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Nissan Sentra/Versa CVT Extended Warranty

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  1. FordMan59

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    http://www.sentraversacvtsettlement.com/

    I know this isn't Escort related and probably doesn't effect many here but since it was auto related I thought I'd post it. I bought a Versa few months ago so it does effect me. Personally I think Nissan should have to increase the warranty to 10Yr/120K warranty like they did on the older model CVT's. They've known for years these transmissions are problematic yet they do nothing about it. Any car should last a minimum of 100K miles without a major component failure so that's the absolute minimum they should be held responsible for repairs/replacement especially on an extended warranty. Some of you may wonder why I bought one of these cars if I were worried about the transmission. The truth is I didn't know about the CVT problems and I bought this car on short notice without doing my homework on potential problems with them. Nissan should get more than just a slap on the wrist for continuing to sell a known defective product.
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    That's how it seems to go nowadays. If Ford was held accountable for the defective design of the Modular v-8 and v-10 engines they produced from about 1990 to about 2003 , they would of had to recall something like 60% of the vehicles they sold in the US for that 13 year period, with the cost of the repairs being about $2000.00 to $3000.00 per vehicle. Also they would have been required to recall all the 1.9 escorts because it appeared they were playing games with the emission controls ( hmm just like vw, but with no consequences). These are recalls that should have occurred, especially on the Modular engines, and probably would have bankrupted the company, but never happened.
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    The point is Nissan are junk. Their cvt transmission is the worst out of any car maker. You should of went with a civic or corolla .
    Sorry for your loss.
    Personally I have a Tundra and a Camry.
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    They're still better then a french car. Yes I driven a few. Not a pleasant ride if I say so.
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    The truth is I didn't know about the CVT problems.

    Is the internet broken?
    This is a well known problem, and personally I would avoid any automatic transmission with a dual clutch or CVT. Even Toyota has had problems with some of theirs.

    The Nissan CVT issues can be delt with by adding an external additional cooler, and changing the CVT fluid often enough. People do it, so do your homework on that. Even with that, out of the way, Nissan's are best avoided, unless you got a really good deal on the car.
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    WARRANTY EXTENSION

    The Settlement provides an extension of the Nissan New Vehicle Limited Warranty on your Class Vehicle’s transmission from 60 months / 60,000 miles to 84 months / 84,000 miles (whichever occurs first) (the “Warranty Extension”).

    That's a pretty shitty warranty extension.

    Jatco also made the transmission in my Escort, and I'm somewhere around the 266K mark on my original 1995 automatic transmission.
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    From everything I've read online about Nissan CVT replacements they're all rebuilt units. Mine is doing fine now and I plan to do fluid changes about every 30K miles hoping to keep it happy for years to come. My son also has a Sentra, I think he's got about 60K miles on his and hasn't had any problems.
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    Conceivably a rebuild could be as good as, or even better than, a brand new part if it is rebuilt properly and possibly includes upgraded parts.

    I don't know if this is so in this particular case though.
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    Your son hasn't had any problems yet.
    Anyway if you are changing the fluid often and add an external cooler, you are probably OK. Also, supposedly the V6 version is also OK as well. Might be a good used car to buy if they sell cheap because of the transmission, and then change the fluid and add an external transmission cooler.

    Pretty much the same thing can be said about some 4WD transfer cases that only have like 1 quart of fluid in them and no cooling system.
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    Maybe this person at BITOG is confused, or has a shitty dealer?
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    nissan... garbage
    ford... garbage


    all of the nissan cvt trans fail.. some before others, some later. they have a 100% failure rate. buddy of mine used to work for nissan. he quit because all the techs were loosing their asses buried in warranty. same reason I left dodge.. work for 10 hrs to get paid 5.
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    Ford was fined something like 7-11 million, Honda like 6-9 million.
    VW was fined around 18 BILLION?!?!

    ...Getting that Versailles money lmao
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    Shitty transmissions are pretty high on my long list or reasons not to buy a newer car.
    You should notice that they don't ruin the transmissions on most SUV's yet, but they do put in shitty transfer cases. Fortunately 4WD is optional and unnecessary.
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    problem is the epa made UN obtainable mpg number requirements . supposed to be 35/45 by 2018. manufacturers did all the 'could' ... just wasn't possible.

    but in all seriousness... i quiver when ever someone i know tries to buy a nissan, mitsu, isuzu.. there all garbage. we call them the 'japanese fords'
    modern fords... garbage. some 90s and early 2000's were ok, but ford forgot how to build an engine around 2000..

    there will always be someone... 'well i have never had issues with mine''... well that is great, your lucky... we are seeing eco turds blown up at 25k miles... all the v6 need MAJOR overhauls around 75k..

    our local nissan dealer is a ghost town. the techs are getting hosed by warranty. all of their current techs are young kids that are all hourly. the experienced flat rate guys have moved on... same with ford, gm, kia... most of them for that matter. the companies cant build quality shit anymore. they are souly dirivin by profits at the techs expense.
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    Most every new car my family has are fords. Can't say I fully agree.
    The auto trans suck, they suck big time. And them some. The power stokes have some nutty odd ball things, mostly to do with emissions and stuff that kill off the motor early on. DPF's killing cylinders anyone?

    But the base model fiesta's, focus's and fusion's with a manual don't really have any real problems that I know of.
    Most of the problems seem to come from all the new fanged tech stuff seen in the higher trims, powerstokes and auto trans models.
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    NOPE!
    A 0-60 > 10 seconds, like more like 14 seconds would have been enough to get MPG up to standard. But the marketing department wouldn't allow them to make that car.
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    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    like i said, there will always be one person who 'never has a problem'.. but, go work at ford for a year, you will sing a different tune. im sure some of the base model cars are better than the ecoturds.. which is what i was describing

    here are some recent examples.. ive got more where these came from.










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    It's just common sense to avoid turbochargers, CVT's, dual clutch "automatic" transmissions, and direct injection (unless it's the newer type that Ford and Toyota use that doesn't get chocked up with deposits).
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