CVT Aisin XA-15LN

CVT Aisin XA-15LN was introduced in 2006 and is a modification of the Toyota K210 continuously variable transmission only for installation on Mazda cars. Around 2014, the gearbox gave way to a new generation of CVT with the index XA-12SD/SN.

Aisin CVT: XA‑10LN, XA‑11LN, XA‑15LN, XB‑20LN.

Specifications

Production years since 2006
Type CVT (continuously variable transmission)
Number of gears
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 1.5
Torque output, Nm up to 145
Recommended oil Toyota CVT FLUID TC/FE
Oil capacity, liter 6.7
Replacing the oil every 75,000 km
Replacing the filter every 75,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~200 000

Gear ratios Aisin XA-15LN

Using the example of a Mazda Axela 2012 with a 1.5 liter engine:

Forward 2.386 – 0.426
Reverse 2.505
Final Drive 5.366

The transmission was installed on:

  • Mazda Axela II (BL) in 2009 – 2013;
  • Mazda Demio III (DE) in 2007 – 2014.

Disadvantages of the XA-15LN gearbox

  • Frequent oil changes significantly extend the life of the continuously variable transmission;
  • Metal shavings in the lubricant get into the bearings, causing them to hum and wear;
  • Most often, the gearbox fails due to overheating due to prolonged slipping;
  • Some owners on specialized forums complain about leaking drive seals.

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