Nissan needs to extend the warranty thru the 2012 mdels, on any cvt transmission to 10 yrs. Eventually, the vehicle fully warmed up and the heat output was normal. I took it to Nissan and they are not going to help my fix it 100% fully knowing that the cvt transmission they put in the car has problems. None of the scores are deal-breakers, but the segment at large does better. On La Cienega making a right turn onto Sunset Blvd.
What a way to welcome someone to the real world after graduating from college 3 days ago. The Q's shifter has positions for 1, 2, 3, and 4. On August 2017, the car suddenly stalled. From the engine compartment you could see smoke coming out. The 2012 Nissan Sentra doesn't have many frills, but it holds up. I would never recommend this vehicle to anyone.
When overdrive is on, the car is much noisier. I had just gotten it backwards and thought the whole time that the default of overdrive was 'off. This is due to being in the left lane and having nowhere, I could pull off the Interstate readily available. I complained about the transmission failing at under 100K on the speedometer I could understand if it failed at 150K or higher , and dealer suggested I contact Nissan Corporate. Nissan needs to extend the warranty to every year that Nissan has used the cvt transmission as they are unreliable and eventually will cause a fatal accident on the highways with their transmission going into limp mode. When stopped, the car shifts into 1st gear. Vehicle only operating in neutral at 20 mph.
The Sentra is fun to drive, with a level of performance and handling that's a pleasant surprise in a compact sedan. Tried then going backwards and nothing. It had 58k miles on it when I purchased it; three weeks later the car left me. I tried pressing the pedal full throttle and it still would not go. She graduated college and now is faced with a 2000+ bill for a repair since she cannot afford a car payment yet. It lacks the crash-test accolades many competitors have earned. Too many of them incur noisy drones and lazy revs.
It took the cvt transmission several seconds to catch up to the engine, before the car started to move again. If you only had 1st gear, you couldn't go more than 20-something mph and even then you'd be working the engine hard and using lots of gas. P0744 means you have to buy a whole new torque converter solenoid unit as you cannot just replace the solenoid. When I tried to accelerate, the car would rev but wouldn't go faster. What a way to welcome someone to the real world after graduating from college 3 days ago. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle began to lose power. Vehicle speed was reduced to below 50 mph and no amount of accelerator depressing increased speed or acceleration.
I can not afford to fix the transmission that Nissan put in that is known to fault out! I was also told not to park my car under tree. Less than a yeat later, im starting to experience the same problem. The dealer stated this was normal. And since the current generation is in its final year, the prospect of a good deal makes it worth a look. Turns out the transmission had went on my 2001 car.
The bolt could cause a series of issues leading to an engine stall. When I put it back into D -- all normal. Luckily this did not happen to my daughter. When driving conditions change, depress the Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive on. The contact was driving 60 mph when the vehicle begin jerking abnormally and would not accelerate over 20 mph. They keep producing cars that have this transmission in it and keep having to replace it except for my car. Once I was in town driving on normal roads it was fine again.
Lower models offer decent performance and a comfortable ride with a standard 2. Then, as we got to the next exit, the gas pedal stopped working completely. The mechanic had us pay for a whole new motor. It appears Nissan has had problems with the cvt transmission from their 2007 - 2010 Sentra and issued an extended ten year - 120,000 miles warranty. The failure mileage was not available.
So, yes, you should be using overdrive at high speeds. Then a couple months later I again had 4 teenagers in my car heading out of town and the whistle noise started about an hour into the trip. I told that the ignition was not working and the anti theft system lock therefore I was not able to turn the car on. I had this issue with my 99. Car would only do 10 miles per hour on a superhighway - very very dangerous.
No lights came on, no sounds or smells either. The 2012 Sentra is unchanged. This happens to me on the interstate 64 westbound from richmond, va to harrisburg, va going uphill where I was going 70 - 75 mph when the vehicle loss acceleration and my speed dropped dramatically almost causing a wreck. Since we were stranded on the side of the road, we call a mechanic to see if they can figure out what was wrong, and we were told - the transmission's busted. That is what I thought I had done somehow. This helps prevent damage to the air conditioner system due to the lack of lubrication.