2013 Nissan Altima Top 3 Complaints and Problems – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Transmission, Airbag and Electrical issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The Nissan Altima is a midsize car produced since 1992. When it first debuted, it was a no-frills sedan, with a traditional four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission. Over the years, the Altima has seen many changes. By 2013, it had become a high-tech machine,  however sometimes, simple is better. Many of the advanced features on 2013 Altima are more problematic than the 1992 model technology. Some common problem areas for the 2013 Nissan Altima according to the NHTSA include the airbags, electrical system and transmission.

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Airbags

Although other 2013 Nissan vehicles were affect by the Takata airbag recall, the Altima was not one of them. But it does have problems with the occupant classification system (OCS). The OCS is part of a vehicle’s airbag system, also known as the supplemental restraint system (SRS). Different size occupants are identified by the OCS. This allows the passenger airbag to be disabled if a child, or small person, is in the passenger seat. Airbags can cause severe injury to small individuals.

Passenger airbag may not deploy due to do OCS error

The OCS system in the 2013 Nissan Altima is comprised of a dedicated control module and two sensors located in the seat cushions. Passenger weight information is relayed to the control module by the two sensors. The control module sends this information to the airbag diagnostic unit. Then, the airbag diagnostic unit determines whether or not the passenger airbag should be disabled.

Nissan issued a recall regarding OSC control module problems. It states that an incorrect OSC control module may have been installed during assembly. This can lead to incorrect airbag deployment in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

To fix the problem, Nissan will replace the OSC control module and update its software free of charge.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2013 Nissan Altima Airbag Problems:

AS MANY OTHERS HAVE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED, THIS 2013 ALTIMA WILL NOT DETECT AN ADULT PASSENGER (140+ LBS) AND WILL TURN OFF THE PASSENGER AIRBAG. THE INITIAL SAFETY RECALL WORK WAS PERFORMED ON THE CAR (PRIOR TO OUR PURCHASE OF THE VEHICLE), BUT THE PROBLEM CONTINUES TO HAPPEN. WE HAVE TALKED TO SEVERAL DEALERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO ANYTHING TO FIX THE PROBLEM BECAUSE IT APPEARS THAT NISSAN DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO FIX IT. THIS HUGE SAFETY CONCERN MAKES THE CAR UNUSABLE WHEN WE NEED TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE PERSON IN THE CAR AND WE CANNOT GET THE AIRBAG TO WORK PROPERLY. NHTSA: PLEASE FORCE NISSAN TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ISSUE!

I WAS IN AN ACCIDENT AND THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. MY CHILDREN AND I WERE INJURED. I SERVICED MY CAR AT NISSAN FOR THE AIRBAG RECALL TWICE. I RECEIVED A RECALL FROM NHTSA AND NISSAN WOULDN’T COMPLY. EVERY TIME I’VE TAKEN MY CAR FOR THE BRAKE PADS TO BE SERVICED I ONLY NEED ROTORS NEVER BRAKE PADS! THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR HANDLE BROKE FOR NO REASON WHAT SO EVER THIS CAR IS A CLUNKER!

I’M HAVING AND ISSUES WITH THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG NOT ENGAGING WHEN I HAVE A PASSENGER IN THE FRONT SEAT, NOT REGISTERING THAT THERE IS SOMEONE SITTING IN THE SEAT.. ANOTHER ISSUES IS WATER SATURATING THE PASSENGER FLOOR BOARDS ALL THE WAY TO THE BACK SEAT WHEN IS RAINS OUTSIDE

Powertrain

Continually variable transmissions (CVTs) are relatively new to the automotive scene. Many manufactures use them in place of traditional automatics to increase fuel economy. Instead of using gear sets, most CVT transmissions use a steel belt and pullies. This provides an infinite number of “gear ratios”. The 2013 Nissan Altima uses a CVT transmission that’s known for being very problematic.

CVT transmission problems

Faulty 2013 Nissan Altima CVT transmissions can exhibit a long list of symptoms, such as shuddering, slipping and neutralizing. In addition, problems with the CVT assembly usually turns on the check engine light and may put the vehicle into “limp mode”.

Nissan released a technical service bulletin (TSB) regarding the CVT to its dealerships. The TBS includes a diagnostic flow chart. This leads the service technician to either replace the transmission valve body, or the entire transmission. In most cases, the former doesn’t work and the entire transmission must be replaced.

