For 2012 models, two different PCM’s were used. One manufactured by Keihin and the other by Continental. Software updates are available for both. Software updates were originally available for Keihin PCM’s in 2014 and then for Continental computers mid 2015.

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It’s difficult enough to remember the size of a transmission, but adding transmission manufacturers to the list makes it an even greater task. Let's take a look inside to get more info.

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The JF011E (as it is called in Dodge and Jeep applications), is a JATCO-made CVT, which is also referred to as the RE0F10A in Nissan and the F1C1A in Mitsubishi (Figure 1). With this transmission having such a presence on the road today, it comes as no surprise that many shops have chosen to take on repairing this simple transmission.

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The acronym for “continuously variable transmission” is CVT. Amusingly enough; there are many other titles that use the CVT acronym. For those who have not had a good experience trying to repair a CVT might relate to “Center for Victims of Torture.” Perhaps the bad experience provoked the thought of a career change to become a “Certified Veterinary Technician.” If one isn’t so easily discouraged, “Continuing Vocational Training” may be an option. One thing is for sure, although continuously variable transmissions are the transmission of choice for hybrid vehicles, it doesn’t make it a “Current to Voltage Transmitter” or a “Constant Voltage Transformer.” OK, so I am being a bit of a “Chemical Vapor Transport” (full of hot air that is) for this article’s opening paragraph pertaining to CVT transmissions. No doubt that “clear valid training” is needed to diagnose and repair these transmissions as many shops are now beginning to want to make that choice. 

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