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

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2015 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #50

Jan 042017

Altima

  • miles

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

Takata recall- the airbag light comes on occasionally when an adult is in the passenger seat. I have been in twice. My car has less than 8,000 miles. Not having a lot of faith in the airbags right now.

- Nolensville, TN, USA

problem #49

Dec 292016

Altima

  • 14,000 miles
My 2015 Altima airbag lights were on, I brought the car in for servicing on December 23rd to cover the recall. On the 29th with wife in car airbag light came back on dashboard. Sensor does not work properly in seat. Wife weighs over 120 pounds. I looked online and found many other people have the same issue with the recall, their car never receives the update and customers have to go back in repeatedly and the problem is never resolved. So airbags won't deploy now when my wife is a passenger. Nissan is not replacing everything they could to fix the problem. For some the reprogramming works. For others they need complete replacement of electronics. My car is going back in for what they call "servicing" as the recall was already preformed on the vehicle.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

problem #48

Dec 102016

Altima

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. While driving 35 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated while the passenger seat was occupied. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 51,000. The VIN was not available.

- Maiden, NC, USA

problem #47

May 052016

Altima

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 40 mph, the passenger side air bag indicator remained illuminated while a passenger was occupying the seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was no failure due to the occupant not meeting the weight threshold. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Virigina Beach, VA, USA

problem #46

Nov 232016

Altima

  • 20,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag control unit and the OCS electronic control unit failed and needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The air bag warning indicator illuminated after the repair. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The contact stated that the recall repair was not an adequate repair for the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Slidell, LA, USA

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problem #45

Nov 012015

Altima

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact received a recall notification for the air bags. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for repairs, but the air bag indicator illuminated again. The vehicle was taken to a dealer at least three times due to the failure. The failure mileage and NHTSA campaign number were unknown.

- Marston, NC, USA

problem #44

Nov 062016

Altima

  • 27,277 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. While driving 65 mph, the contact struck a deer. The front driver and passenger air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries sustained in the crash. The vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags); however, the failure was experienced in the crash. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 27,277. The VIN was not available.

- Pilgrim, KY, USA

problem #43

Oct 312016

Altima

  • 32,000 miles
When an adult passenger (my wife) rides in the passenger seat, the airbag off light comes on. She weights 107. Nissan has looked at it and says no problem found.the light comes on when the vehicle is moving and when stopped. This means that my wife does not have a working airbag in the event of an accident.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #42

Oct 272016

Altima

  • miles
Airbag light still on after recall. Found airbag control unit code stored abnormal voltage after airbag reprogram was performed. Replaced airbag control unit and tested system airbag light no longer on.. per dealer 9/2/16. 10/27/16 I took back to dealer airbag light still not coming off with adult passenger most of the time. Sometimes it would work other times light telling airbag was off would not work. It's back at dealer and only has 10,000 miles. I'm really concern for the safety of my family.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #41

Sep 292016

Altima

  • 11,000 miles
Recalled due to the air bag light not working properly. Went into dealer and was fixed. 3 times since then the same thing has happened. Dealer feels it's not a problem!

- Imperial, PA, USA

problem #40

Sep 102016

Altima

  • 9,500 miles

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

I was driving through a green light northbound. A truck driving eastbound hit me on the drivers side of car twice resulting in my vehicle facing East bound. Airbags did not deploy in a car accident

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #39

Aug 152016

Altima

  • 10,000 miles
Passenger air bag turned off a few times since new. Took in to dealer for recall to reprogram. Was told light would be on until an adult sat in the seat. Several adults have sat in seat with adequate weight to sense presence. Air bag is still off and has been off since reprogrammed. Dealer should have had person sit in seat to verify operation prior to releasing an unsafe vehicle to customer. Have not returned to the dealer.

- Woodlawn, TN, USA

problem #38

Aug 182016

Altima

  • miles
Having fixed a recall related to airbag sensors, the passenger side airbag light keeps going off (indicating the airbag is off) even when occupied by a 130 pound passenger sitting properly in the vehicle seat (back straight against set back, knees bent at edge of seat, feet flat on the floor) with seatbelt on properly (lapbelt across hips/lap and shoulder belt across the shoulder) this happens repeatedly, though to had to select 1 date to file this report.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #37

Aug 042016

Altima 4-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the air bag warning light remained illuminated after the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 8,000. Updated 10/18/16 the consumer stated after the recall was performed, the lighted illuminated again. The consumer went to another dealer, where the reset the light. Updated 10/25/16.

- Lakeworth, FL, USA

problem #36

Jul 292016

Altima

  • 9,600 miles
I received a recall notice for my 2015 Altima for the OCS module. This shuts off the front passenger air bag if the person sitting in the seat isn't heavy enough to be an adult. I took it into the dealer and they reprogrammed it according to the recall directions. Two days later I was riding in the front passenger seat while my wife was driving and noticed the light was on that tells you the front passenger air bag is off. I called the dealer and they said it might not have taken the whole program and they would do it again. When I took it in the service person wouldn't even look at it other than to sit in the passenger seat and tell me it was fine because the light didn't come on. In the year I owned it the light only came on twice with an adult in the passenger seat before the recall. The service person even tried to tell me the air bags will work with the light on saying they are off. That's not what the paperwork says that the same dealership gave me when they did the recall work. So now I'm left with a car that someone in the front passenger seat could get injured or killed if there's an accident and the air bag is off because the OCS module isn't reading their weight right. I filed a complaint with Nissan North America and they told me after conferring with the dealer there is nothing they can do to help me. What!!!

- Kaukauna, WI, USA

problem #35

Aug 012016

Altima

  • 4,400 miles
Car was reprogrammed for the "OCS" fix. Have same problem still.

- Liberty Hill, TX, USA

problem #34

Jul 202016

Altima

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). After the repair was performed, the contact noticed that the front passenger side air bag warning light indicated that it was deactivated. The contact was uncertain if the dealer's repair caused a failure. Prior to the repair, there had been no failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Pennsauken, NJ, USA

problem #33

Jul 102016

Altima

  • 6,000 miles
After the car had its firmware updated due to a recall, we noticed the passenger airbag sign lit even though the front passenger seat was occupied by a 250 pound male. The light came on while we were driving, stayed on for a few minutes, and then went out. It has only happened this one time.

- Gilford, NH, USA

problem #32

Jun 062016

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for an unknown air bag recall repair. Shortly after the repair, the air bag warning light remained illuminated whether or not the passenger seat was occupied. The dealer reset the code three times, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no repair solution. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. Updated 08/30/16 the consumer stated after the dealer reset the code, the failure happened four additional times. The consumer put the vehicle in park, open the driver's door and the air bag light went out. Updated 09/28/16.

- Clinton, NY, USA

problem #31

Jun 282016

Altima

  • 10,339 miles
On or around 6/20/16 I received a NHTSA ans Nissan North America, Inc recall notice regarding the occupant classification system (OCS) in my vehicle. I scheduled an appointment for 6/28/16 with Nissan of union city, where I purchased my vehicle. My vehicle was serviced on the aforementioned date, and I was informed by Nissan of union city that the recall malfunction was corrected. However, that is not the truth. The OCS has apparently been turned off completely, thereby causing a safety risk to myself and my passengers. With this function turned off, the vehicle restraint system may not work. I need the system to be tested because I have not been assured of the safety of the system by Nissan of union city after the issue was allegedly corrected by them. Please investigate my complaint.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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