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Anyone else having cvt problems with their 2019 Altima?

AltimadisappointmentAltimadisappointment Member Posts: 3
edited August 2020 in Nissan
When going under 15 mph,my Altima jerks back and forth. Brought it back several times for this complaint. Everytime I am told nothing can be done. This is a "characteristic" and some customers have this problem while others don't. Or they say this is a software problem,but Nissan does not have a software fix. This is not acceptable!! Who wants to have a car that jerks you back and forth everytime you go under 15 mph. So,hoping if there is enough complaints with their 2019 Altima,Nissan will finally do something about it.

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  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,784
    That doesn't sound like fun, and you shouldn't need to put up with it. You might consider approaching it as a lemon and get a lawyer involved (if necessary).

    DCT (dual clutch automatic transmissions) will often be a little "jerky" when going at extremely slow speeds (~5 mph, such as in a parking garage), but there should be no such issue in a CVT. In fact, the design of the CVT should make it the smoothest transmission available (at any speed). If it is anything other than smooth, then it is not working correctly.
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  • Thank you for your response. Being that this is a lease,I am not sure if it would come under the Lemon Law. I just can't wait until my lease is up in 2022. Never again can I trust Nissan with their vehicles. Such a big disappointment that nothing was done to correct this cvt problem.
  • MichaellMichaell Moderator Posts: 240,944

    Thank you for your response. Being that this is a lease,I am not sure if it would come under the Lemon Law. I just can't wait until my lease is up in 2022. Never again can I trust Nissan with their vehicles. Such a big disappointment that nothing was done to correct this cvt problem.

    You can most certainly file a claim under your states lemon laws, even on a leased vehicle.

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  • Well,thank you for that. I will seek out the lemon law here. I just thought it was only for purchases.Much appreciate your response.
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