Top 10 models with transmission problems (2)

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Which transmissions have the most problems?


2011-2013 Nissan Murano

Photo: Nissan Canada Inc.


The Murano is a mid-size premium 5-seat SUV with a premium interior and many high-end features.

However, it also has transmission problems occurring at around 84,000 miles to 100 and 19,000 miles. Drivers reported when the vehicle is moving, it may refuse to move as if the transmission is slipping or cannot engage the forward gear. In which, a whining or wearing noise, lack of power or shutter acceleration, or delayed engagement are all signs of a problem.

These problems could be as simple as low CVT fluid or a failed speed sensor. But it's also possible that the transmission pump or forward clutch has failed.

Car owners frustrated about these symptoms and may cost big money on fixing transmission so keep in mind paying attention on it.


2019 Kia Forte

Photo: Kia Canada Inc


Unlike other vehicles, the Kia Forte may have only been released in 2019, but the transmission issues started to pop up very early that surprisingly occurred at between 12,000 and 23,000. Owners report a variety of issues including erratic tachometer readings; sudden loss of power; inability to shift gears; and inability to accelerate.

Affected car owners reported that their vehicles have received multiple transmission replacements after the same problems persist. If you looking for other alternatives, look at Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, or Kia Soul.


2012-2017 Ford Focus

Photo: Ford


Ford and the NHTSA received thousands of complaints about shuddering, hesitation, and stalling or inability to accelerate on 2012-2017 Focus models. Rather than kicked off a recall, Ford extended warranty coverage through more than 20 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) covered both the faulty control modules. To replace a potentially leaky seal around the input shaft that could contaminate the clutch. But the owners further complained that dealership fixes and replacements were not resolving the problems, and a report accused Ford of knowing about the issues before the model was due to launch. This culminated in a class-action lawsuit.


2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Photo: Alain Morin


The continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) in 2013 to 2014 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles are dangerous and defective that have been recalled 10 times by the NHTSA and the consumers’ reports have given it the lowest reliability rating.

Drivers report that their vehicle begins to shake when accelerating from a complete stop or from a slower speed (for example, 15 to 40 mph), which some describe it as“shudder” or “judder,” posing a serious risk of accidents or injuries when merging into traffic or onto the freeway.

This may be due to a defective CVT control valve inside the transmission, or the CVT might need to be replaced that are occurred at around 58,000 miles and 108,000 miles.

View it with the positive way, maintain the CVT periodically may be a great way to look after the transmission system as well.


2012-2015 Nissan Sentra

Photo: Nissan

Nissan again! Although the Nissan Sentra sedan appears to be a reliable and affordable option for new drivers. Reports indicate that a defect affecting the 2012-2016 Sentra continuously variable transmission (CVT) and cause the CVT temporarily lose the power and fail.

Many consumers report that their vehicles are experiencing potentially dangerous problems with CVTs. These problems occur in accelerating or driving at high speeds. The car may start shaking or jerking, sometimes losing power completely.

Gee, we all can imagine these are extremely dangerous for driving safety.
So we can assume that if you're looking for a vehicle replacement without transmission problems, consider checking out the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, or Mazda.


How much does it cost to replace a bad transmission?

Transmission replacement is one of the most expensive repairs. Replacements can range from $1,800 to $3,400. Depending on the repair shop and technicians, labor charges can range from $500 to $1,200.


Is it worth fixing transmission problems?

Here is the average transmission cost:

Used transmission : $800 to $1,500

Transmission rebuild : $1,100 to $2,800

Remanufactured transmission : $1,300 to $3,400


If repair costs are not very high, it is definitely worth to fix the transmission because it could condition your vehicle will not run.

The way to assess whether it's worth repairing the transmission or any major component in the car is to compare the repair cost to the value of the vehicle.



The transmission is a critical component in your vehicle, it is important to keep up a regular maintenance schedule, and without this component, your vehicle cannot simply run. Many times, Major expensive repairs can be avoided if the vehicle is properly maintained.


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