Several lawsuits have been filed against Nissan for its shoddy CVT transmission.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2013 Nissan Altima Transmission Problems:

I OWN A 2013 NISSAN ALTIMA WHICH I PURCHASED NEW. THE CAR HAS APPROXIMATELY 90K MILES ON IT NOW. ABOUT 5 MONTHS AGO THE CAR BEGINNING DYING WHEN PUTTING IT IN GEAR AND/OR STOPPING WHILE DRIVING. THE OCCURRENCE OF THE PROBLEM GRADUALLY INCREASED UNTIL WE WERE FORCED TO TAKE IT TO A NISSAN DEALER. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THE CAR AS NEEDING A TRANSMISSION REPROGRAM. I PAID THE DEALER TO PERFORM THE WORK. TWO WEEKS LATER WHEN PUTTING THE CAR INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE THE CAR WOULD NOT MOVE. WE HAD THE CAR TOWED TO THE DEALER, WHOM TOOK OVER A WEEK TO DIAGNOSE INFORMING US IT NEEDED A NEW CVT. THE DEALER INFORMED ME THAT THE NEW CVT HAD BEEN UPGRADED WITH HEAVIER DUTY PARTS INCLUDING A HEAVIER TRANSMISSION COOLER AS THESE UNITS WERE PRONE TO OVERHEATING, WHICH INDICATES (IN MY OPINION) A DESIGN FLAW. THE DEALER NOW WANTS $3.7K TO REPLACE THE CVT WITH A NEW UNIT THAT ONLY HAS A 1 YEAR OR 12K WARRANTY.

I WAS DRIVING MY VEHICLE WHEN IT SPUTTERED AND STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY CITY STREET,. LUCKILY A POLICEMAN WAS RIGHT BEHIND ME AND WAS ABLE TO DIVERT TRAFFIC AWAY FROM MY CAR. I TOWED THE CAR TO A NEARBY MECHANIC SHOP WHO REPLACED THE BATTERY (BECAUSE IT WAS DEAD) AND ADVISED ME THAT THE PROBLEM COULD BE WITH THE TRANSMISSION. I DROVE THE CAR BUT THE RPMS WERE GOING UP AND DOWN AND PRESSING THE GAS PEDAL DID NOT CAUSE THE CAR TO MOVE ANY FASTER, AND THE TRANSMISSION DOES NOT ENGAGE IN A TIMELY MANNER WHEN I PUT THE CAR ON “DRIVE”. I SCHEDULED A TIME WITH THE DEALER TO INSPECT THE CAR IN TWO DAYS. THAT DAY IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO GET THE CAR STARTED AND MOVING AND IT BROKE DOWN AS I ENTERED THE DEALER’S SERVICE LOT. THEY DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS A FAILED CVT TRANSMISSION WHICH HAD TO BE REPLACED FOR $3700, SINCE IT CANNOT BE REPAIRED. I TOLD THEM THAT I SEARCHED THE NISSAN WEBSITE THE NIGHT BEFORE AND THERE WAS A RECALL BY NISSAN OF THIS CAR IN DECEMBER 2016 BECAUSE THE CVT CONTROLLER HAD TO BE RE-PROGRAMMED, OTHERWISE IT WILL CAUSE EXCESSIVE WEAR AND DAMAGE TO THE CVT. THEY CLAIMED THE RECALL WAS ONLY FOR THE REPROGRAMMING AND BECAUSE THE VEHICLE WAS OVER THE WARRANTY, NOTHING WILL BE DONE FOR FREE. I TOLD THEM THAT THIS WAS A SAFETY ISSUE SINCE I ALMOST GOT HIT BY TRAFFIC WHEN THE CAR STALLED, THAT THEIR RECALL MENTIONED THE POSSIBLE DAMAGE, AND THAT I BECAME AWARE OF IT AFTER THE INCIDENT, BUT THAT DID NOT HELP AND ADVISED ME TO CALL NISSAN, BUT HE WOULDT. I BELIEVE THIS DEFECT WITH THE CVT PROGRAM IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE FROM MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. THE CAR GAVE NO WARNING SIGNS OR ALARMS OF THE PROBLEM AND IT HAPPENED SUDDENLY. THE CVT FAILURE BEING INDIRECTLY CAUSE BY THE DEFECTIVE PROGRAMING SHOULD HAVE BEEN COVERED BY A FEDERALLY MANDATED RECALL. THIS ISSUE IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET. ALSO NISSAN NEVER MADE OWNERS AWARE OF THIS RECALL.

