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2013 Nissan Altima
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 Nissan Altima has multiple problem trends including the CVT transmission, and now that this model is out of warranty, it earns our "avoid like the plague" badge.
Owners complain about vibration and transmission failure related to the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), a whining noise from the power steering pump, and constant windshield problems that appear to be the result of poor design.
Be warned: the 2014 & 2015 Nissan Altima appears to share these same problems.
Worst 2013 Altima Problems by Category
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- transmission problems128
- interior accessories problems89NHTSA complaints: 30
- windows / windshield problems63NHTSA complaints: 6
- AC / heater problems37NHTSA complaints: 2
- steering problems37NHTSA complaints: 52
- brakes problems31NHTSA complaints: 48
- engine problems29NHTSA complaints: 93
- seat belts / air bags problems24NHTSA complaints: 318
- body / paint problems19NHTSA complaints: 51
- exterior accessories problems11NHTSA complaints: 54
- wheels / hubs problems9NHTSA complaints: 8
- electrical problems8NHTSA complaints: 82
- fuel system problems5NHTSA complaints: 22
- lights problems5NHTSA complaints: 14
- suspension problems4NHTSA complaints: 16
- drivetrain problems3NHTSA complaints: 156
- cooling system problems1
- exhaust system problems1
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 46
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