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).


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,481 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.

2014 Nissan Altima steering problems

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2014 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Apr 222014


  • 600 miles


Power steering makes a very annoying whine that makes the car undriveable at low speeds. Went to dealership and was told this is normal? I cant even enjoy my new car and apparently a lot of these people are having the same problem. Nissan fix this power steering!!

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 182014

Altima 4-cyl

  • 300 miles
Vehicle wanders and does not keep in a straight line. It is not stable. There is lot of wind noise coming inside and there is always a sloshing sound and believe it is the fuel. Not safe as the fuel always bangs around the walls.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 082013


  • 600 miles
2014 Nissan Altima sl 2.5 makes allot of noise and vibration when you accelerate to get up to a highway speed whether it is from the engine or transmission it is very loud inside the car! the steering wheel seems to have a lot of play in it at a dead stop with engine running by turning the wheel right to left! you also hear clunking noises turning it right to left! the fuel in the tank makes loud swishing noises sort as if I have a small ocean in my fuel tank!

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 232014


  • 266 miles
Power steering pump began making very loud high pitch whining noise after only owning the car for two days. Took to dealership and the service manager looked at it and claimed that the power steering pumps are electronic now and they do make a little noise but nothing like the noise my car was making. He contacted Nissan the very next morning and had a rep out to look at it. Currently my brand new car is sitting at the dealership not drivable because the power steering pump is on back order. Apparently Nissan has 13 of these pumps on back order so my car is not the only one with this issue. Nissan needs to look into a fix and recall these pumps before it does become a safety issue.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

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