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).


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,581 miles

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2015 Nissan Altima suspension problems

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2015 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 062016


  • 3,500 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. When the vehicle was started and when driving up to 40 mph, the vehicle vibrated intensely. The intensity of the vibrations reduced at higher speeds. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer where the technician reprogrammed the computer to address the vibration failure; however; the failure became more aggressive. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,500.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 232016


  • 14,500 miles
Brake issue, ABS, traction, while driving my car at 15 mph my brakes locked up and stopped my car in the middle of the road (with traffic) fairly forceful stop I might add. There has also been a grinding noise when applying the brakes at random time. 1 week prior to the issue with the brakes my driving assist sensors malfunctioned. After obtaining a rental car the Saturday that my brakes failed I was told that Monday morning that my car was fine and that my brakes failed when my driver assist sensors malfunctioned a week prior. Talk about scary and my family no longer feels safe in my car. Nissan told me this was a normal function of the car and there was nothing they could do about it. There is also according to Nissan rep an unknown clanking noise coming from the suspension and or steering. I truly believe that with all of these issues going on there is a huge risk of my family being in harms way.

- Tifton, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 082016


  • 325 miles
My car which was purchased less than a month ago, is back at the dealership for the third time. The car continues to have many issues. There is a shimmy/vibration in the steering column as well as vibration in the door, accelerator and floor boards. It often seems that there are problems with the suspension as well as the brakes. The most important issue is that the car continues to drive off the road to the right and you have to force it out of a right-hand turn. Although this problem also seems to occur to the left as well, it is not as apparent. What is apparent, is when you try to compensate for the drifting, it over-compensates to the other side and it never feels as though the tires are holding the road at all times. It is practically impossible to manage the car on the highway. This issue is a huge safety issue that is not only putting the lives of myself and my family in danger but the lives of the others on the road as well. I have absolutely no confidence that this car can be repaired to any level of safety.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 112015


  • miles
Nissan Altima 4D sedan 2.5S felt and looked great at 17 odometer readings. Overtime it has lost power and has made me have a rough time on highway than usual. Going at speeds of 55-75+ all seats feel as if they're going to detach from the bottom compartment. Wheels on this sedan are at recommended psi 35-40 yet going at 55-75 speeds it feels as if I'm riding a horse with different types of measures on each side. Front window along with rear end window have both been dislocated from its original position. My car is slowly breaking down at 7.2K miles brand new. Recently went back to the dealership car loan was made and obviously everything was fine. I'm not going to deal with their little game. It's a matter of time until the body on this sedan breaks apart. I have had no car accidents, problems began as first oil change was performed Nov 11 2015. It's becoming very difficult to manage vehicle on highway as it goes left or right as wind hits front/rear. Have personally tried figuring out what the problem is have noticed a lot of black goo rear area by tires, front end, under back seats, under passenger and driver seat. At times I feel as if the right side is suspended a bit more than the left, and vise versa. Noise level has increased significantly with all windows and doors closed. Somethings definitely wrong with the structure of this vehicle NHTSA, I'm asking for an investigation helping me and others with this problem.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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