2013 Sentra SR
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North Branford Ct
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2013 Nissan Sentra SR Highway Vibration
I have a 2013 Nissan Sentra SR with 70,000. I am currently getting vibration in my seat during highway speeds and I during lower speeds as well. I notice at lower speeds if I am driving over a newly paved road but it is more noticeable during highway driving. At first I thought it was the tires so I rotated the tires and still have a vibration in the seat. I had the tires balanced and were only .25 off. I drove again with nothing changed. So I also thought maybe a tire was bad, even though these were new Bridgestone Blizzack WS80 on new steel wheels. I also have a set on RPF1's with Hancook tires. So I did the same thing with these tires as I did with the winter tires, and I still have the vibration I the seat during highway driving. So I am ruling out the tires are the issue. No matter what I rebalance or tires that I rotate, the vibration is always in the seat. It feels like I am going over a bunch of small bumps even though the highway I drive on is fairly new. I have driven in other cars on the same highway and their drive is a lot smoother than mine.
Other issues I had was with the CVT transmission. I am going to get the fluid changed at 75,000 miles to see if the problem goes away but I have been getting a shuddering feeling during acceleration. This is an intermittent problem so the dealer could not duplicate the issue, and I have been to two of them. But looking on the internet, it seems like there are a number of people who have the same exact issue with mine. I wonder if the transmission during acceleration is having any effect on the car during highway speeds or is something suspension/brakes is related to the vibration. I believe it is something in the rear of the car or the drivetrain due to the vibration always being in the seat. The dealerships overlooked the car and said they both did not find any mechanical issues with the car. I don't see anything out of the ordinary as well. l have been wanting to sell the car but I owe way more that what the trade in is, but I am almost thinking a hit might be the better outcome than this aggravation every day.
Does anyone else have this issue? Recommendations on fixes? Any help would be appreciated because I am lost. Thank you.