Customer Support - (813) 235-0800 Call Us Text A VIN#
Mon-Thu 9AM-8PM  |  Fri-Sat 9AM-5PM EST

Remanufactured Nissan Altima Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Nissan Altimatransmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Nissan Altimatransmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Nissan Altimatransmission 

Get A Transmission Quote

Remanufactured Nissan Altima Transmissions 


Although SUVs are the most popular thing on the road today, midsize sedans like the Nissan Altima still command a large chunk of the market. Unfortunately however, transmission problems with the Nissan CVT aren’t very popular at all. So let’s take a look and see if installing a remanufactured Nissan Altima transmission can make you want to own your car again. 


Common Nissan Altima Transmission Problems  


Reduced performance due to CVT fluid temperature protection logic – RE0F10A CVT transmission 

Problem – The reduced performance is due to the CVT fail-safe mode, which will reduce the vehicle speed to protect the transmission from further damage. This will happen after high RPM (4000+) and/or high-speed driving (65 mph/104.6 km/h) for 1-1.5 hours or more. 

Solution – If the technician determines that the transmission has not been overfilled/the correct transmission fluid is used, and the coolant concentration is not greater than 50%, they will use the vehicles onboard diagnostic system to determine if the conditions were present to damage the transmission. If the conditions were moderate, the RE0F10A valve body will need to be replaced, and an external CVT fluid cooler installed. If the conditions were more severe, then the transmission itself will need to be replaced. 


Valve body failure 

Problem – Cars equipped with the CVT transmission may have the following trouble codes stored in the TCM: P0840. P0845, P0744, P1777 

Solution – The Control Valve Assembly will have to be replaced. 


Vehicle will not move forward when the shifter is placed in the Drive position – RE0F10A CVT transmission  

Problem – After placing the vehicle in Drive, it may refuse to move as if the transmission is slipping or cannot engage forward gear. 

Solution – The problem could be as simple as low CVT fluid or a failed speed sensor. However it can also be failed transmission pump or forward clutch. 


How to Solve Nissan Altima Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Nissan Altima Transmission 

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Nissan Altima transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 


Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Nissan Altima Transmission  

Getting a rebuilt Nissan Altima transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Nissan Altima transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 


Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Nissan Altima Transmission  

If you want to get the most service life out of your little luxury SUV as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Nissan Altima transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.