Nissan Pathfinder 2016.
Hi Scotty.. I know you're not a fan of Nissan and their CVTs lol.. I have a used Pathfinder 2016 AWD, bought it from Texas Direct Auto few months ago with 35K now.. I became obsessed about its automatic transmission and I don't know if I'm having true issues or it's just the way Nissan CVT transmissions work:
- In winter morning (I live in Michigan), the transmission doesn't shift up to the 4th or the 5th even though the engine is half way warm..so I hardly drive more than 45-50 MPH (engine RPM is too high since the transmission is not shifting up) until the engine is fully warm, at that point the driving is 100% normal. That's why I have to start up the engine for at lease 10 minutes before driving in order to get it fully warm.
- I've noticed recently that there is a delay of about 1 second when changing the transmission from R to D and vice versa. It's like the car won't respond, and if I hit the gas there would be a slight bump before the car starts moving. However, this delay doesn't happen when shifting from N to D or N to R or vice versa.
- Do you recommend changing the transmission fluid under current mileage (ie more frequently than other vehicles), and do you recommend also changing the transmission fluid filter regularly in general?