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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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
75 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new wiring harness (2 reports)
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2013 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 082012

Altima SL 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 50 miles


Bought the car in Dec 2012, I noticed right off the bat something was wrong with the seats. I had previously owned a 2011 Altima with heated seats. Took the car to the dealership twice and complained, they told me working within normal specifications. I finally got the car fixed after Nissan put out a recall on the seats and they were fixed in May 2013.

- , Middleboro, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 282013

Altima SL 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 100 miles

Well after purchasing my new altima I noticed that when i put the heated seats on high that only the bottom of the seat would be heated, and when switched to low then only the back of the seat is heated. I took it in and was told nothing was wrong with it the first time, and the second after calling nissan and creating a case they put in a new wiring harness per a recall/bulletin. All of the dealerships are told to tell the customers there is nothing wrong on everything, this is very upsetting knowing i have many other problems wrong. this is very poor customer service from nissan.

- , Reston, VA, USA

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