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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,500 miles

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2013 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 032016


  • 43,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the driver side door latch failed to properly open from inside and outside the vehicle. The part was replaced by the dealer. Three months later, the front passenger side door latch failed to function. The vehicle was to be taken back to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer indicated that there was no recall to address the repair. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 022016


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 72 mph, the hood unlatched and dented the hood and roof. The failure caused side fender damage. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact recieved notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V029000 (latches/locks/linkages). The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Shelbyville, KY, USA

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