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Hello, I've been having an intermittant problem with 2012 Nissan altima(just under 120k miles) which has gotten bad enough to make it undriveable.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '12 Nissan?

You would have to ask me that! lol, I'm guessing 2.5 s or sl 4 door sedan, can text my husband if you need more info...sorry.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sedan yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes & no. My husband can do some repairs, but coudn't figure this out. Started out with abs, traction control & brake light coming on during hard aceleration, now it happens all the time during regular acceleration.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?

Yes, that was first thing my husband checked. First diagnosis was need transmission, we got a transmission & next day, back to doing same thing. Latest we got a power distribution module & vehicle speed sensor. They said they test drove the car extensively, Drove home fine. Next morning, same problem as soon as I started driving.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It seems to manifest itself in the morning, we also got a new battery, when I try to "drive through" the problem ie continue accelerating, the key light & I for get the name of it...exclamation point between 2 brackets warning lights come on

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Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago
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was it a new transmission or a used junkyard unit? did a nissan dealer do the repair?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
A nissan dealer did the repair, but I believe they used a "rebuilt" transmission. Nissan covered 90% of cost & we paid 10%.
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

sounds like they installed a defective unit i would demand they make it correct...these cvt trans are a known issue with nissans...and them putting in a used one that likley has the same problem

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Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

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