Notes: The 2014 Nissan Altima shows multiple problem trends, continuing the poor reputation of the 2013 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 vibration and even transmission failure related to the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,804 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.

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2014 Nissan Altima AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2014 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 022016

Altima 4-cyl

  • 69,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle jerked violently, lost power, and shut off completely without warning. The vehicle was restarted and driven to a mechanic. It was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000......updated 10/13/16 the consumer stated the vehicle lost power in the middle of traffic. The consumer was able to restart the vehicle and soon afterwards, it begin to jerk and shake violently. The consumer was only able to go a certain speed, even with the accelerator pressed all the way to the floor. The vehicle shut off, as soon as the consumer pulled into the parking lot. The dealer determined the air compressor and transmission needed to be replaced. Updated 10/18/16.

- Daingerfield, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 122014


  • 12,608 miles
I purchased a brand new 2014 Nissan Altima sv from baker Nissan North in houston, Texas (19630 northwest fwy, houston, tx 77065 (281) 890-5656). My transmission has failed twice (replaced the first time and now having to be replaced again) and I have been getting the run around from the dealership. This issue should not be occurring with a brand new vehicle. Then to top it off I have been a loyal customer and have purchased a total of four cars from this dealership now. I filed a Consumer Affairs report with Nissan corporation and have yet to hear something. I also called the dealership again to speak with someone in charge such as the general manager and they informed me to contact the consumers affairs department with Nissan corporation. They said they have a chain of command to follow and that would be my best bet of getting the situation resolved. I would like this situation to be investigated and justice. I do not spend my hard earned money to have a car that is not operating properly and could put my life and others in danger. It comes down to the fact that this car is a lemon and I should be given brand new transportation or the dealership should purchase the car and pay off the loan and let me take my business elsewhere....... I also have copies of my maintenance records for documentation purposes.....thank you in advance for your time and effort. I look forward to hearing from you soon...updated 11/05/15 the consumer also stated the ac was blowing out hot air, then cool air and the steering wheel was hard to turn. Updated 11/25/15.

- Cypress, TX, USA

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