Pathfinder CVT ‘Belt Slip’ Lawsuit Nears a Settlement

Nissan’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) has received a continuous stream of complaints. One of the most common? How it violently jerks and shakes during acceleration. This is commonly attributed to a “CVT belt slip” and can be dangerous.

A few lawsuits have been filed by owners with similar themes:

  1. The “CVT belt slip” can be dangerous when trying to quickly accelerate into traffic.
  2. Nissan has refused to pay for repairs despite evidence they began developing software countermeasures and issued a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) to its dealers regarding CVT problems.
  3. Reprogramming efforts failed to address the issues of shuddering, jerking, and shaking.

Now Nissan is looking to consolidate three separate class-actions into one settlement for 2013-2014 Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 owners.

If the settlement agreement is finalized by the court, affected Nissan and Infiniti owners and lessees will receive a transmission software update and a warranty extension by 24 months or 24,000 miles. However, the warranty coverage affects only certain aspects of the transmissions and not the transmission control units.

There are additional details on our website, including information for owners who may have understandably ditched their rides.