MY CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEM WAS AT 900-MILES TOOK TO DEALER WILKES NISSAN IN WILKESBORO,NC LIKE 8-TIMES AND 2-TIMES TO ANOTHER.CVT WOULD SHUDDER AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS.WILKES NISSAN SAID THAT WAS NORMAL IN ONE SENTENCE,THEN IN THE NEXT SAY THEY COULD NOT GET IT TO DUPLICATE.AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO GET IT FIXED THE SERVICE MANAGER [XXX] WAS WALKING OUT IN THE SERVICE BAY AND WAS TELLING ME AS MY GIRLFRIEND WAS HEARING THIS THAT “NISSAN KNOWS THAT THIS IS A PROBLEM,BUT DOESN’T HAVE A FIX FOR THIS AND THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER LET THAT OUT OF THE FACTORY LIKE THAT” WHILE HE WAS SAYING THIS A EMPLOYEE HAD WALKED BY AND OVERHEARD THIS.AND HE WAS SHORTLY FIRED AFTERWARDS?THEY TOOK MY CAR IN AND HAD IT FOR LIKE 2-DAYS AND PUT A 124-MILES ON MY CAR,I HAD EXPLAINED THAT HE DIDN’T NEED TO DO THAT JUST TAKE OFF GET UP TO HIGHWAY SPEEDS AND SLOW DOWN THEN TAKE OFF,IT WILL START TO SHUDDER.I CAME DOWN AND GOT THE SERVICE MANAGER [XXX] AND THE TECH RODE WITH ME AND I GOT IT TO SHUDDER INSIDE OF 15-MINUTES WITH THEM WITH ME.WE GOT BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP AND WITHIN 15-MINUTES [XXX] SERVICE MANGER SAID “WE JUST GOT A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN IN OCTOBER 2013 IN WHICH WAS A LIE.I FOUND OUT A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN WAS ISSUED ON JUNE 13TH 2013 FOR A “CVT CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT SHUDDER”& [XXX] LOOKED MAD WHEN WE GOT BACK FROM THE TEST DRIVE.THEY DECIDED TO REPLACE THE TORQUE CONVERTER AND HAD MY CAR FOR 16-DAYS,WHEN I RETURNED TO PICK UP THE CAR,THE WILKES NISSAN DEALERSHIP SAID THAT EVERYTHING WAS FINE AND WITHIN 11-MILES THEY CAR STARTED SHUDDERING AGAIN AT SLOW SPEEDS AS WELL AS HIGHWAY SPEEDS.I WAS GOT SO SICK FROM ALL THE ARGUING THAT I WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL IN DECEMBER 2013 FOR 5-DAYS.I HAD THE PROBLEM AND WAS SICK FOR MONTHS SO WHEN I STARTED TO FEEL BETTER.I TOOK THE CAR DOWN TO WILKES AND THEY SAID NISSAN REFUSED TO WORK ON MY CAR EVEN THOUGH UNDER WARRANTY. 

Electrical system

Infotainment systems are great – until they stop working. Nissan has had plenty of problems with its NissanConnect infotainment system. There are a number of TSBs that pertain to the system. One of the main concerns is a screen that goes haywire.

Key FOB Issues

Many owners have complained about not being able to start the vehicle because the Key FOB was not being recognized.

Center display goes blank and/or iPod audiobooks play at 2x speed

Many Altima owners complained of the infotainment screens going blank and/or acting erratically. In some cases, audiobooks played through the iPod port play at 2x speed. Nissan issued a TSB regarding this issue. The document instructs service technicians to reprogram the unit with updated software.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2013 Nissan Altima Electrical Problems.

