Rob is having issues with the CVT in his Nissan Pathfinder.
I purchased a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder ST-L (built March 2015) in October 2015.
I noticed a shudder from the CVT transmission with less thank 1000km driven. It mainly occurs when powering out of corners and I have also experienced it on the highway when accelerating. It feels like driving around a corner in low speed in 4th or 5th gear.
I am talking to Nissan Australia and working through the rectification process, however I’m starting to lack confidence in the process and also lost confidence in the vehicle and my investment.
Can you provide your advice/opinion?
Thanks for your email and telling us about the Nissan Pathfinder CVT issue.
As yet there doesn’t seem to be a recall notice for the Pathfinder CVT.
We will pass your email on to Nissan Australia and report back on their response.
*Update from Rob – 26/02/16*
Hi Joel, updating you on the issue. Nissan approved the replacement of the CVT and I just collected the Pathfinder yesterday from the dealer after it was with them for nearly 3 weeks.
They have reassured me it’s fixed. The car seems to be running fine. Crossed fingers it will not reoccur, if it does I’ll let you know as I will be asking Nissan for a full cash refund (the car has only done 7000km’s).
I would like to thank you for your help in raising the issue with Nissan. It’s a wonderful SUV and suits my family needs. I believe Nissan have a real winner in the SUV, if they only sort the CVT issue.