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2013 Nissan Altima
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 Nissan Altima is showing multiple early problem trends, prompting us to give it our “beware of this clunker” badge.
Owners are complaining about a whining noise from the power steering pump and a concerning amount vibration related to the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Not to mention constant windshield problems that appear to be the result of poor design.
Worst 2013 Altima Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems47NHTSA complaints: 16
- windows / windshield problems36NHTSA complaints: 2
- steering problems27NHTSA complaints: 34
- transmission problems27
- brakes problems17NHTSA complaints: 23
- seat belts / air bags problems13NHTSA complaints: 138
- body / paint problems11NHTSA complaints: 10
- engine problems10NHTSA complaints: 35
- AC / heater problems7NHTSA complaints: 1
- exterior accessories problems6NHTSA complaints: 14
- electrical problems3NHTSA complaints: 24
- wheels / hubs problems3
- cooling system problems1
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 50
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 11
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 7
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 12
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