I TRIED TO START MY CAR AND THE ONBOARD COMPUTER SCREEN SAY NO KEY DETECTED, I HAVE THE KEY IN MY HAND AND STILL IT WILL NOT START, I CAN UNLOCK THE DOORS, TRUNK ETC. FINE, I EVEN WENT AND BOUGHT THE SAME EXACT NEW BATTERY FOR THE KEY FOG AND THE PROBLEM PERSIST, I WENT ONLINE AND LOOK UP NISSAN OWNERS WITH SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH NISSAN ALTIMA KEY FOB PROBLEM AND IT SEEM LIKE A COMMON ISSUE, BUT SURPRISE THAT THERE IS NO RECALL ON THE ISSUE, EVERYBODY I KNOW THAT OWNS A NISSAN TOLD ME THERE IS TIME THEY BE DRIVING AND THE ONBOARD COMPUTER STATE NO KEY DETECTED, THANK GOD I DON’T LIVE I A REMOTE LOCATION OR ELSE I WOULD BE STRANDED, ONLINE EVERYONE THAT HAD THE PROBLEM HAD TO END UP PAYING $500 OR MORE TO FIX THE ISSUE, WHICH I FEEL IS A DEFECT IN NISSAN ENGINE CONTROL UNIT SYSTEM, I CONTACT THE DEALERSHIP THAT I BOUGHT MY NISSAN ALTIMA FROM AND THEY WANTED TO CHARGE ME OVER #500 TOTAL TO FIX THE ISSUE, I THINK IT IS A SCAM, I FOUND A WORK AROUND THE ISSUE BUT IT IS JUST NOT RIGHT THAT THEY KNOW THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT HAS A PROBLEM AND THE REFUSE TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE, EXCEPT LEAVE THE CUSTOMER WITH A NEW BILL OR STRANDED

I WAS TRYING TO GET INTO MY CAR TO GET TO WORK. THE KEY FOB WAS NOT WORKING AT ALL, THE DAS WAS TELLING ME THAT MY KEY I’D WAS INCORRECT. IT TOOK SEVERAL HOURS AND THE CAR FINALLY STARTED. I CALLED NISSAN AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS MY BATTERY. I HAVE SINCE CHANGED MY BATTERY AND STILL AM HAVING THE PROBLEM. TONIGHT I WAS STUCK OUTSIDE OF MY CAR FOR HOURS B4 IT WOULD OPEN. 

WHEN I TRIED TO TURN VEHICLE ON, RADIO AND OTHER SYSTEM WAS ON, BUT COULD NOT PUT CAR IN GEAR, EVENTUALLY CAR HAD TO BE TOWED. THE DEALERSHIP ADVISED ME THAT THE BCM HAS AN INTERNAL SHORT AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THIS VEHICLE WAS BOUGHT BRAND NEW AND HAS UNDER 52,000 MILES, HAS NOT BEEN OWNED FOR EVEN 2 YEARS AND IT BREAKS DOWN WITH NO ONE TAKING RESPONSIBILITY ON THIS ISSUE ON A SEMI NEW VEHICLE. MY SISTER OWNS THE SAME VEHICLE AND I AM AFRAID THAT IT WILL HAPPEN TO HER TOO. I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND NUMEROUS BOARDS WITH PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS ISSUES OR SOMETHING SIMILAR. 

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2013 Nissan Altima

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Exterior Lighting
263
Suspension
169
Power Train
139
Air Bags
87
Unknown Or Other
83
Electrical System
31
Engine
30
Structure:body
30
Visibility/wiper
24
Steering
23

