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I dont know of an auto manufacturer / dealership that will address any issue that they cant reproduce. Even though there seems to be enough people who experience this issue, there are very few who have actually gotten the dealership to experience it.
Historically Nissan will ask the customer if they can send out an engineer to look at a "broken" car to figure out the issue. If the customer makes a big deal about just wanting it fixed and to make it right, they will just fix it. In this case the replaced transmission will be picked up by Nissan and gone over and probably put in a test car to see what issues there are. All this stuff takes time, and with what seems to be no catastrophic failures to date, they have no better answer than to say it is characteristic of the car and the specific issue is not damaging to the car.
I will say i drove my first 2013 Altima in April 2012 around the corporate headquarters campus and the 2.5 behaved just as mine does (hesitation/shudder at easy throttle). The 3.5 felt smoother and less bogged, as expected. While i was only in each of them for 5 min, I can say that those guys test the crap out of their pre-production cars. Some things do sneak through. I cant really fault Nissan for being cautious with addressing issues that they as manufacturer can label as "characteristic". They want to make the right fix once, and not having to readdress the issue multiple times.
For those that did the lemon law, I don't blame you. Not too many things are worse than spending a big chunk of money on something that for reasons outside of your control has put a sour taste in your mouth. Just remember most lemoned cars are the exception and not the rule. Just about every manufacturer will have some in every model line.
03 350Z Crawford 265 Cams, Plenum, Headers, Cats, Big Bore TB, Fujitsubo Ti Exhaust, TS ECU, JWT Intake, Clutch, Flywheel
09 Xterra X - 6MT
2013 Altima 2.5 SV Storm Blue