Life of Nissan Rogue CVT
I recently purchased a 2016 Nissan Rogue SL with a CVT transmission, it had only 40,000 miles on it and I paid $23,000 for the car. After watching your video I was concerned about the longevity of the transmission and was wondering if there was anything I could do to make it last longer. Some owners have their CVT's serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems.
Not the exact answer on how to make the cvt last longer, but if you have paid $23k for it and given used car prices being very high now you might want to consider selling it (you can get what you paid for or sometimes even more) and then buy something better. Like one option can be considering the RAV4 that definitely is better quality.
Yeah... Now that you own it, transmission fluid changes are important.
Some YouTuber (Car Wizard? - A big guy from Kansas, I think) says they shed a lot of metal and frequent changes and dropping the pan is important.
ALSO: That CVT is not a race car's CVT. Gentle acceleration cuts down on some of the damage. Change oil at 5k miles, watch your coolant levels (any signs of overheating is more likely your transmission as, I believe, they use Denso for their thermostats - decent quality). Keeping your tires' air pressure monitored too... A Nissan tech told me that when I was paying for a transmission fluid flush.
Nissan committed harakiri with that Jatco transmission.
The Rogue is almost paid off (trying to pay things off quickly), and have an extended warranty to 116k, also Nissan due to the lawsuit over these transmissions extended their warranty to 80k miles, I'm thinking this plus 20k CVT services I should be ok for a while.
The key word in your statement is "should." Good luck.
All you can do is service the CVT no more than every 30,000 miles and go easy on it: don’t tow with it, don’t go on dirt roads/off-road with it, don’t drive like a maniac, stick to highway miles over city miles, and pray.