rdaught
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:45 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 008745

Re: ?catastrophic transmission failure?

Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:10 am

Any update? I seem to have a problem with my 2011 Nissan Leaf where when it's in D (As opposed to Economy mode) it sometimes "chunks" before driving. I think too many fast starts may have caused that. But now it feels like from time to time depending on the speed one of the tires (it feels like) is slipping off a gear (that the feeling) and it pulls to the right.

kaiat
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:56 am
Location: Bergen, Norway

Re: ?catastrophic transmission failure?

Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:33 am

Check the lock nut on the drive shaft. These have a habit of loosening up now and then.

ddh1313
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:58 am
Delivery Date: 15 Jun 2017

Re: ?catastrophic transmission failure?

Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:51 am

The best case scenario is that it's a broken half shaft, spline shaft or CV joint etc.. just something downstream of the diff.
That can be determined from outside the car by any mechanic. Please keep us updated on this one!

gncndad
Posts: 253
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:02 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Feb 2016
Location: Ft. Worth, TX

Re: ?catastrophic transmission failure?

Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:52 am

ddh1313 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:51 am
The best case scenario is that it's a broken half shaft, spline shaft or CV joint etc.. just something downstream of the diff.
That can be determined from outside the car by any mechanic. Please keep us updated on this one!
...in which case, you'll know what it WAS when the wheel falls off. :o :o :o :o

Have it checked out...
2015 LeafS
2018 Toyota Prius Four Touring
2018 Toyota Prius Two
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

Oilpan4
Posts: 1597
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Delivery Date: 10 May 2018
Leaf Number: 004270

Re: ?catastrophic transmission failure?

Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:21 pm

And people think I'm crazy for saying to change the gear box oil every 40k or 50k miles.

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