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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 miles

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2012 Nissan Altima accessories - exterior problems

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2012 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052014

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Altima. While driving during inclement weather, the doors failed to lock and unlock on a couple of occasions. The failure became progressively worse over the years. The contact was locked inside and outside of the vehicle without warning numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 7/16/15

- Ipswich, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 152015


  • 22,000 miles
Door locks would not disengage 5 times in two years. Most recent on Thursday for forty minutes! pretty sure it's a cold weather issue, but definitely a safety hazard. Especially for a 67 year-old, arthritic, 260lb. School crossing guard who took 5 minutes to get up and over the console and finally force his way out of the passenger side door! it was only a couple degrees below zero, so I'm a little surprised it took 40 minutes for the driver's door to unlock. I leave the door unlocked overnight, but when I leave for school in the morning, the darn doors lock automatically at 15mph and I can't get out once I reach my destination! so I went to the Nissan dealer and paid 51 simoleons to have the auto doorlock mechanism disabled! gotta be a better way!

- Liverpool, NY, USA

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