Altima Hood Latch Failure
The 2013-2018 Altima is at constant risk of having its hood fly open while driving. It's a problem responsible for at least 16 accidents and a significant number of code brown moments.Continue reading article "Altima Hood Latch Failure"
Visor Keeps Falling Down
Cars are complicated and can break in many ways. So it's nice to have a couple things you can just rely on #working. Outside of the stalwart cup holder, I'd argue that another hero of the interior is the humble sun visor. And yet Nissan fou…Continue reading article "Visor Keeps Falling Down"
Can You Trust Nissan's CVT?
For a while cracked radiators were the number one enemy of Nissan transmissions, but these days it appears the transmissions are their own worst enemy.Continue reading article "Can You Trust Nissan's CVT?"
Nissan Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Problems
Malfunctions in Nissan’s AEB are causing vehicles to suddenly brake even when there’s no obstructions on the road ahead. The sudden stops are creating dangerous situations that often lead to rear-end collisions.Continue reading article "Nissan Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Problems"
Altima Rusted Floorboards
Altima owners have a dangerous problem lurking beneath their feet. The 3rd generation (2002-06) sedan has floorboards that seem particularly susceptible to corrosion. The result? Widespread rust that’s often concealed by the interior carpet…Continue reading article "Altima Rusted Floorboards"
Sunroof Rattles and Explodes
Heads up, Nissan owners! That giant piece of glass above your head may soon be on its way down in a thousand little pieces. Lawsuits accuse Nissan of using a faulty tempering process for their sunroofs since 2008.Continue reading article "Sunroof Rattles and Explodes"
Altima's Dim Headlights
The low-beam headlights in the 5th generation Altima are dangerously dim, and it has nothing to do with the bulb. The problem is worst in the 2013-2015 model years as material inside the assembly breaks down creating a less effective headla…Continue reading article "Altima's Dim Headlights"
Timing Chain Defects
Nissan says their timing chains are just noisy, but not defective. Try telling that to the owners who have seen loose timing chains rattled their engines apart, resulting in thousands of dollars in damages.Continue reading article "Timing Chain Defects"
Inaccurate Fuel Gauge
That's because a wide swath of Nissan vehicles have gas gauges that never read full even after filling up, stop working below 1/4 of a tank, or show a low fuel warning even when there's plenty of miles to go. In other words, they're complet…Continue reading article "Inaccurate Fuel Gauge"
Steering Wheel Locked
Nissan owners are fed up with not being able to start their cars due to a ESCL defect. A new service campaign means defective steering locks will be fixed (at least in some models)…Continue reading article "Steering Wheel Locked"
OCS Warning and Airbag Problems
The occupant classification system (OCS) in many Nissan vehicles is so unreliable for the front passenger seat that you should probably think twice before calling 'shotgun.'…Continue reading article "OCS Warning and Airbag Problems"
EVAP Clogs and Gas Spills
Nissan owners are experiencing 'gas splash back' at the pump and it's likely because of a clog in the EVAP system.Continue reading article "EVAP Clogs and Gas Spills"
Premature Automatic Transmission Failure
Whether it's hesitation between gears, rough shifting, sudden stops or diminished acceleration, there's absolutely nothing good about these garbage transmissions.Continue reading article "Premature Automatic Transmission Failure"
What Altima Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- steering wheel lock failure in the 2009 Altima
- excessive oil consumption in the 2002 Altima
- CVT shuttering, vibration, hesitation, running roughly in the 2013 Altima
- catalytic converter failure in the 2002 Altima
- shakes when idling in the 2001 Altima
What Breaks the Most
Altima Key Numbers
A Nissan Altima hood latch class action lawsuit alleges a recall hasn't done anything to fix the cars, and neither have three other hood latch recalls for Altima cars. The class action alleges 2013-2018 Altima drivers are in danger from hoods that suddenly fly open while driving, allegedly a problem Nissan doesn't know how to properly repair.
A Nissan AEB (automatic emergency braking) malfunction class action lawsuit will continue after the federal judge ruled against most of Nissan's motion to dismiss the complaint.
