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when did the CVT fail?

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I think that a term like "sporty" means a lot of things to different people....this post will be a historic and personal musing, not an attempt to start a debate.

The related term "sports car" has been applied to all kinds of vehicles. I've heard it (mis)used for pony cars like the Mustang and Camaro. For that matter, a couple of decades ago, I heard it used by a very nice older lady to refer to a 2.5 ton Cadillac Eldorado. I wouldn't be surprised if people also used it in reference to the early Olds Toronado (and those things were very fast for their day.)

To me, a sports car car has two seats. Period. An XK-E 4-seater (even though the rear seat is a package tray) is a "2+2," not a pure sports car. I never referred to a Mustang, Camaro, Javelin, Barracuda or related "pony car" as a sports car. They don't meet my criteria. What about the AMX? Come back next week, I'm still working on that one.

To me, "sporty" refers to a characteristic more than a specific type of vehicle. I've never been able to classify a Murano, most crossover SUVS or any full-size sedan as a "sporty" vehicle. I wouldn't even apply that term to a '67 Impala with a 427 V8 and a 4-speed Muncie or Saginaw transmission. I might be persuaded make an exception for the Porsche Cayenne or Macan, but mostly because they are Porsches, and I'm not very comfortable with applying the term to them. I wouldn't refer to a Land Rover Evoque or Discovery Sport as "sporty", even when they try to cheat by putting the word in the model name.

However, I would refer to a mid-size vehicle such as a Buick Grand National, GTO, Olds Cutlass 4-4-2, GTX, late 60's Malibu, Hurst SC/Rambler and similar muscle cars as sporty. They're just enough smaller than the full-size sedans to qualify in my warped mind.

But I grew up automotively in the 60's. Early in that decade, sports cars were the E-type Jag, Corvette, Triumph, Austin-Healey, MG, Mercedes and Lotus. The Corvette was the only American production-made "sports car" during that period. I think I'm permanently imprinted with that.
 

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This is what I think of as "sporty" today. Note that it's not some junky looking piece of Japanese sheet metal with an engine that has to wind out to 15,000 rpm to make any power, nor does it have an exhaust megaphone to make the pop-bottle-cylinder engine sound acceptable. BTW, this car looks exactly like this today. It's been well cared for and only has 74,000 original miles. And it's a LOT more plush than a Murano.

Note that this is not a "sports car." But it's a helluva lot nicer than most of them. Myself not being a one-dimensional driver, speed isn't my primary criterion for sporty. But I suppose there are people out there whose definition is that narrow.

 

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Hi, I got tired of searching for my CVT problem. I'm experiencing engagement delay when cold from P to D. It takes about 8 seconds to engage the first time in the morning but after that it shifts perfectly shooth, until parked and left for more than 40 min the same thing happens. After the initial delay I can shift fine from park to drive without problems.

Is my CVT dying?, I have an App for next Monday and need to be prepared. Mine is a 2007 SL AWD with about 77K.

Thanks!


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2007 SE Murano, 165,000 KM (about 103,000 miles), no problem with it. Just traded for a 2014 Plat. MO and miss the Manual shift on the 2007. Havent had a chance to calculate the mileage on the 2014 but seems less than the '07. Photo of the '07 attached.
 

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I bought our 2010 Murano LE used last year and it had 100,000 miles on it, the vehicle cosmetically looked damn near brand new and mechanically we couldn’t find any problems with it, and was really well taken care of by the previous owners, it was an older couple who drove lots on Church type business cards guess, they had the CVT replaced when it was under warrranty so the cvt had been replaced, for us we’ve had it over a year and it’s been a great vehicle and we love it a ton, other then the 100000 + miles on the vehicle it’s still the n great shape and gets great mileage and drive fantastic, I’ve seen sellers selling Muranos with nearly 150k on them and the Murano is still in amazing condition overall, anyway we probably won’t put more then a thousand miles a year on it so hopefully it’ll last quite a few more years for us

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I bought a 2004 Murano two years ago with 110K. The owner had taken care of it. One week into owning it (as is, mind you), I found the CVT issues. No wonder he sold it to the lot. I would have also. After bitching to the lot who sold it to me (yes,I realize what "as is" means), they agreed to replace the tranny with a used CVT. I wa happy about this. They had a ,ocal tranny shop look for one and after not hearing anything for a few days, I stopped into the tranny shop. They gave me a surprising update. The owner told me how they told the lot that "hey, you don't want to do this to this guy. The used one will go out in a few thousand miles"). They could have done just that and even then, I would have been lucky to have time to save enough new tranny money. Instead, the lot told the shop to contact Nissan and get a new tranny and have it installed. It's been a few years now and I have barley put 10k on it. It is working great and I imagine still has plenty of life left. Sometime you just deal with people who have a a heart and treat you right. All they asked for was a positive review.
 

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The CVT was fine in my 07 at 120K miles when I sold it. The poll needs a "No problems" option.
 

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The cvt on my 2018 Murano just failed. It has only 48000 km. (Canada). Question, does the power train warranty cover all costs of fixing the transmission? I may trade my Murano in for something else without a cvt transmission because I’m afraid to keep it.
 

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You are completely covered under 60,000km or 36 months bumper to bumper. As long as it's not determined that you caused the damage.

Powertrain is covered up to 100,000km or 60 months. Also as long as you didnt cause the damage. Only thing is that once you're over the 60,000km warranty, allot of things are no longer covered. So the transmission should be covered but if its another component that caused the transmission to fail, then that component may or may not be covered.

If a componant is deemed to be covered under warranty then the labour involved in repairing the item or replacing it is also covered under warranty.

ObvioIsly wear and tear isn't covered.

Hope that helps Sarah.

Your cars warranty manual has all the information you need. Take a peak and you'll be well informed on what is covered.
 

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that mine has gone into "limp" mode, and I needed to restart. But so far no codes and dealer can't reproduce.
What year Murano?

I would think a code would be stored if it went into limp mode...

You mention dealer -- was is a Nissan dealer? Did a Nissan dealer scan for codes?

Most generic OBD2 code readers can not retrieve Nissan CVT TCM codes.

A good code code reader for Nissans is an Android app called CVTz50 (requires a Bluetooth OBD2 dongle.)

I have also seen a report of Nissan needing to install a TCM update to retrieve certain TCM codes...
 

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It seems that there have been a number of failed CVT's. Let's check how long did they last.
At 54000 mine started doing the low speed shudder and jerk when driving up hill. Dealer changed fluid for $300. Still doing it occasionally but hard to replicate. 6 months out of warranty. Called 2 dealers about replacing cvt. Estimares were $5300 to $6400.
 

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It seems that there have been a number of failed CVT's. Let's check how long did they last.
2016 Murano with 89,000 miles. Complete failure of transmission and transfer case. Had to replace both. Had major issues with the dealership who did the work—complete lack of any communication. Complained to Nissan USA and they paid 60% of the total repair. They filled a formal complaint on dealership on my behalf. Took them 70 days to fix my car! Just due to the fact they are the only Nissan dealership in town I will be trading my car—although I love it— for some other car brand.
 
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