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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
15 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 #1

May 242013

Altima

  • 15 miles

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

Headrest on 2013 Altima hurts the back of my head when I drive the car. If it hurts in normal driving I can't imagine what the head injury is going to be like if I get hit while driving this car. The head rests should be adjustable so that they can be fitted to shorter people. No amount of up down adjusting on the head rest height works to relieve the issue.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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