Notes: The 2012 Altima has a defect trend of CVT transmission failure showing up around the 100,000 mile mark.

It's an expensive repair at nearly $2,000 average repair cost. For more information see Nissan Altima CVT defect info on


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,532 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.

2012 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012017


  • 127,668 miles


I just recently replaced the battery in my 2012 Nissan Altima and now I am having the following problems: Gauge cluster is not working at all (engine temp, RPM, speedometer, gas). Everything else is working fine. I had all the fuses checked and all are working properly. I took to dealer, they are saying replace instrument cluster, program and retest for BCM failure(2 concerns-inst cluster no comm, power and ground present, U1000 and can system diag failed cluster can not get mileage) retest for BCM failure after install cluster is replaced (2nd concern is car is hard to turn on and off need to replace cluster and retest for possible BCM failure. My car was fine 1 week ago and passed the state safety inspection on 03/25/2017 at a certified inspection place. I have proof of all those copies it is truly manufacture ( Nissan ) problem with kind of vehicle manufacturing practice. I would never buy another Nissan in my life.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 312016


  • 81,397 miles
My 2012 Nissan Altima drove home fine when I got in the car the next morning the car would not start. Had it towed to Nissan after looking on you tube where there were many complaints and a way to rig it. I got there and they said the car brain was fried. The eoc the computer. This car is 4 years old and it cost $1380 dollars to fix! my 14 year old car computer holds better than that! why is this thing not a recall?

- Memphis, TN, USA

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