If things move forward with that please let me know.
I’m wondering if we should be getting the belts on the transmission changed every 60k miles? People keep asking about the mileage at which you changed your transmission fluid, but I can’t find anything online that indicates that’s what makes a belt break anyways. It would possibly funk up the transmission and in the long run harm it, but in the short run nothing says that’s why the belts break. What I do keep seeing is info for people with off road vehicles (which have cvt transmissions) about needing to change the belt as it warps with time and how heat gradually destroys them. And if this is a ridiculous conclusion, could someone explain the relationship?
You've mentioned a few times that your HRV CVT trans failed because the main belt broke.
How do you know the belt was broken?
Did a mechanic just guess at that conclusion or did he remove your CVT trans from your HRV, disassemble and analyze your failed CVT trans and reach that conclusion?
I don't think there is any way to inspect the CVT trans belt while the trans is still in the HRV.
Of course to change the CVT trans belt, the trans has to be removed and disassembled. Not practical.
The belt itself is a multi-link steel assembly. It's not a 1 piece belt. I don't think it is possible for it to warp.
There numerous dissassembly videos on Youtube for the disastrous Nissan CVT transmissions which are similar to the HRV CVT trans.
I can think of many things of why a CVT trans belt can break.
Perhaps the broken belt was a symptom of the transmission failure and not the cause?
Seized bearing, seized shaft, failed torque converter, failed transaxle/differential, etc, etc,
Perhaps the trans ran low on fluid or the fluid sludged up. The trans then seized up and the belt broke?
Perhaps the drive line and the transmission got "shocked" ?
Spinning one or all the tires on ice or water and then one of the front tires rolled onto dry pavement and grabbed.
Shocked the CVT trans and the belt broke.
Similar if one of the front tires got airborne and then came back to dry pavement and grabbed.
IMO, it's worthwhile to have good technical discussions to analyze these CVT transmission failures.