Question : MY 2000 Nissan Serena
2.0 auto has a peculiar problem.
The car does not move forward on 1st gear when I start a cold engine.
I've to shift it to a higher gear before it starts moving and then shift it
back to 1st gear once it has warmed up for the auto transmission to kick in.
I would suggest that you send in the car to any of the EAS service centers for
them to check out the automatic transmission.
The problem is definitely hydraulics related and well beyond what you can
handle yourself, and so it is best handled by people who know the transmission