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).


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,490 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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2014 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 032016


  • 21,000 miles


Windshield has scratches that make it difficult to see out of, especially at night. Took car to dealer to claim under 3-year "bumper-to-bumper" warranty & extended service contract that dealer claimed at time of purchase would cover all problems. Dealer claimed this issue is not covered under either warranty. Warranties are totally bogus.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 302013


  • miles
1) windshield cracked in the same place as several other 2014 Nissan Altima sl cars. 2) 2014 Nissan Altima sl navigation freezing up. Sometimes it doesn't work at all. Lights on system are flickering on and off. Car has been in the shop several times, but no fix. 3) 2014 Nissan Altima sl back and top speakers have stopped working. 4) 2014 Nissan Altima sl passenger airbag light stays on after a recall was completed. If you need any other information, email me.

- Fayette, MS, USA

problem #3

Aug 052016


  • 20,000 miles
I ran low on windshield washer fluid and a light can on notifying me. The next day I noticed that the lane detection system and the car in your blind spot indicator was no working. Causing a safety concern. Come to find out. When you run low on wiper fluid, it deactivates these safety features. I think this is crazy and dangerous. Put in wiper fluid and it corrected the problem. Wow!!!

- Girard, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 202016


  • 20,000 miles
Cracked 2014 Nissan Altima windshield. Parked in driveway under a carport.crack started from where the hood meets middle windshield. Found numerous complaints of spontaneous cracking of windshields. Possible engineering/materials defect. Examples: Some at least 50 complaints. (five pages) -Nissan-Altima-discussion-2... http::// such as: "dear NHTSA, please investigate if the windshield on 2013 Nissan Altima are defective in nature. Our brand new Altima which has less than 2 years old suffered a crack windshield, that appeared out of nowhere. "

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 042014


  • 1,450 miles
While driving in New York, I suddenly heard a pop, and realized that the windshield cracked at the bottom of the passenger's side. The crack is about 10 inches long, and starts at the very edge of the windshield, going towards the center of the passenger's side of it. There was no impact, no gravel, no rocks hit the windshield. There are no chips, and no place of impact, the crack appeared out of nowhere. Called the dealer, the dealer refused to repair the windshield under warranty, and advised me to call the insurance company.

- Centereach, NY, USA

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