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"
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"
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"
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.
- CVT shuttering, vibration, hesitation, running roughly in the 2013 Altima
- transmission stopped working in the 2013 Altima
- transmission failure in the 2014 Altima
- windshield cracked in the 2013 Altima
- shudders and jerks in the 2014 Altima
What Breaks the Most
5th Generation (2013–2018) 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.
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.
The lawsuit was consolidated and settled.
A Nissan Sentra CVT class-action lawsuit has survived a dismissal bid by Nissan, although the automaker did succeed in getting some claims tossed out.
Plaintiffs Michelle Falk, Indhu Jayavelu, Patricia L. Cruz, Danielle Trotter and Amanda Macri filed the proposed class-action lawsuit alleging 2013-present Nissan Sentra cars have automatic transmissions that are a safety hazard because of acceleration and deceleration problems.
The lawsuit was consolidated as part of a Nissan CVT settlement for former and current owners and lessees of about 1.4 million cars.
The lawsuit alleges the continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) have defects that cause the cars to suffer from delayed acceleration when merging into traffic, passing another vehicle and when trying to accelerate from stops.
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 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 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"
Does Nissan's automatic emergency braking (AEB) system have a defective radar?
A California lawsuit says malfunctions in the system create random emergency braking situations when the radar detects objects that aren’t really there.
The owner's manuals for many of the vehicles admit the automatic emergency braking systems do "not function in all driving, traffic, weather and road conditions.” But the plaintiff says the manual leaves out the part about how the systems can cause vehicles to suddenly stop even when no objects are in the driving lane.
It’s scary to think that a safety system might actually create more crash scenarios than it prevents.keep reading article "AEB Lawsuit Says System Can Randomly Stop Vehicles"
A CVT lawsuit will proceed after a judge approved most of the plaintiffs' claims
in a class-action Nissan asked the court to dismiss. The[lawsuit accuses the automaker of concealing transmission defects since 2012 and covers owners of the 2013-2014 Altima in California, New York, and Pennsylvania.
keep reading article "Most Claims of Altima CVT Defects Allowed to Continue in California Case"
Nissan argued those claims didn't hold because the plaintiffs had not adequately pleaded any of its express or implied warranty claims. However, the judge ruled claims about express and implied warranties survive, which automatically means Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act claims survive.
Altima owners have been waiting for a recall and/or extended warranty for the terrible continuously variable transmission (CVT)
in the 2013 and 2014 model years. Well, certain owners decided they’ve waited long enough and sued Nissan.…keep reading article "5th Generation Altima Owners Want an Extended CVT Warranty"
It's March and that means it's time for Nissan's annual screwing up their airbags event.
Just take a look at this not so glorious run from the last few years.…keep reading article "Nissan Owners Still Having Airbag Problems After OCS Recall"
Nissan is recalling a whole bunch of Altimas because their hoods can fly open at any time.
625,000 cars, in fact. That's a lot of latches that aren't latchin'. Nissan says the problem is with a secondary latch that sticks when the hood is closed. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know about the recall.…keep reading article "Altima Recalled Again to Make Sure Hoods Stay Closed While Driving"