Nissan Pathfinder: From Xtronic CVT to 9-Speed Automatic Transmission

Nissan has boasted about their smooth Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with D-Step Logic Control for quite some time now. Their newest version premiered in the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder and was said to have received positive commentary in the world of automotive media. So why have they stopped the Xtronic CVT innovation and implemented a … Continued

Is my Infiniti a Lemon?

As Nissan’s luxury vehicle brand, Infiniti is making its mark on consumers in a way that is equally as catastrophic as its parent brand. If you’ve heard of Nissan, you’ve probably heard of their defective continuously variable transmission. Unfortunately for Infiniti QX50 and QX60 owners, the manufacturer doesn’t have a “luxury” transmission line, so they’re … Continued

Nissan: Is the Innovation Worth the Defects?

Who is Nissan? Originally founded in 1911 in Japan as Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works, Nissan has become one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers. The company did not become known as Nissan until the 1930’s just before they became involved in the manufacturing of vehicles in 1933. After a couple more name changes and various … Continued

Are Nissan CVT Transmissions Reliable? Consumers Say Otherwise!

Nissan is often considered the usher of the continuously variable transmission (CVT), an automatic transmission that uses computer software to regulate the ratio of gears chosen for the ideal driving experience. The manufacturer first began developing their CVT back in 1992 but did not begin to implement the part routinely until about 2003.  While the … Continued

A Shift in Focus for Chevrolet: Shift to Park Defect

We have seen many different vehicle transmission types throughout the progression of time. From the original manual transmission to the most evolved automatic transmission, car manufacturers have worked tirelessly to create lasting innovations for consumers when shifting their vehicles into different gears. Some transmissions are much less manual than others, such as the automatic transmission … Continued

Guts. Glory. Dodge Ram: Exploding Airbag Edition

FCA’s Ram Truck Division Originally conceived as a truck line for Dodge, the Dodge Ram truck was first produced in 1981. This vehicle did not become a competitive product in the market until about 1989, when the B Series turbo-diesel engine was developed and added to this model. This powerful engine sparked the interest of … Continued

GM Airbag Failure Results in Casualties and Injuries for Thousands

Vehicle Occupant-Restraint Systems The two most well-known and common occupant-restraint systems used in vehicles today are the airbag and seatbelt. Both systems have evolved a great deal since their conception. The seatbelt for vehicles outdates the airbag by about 68 years, as it was created in 1885 by Edward J. Claghorn, with the objective of … Continued

Ford Motor Company Is Crashing Through the Market

Ford Motor Company is one of the most well-known American automakers, as one of the largest and oldest manufacturers in the country, they are known for their long-standing legacy. In 1917, Ford acquired Lincoln Motor Company, and in 1920, the whole company was reorganized to become a manufacturer alongside Ford. By the 1940’s, Lincoln became … Continued

Ford Super Duty: Power to the Tailgate!

Ford F Series Power Tailgate Innovation, Defect & What Consumers are saying Automobile makers these days are constantly searching to enhance their vehicles with the latest and greatest innovative features. We’ve often heard about a power liftgate—a motorized hatch that functions electronically instead of manually— but it isn’t until more recently that we’ve seen power … Continued

Has Your Nissan Rogue Gone Rogue? Your Nissan Pathfinder Can’t Find Its Path?

Nissan Rogue and Nissan Pathfinder – Defective CVT Transmission  It comes as no surprise that the number of Nissan Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) consumer complaints and class action lawsuits continue to grow. Initially, consumers experienced CVT transmission issues with the Nissan Sentra, Versa, Versa Note, Juke and Altima.  However, this list has grown and recently … Continued