They're already widely used IMHO - some manufacturers I can think of using them are : Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Honda, Nissan/ Renault, Mitsubishi, Audi, Mini...

If they prove widely problematic I'd imagine an exchange system would start up. I know Mazda did exactly that with the Mazda 6 when they had widespread problems with their older 4 spd autos. Dealers could order rebuilt transmissions and swapped them straight over.

I don't know if there are CVT specialist workshops starting to appear locally?

If they prove widely problematic I'd imagine an exchange system would start up. I know Mazda did exactly that with the Mazda 6 when they had widespread problems with their older 4 spd autos. Dealers could order rebuilt transmissions and swapped them straight over.

I don't know if there are CVT specialist workshops starting to appear locally?

David