Complaint Data

CategorySuspension
DateJan 26, 2023
StateWI
Description
What component or system failed or malfunctioned, and is it available for inspection upon request? Rear subframe is rusted out and has holes in it. Yes it is avaialble for inspection. How was your safety or the safety of others put at risk? Loss of control and not safe to drive with a broken rear subframe. Has the vehicle or component been inspected by the manufacturer, police, insurance representatives or others? Gandrud nissan in green bay, wi has inspected it. Were there any warning lamps, messages or other symptoms of the problem prior to the failure, and when did they first appear? No symptoms prior to the failure and then top of driver side rear tire pointing inward to the car. This seems to be a common issue from others with the same 2013 nissan altima in areas with road salt usage. The vehicle is 9 years old and has 106,800 miles on it. Rest of the car appears rust free and solid. I am the original owner of the vehicle and it gets washed regularly. I will be getting additional pictures from gandrud nissan, as now I only have the 1 picture which is not ideal. Gandrud should have the car repaired before february 3, 2023.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 22, 2023
StateOH
Description
Nissan is not supplying headlight assemblies to dealers in a timely manner (settlement of class action lawsuit for dimming headlights) yet is selling them as oem online. I have been waiting 10 months or more for them to come into my dealer. The only response is that the supply chain is the problem. These headlights have been gradually been dimming for years due to the deterioration of a coating inside the projection beam lens. A class action lawsuit settlement has nissan obligated to replace the complete assembly if one registered with the the class last march - september. This is on going issue and a safety issue. The lights are too dim and do not light up the road adequately. I had a close call with wildlife (deer) because you cannot see well.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 19, 2023
StateSC
Description
Nissan is not supplying headlight assemblies to dealers in a timely manner (settlement of class action lawsuit for dimming headlights) yet is selling them as oem online. I have been waiting 8 months for them to come into my dealer. The only response is that the supply chain is the problem. These headlights have been gradually been dimming for years due to the deterioration of a coating inside the projection beam lens. A class action lawsuit settlement has nissan obligated to replace the complete assembly if one registered with the the classs last march - september.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJan 18, 2023
StateGA
Description
This vehicle has never been in an accident and the driver air bag light came on. Per dealer it was the air bag modular and the who driver seat. Needed to be replaced. I called nissan and they wouldn't cover the replacement, because this part is only covered up to 50,000 miles. I'm very concerned and disappointed this is a safety hazard and should have been covered we are talking about air bag which saves lives. While in the dealership getting my car repaired another customer came in with the same issue. Can you please investigate nissan before the faulty air bag modular they are placing on their cars? I can see the part going out on vehicles involved in accidents , it doesn't make sense on non-accident vehicles.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateJan 18, 2023
StateOH
Description
Doing 55 or 60 the car goes into limp mode and wont let me go more then 35 to 45 at times its a safety hazard as cars almost ran right into the back of my car if nissan dont fix the issue I will hire a lawyer and sue nissan its not worth losing my life or the life of others in my car get this issue taken care of now.... I have called nissan in mansfield about this issue 3 different times ive emailed nissan and still to this day they have not reached out to me
CategoryExterior Lighting, Latches/locks/linkages
DateJan 09, 2023
StateLA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the hood inadvertently opened. The contact lost control of the vehicle but was able to pull over, close the hood, and continued driving. There were no warning lights illuminated. Additionally, while driving, the headlights failed to produce adequate lighting. The contact used the high beam headlights while driving. The contact stated that it was difficult to see people and objects on the roadway. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated the failure was related to nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was contacted but no additional assistance was provided. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 15, 2022
StateKY
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, he heard abnormally loud sounds coming from the transmission. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact veered to the side of the road, turned off, and restarted the vehicle. The vehicle responded as needed and the contact continued driving. However, the contact stated that the failure had been reoccurring while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 63,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 29, 2022
StateSC
Description
Low beam headlights too dim to be usable at night. Service center confirmed it is a known delamination issue of the reflective coating, for which a class action lawsuit was previously filed and settled. Have been waiting for over 6 months for the "back ordered" parts to come in so it can be fixed.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 16, 2022
StateOH
Description
the low beam headlight do not project properly. The problem is delamination of the headlight assembly. See "suarez vs. Nissan north america inc. Nissan will not replace the headlights in a timely manner. A claim was filed on 1/31/22. Assemblies must be replaced by 9/23/22. Nissan is delaying the repair because of "supply chain issues". Numerous owners haven't had the replacement occur by the due date. This makes the car difficult to operate, requiring the use of the high beams at all times. This is a safety issue, and should be a recall to protect all drivers.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 16, 2022
StateVA
Description
The low beam exterior lights are simply totally ineffective and provide little illumination at night. This is an ongoing issue and has yet to be corrected by nissan. Car is not able to be driven safely at night.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 14, 2022
