I purchased my 2011 Nissan Cube almost exactly 1 year ago. It was used, but “certified pre-owned”, which, to me, means Nissan did a bunch of fancy stuff to it to make it “like new” before I purchased it.
I purchased it at 25,000 miles, and the previous owner was a car rental company in Vegas.
A few months ago (yes, months - I ignored the problem for a while) the car started making a loud buzzing/humming/growling sound when accelerating or decelerating. Only when the car is in drive, and the sound got louder and softer as I accelerated or decelerated.
My dad said it’s the transmission, I took it to Nissan, and they agreed. I need a new transmission.
Good news!! The new transmission is fully covered on my “certified pre-owned” warranty with Nissan. Gotta love that!
Bad news…wait a minute!! Why does my 2 year old car need a new transmission??
I tried to Google the subject and have found nothing about 40,000 mile cars needing new transmissions. It seems to be almost unheard of! So, I thought, Click and Clack! They would know! Or, hopefully, someone on here has some insight.
I don’t understand what would go wrong for a transmission to be shot at 44,000mi.
I have flushed the fluid in the past year. I do keep up with my car maintenance.
Is my car a lemon? Is this the beginning of a very expensive relationship with my vehicle?
Did I do something wrong, like put too many miles on the car this year?
Help! I love the car, but if this is a bad sign of more problems to come? I gotta sell my Ruby Cube.