Join Date: May 2011
Location: Westminster, MD
do you know a lot about these transmissions? your car isn't broken, it's how it's designed. you have whats called a "continuously variable transmission." what this means is that your car technically has no gears in it, only 2 belt-driven pullies that change diameter to "simulate" gear ratios. they are constantly changing shape inside the trans. what this will do is eliminate the 1-2-3-4 shift that you would normally feel, keeping the RPMs on the engine in the peak power band and allowing the transmission to do a lot of the work. this is why when you floor it, the car stays at the same RPM until you let off the gas. next time you do it, go out onto the road and mash the gas. you'll notice that the RPMs of the engine go right up to redline and stay there. but watch the speedometer. even though you don't feel the car shift, the trans is still doing some of the work, because your car is still gaining speed. if the trans wasn't changing the gear ratio, then your car would no longer accellerate once the RPMs stopped going up.