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while his son was driving at 35 mph, he noticed that the rear passenger's side tire was not rolling smoothly. The contact stated that upon arriving at his destination and parking the vehicle, his son noticed that the rear passenger's side tire was pushed in. The contact's son was able to drive the vehicle to his residence. The contact stated upon inspecting the subframe, he noticed that the subframe was severely corroded and an unknown part had detached. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear passenger's side lower control arm assembly was fractured due to severe corrosion and the rear driver's side lower control arm was severely corroded. The independent mechanic replaced the rear passenger's side lower control arm. The dealer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle could not be repaired under nissan technical service bulletin number: p9324 as the vin was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a case was opened. The failure mileage was approximately 119,393. The contact stated that they also had the driver side rear suspension control arm repaired. A request to nissan for a reimbursement of both repairs was requested.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 04, 2022
StateMA
Description
Cvt failure yes it is available for inspection at this time. I was driving down massachusetts route 114 and slowed as approaching a traffic light the car shook and sputtered and shut off and could not get it to move as cars behind me were speeding up behind me the car would start again but shut off when placed in gear could not move from the middle of the road. Yes my safety and the people speeding up behind me were at risk. The dealer has confirmed that the cvt transmission has failed this is a known nissan problem. No warning until the time it happened the engine light came on as it died. Nissan should be required to recall this known part failure instead of placing lives in danger.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 02, 2022
StateIA
Description
The rear suspension lower links on my 2013 nissan altima corroded and broke away from the joints on both sides. The rear passenger was affected in july 2022 and the rear driver side was affected in october 2022. Both incidents happened as I was backing out of my drive-way and the rear lower links literally snapped and broke away from the vehicle. After my altima was at the body shop for the second time to replace the driver rear suspension lower link, we discovered a campaign by nissan that was entitled "altima rear lower link" and it affected 2013 nissan altima's (which we had) and the campaign went on to indicate that this was in states with high road salt usage. We live in iowa so that covered our state for high road salt usage and the campaign went on to say that under severe corrosion conditions, one of the rear lower suspension links may corrode and separate at the bushing joint area. This happened to both sides of my altima's rear lower link suspension as there was severe corrosion. We tried to file a claim with nissan to get reimbursed for our towing expense and expense of having my altima repaired but were denied reimbursement stating our vin # didn't match any listed on this campaign even though we had the exact same make, model, year and conditions surrounding the campaign that caused the rear suspension lower link to snap away from the joint area. This isn't just something common to happen to vehicles and with nissan refusing to reimburse us for a known issue on the exact same make, model and year of the car is frustrating. There could have easily been human error in not including our vin# in this campaign. Way too many coincidences for nissan to not even consider looking into our issue and including our vin# in this campaign.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateOct 25, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at night, she noticed that the low-beam headlights were becoming very dim. The contact stated that the failure occurred gradually and that no warning lights were illuminated. Over time, the failure occurred more frequently. The contact stated that it had become increasingly more difficult to see the roadway while driving because the headlights were extremely dim. The local dealer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact to replace the headlight assemblies. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 22, 2022
StateIA
Description
Why hasn't nissan replaced these headlight parts. We can't use the car at night as there isn't enough light to see safely,. No excuse fo0r this.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 21, 2022
StateDE
Description
Unable to engage automatic gear shift from park to drive or reverse. Must use small object, (screwdriver) with brake to place in drive.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 11, 2022
StateTX
Description
Nissan got sued for altima headlights that would dim after a certain amount of time. They reached out to everyone affected and offered to replace their faulty headlights. They even put a campaign (recall?) on the affected cars. I went to the dealership which performed a test and determined that both my headlights were faulty and were dimming and I'm eligible for a replacement. They placed an order for parts in may 2022, it is now october 2022 and nissan still hasn't shipped the parts to the dealer. Every time I call, the dealership says the parts have not arrived and there is nothing else they can do. Its been 5+ months since my dealership visit and I've been driving with dim headlights around rural country roads in texas which don't have streetlights or lane markings it puts me and the passengers in my car (kids) at a huge safety risk. Can you please force nissan to send new headlights (parts are already on order for my vin) so I can get this resolved without any more delay?
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 06, 2022
StateMD
Description
1. What component or system failed or malfunctioned, and is it available for inspection upon request? Answer while opening all three of the passenger doors from the inside something internally inside the door has broken preventing all three of these doors to open from the inside. 2. How was your safety or the safety of others put at risk? Answer this is a safety risk because we are unable to open the door from the inside and if there were an accident we would not be able to exit the vehicle. 3. Has the problem been reproduced or confirmed by a dealer or independent service center? Answer yes, the problem has been confirmed by the dealer. 4. Has the vehicle or component been inspected by the manufacturer, police, insurance representatives or others? Answer no, the doors have not been inspected by the manufacturer, police, insurance representatives or others. 5. Were there any warning lamps, messages or other symptoms of the problem prior to the failure, and when did they first appear? Answer no, there were no warning lights that came on warning me about this.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 05, 2022
