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
Typical Repair Cost:
$4,100
Average Mileage:
103,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new transmission (1 reports)
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2013 Nissan Altima transmission problems

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2013 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 072019

Altima SV

  • CVT transmission
  • 103,000 miles

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

103000 miles and CVT torque converter failed requiring new tranny. Dealer quoted me $4500 to fix, "You're joking me" i replied, nope. .revised cost $4100. I was stunned not having suspected this and just having the CVT serviced 7500 miles before. With no warning the engine light came on and transmission would not shift properly. High RPMs on freeway, no power for passing or accelerating from a stop. Fortunately there was not a serious failure on the freeway on the way home from where I was at. Filed a complaint with Nissan and they did 'graciously' cover 60% non-negotiable. Dealer was kind enough to provide a loaner for the 2 weeks it took to get the issue resolved through to completion.

- daddypain, Snohomish, US

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