The Worst 2013-2018 Altima Problems

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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…

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  4. Should 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.

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  5. 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.'…

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  6. 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.

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What 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.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

5th Generation Altima Key Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 1,484 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 54th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 54 eligible generations.

Recent 5th Generation Altima News

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