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Sentra Lawsuit Says Xtronic CVTs Overheat by Design

Are the transmission cooling systems in Nissan’s Xtronic CVTs too small to handle the job? A recent lawsuit says so and thinks it’s time Nissan paid for their mistakes.

The lead plaintiff says a simple warning light quickly escalated into a fried, useless transmission.

The overheated CVT will send the Sentra into fail-safe mode which takes down the engine RPM to try to protect components from further damage, but drivers can expect vibrations, shaking and shuddering and then dealing with transmission failure.

The sudden fail-safe mode can leave drivers in a dangerous position and it’s something Nissan has known about for years.

The lawsuit covers all U.S. consumers who bought or leased a 2012-2017 Sentra with an Xtronic CVT.

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