Is it common to need a whole new transmission with only 71,000 miles on the car?
I have a 2011 Nissan Altima, and it seemed like the transmission was slipping. I took
it into the dealership, since it is a CVT transmission, I couldn't take it to my family
mechanic, and they told me the code showed up stating I need a whole new
transmission. It was the tork converter, and coolant. They quoted me $3800. I don't
understand how it could fail after only 71,000 miles on it. Our warranty just expired
after 60,000 miles, of course. I am looking into getting an extended warranty and
submit a claim after 3 months. Has anyone had this same issue? I am beyond
frustrated that I need a new transmission, much less fork out $3800.
It is not that uncommon.
It could happen. It's an engine component and each car is different. Have another mechanic who knows Nissan cars or another dealership service tech take a look. Generally better to get more than 1 opinion.
Go to car complaint.com the CVT TRANSMISSION IS VERY FAULTY IN THE 2010 THRU 2014 altimas. File complaint on the bbb.com website. There is also a number alert Nissan has put up there for this problem.
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