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I have a 2018 Titan XD (Gas) with 30k miles on it. They completed the 30k service the week before christmas and I had to travel. Truck was great the entire week of travel and then on Sat I went to the store and when I put the truck in reverse it was as if it didnt have enough vaccum/pressure to move back. I sat there with it gear and then it would take about 3 seconds before it would back up. All the drive gear work perfectly. I took it to the dealer and the tech without even running tests, cheching the fluid, or dropping the pan to look for metal shavings called and said it needed a new Transmission. Would it possible the shifting solenoid is bad or has anyone seen this type of issue. Thanks in advance.
 

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I'd say the technition probably just followed the diagnostic flow in the manual. I wouldn't always agree that the system provides the most accurate or useful diagnosis but often the work flow is designed to minimize overall cost to company, and somewhere up the line someone decided that it costs less to swap the whole transmission than the labor and parts it might cost to dig into this problem.

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I'm not willing to even guess at the source of your problem at this point, be it solenoids or other, I would point out that, to my recollection, trying to diagnose problem solenoids and pressures in these transmissions can be a time consuming headache. Pressures, blockages, etcetera are so interconnected that an apparent failure at one point might actually be caused by a problem elsewhere. Compound the problem if a partial failure is just causing reduced or altered pressure and actuation.

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I'm not willing to even guess at the source of your problem at this point, be it solenoids or other, I would point out that, to my recollection, trying to diagnose problem solenoids and pressures in these transmissions can be a time consuming headache. Pressures, blockages, etcetera are so interconnected that an apparent failure at one point might actually be caused by a problem elsewhere. Compound the problem if a partial failure is just causing reduced or altered pressure and actuation.

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Thanks for the reply. He submitted the claim to Nissan and HQ asked for some additional stuff like a picture of the Trans oil and a photo of the pan magnets. They asked for that lasrt week and he still has not provided it. Heading over there to talk to the GM and Service Manager tomorrow.
 

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I have a 2018 Titan XD with 9000 miles on it, and I have the same issue. When I start my truck, and put it in reverse to back out of my parking place, the engine revs high and I go nowhere for several seconds. It feels like pressure has to build up before it can move. I have no check engine light, or any error indications. I have also noticed that I may have an exhaust manifold leak when the truck is cold/first start of the day. Has anyone else dealt with this?

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I have a 2018 Titan XD (Gas) with 30k miles on it. They completed the 30k service the week before christmas and I had to travel. Truck was great the entire week of travel and then on Sat I went to the store and when I put the truck in reverse it was as if it didnt have enough vaccum/pressure to move back. I sat there with it gear and then it would take about 3 seconds before it would back up. All the drive gear work perfectly. I took it to the dealer and the tech without even running tests, cheching the fluid, or dropping the pan to look for metal shavings called and said it needed a new Transmission. Would it possible the shifting solenoid is bad or has anyone seen this type of issue. Thanks in advance.
from the owners manual from my 2018 Titan XD (Gas)

you need to do this:
4. Warm-up Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 seconds after starting. Do not race the engine while warming it up. Drive at a moderate speed for a short distance first, especially in cold weather. In cold weather, keep the engine running for a minimum of 2 to 3 minutes before shutting it off. Starting and stopping the engine over a short period of time may make the vehicle more difficult to start.

not start and immediately put in gear.
 

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mine makes a loud engine noise when started and after about 10-15 seconds settles in to it's normal idle.

Trans may be "operating as intended"?
 

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I have a 2018 Titan XD with 9000 miles on it, and I have the same issue. When I start my truck, and put it in reverse to back out of my parking place, the engine revs high and I go nowhere for several seconds. It feels like pressure has to build up before it can move. I have no check engine light, or any error indications. I have also noticed that I may have an exhaust manifold leak when the truck is cold/first start of the day. Has anyone else dealt with this?

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I haven't seen any of this behavior in my '18 XD. But, more often than not I hit the remote start before I walk out the front door or when walking back to the truck from wherever I may be - in order to cool the truck down a bit.

I'd schedule a service appointment with the dealer, since it's under warranty. Drop it off the day before and get a loaner so they can duplicate the conditions (first cold start of the day and so forth).
 
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