Owners of the Nissan Versa CVT transmission have experienced significant problems with the transmission. Those include lurging, hesitatio, and repair not covered by warranty. Nissan Versa owners may be entitled to compensation or new vehicles.
A recent article discusses problems with the Versa CVT. http://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2017/nissan-versa-cvt-lawsuit-fail-to-accelerate.shtml
“A Nissan Versa CVT (continuously variable transmission) lawsuit alleges the cars fail to accelerate and finally experience complete transmission failure that causes owners and lessees to pay thousands of dollars for CVT replacements and repairs. The proposed class-action lawsuit includes all current and former owners and lessees of 2012 and 2013 Nissan Versas that are equipped with CVTs that allegedly fail within and shortly after the warranties expire.
A CVT is a modified automatic transmission that uses a single belt and a dual-pulley mechanism with a “drive pulley” and “driven pulley” that work opposite one another, constantly creating different gear ratios that allegedly allow smooth acceleration and deceleration.
Plaintiff Michael Knotts says he bought a new Nissan Versa in October 2012 and eventually the car failed to accelerate in traffic after braking at an intersection.
On one particular occasion after having braked at a red light, the plaintiff allegedly attempted to accelerate across the intersection when the light turned green. His Versa, however, would not accelerate beyond a crawl, causing him to block traffic behind him and leaving him barely able to move the car onto the shoulder of the road.”