NASTF Information Requests

Tracking: 726 Status: Manufacturer Responded - Action Pending
State: GA Name: Adam
Category of Request: PowerTrain - Clutch, Drive-Axles, Differential, Transmission, electronic controls, etc. Manufacturer: 2013 NISSAN ALTIMA

Have you checked the OEM website?
Description of Repair unable to perform
A used CVT assembly was installed in a 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5L. I attempted to perform the necessary reset and adaptation procedures with the C3+ scan tool.
Description of Information not available
Nissan states that a calibration CD is included with all NEW CVT assemblies. Since the current unit was used it did not have a corresponding CD, the scan tool did not have any options for used CVT installation that I could find.
Description of steps taken to obtain information (help/contact function on website, websites, etc.)
I found out from an acquaintance at a local Nissan dealership that they have an internal procedure for performing adaptations on used CVT assemblies, this procedure was not available to non-dealer techs. The Nissan website did not have any info regarding this procedure that I could find.
Other Comments or Concerns
This is my first time submitting to NASTF. I think I've taken all steps necessary before bringing the matter to your attention. If I've overlooked something I apologize in advance for wasting your time.
Paul Soar - 05/03/2016
Currently calibration data for a used OEM CVT is not available to the independent service professionals. In order to make this information available, Nissan is working on a project to make this OEM CVT calibration data available through our Currently the estimated completion date of this project is August of 2016. In order to repair this vehicle, the customer has two options at this time (until calibrations are available): (1) install a Nissan remanufactured or new CVT which will include the calibration CD (2) locate the nearest Nissan dealer to have the CVT calibration data “write” procedure completed.
Paul Soar - 07/05/2016
NASTF is still waiting for the for the availability of CVT calibration data. Possible August 2016.
Paul Soar - 08/07/2016
The CVT calibration availability is still under development at this time. NASTF will continue to monitor.
Paul Soar - 09/02/2016
Paul Soar - 10/03/2016
The CVT calibration data is being developed by Nissan Japan. The project is taking more time than originally thought. At this point, the current time line for the release will most likely be October 2016
Paul Soar - 01/30/2017
Paul Soar - 02/10/2017
Paul Soar - 04/17/2017
This project is delayed and Nissan is now looking to have it completed in mid-2017. The project includes a look up configuration for both the dealers and the independents.
Paul Soar - 06/07/2017
Nissan has encountered some hurdles on the database update. The project does not have a current time-line for completion.
Paul Soar - 07/03/2017
Paul Soar - 08/04/2017
NASTF will continue to monitor this situation.