Yep the CVT in my 2012 Nissan Versa was a variation of the same CVT in my 2014 Mirage. You'd never know that driving the two cars though. The transmissions have completely different personalities. It's also a much more reliable transmission in the Mirage than the Versa.
Apparently Mitsubishi did something right with their version of this CVT. Other than being lesser refined in operation, I really haven't heard any common reliability complaints.
I just had another cvt fail. This time at 223xxxkms. When you put the car in gear it feels like the torque converter is locked up and the car stalls. Like trying to drive away in 5th gear in a manual. I changed both filters about a week ago. I posted the pics of them on another thread. They were black, just like the fluid was but there weren't any pieces of metal in the pan.
I'll keep you posted what I find with this one.
That’s true but the 2 failures were the 2 highest mileage cars. The third higher is around 200000km(iirc)with the remainder between 60-200k Kms I believe. Other than the 2 cvts, I haven’t had anything major fail. Out of all the cars I’ve only had to replace one ign coil, 3-4 front wheel bearing,maybe 3-4 rads,1 starter,one front cat(may have only needed front o2 sensors, replaced both from a wreck at same time), 2 sets of rotors, a dozen bent wheels and hubcaps, tires, frt brake pads, dozens of w5w bulbs in the headlight, about a dozen brake/tail lightbulbs(the brake Filoment fails), about 6 headlight bulbs,lots of wipers(mostly the rh side lately),1 burnt fuse for the cig outlet, had a random problem with the brake and low washer light would stay lit on the cluster, it went away after a few weeks(not sure wth),and regular oil changes, air filters,plugs(@160k),replaces 1 or 2 drivers seats as well due to wear.
Every car still has original shocks,springs, bushings, ball joints,tie rods, alternators, ac compressors, rad fans, etc...