Marshall Street: My Bugatti Veyron has a CVT and I never had any problems.
Jeff Coursen: '08 Sentra SE-R. CVT replaced at 60k mi for the whine. The replacement is
now whining after less than 20k mi when warm or on grades. The dealer is
consulting Nissan on what to do.
Gator Bait: The CVT whining noise is common among all CVT's mine started doing that
brand new on the highway and I have over 100k on it and it is still going
strong. No need to be paranoid unless the car is not moving at all and or
is jerking it is just normal for these type of transmissions.
AesopRocks1: Mine just went at 59k. Getting a brand new one which is apparently improved
and they have a factory warranty of 200k so that's not bad
Elvis E Jusino: I have a 2007 Nissan Sentra is making that same noise after they change the
transmission going up the hill and the highway and just make that same
ozzieksk: I can not believe this. I have the same car 2012 and it is making same
noise. I know the tranny is under warranty but seriously? on 37K? Is this a
Nathan Buddrius: What was the ultimate problem? My '07 is making this sound. Not all the
time, and I only notice it during acceleration or higher rpm.
shavencarrot: Much the same problem as I have. I have a 2013 Suzuki Swift Sport. Car has
10000km on it.
TruAgape1234: The Renault saga of unreliability lives on in Nissan. It's a shame. Lesson
is don't buy Nissan. It's a Renault design to fail.
Hybridlancer2000: Well nissan does build good motors. But the cvt is questionable
Steven Gardner: I replaced my transmission at 64k and so far so good I think of it happens
again I'm gonna put in a manual transmission
rnorred1986: I did the same thing in my 07 Altima, whine was gone for 5k miles, but just
came back today...
Michael Cardona: I had the same issue and it turned out to be a cracked flywheel. After
replacing it and the fluids, I no longer experience the issue. My family
mechanic discovered the problem and fixed it.
PhattyMattyMcgee: Yep. I know that sound well. I just had a third trans put in my '08 Rogue
for the same problem. The second trans. they put in only lasted a week
before it started doing the whine!!
ryjay420: take it easy going uphill lol.. its ur cvt slipping, good thing for us they
extended the tranny warranty.. should be a recall though
Hybridlancer2000: Mines makes that noise when I merge onto the interstate but after driving
for a while the whine goes away.
jgr811: @jeckles2 Do NOT let them charge you for the diagnostic charge. Nissan
extended the warranty to 120K on the CVT from 2008 - 2010 model years.
Nissan was a pain in the ass to deal with, but when I got my second
replacement transmission, the car was going within 1 week. This car was my
4th Nissan, but after what I went through, it was my last!
jhslat4hen: i have a 2007 nissan sentra and im going on my 4th transmission.The manager
at planet nissan told me to put it in low when im goin up hills.
ryjay420: after 30k.. going back to dealer for 2nd transmission replacement... wth is
wrong with these cvt!!!! damnit!
jgr811: @jeckles2 DEMAND A NEW TRANSMISSION! This is the same problem that happened
to my car. Basically what I was told the pumps are no good and when you
hear the whine, your transmission is shot. My replacement transmission went
again at 33K. Had one warm day and the transmission started whining. Nissan
did not want to replace it. I got rid of the car and bought a new Sonata.
10K on the Hyundai and not one problem perfect car. Nissan has lemon CVT
Ian Hall: Also have a 07 Sentra. 123,000 miles and transmission #4 is now required.
Not much help from Nissan USA on this one. I have owned 7 Nissans but I'm
well and truly done now.
xSANTACRUZx831: your're lucky, I went to a place to get my 08 sentra serviced and they put
the wrong transmision fluid in. Now I need to pay 4k for a new transmission
TruAgape123: The problem is Renaukts "cost cutting" designed to fail Managment approach
that Renault has brought to Nissan. Nissan's VQ engine was once darn near
bulletproof. Now that Renaukt is in the picture, those engines now consume
oil, have bad timing chained and guides, bad headgaskets. Renault has made
crap cars for years. Remember that the next time jr inclined to buy a
palebeachbum: Them wanting to change the fluid first is procedure. I went through a
similar situation with the dealership when I was having engine problems
with my Kia. They won't even look further into it until you do that. So I
did, which of course didn't fix the problem. Then they proceed to the next
step, which in my case was to check the functionality of the oil flow
control value on the engine. Turned out it was faulty. Replaced under
warranty. I was annoyed because I told them to check this on day 1!
jgr811: @occckid123 Nothing with turning the wheel or stopped. It was only when I
was driving and was much worse when it was warm out.
jeckles2: Hey. I have a 2008 Altima 2.5s CVT. Did this to me one day on the highway.
Rev at 3-4k doing 60mph and no more. Check engine light, plugged in the
code reader, said transmission temp sensor failure. Was told by dealer I
had to do a trans flush first. Am looking for another dealer to take it to.
Still under warranty though. Should they charge to do a diagnostic check.
Mort Odelay: I own a 2009 2.0S Sentra with CVT as well. Mine started doing strange
clunking noises at low speeds, like when driving in a parking lot. It
sounded like shaking a plastic bottle with peebles inside. Brought the car
to the dealer, they said the tranny was shot and replaced the entire unit.
My car was only 36k at the time!
sleeksilver: I truly hope for your sake that you have sold your Sentra. Two co-workers
have had multiple CVT replacements with their Nissans and the problem
always seems to come back after 20,000 or so miles.
Hybridlancer2000: *UPDATE* I JUST hit 50k miles and did a flush and refill for my cvt
transmission. Now when im on the highway my car doesn't whine anymore. Cvt
fluid was brown and not clear with a hint of green. So changing the fluid
did the trick for me.
jgr811: I have been told that it is an internal pump issue and basically the
transmission is not getting any fluid and that is what is causing them to
occckid123: @jgr811 did it make that noise if u are stationary and turning the wheel
also or increase in noise if u turn the wheel while driving?
jgr811: @RANKEDjovi There was no cost since it was under warranty. I have heard
several thousand dollars to replace the CVT. As of now they cannot repair
at the dealer. Nissan just replaced the entire unit in my car. I have 31k
on the car and the new transmission has been fine so far.
rollndice83: People are dumb . IT'S NOT THE POWER STEERING! IT'S A DYING.CVT!! I have an
08 altima that had same sound CVT was replaced. It sounds like P/S pump
running dry but its not
stonent: My CVT is going out in my Jeep Patriot (CVT made by Nissan's JATCO
division) If you search for Jeep Patriot Transmission, mine is the first
link. My noise starts at 20 being a repeating sound and at around 40 turns
into a whine that increases in pitch with road speed.
monchiz0115: 08 Sentra. Had to replace my tranny due to whining at 60k. Now at 100k new
tranny is whining again.
palebeachbum: Well dang I was considering a new Versa or Sentra with a CVT to replace my
older-than-dirt Volvo 940. But it sounds like taking on car payments for
one of these Nissans would be a huge mistake. You've all had worse
reliability with your brand new cars than I have with my 18yr old car.
rollndice83: And CVTs are no serviceable. I asked guy at trans shop how he fixes CVTS he
said with dynamite