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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.

6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,264 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2013 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 202015

Altima

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V244000 (air bags), 16V029000 (latches/locks/linkages), and 15V468000 (suspension). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Needville, TX, USA

problem #8

May 022016

Altima

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V244000 (air bags) and 16V029000 (latches/locks/linkages). The contact had not been notified of the recalls and was not notified by the dealer prior to purchasing the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer over five times. While the vehicle was at the dealer for routine repairs, the contact was informed that the vehicle was included in two recalls that needed to be performed. The dealer would not release the vehicle to the contact until the parts and the repairs were available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired and was waiting on instructions from the manufacturer. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #7

Feb 222016

Altima

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number 16V029000 (latches/locks/linkages ) however the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Newton, NC, USA

problem #6

May 212016

Altima

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to complete the recall repair for NHTSA campaign number: 16V029000 (latches/locks/linkages). The dealer scheduled an appointment and, when the contact arrived for the repair, they stated that the hood latch was on back order and the dealer was unable to provide a time frame that the part may become available. The contact was also informed that there was a fuel pump recall and the vehicle was repaired. The contact was not aware and the dealer did not mention NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V468000 (suspension) and 16V244000 (air bags). The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 232016

Altima

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V029000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

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problem #4

Jan 192016

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V029000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect....updated 04/12/16

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

May 212015

Altima

  • 10,600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 30 mph, the transmission shifted from drive into the neutral position independently and an abnormal noise emitted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but the mechanic was unable to duplicate or locate the failure. The contact experienced multiple unrelated failures with the vehicle that included the exterior door failing to unlock or lock with the key fob until after several attempts. A burning odor emitted from the air vents when the air conditioner or heater was activated. There were no flames present. Also, the brakes squeaked intermittently when depressed. The contact stated there was concern regarding a potential health hazard with the push button starter causing cancer. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 10,600.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

May 262015

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,555 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the hood of the vehicle unlatched. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V116000 (latches, locks, linkage). The failure mileage was approximately 74,555. Updated 8/10/15 updated 02/09/16

- Sutton, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012014

Altima

  • 34,222 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. While driving at approximately 20 mph, the hood erroneously unlatched and opened, obstructing the view of the driver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the hood latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V565000(latches/locks/linkages) after the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,222.

- Bellville, NJ, USA

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