A growing number of cars and sport utility vehicles now come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) instead of a conventional automatic. CVTs have been used in passenger cars since 1989, but if you haven’t been car shopping in several years, a CVT may be new to you. Here’s a quick overview of the technology.
Is Nissan CVT reliable?
SUMMARY: These problems call the Nissan CVT transmission reliability into question and can result in serious harm to unsuspecting drivers. … Nissan extended the warranty on some of these vehicles equipped with the CVT transmission from 5 years or 60,000 miles to 10 years or 120,000 miles.
What vehicles have CVT?
They’re becoming so common that it’s hard to find a mainstream manufacturer that doesn’t offer them in at least some models. Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota all provide CVTs as the standard transmission in at least one model. And some carmakers have been doing so for many years.
Are new CVT transmissions reliable?
CVT Maintenance and Repair Advantages and Disadvantages. In general, CVTs are no more or less reliable than traditional automatic transmissions. But it may be their application are better suited to smaller cars than larger vehicles.