Notes: The 2015 Nissan Altima shows multiple problem trends, continuing the poor reputation of the 2013 & 2014 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 of low-mileage problems related to the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 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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2015 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 182016


  • 22,000 miles


Car fails to accelerate after a total stop and sitting at a traffic light. Absolutely no power. The gas pedal can be pressed all the way to the floor before vehicle begins moving. The gas pedal was pressed gradually. After a few seconds of keeping the pedal on the floor, the RPM will spike and the car will slowly begin moving forward. After backing off the pedal completely, the car can be driven normally once the engine slows down and the transmission shifts back. It was approximately 80-85 degrees outside, clear, car was at a slight incline going up a hill. Please see similar complaints at

- Bloomfield, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 022015


  • 8,000 miles
I bought a brand new Nissan Altima 2015 car. My car has been having issues. Right now, its mass air flow (maf) sensor failed which had caused safety concerns including drivability problems. The car at times dies in the middle of the road and its hard to control the car. I have infants in my car and I feel it is not safe for a brand new car to have issues. According to my dealer maf sensor is a known issue with Nissan cars. Two days ago I nearly had an accident because of this issue.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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