2016 AWD CVT Juke - Sluggish off the line

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    2016 AWD CVT Juke - Sluggish off the line

    Hello all, I'm a new Juke owner and new to these forums. I'm experiencing an issue with my new car (less than 100 miles on it) and accelerating from a stop. When I test drove the car, I noticed a bit of delay in accelerating but as this is my first automatic transmission I figured I was just not used to how they feel. Now that I have driven the car more in different conditions, I've experienced some scary delays in acceleration when I'm trying to go across traffic from a stop. I've tried normal and sport modes and both exhibit this behavior

    After doing some searching on these forums it seems like this might be a problem with the CVT? But it isn't clear to me if this is anything that a dealer can fix, or that can be done to fix this without voiding the warranty. I love everything else about the car, but I don't have confidence when pulling from a stop into traffic. So I guess my questions are. 1) Is this normal? 2) Can it be fixed without voiding the warranty? 3) Will it get any better over time as it breaks in and learns how I drive? 4) If other people are experiencing it how do they work around it?

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    Yep, good ol' CVT there for ya'. To get into my house there's a stop on a hill going into a lift turn in a semi blind corner. I have to be absolutely sure there are no cars coming cause of how long it takes to get off the line.

    I guess there's no way to know for certain unless you explain the problem in detail but I'm pretty sure what you're experiencing is just CVT.

    A trick you can do is do a mild brake boost from stops, although im not sure how healthy that is for the transmission itself. On hills I just hit the brake and when I see there will be an opening I just hold the gas and brake down to like 2k RPM and let off the brake and makes it much better.

    Hope that helps.
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    1) It is normal. This is pretty standard with the Juke CVT
    2) There is no such thing as 'voiding a warranty'. If you make modifications to specific areas and those areas fail they *may* not be covered under warranty, it depends on the dealer and who installed it (personally, I prefer the dealer to install mods, if they refuse, they are not a mod friendly dealer, and you should find one that is). For this example, you could upgrade to a 2J pulley to help with this sluggishness. If your intercooler has issues and service is needed... the 2J pulley has nothing to do with the intercooler, so the warranty for the intercooler repair should be honored.
    3) Break in will not improve it.
    4) 2J pulley on CVT Jukes. It is not a perfect fix, but it definitely is noticeably better.
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    Try using in sports mode normal is OK eco is dreadful 😄

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    Try backing up a hill in reverse. It's the CVT.
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    Thanks everyone! Seems like I need to investigate the 2J racing pulley further.

    Cheers!

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    Yes, the pulley is a good, relatively inexpensive mod that works well. Just don't expect it to do miracles. The sluggishness is just a characteristic of the CVT itself and the pulley isn't going to magically make it go away. It just makes it slightly better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcjuke View Post
    Yes, the pulley is a good, relatively inexpensive mod that works well. Just don't expect it to do miracles. The sluggishness is just a characteristic of the CVT itself and the pulley isn't going to magically make it go away. It just makes it slightly better.
    Make sure you have a friend with a CVT Juke that doesn't have this mod done. Driving a stock juke and then back into your own that is modded with the pulley. Really helps you re-appreciate the mod. LOL
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    You're right, I drove a loaner for two days while my car was getting a leaky transfer case seal replaced. But all I'm saying is, I don't want this guy to be super hyped up thinking this pulley is going to drastically change his car and be disappointed afterwards.
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    Try going half throttle than when the car gets moving give more throttle, CVT don't respond well when you floor it from a stop.
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