StateTX
Description
Headlights have become so dull that it is a hazard driving at night. Altima was taken into dealership on 3/30/22 and was found to qualify for headlight replacement under the lawsuit settlement in case suarez v. Nissan north america, inc. We were told it would take about six weeks for parts to arrive. Six months later and several calls to dealership, still no parts and no idea when they'll arrive. Our daughter had hers replaced last week by a non-nissan auto repair business.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateOct 05, 2022
StateMD
Description
Headlights are dim, nearly running a person in the cross walk
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 03, 2022
StateTX
Description
The headlights have failed inspection at the dealership because the low beams are too dim. Nissan said their is not a problem although I found out there is a class action lawsuit regarding the headlight issue. This is something they are aware of but are unwilling to fix the problem. This is a safety risk because when driving at night you are unable to see and other cars might not see you due to the headlights not working properly. When it is raining you are unable to see and other cars can't see you which could cause an accident. The dealership has confirmed the issue and told me to contact nissan and they are not willing to fix the issue. I did receive a warning last night because of my headlights not working properly. There are not any warning lights but considering a class action lawsuit [xxx], et al. V. Nissan north america, inc., there should be a recall as my car is not the only car that has this problem. Please get a recall done on this as soon as possible as this is a safety risk not only to myself but all drivers on the road at night. Please do something before this causes lives of others. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryAir Bags, Air Bags
DateSep 29, 2022
StateNY
Description
Airbag sensors are failing and airbag warning light is on
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 29, 2022
StateTX
Description
Both of my headlamp lights are very dim to the point I can't see well with them at night. This has been for a long time, and extremely dangerous as I've almost had accidents. The police has stopped me several times and given me warnings to have it fixed, but it is too expensive for me . It was inspected by the dealer and failed the inspection.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 24, 2022
StateWA
Description
The low beam headlights have failed. Confirmation is confirmed at olympia, washington nissan. Our safety at night was compromised as well as other drivers. This was such a gradual problem that we were unaware of it until approximately march of 2022. A lawsuit was filed in 2020. We were not informed and told we did not qualify. We have paid the dealer to replace the low beam. It likely will not be done until december of later of this year.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateSep 23, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the headlights became extremely dim. The contact stated that the headlights were no longer illuminated as needed. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact stated that failure occurred on several occasions and the high beam headlights had to be activated. The contact later received a notice for nissan service campaign number: pc861 for the replacement of the halogen headlamps. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer who inspected the vehicle and diagnosed that the headlamps needed to be replaced; however, the dealer informed the contact that the failure did not meet the specifications to be covered under the service campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and confirmed that the repair would be the responsibility of the vehicle owner. A case was opened. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 22, 2022
StateWI
Description
Highlights are to dim too travel after dark. There has been a settlement, however nissan is not suppling dealerships with enough lamps to match demand. This should be a national recall and treated as much.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 20, 2022
StateNJ
Description
Airbag light on displayed in dashboard suddenly . Dealer not able to find the diagnosis code so it was reset and then after a month it came back again .
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 16, 2022
StateNH
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving 40 mph at night, she noticed that the high beam headlights were significantly dim. The contact later received a notice for nissan service campaign number: pc861 for the halogen headlamps replacement. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the vehicle and diagnosed that the headlamps needed to be replaced; however, the dealer informed the contact that the parts were not yet available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateSep 15, 2022
StateFL
Description
The steering wheel was pulling to one side as I drove to work. After I parked my car I put it in reverse and something fell out of the bottom of the car. The rear lower link had broken in half and the car was not drivable. The tires bent in. The car was then towed to universal nissan. This was a recall and nissan wants to charge me for parts and labor.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 12, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving approximately 65 mph, while slowing the vehicle for traffic ahead, the vehicle started to shake with the steering wheel jerking to the left and the right. The contact was able to slow the vehicle however, the vehicle was shaking abnormally. The contact stated that several unknown warning lights were illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle failure occurred constantly. The contact had taken the vehicle to a local dealer where it was diagnosed and determined that the cvt transmission and front and rear suspension needed to be replaced. Additionally, the contact was informed that the drive train and bearing needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 175,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 10, 2022
StateWA
Description
