The Top Ten Models With Major Transmission Problems

July 14, 2021 | By Mister Transmission

The Top Ten Models with Major Transmission Problems

Which transmissions have the most problems? Here are the ten models with the most transmission problems, as detailed by Car Guide.

10. Chevrolet Traverse

The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse included a transmission that has not held up well over time. The typical mileage for this transmission ranges from 175,000 km to 225,0000 km. According to Consumer Reports, a similar vehicle with a more reliable transmission is the Toyota Highlander.

9. Nissan Altima

If you bought a 2016 Nissan Altima, you could expect to get 65,000-125,000 km out of it. If you’re looking at buying a Nissan Altima but are worried about its transmission, a Toyota Camry or VW Passat might be a better option (all alternatives suggested by Consumer Reports).

8. Nissan Rogue

The 2011/2012 Nissan Rogue left a lot to be desired in the transmission department. While its typical mileage of 150,000-240,000 km isn’t terrible, it might require several repairs. The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are perhaps better options.

7. Infiniti QX60

One hopes to get more than 150,000 km out of a transmission, but with a 2014 Infiniti QX60, you can’t expect more. A Lexus RX provided better value.

6. Ford Fiesta

From 2011-2014, Ford released a lot of Fiestas that caused a lot of people a lot of problems, even if they could get up to 235,000 km. The Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent offer fewer headaches.

5. Nissan Murano

A 2011 or 2013 Nissan Murano’s transmission might get you up to 190,000 km, but it’s likely to have some problems. The Ford Edge and Toyota Highlander should be better.

4. Kia Forte

It may have only been released in 2019, but many Kia Forte owners found that their transmission gave up after just 20,000-40,000 km! You’d get more mileage from a Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, or Kia Soul.

3. Ford Focus

Ford has definitely had some transmission problems over the years. A Focus made between 2012-2017 could be quite problematic. You’d be lucky to get 100,000 km out of it. More reliable options include the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda3.

2. Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan definitely has a bad track record with transmissions. The 2013-2014 Pathfinders are among the worst. A typical mileage of 90,000-175,000 km isn’t terrible, but all the repairs you might need over those miles are. Toyota Highlanders have better transmissions.

1. Nissan Sentra

Nissan again! If you have a 2012, 2013, or 2015 Sentra, prepare to spend some time at your local transmission shop. Over 120,000-200,000 km, one of these Sentras can give you repeated problems. These problems are not seen as often in a Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, or Mazda3.

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