Maxima 2009 Do you need to worry about the CVT

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AC Cobra
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Maxima 2009 Do you need to worry about the CVT

Postby AC Cobra » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:10 pm

I am looking to buy a 2009 Maxima SV for my son and daughter. The CVT makes me worry and the Nissan Dealer does not sell a warrantee for a car over ten years old.

Any advice? Should I buy the car or run away from it?

Lastly if you have to replace the trans how much should I expect to pay?

Thank you for your help.

Chuck


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Re: Maxima 2009 Do you need to worry about the CVT

Postby 04pathse » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:52 pm

a replacement cvt could run anywhere between 4k-7k parts and labor

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Re: Maxima 2009 Do you need to worry about the CVT

Postby AC Cobra » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:30 pm

Thank you

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Re: Maxima 2009 Do you need to worry about the CVT

Postby PalmerWMD » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:37 pm

These are not cheap transmissions to fix..
But i know a lot of guys with Nissan CVT cars in perosn and none ever had a problem.
I owned 2 myself a 2k9 Maxima and a '14 Altima and no complaints... both cars were fantastic... ( however I did not keep both cars long due to changing interest and they were low miles while I owned them)
There is no denying that some CVTs break earlier than other trannies.. kinda like Dodge/Chrysler used to be (and maybe still is not sure.)
But conversations on the internet are self selected for problems (after all most non-car guys dont register and post unless they have an issue)

On the other hand i personally know of ppl running CVTs for near 200k (and one dude i met with a Versa for 450k)


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