Interesting... To all those experiencing the judder, what mode do you run your vehicle in, or what mode is it in when you experience it?At around 2000 miles the "judder' started to occur maybe every other day once a day and I had it on Auto Mode. I switched to 2WD mode around 2500 miles when the weather in chicago finally started to act like spring time. Since then I had not experience the " judder " affect. I have around 5000 miles on my Path so far so good. I dont if its just me but I have it on 2WD all the time
To add to this, I try to press the gas pedal and hold it there until I past the point after the rpm drops off, and try not to give it more gas at that point. You don't need to anyways, since the car will continue to accelerate.Mine was built in December and I also have the same issue. Dealer told me that Nissan is aware of the problem (even though they already had a service bulletin recently to fix this), and are working on another fix. I have been driving the past month while avoiding the judder....by consciously accelerating a certain way. It usually happens from slow acceleration, after the rpm's just drops off a little and at the same time I give it a bit of gas. That's the point when it tends to judder. It's a pain having to always press the pedal a certain way, but at least I can avoid any possible damage to the transmission, at least until they come out with another fix.
I don't have 4WD (I don't think, if I do I don't even know how to use it) so mine is all 2WD.Interesting... To all those experiencing the judder, what mode do you run your vehicle in, or what mode is it in when you experience it?
Are people experiencing this when it is in 2WD?
I too have no complaints. I have felt the "judder" once, when coasting down from highway speed and then jamming on the gas again to pass, but it was so slight I doubt I'd have thought twice about it except all the hype here. It reminded me of lugging the engine in a too-high gear on a manual transmission.I drive mine in 2wd and 4wd auto when it's raining or not dry conditions. My build date is 2/13 and have not had a single problem with the cvt or seats or anything. Only thing I had an issue was one of the side mirrors cameras had to be adjusted because the around view wasn't exactly straight. Besides that mine has been completely solid with no complaints.
I think it's great that you are not experiencing any issues, and I'm happy you can enjoy your PF.I too have no complaints. I have felt the "judder" once, when coasting down from highway speed and then jamming on the gas again to pass, but it was so slight I doubt I'd have thought twice about it except all the hype here. It reminded me of lugging the engine in a too-high gear on a manual transmission.
I tend to drive pretty easy, I'm too cheap to waste money on gas. I wonder if a lot of the issue has to do with driving style?
Every automatic transmission I've owned has some kind of undesirable action under certain driver inputs, I wonder if the newness of the CVT has peeps focusing too much on this, but maybe I just have a good one, who knows. If I'm wrong, and it is a big issue, eventually enough people will complain to Nissan, and I'm confident they will find a solution.
On thing is for sure, you don't usually hear from people who are not having an issue on forums like this one, so just about any issue tends to look like there's a bigger problem than there really is.
HELLO gkurt!I think it's great that you are not experiencing any issues, and I'm happy you can enjoy your PF.
But please don't come in here and insinuate that we are imagining these problems or somehow blowing them out of proportion. That is very insulting. We just want to feel safe in these vehicles and that we bought a good quality truck since most of us spent well over $30K on them.