CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2015 Nissan Altima shows multiple problem trends, continuing the poor reputation of the 2013 & 2014 Altima, 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 of low-mileage problems related to the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,571 miles

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2015 Nissan Altima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2015 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #30

Jul 062016

Altima

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags); 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 made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lisbon, CT, USA

problem #29

Apr 262016

Altima

  • 0 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags) 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #28

Feb 012015

Altima

  • 22 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the driver side air bag warning light was illuminated. The warning chime to latch the seat belt did not sound. Both failures began when the air conditioning stopped working. The vehicle was taken to the dealer multiple times for the failure. The mechanic reset the air bag lights three times and repaired the air conditioner. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 22.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #27

Jun 162016

Altima

  • 17,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. When the contact started the vehicle, the front passenger side air bag off warning indicator illuminated without the seat being occupied. The failure occurred only after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The dealer and manufacturer stated that the warning indicator functioned normally. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000. Updated 07/20/16

- Bartow, FL, USA

problem #26

Jun 132016

Altima

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V244000 (air bags) and 15V116000 (latches/locks/linkages). The contact was unable to determine when the dealer would be able to schedule a repair appointment. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Copperhill, TN, USA

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problem #25

Mar 302016

Altima

  • 10,500 miles
Car in motion passager side air bag senor comes on and says off when someone setting in seat

- Joelton, TN, USA

problem #24

Jan 202016

Altima

  • 1,000 miles

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

The passenger "air bag light" does not go out when I have an adult passenger in the car. This has been a continuous problem since I purchased the car Nissan dealership says there is no problem indicated when tested. Nissan regional office says they are checking into it at this time and will not authorize any repairs, and if I continue to have a problem, go to the dealership meanwhile the "passenger air bag light" remains on when I have a passenger in the seat. I can not get any proper response from Nissan.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #23

Mar 192016

Altima

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat belt wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, there was a fracture between the firewall and the interior of the vehicle, which allowed water to enter the vehicle when it rained. The carpet was replaced, but an abnormal odor was still present in the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failures and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Alba, TX, USA

problem #22

Jan 032016

Altima

  • 620 miles
My Altima is only 2 months old and did not start 4X already. It seems to do this first thing in the morning when the car is cold. My steering wheel is vibrating constantly and I can feel a vibration with my foot on the accelerator. There is a loud noise like a constant dentist drill under my hood that is louder every time I turn. The dealership just replaced my power steering pump and there is no change! my passenger airbag light is on when there is a passenger in the car. It will go off during drive time. It does not matter if I have my purse, a bag, heavy books or a person-it sporadically goes off and on while I am driving. I do not feel safe knowing the airbag will not deploy in a crash! lithia Nissan has checked the sensor, but it is still doing it. I owned a 2008 Altima and 2011 Altima that never required service other than oil changes and air in my tires. I am very disappointed with this 2015 piece of junk! I can hear wind noise no matter what speed I am driving. I feel like I am in a crash test every time I slow down. Nissan tech said it is the new cvt transmission. Honda, Lexus, Toyota, Mercedes and Audi have cvt and it is a smooth ride! why does Nissan cvt jerk you around? the car is so cheaply made the speakers are popped up and paint is chipping. I have reported my issues to Nissan Corp. And BBB. The newest issue is the RPM rev up as I sit at red lights. I want Nissan to rebuy this car back!

- Grants Pass, OR, USA

problem #21

Jul 182015

Altima

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that when the passenger side seat was occupied, the air bag sensor failed to recognize that the passenger was in the seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger side air bag sensor needed to be recalibrated. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- North Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #20

Feb 172016

Altima

  • 10,000 miles

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

Pass air bag off with 115 pound passenger in seat. Fifth time. Must stop car pass gets out then back in and light goes out. Dealer finds no error message and can not find problem. Car demonstrates this problem when first entering car. Because the light goes through a test mode you may not notice problem until underway. Dealer unable to duplicate problem. I am very concerned for passenger safty we live in ct, usa problem started at <5,000 miles. Now over 10,000 miles with same proble. Not temperature related.

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #19

Dec 192015

Altima

  • 16,665 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. While driving 65 mph, the passenger side air bag warning light illuminated when a passenger was present. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 16,665.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #18

Feb 052016

Altima

  • 25,000 miles
Passenger front airbag intermittently deactivates even with a 120 pound adult sitting in the seat. Warning light that the air bag is deactivated comes on. On other random trips the air bag appears to be armed, with no warning light. Car is a rental vehicle.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

problem #17

Jan 212016

Altima

  • 19,000 miles
When stationary and driving, the front passenger side airbag says off when my wife is sitting in the front passenger seat. She weighs 106 lbs. The light will go off eventually but comes on all the time she is sitting in the seat. It goes on whether on a city street or highway at any speed.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #16

May 282015

Altima

  • 19,875 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag indicated that the passenger side seat was occupied when there was no occupant. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag senor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 19,875.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #15

Dec 212015

Altima

  • miles
The passenger side front seat sometimes will not detect an adult occupying the seat and disables the air bag for that passenger. Adults ranging in weights from 115 pounds to 120 pounds. It appears like a manufacturing defect.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #14

Dec 022014

Altima

  • 100 miles
After starting the vehicle while still stationary, the front passenger airbag is disarmed despite there being a passenger in the seat. The vehicle must be restarted frequently until the light indicates the airbag is armed. I have taken it to the dealer on two separate occasions but both times they found nothing wrong and could only re-calibrate the sensor. If someone were to not notice the light it could potentially be a dangerous situation for the passenger.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #13

Oct 052015

Altima

  • 4,500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle changed gears without notice. The vehicle shifted into neutral without warning. The vehicle was placed into gear and resumed normal operation. The contact stated that the keyless entry failed and the air bag warning light illuminated. The failures recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 4,500. The VIN was not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #12

Sep 012015

Altima

  • miles
The front passenger airbag light comes on while the vehicle is moving and while there is an adult in the seat. The dealership checked the system and stated there were no problems detected. The system has continued to malfunction. The concern is the bags won't deploy when needed.

- Imperial, CA, USA

problem #11

Nov 012015

Altima

  • 8,000 miles
The passenger airbag sensor occasionally malfunctions and the "air bag off" light will illuminate when the passenger seat is indeed occupied by an adult. This happens approximately 10% of the time the seat is occupied. This is a commonly recurring complaint on the NHTSA site. Nissan has recalled approximately 140 Altima, but mine was not in this group after running my VIN.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

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