CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) Service & Repair

A traditional automatic transmission uses a complex series of gears to transfer the engine’s power to the wheels. A CVT is a type of automatic transmission, but it has no gears at all. Instead, it uses a pulley and belt system to provide an unlimited range of gear ratios. Popular auto makers, such as Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, Chrysler and Honda, are introducing CVT’s to their model lineups to offer customers an option with improved acceleration and enhanced fuel economy.

CVT Common Problems

CVT’s are still relatively new to the market and can be very difficult and complicated to diagnose and repair. While CVT’s have fewer moving parts and are simpler in design, it is new technology and our technicians have completed extensive training specific to CVT’s and are well qualified to work with your vehicle.

Some common problems to look out for with your CVT include:

  • Transmission ‘jerking’, slipping, grinding or jumping during acceleration when the car is shifting gears
  • Noisy while driving – some customers have issues with a ‘whining’, ‘clanging’ or ‘rattling’ sound while driving especially with Nissan CVT’s
  • Contaminated or low transmission fluid
  • Overheating
  • Check Engine Light On
  • Gears changing at high RPM

My vehicle is showing at least one of these signs, what should I do?

If you suspect your CVT transmission is not performing as it should be, bring it in to your local Mister Transmission. We always start with our FREE Road Test and Multi Check Inspection to identify any problems with your transmission and provide you with different repair options. The key to minimizing repair costs is to get them checked as soon as you notice them, and you most likely only need a minor repair or service.

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Jacquelyn Warrilow
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Sam Mugze
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Tabetha Deschamps
10/10 all around! Needed a CVT transmission replaced in my 2012 nissan versa and couldn't ask for a better person such as Gary to get the job done right. Keep up the great work 😀
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Top service from friendly staff. They know their stuff and I appreciate them taking the time to explain not just the car's problem but the solution and why. Especially appreciate that they look to the future, how to negate something from happening, not just "slapping together" a temporary fix. Definitely recommend them.
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Super great help yesterday both Shawna and Dave. I was sent from Canadian Tire to Mister Transmission to have my Transmission checked and they checked and it was fine. (No appointment and no charge) It turned out some work I had had done at Canadian Tire may have had a defective part installed, so now setting up a new appointment with them to correct the issue. Canadian Tire South side calling to set the appointment up for me.
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