Sentra/Versa CVT Extended Warranty

Discussion in 'Nissan' started by Ford Man, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

    Personally I think Nissan should have to increase the warranty to 10Yr/120K warranty like they did on the older model CVT's. They've known for years these transmissions are problematic yet they do nothing about it. Any car should last a minimum of 100K miles without a major component failure so that's the absolute minimum they should be held responsible for repairs/replacement especially on an extended warranty. I owned a car with over 500K miles on it that never had an engine or transmission rebuild/replacement and have had other cars with over 200K and many cars with over 100K miles. My Versa has a CVT. I haven't had any problems with it but 17.8K miles isn't enough miles to make me very comfortable with the transmission yet. Some may ask why I bought a car with the CVT if I was concerned about the longevity of them and the reason is I bought this car on short notice and didn't do my homework before making the purchase.
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  2. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Hopefully, your car use can be considered light duty as far as the CVT's concerned. You said elsewhere that most of your driving is 45-55 MPH rural roads and 10% city.
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  3. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

    Hopefully I won't have any problem. I also plan to do fluid drain/fill about every 30K miles hoping to keep the transmission happy. My son has a 2014 Sentra that sees a lot harder miles than my Versa. I'm not saying he doesn't take care of the car and keep it serviced regularly but his is also driven sometimes on longer trips with several hours of high speed driving where it's more likely for the transmission temperatures to get in the danger zone. His previous car was a 2002 Mercury Sable that only had slightly over 100K miles when the transmission went out on it. I guess transmissions are like everything else they're making cheaper than before therefore they don't last. Most of the time if I'm driving on a long trip that includes hundreds of miles and hours of driving I'm driving my '97 Escort wagon with a 5 speed manual transmission.
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