Grumpah wrote:Your "rumble strip" sensation is the classic "judder" or "shudder" that the 2013 - 2015 Pathfinders are experiencing. There are well-established ways to document the issue, which you have to do, because Nissan is denying any problem exists unless proven otherwise on a case-by-case basis.
Take a read through this thread posted on another forum:
https://www.pathfindertalk.com/forum/10 ... i-btw.html
Click the links and you'll begin to understand why Nissan decided to extend the powertrain warranty on the earlier models, but you have to prove it to them first!
[/quote]Gizmo2005 wrote:I don't know what the original warranty is, but they told me I have 60K on it. The problem is I have 57K on it now. This weekend was very noticeable. The 'sluggishness' starts right as I'm reaching 30mph. There's a jerking sensation that the car is changing gears. However, with the CVT, I don't see how this can happen. It's a very noticeable jerk. They said they test drove it and didn't feel it. How is this possible? I have no choice but to bring it in to them and test drive with !
Essentially, the valve body is a component of the CVT that Nissan believes is causing the shuddering. It is less costly for them to replace just the valve body than the whole transmission, so that is what they have been doing. The problem is, new valve bodies are apparently not solving the issue for some folks, even after several iterations, so they are demanding replacement of the entire CVT. The only way to track success is to note the part numbers used so that owners can determine if their problem has been truly fixed or not.Gizmo2005 wrote:
In regards to this link, can you do me a favor and summarize it for me? I'm not a car person and this seems like it's very technical...talking about valve body. I have no idea what this is.