2013 Nissan Versa High Jump in RPM at 40 MPH

Any ideas what might cause this. At around 40 MPH the RPM will jump to 3000 - 3500 RPM and drop sharply back down to 2000ish RPMs. 85K miles. Oil change every 5K. Never had spark plugs changed or trans fluid changed.

Also, always get a hard thud when shifting only to Reverse from Park or Drive. This car has a CVT trans.


If the RPM’s increase, but the vehicle doesn’t increase in speed, tells me the transmission is slipping.



It is a CVT, they do that.

Change the fluid, and start saving for a new transmission.