Nissan Versa Transmission Problems & Cost | RE4F03B | CVT

The Nissan Versa was equipped with the RE4F03B and most recently later models have the Nissan CVT transmission. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Nissan Versa transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

Nissan Versa Transmission Models

Nissan Versa: RE4F03B Transmission
Nissan Versa: CVT Transmission

Nissan Versa Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

What are the DTC codes related to Nissan Versa transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
U1000Cannot Communicate with TCM / Class 2 Communications Failure
U0402Invalid Data Received From Transmission Control Module
P0703Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit
P0705Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)
P0710Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit
P0714Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent P0715
P0715Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit
P0720Output Speed Sensor Circuit
P0725Engine Speed Input Circuit
P0730Incorrect Gear Ratio
P0740Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction
P0744Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Intermittent
P0745Pressure Control Solenoid 'A'
P0746Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off
P0776Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off
P0778Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Electrical
P0840Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “A”
P0841Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit Range/Performance
P0845Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit
P0868Transmission Fluid Pressure Low
P1705Nissan DTC: Throttle Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Nissan Versa Transmission Recalls

None Found

Nissan Versa Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

None Found

Common Nissan Versa Transmission Problems

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Nissan Versa can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Nissan Versa transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Nissan Versa transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Nissan Versa transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Nissan Versa transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Nissan Versa transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Nissan Versa transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Nissan Versa transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed. Once it is in place, for the 6L80, the vehicle PCM will have to be reprogrammed / reflashed to accept the new transmission using the latest GM subscription.

Recommendations for Nissan Versa transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit truck VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Nissan Versa transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Nissan Versa Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Nissan Versa Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Nissan Versa Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Nissan Versa Transmission

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

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judy

I think I got lied to. I am 67 years old and I had no problems with my CVT transmission. Just one day it had sit in the hot sun all day long and when I got in it to drive out of my apts when I got to the street I pushed the gas pedal in and it would not get any gas. I thought I was out of gas cause it was low. I got gas and my car ran fine down the street to the store. Went in to the store shopped come back out and it would hesitate and acted like it was not getting gas again. I took it to a transmission shop and they charged me almost 4000 dollars for a rebuilt one. Did I get screwed. I don’t think he changed it out can I have my cvt looked at to see if it has been changed would it have my serial number on it. I have a 2008 Nissan Versa SL hatch back.

Michele hughes

I am having the same problem and people keep telling me I need a new transmission but I dont think so. My Nissan I push on the gas and it wont go. Then I turn it off and back on and it runs like new. Any help is appreciated

Norman

No help at all my versa has a shutter on take off

Connie

may i know how long can a remanufactured Nissan versa transmission last ?

Dilys

Than you.
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