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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,200 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.

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2013 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 062013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 1,200 miles


2.5sl driving on highway and all of a sudden the navigation system went out brought it into the dealer check it out tells me they need to replace the radio I said fine came in for something else less then a week and they changed they mind it needs reprogramming how many things must go wrong before Nissan corporation takes responsibility for their actions does some one have to die do to their irresponsibility I am an accident investigator and this is totally unacceptable in what these big corporation do to their customers this must end once and for all. Let the us attorney general take legal action against these companies now before people die.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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