Our auto attorneys are investigating reports of transmission failures in the 2012-2016 Nissan Sentras. Reports indicate that a defect affecting 2012-2016 Sentras’ continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) can cause temporary loss of power and total failures of the CVTs. Many consumers have reported that the CVT can first cause the cars to shake, judder, stall during sudden acceleration, or completely lose power.
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Sentra CVT Transmissions Failure
Nissan Sentra owners have reported that their vehicles are experiencing potentially dangerous issues with their CVTs. These issues occur under a variety of conditions, including acceleration or driving at highway speeds. The car may begin to shudder or jerk and will sometimes lose power completely.
The problem is allegedly due to the Sentras’ CVTs. The 2012-2016 Sentras all have similar CVTs, which may be suffering from a “CVT belt slip condition,” which is the failure of the chain drive to transfer power through the transmission and accelerate the vehicle.
Complaints Expose Serious Safety Risk
Drivers have reported that their engines shut down on the freeway or in the middle of traffic, causing a serious safety risk. Consumers have reported this problem to Nissan through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Below are some of these complaints:
“…while driving 70 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road and failed to accelerate until the economy mode was turned off. The failure recurred on numerous occasions.”
“Engine stalled on the interstate while traveling at 70 mph. Stalled again about an hour later at 30 mph.”
“I drove [the vehicle] for the first time on a long distance business trip and 3 hours into trip it stopped accelerating over 70 miles an hour. This continued the entire way to my final destination”
These are a few of the numerous complaints NHTSA has regarding 2012-2016 Nissan Sentra transmission problems and engine failure. Nissan has not yet issued a recall.