This forward emergency braking lawsuit alleges the system malfunctions,suddenly and unexpectedly braking on railroad tracks, bridges, intersections and other locations. Instead of protecting drivers, the Nissan lawsuit alleges the systems create perfect conditions for rear-end and side crashes.
A Nissan timing chain lawsuit has been preliminarily settled after vehicle owners accused Nissan of selling six models with defective primary timing chain tensioners, timing chain guides, secondary timing chain tensioners and tensioner shoes.
A Nissan timing chain class-action lawsuit is working its way through the court system as the automaker succeeded in getting some claims dismissed while the judge allowed other allegations to continue.
Nissan timing chain lawsuits have been consolidated and preliminarily settled after vehicle owners accused Nissan of selling six models with defective primary timing chain tensioners, timing chain guides, secondary timing chain tensioners and tensioner shoes.
A Nissan timing chain lawsuit accuses Nissan of manufacturing some of its most popular models with defective timing chain tensioning systems.
The lawsuit was consolidated as part of a Nissan CVT settlement which was preliminarily approved after an owner alleged the continuously variable transmissions in 2013-2016 Altimas are defective.
A Nissan Altima transmission recall should have been ordered long ago, that's according to a proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges 2013-2014 Altimas shake, shudder, make noise, hesitate and finally fail from transmission failures.
The lawsuit was consolidated and settled in 2019.
A Nissan Versa CVT (continuously variable transmission) lawsuit alleges the cars fail to accelerate and finally experience complete transmission failure that causes owners and lessees to pay thousands of dollars for CVT replacements and repairs.
A lawsuit claiming Nissan's automatic emergency braking (AEB) system has dangerous defects will continue in court
following a U.S. District Court judge tossing out the automaker's motion to dismiss. AEB systems monitor the road and can apply the brakes if the system detects a collision is imminnent. But according to the lawsuit, Nissan's AEB detects items that aren't there and can randomly bring the car to a screeching halt.…keep reading article "Nissan Wanted An Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Lawsuit Tossed. It Didn't Work."
Nissan says error code P0087 could be a sign your Altima is about to go up in flames
which is problematic. That's why they're recalling the 2019 model year to prevent possible fuel leaks and, subsequently, possible fires.
The automaker learned that retainer clips meant to hold the low-pressure fuel lines onto the high-pressure fuel pumps weren’t locked into position during manufacturing. That’ll likely cause fuel to leak out and error code P0087 to trigger the check engine light. Of course, you might not notice the light since you’re too distracted by the wall of flames where your car once sat.keep reading article "Nissan Error Code P0087 Means Your Altima is About to Go Up in Flames"
Nissan is recalling 341,000 Altima sedans for the second time to stop the rear doors from unlatching when the windows are rolled down.
The door’s latch-lock cable is interfering with the window regulator and previous attempts to re-route the cable didn’t work.
Nissan’s new plan involves a different route for the cable and harness clips to keep everything in place. Whoever came up with the first plan should be shown the door.keep reading article "Altima Doors Are Still Unlatching Despite Previous Recall"
Nissan wants a judge to toss out a CVT lawsuit that they claim doesn’t point out any specific defects.
The Massachusetts lawsuit says Nissan promoted their CVT as having a fluid-like performance, but that couldn’t be further from the truth for owners of the 2013-2014 Altima.keep reading article "Altima CVT Lawsuit Allowed to Move Forward in Massachusetts Court"
Nissan has asked a judge to toss out an Altima floorboard lawsuit
after spotting some holes in the plaintiff’s argument about holes in their floorboard. Paritcularly how the work to repair a rusty floorboard was performed seven whole years after the corrosion warranty expired.…keep reading article "Nissan Wants Altima Floorboard Lawsuit Tossed Out"
Nissan has been hit with another lawsuit for their forward emergency braking system
that detects objects that aren’t really there. Instead of protecting drivers, system creates perfect conditions for rear-end and side crashes. A safety feature that actually causes crashes? Talk about awwwkward.…keep reading article "Another Lawsuit for Forward Emergency Braking Malfunctions"
The 2013 Altima’s rear control arms are separating from the frame.
The likely culprit is corrosion due to road salt and there’s an investigation to see just how serious the problem has become.…keep reading article "2013 Altima Under Investigation for Corrosion-Related Rear Suspension Failure"
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