I’ve read here and elsewhere about the problems with this model’s CVT tranny.
Knowing the warranty was on the tranny was extended to 10yrs/120,000, my time is running out on being under warranty.
Having said that, I’m wondering if I should take action. There are no problems I’m aware of with the tranny (no noises, hesitation, sluggishness, etc.)
But I ran across a couple of pieces of info. First a TSB (NTB 10-=121) which basically says the problem is "cars equipped with the CVT transmission, a slight vehicle hesitation and/or a surge
type feel may be felt under light acceleration at speeds between 10 and 45 mph,
when the engine RPMs are between 1200 and 2000."
Nissan solution is to “reprogram the TCM and install a Torque Rod Service Kit (part # 11250-ZX60A).”
Secondly, there is TSB NTB09-148Awhich says "cars equipped with CVT transmissions may have the following trouble codes stores in the TCM, PO840, PO845, PO744, P1777.
Nissan solution is “the control valve assembly will need to be replaced.”
So, should I be worrying about any of this?
Is the first thing something I should have them do, is it for all 2008 Altimas even if I don’t see, hear or feel any symptons?
And should I have the dealer check for the trouble codes, they want $110 to test for the codes and it’s free only if they detect one of the codes.
Help please, I miss my 1972 Torino.