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The problem: The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This is due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.

Corrective action: Dealers will either replace the transmission or the valve body inside it. If a new valve body is installed, a new oil pan with an additional magnet will also be installed to collect excess metal fragments that develop over time as a result of normal transmission operation.

Warranty info: This action will be done free of charge under this service campaign. Eligibility depends upon the vehicle's identification number and whether certain codes are present in the drivetrain control module.

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While the Nissan Xterra is a great automobile, the transmission may give you issues.
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The Nissan Xterra’s automatic transmission has been plagued with problems for nearly a decade now. The history of this particular piece of equipment is long and sorted, involving more than one major change from the company and a lot of smaller changes and concessions along the way that seemed to only have a limited effect on the issue at hand. While Nissan has fixed a lot of the old problems, there are still a few that it has to look into.

In 2005, Nissan unveiled a new four-liter, six-cylinder, five-speed automatic transmission to use in their SUVs including the Xterra. This was supposed to bring new power and efficiency to the SUV market, especially at a time when the rise of the price of gas was a major US news story. Nissan was counting on this new transmission to be something very special, but they didn’t anticipate what would happen next.

The problem: The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This is due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.

Corrective action: Dealers will either replace the transmission or the valve body inside it. If a new valve body is installed, a new oil pan with an additional magnet will also be installed to collect excess metal fragments that develop over time as a result of normal transmission operation.

Warranty info: This action will be done free of charge under this service campaign. Eligibility depends upon the vehicle's identification number and whether certain codes are present in the drivetrain control module.

To stay competitive and offer you the best prices, all returns require prior authorization.
Sorry, no returns after 14 days.

The problem: The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This is due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.

Corrective action: Dealers will either replace the transmission or the valve body inside it. If a new valve body is installed, a new oil pan with an additional magnet will also be installed to collect excess metal fragments that develop over time as a result of normal transmission operation.

Warranty info: This action will be done free of charge under this service campaign. Eligibility depends upon the vehicle's identification number and whether certain codes are present in the drivetrain control module.

The problem: The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This is due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.

Corrective action: Dealers will either replace the transmission or the valve body inside it. If a new valve body is installed, a new oil pan with an additional magnet will also be installed to collect excess metal fragments that develop over time as a result of normal transmission operation.

Warranty info: This action will be done free of charge under this service campaign. Eligibility depends upon the vehicle's identification number and whether certain codes are present in the drivetrain control module.

To stay competitive and offer you the best prices, all returns require prior authorization.
Sorry, no returns after 14 days.

While the Nissan Xterra is a great automobile, the transmission may give you issues.
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

The Nissan Xterra’s automatic transmission has been plagued with problems for nearly a decade now. The history of this particular piece of equipment is long and sorted, involving more than one major change from the company and a lot of smaller changes and concessions along the way that seemed to only have a limited effect on the issue at hand. While Nissan has fixed a lot of the old problems, there are still a few that it has to look into.

In 2005, Nissan unveiled a new four-liter, six-cylinder, five-speed automatic transmission to use in their SUVs including the Xterra. This was supposed to bring new power and efficiency to the SUV market, especially at a time when the rise of the price of gas was a major US news story. Nissan was counting on this new transmission to be something very special, but they didn’t anticipate what would happen next.

Curious how the 2008 Xterra compares to other years?
Check out our Nissan Xterra overview to see the most problematic years, worst problems and most recently reported complaints with the Xterra.

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