usually happens at slows speeds when accelerating slowly, but I've gotten it to happen to me around 45mph as well, but not very often. It usually happens around 15-25mph for me.I have been following all of the transmission discussions. I bought my car nearly three weeks ago and have not seen any issues. However, I get a little nervous whenever I drive the car. Now, once in awhile I feel a slight jerk when the car is cruising and I hit the gas to accelerate. But to me, it just seems like a normal car downshifting and the torque jerk the car a little bit. I saw people saying that they can replicate it whenever they want but did not say how. So, how do you replicate the judder? And is it only around 10-20mph? That seems to be the sweet spot I have been reading. To people who are experiencing the judder, is it for a few seconds and the car jerks several times before it accelerates or decelerates? Thanks!
Please keep us informed. Many of us early purchases are watching the CVT closely. There are many complaints of CVT failures requiring replacement. Some seem to be caused by a loose cooling line. I think we would ALL LOVE to know what caused yours. Make sure they tell you!Hi everyone! This is Angela, Stephen posted the original thread.
There was NOTHING wrong with my car. No shudder, no jerk, the car was driving perfectly fine. I had the car at the dealership for a couple of minor things from purchase. On my way home, the check engine light came on (still driving PERFECTLY fine). Called the dealer right away, he was shocked. Took the car back in the next morning. They gave me a rental and he called me later to let us know that my transmission needed to be replaced. It was backordered through Nissan with no estimated time of arrival. Today is the 7th day Nissan has had my car. The plates arrived yesterday - no car to put them on!
I will say, driving the rental, (also a '13 pathfinder) my mpg is vastly improved.
Angela aka The Boss
I picked up my Path in November so it was probably manufactured in Sept/Oct. I had the low speed/acceleration judder and the driving over rumble strip analogy is perfect.So for the newbies on the fourm? has the CVT shudder issue been fixed with a code upgrade?? what manufacture date was it fixed??
It would seem to me that fixing a poorly secured cooling hose would be much simpler and cheaper fix that replacing transmissions. I would expect Nissan would want to recall and fix those before the transmissions go out. Corporate decision that a complete recall would do more to hurt sales and the bottom line than replacing transmissions on a one on one basis?I picked up my Path in November so it was probably manufactured in Sept/Oct. I had the low speed/acceleration judder and the driving over rumble strip analogy is perfect.
The CVT TCM reprogram worked perfectly for me.
I'm now concerned about another issue discussed on the board about the cooling line for the CVT being designed poorly which is apparently leading to complete transmission failure and replacement.