2013 Nissan Sentra SV Transmission not shifting properly when cold
I have a 2013 Nissan SV which has the CVT transmission. I didn't have any
issues last winter but this winter we've had 2 weeks of extremely cold
weather, -0 overnight. Just recently I've experienced the same issues others
have brought up. Rev's high while starting out when cold and after a few
miles it kicks down. Last 2 tank full's of gas showed mileage is down from an
average of 33 mpg to 25 mpg. It does have 80,000 miles on it now. From
I'd say that's probably the first think to do/check. After doing a search on the internet for the same car and same issues I've discovered that this is a problem with Nissan CVT Transmissions. Other people's stories are that they be cruising down the road and all of a sudden the motor revs high but the car loses power scaring the hell out of them. Of course the majority of them are out of warranty & I've read where people have had to pay as much as $4,500 to have their transmission replaced. One person said after replacing theirs it went out again 2 years later. Now I know why I haven't seen Nissan commercials bragging about their "smooth-less shifting" of their CVT Transmissions.