5th Generation (2013—2018) Altima Problems

This generations ranks 59th out of 59 Nissan generations in reliability and will be a constant headache to anyone who owns one. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (32%), interior (14%), and the steering (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. CVT Shuttering, Vibration, Hesitation, Running Roughly 146 complaints at an average of 49,125 miles in the 2013 Nissan Altima.
  2. Shudders and Jerks 41 complaints at an average of 31,102 miles in the 2014 Nissan Altima.
  3. Transmission Failure 57 complaints at an average of 58,161 miles in the 2014 Nissan Altima.

What Altima Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Nissan model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 0 0 34 0.0
2017 9 1 88 2.63
2016 40 2 116 23.33
2015 199 8 93 47.61
2014 266 7 90 122.79
2013 721 11 113 128.2

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