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2010 Nissan Altima
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2009-2010 Nissan Altima appears to have a defect where it occasionally refuses to start. We know the feeling, but it's just not acceptable in a car.
For the fix, Nissan dealers enjoy replacing the steering lock control unit for $800. Stranded Nissan owners have found that banging like hell on the steering lock unit at the base of the steering column will do the trick. Yes, the same unit that apparently has $800 worth of electronics.
How far do you have to drive to experience this? The average mileage at failure is just over 55,000 very short miles.
More info & videos are available over at NissanProblems.com.
Worst 2010 Altima Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems6NHTSA complaints: 2
- windows / windshield problems5NHTSA complaints: 4
- electrical problems3NHTSA complaints: 13
- engine problems3NHTSA complaints: 14
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 3
- body / paint problems2NHTSA complaints: 3
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 6
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 15
- steering problems2NHTSA complaints: 5
- AC / heater problems1
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 5
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 12
- transmission problemsNHTSA: 11
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 6
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 3
- lights problemsNHTSA: 2
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