2013 Nissan Sentra SV Transmission not shifting properly when cold


Asked by GuruYHNPS Mar 12, 2018 at 10:11 PM about the 2013 Nissan Sentra SV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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

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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.

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