Headlights on my 2013 altima are dangerously dim. I filed several complaints with nhtsa several years ago about this problem but nothing was done. A few months ago I received a notice from the suarez v nissan settlement administrator stating that my vehicle qualified for free replacement headlights as part of a class action suit settlement stemming from defective headlights on 2013-2016 nissan altimas. The notice said my vehicle would receive free replacement headlights if I: 1. Submit an out-of-warranty claim form by march 26, 2022 2. Take my altima to an authorized nissan dealer between march 27, 2022 and september 23, 2022. I fulfilled both of those requirements but the dealer still refuses to replace my headlights. They say they “tested” the headlights and they seem “ok”. I asked for a clarification of the “test” procedure. They said they spray “bubbles” on the headlights, turn them on and observe how bright they look. There is nothing quantitative, nothing measured — just a subjective “look” and that's it. How can nissan get away with this phony test. I see many complaints on this website from others that have been duped by nissan regarding this issue. The lights on my altima are so bad that I avoid driving at night. When I do have to drive at night, the headlights are so dim that they only faintly illuminate about 25 feet in front of me. The lights are so dim that other drivers flash their lights at me, thinking that I just have my parking lights on. This is an obvious safety issue that many, many altima owners have to put up with. As a result of the class action suit, nissan agreed to replace the defective headlights but they are now playing games with a made up, phony test and not fulfilling their promise to replace these dangerous, defective headlights. Shame on nissan. Why doesn't nhtsa enforce this recall? Your website says “our mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs…” you need to do your job!!!!
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateSep 08, 2022
StatePA
Description
While driving at 35mph on a city road the car hood flew up open & smashed into the windshield despite their supposed fix of hood latch spring being replaced & assembly lubricated by the nissan dealership in aug 2021 due to a nissan hood latch recall (nhtsa recall 16v-029) in response to a class action lawsuit. At highway speeds, this would have seriously compromised human lives. In this case, neither the primary hood latch lever or fuel door release lever had been pulled open by the driver just prior to the incident; yet the hood flew open without warning. (hoods have primary latches located inside the vehicles, then secondary latches located under the hoods. Primary hood latches in the cars are located too close to the fuel door latches that might cause drivers to accidentally unlatch the hoods instead of the fuel doors. Then once the primary hood latch is pulled in the altima, the secondary latch under the hood fails to hold the hood down, allowing the altima hood to open while driving.) no warning lights or messages came on. The car was not drivable & was towed to the nissan dealership where it is currently pending repairs estimate $5234. 58. At this time, nissan motors accepts no liability for this incident; clearly shifting the blame again. Nissan motors has issued multiple (2014, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2022interim) hood latch recalls in response to this problem in various nissan models 2013-2018, the most recent in 2022 (still in progress). Design and manufacturing defects allegedly cause the hoods to open while driving at any speed. According to the altima class action lawsuit, nissan blames the problems on multiple sources but still can't properly repair the cars. The altima hood latch systems are allegedly not strong enough to perform in real-world conditions and aren't up to industry standards used for more than 100 years. The return springs are also allegedly too weak, as are the locking systems which prevent the hoods from securely latching.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateSep 08, 2022
StateMS
Description
My 2013 nissan altima is included in the notice of class action settlement rafael suarez et. Al. V. Nissan north america, inc.,no. 3:21-cv-000393-wlc-an. This settlement was reached in late 2021. On or about april 11,2022 my vehicle failed a nissan dealer conducted test thus qualifying it for replacement headlights. The lumens emitted from the headlights are degraded due to delamination of the headlamp covering. Basically, there is insufficient light to safely drive the car at night in my particular case. The problem is that nissan n. A. Claims they are unable to provide the headlights due to supply chain issues. Any corporation can overcome supply chain issues should they wish to place the resources needed to overcome any obstacles. In this case the issue is one of safety for myself and the other nissan drivers that have not received replacement headlights. I have contacted nissan n. A. Customer service hot line (800-647-7261) numerous times (with documented case numbers) but no information is forth coming on when the replacement headlamp coverings will be available. Nissan n. A. Advices contacting the local nissan dealer for updated information however they have only what nissan provides them. With the summer driving season (with longer hours of natural light) coming to the an end, the need for the headlights is all the more important during the shorten winter days. Nissan has been less than forth coming with information as to when the replacement covers will be available. Help from the ntsb is needed to "encourage" nissan n. A. To provide the headlight covers. Case numbers in the nissan customer service systems include among others, #46093980, #46431416, #46856238 and #47154211.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 05, 2022
StateCA
Description
In april 2022,I took my vehicle down to the tracy california nissan dealership. I was part of the class section lawsuit to have my headlights replaced because they are so extremely dim and to also had a recall for the hood latch serviced. I was told that my headlights were just fine. That per nissans instructions, the dealerships were to lightly clean the headlamp area, take it into a darkened room and measure the brightness of the headlights. The dealership refused to give me any information on what the parameters were for the headlight brightness testing. I was just told over and over again that my headlights are bright enough and did not qualify for replacement. Even after checking the brightness since they supposedly cleaned the headlights, there was no change. I still cannot drive the vehicle without the highbeams on. And even with the highbeams on the headlights are not that bright. Again I asked the service manager about the lawsuit and that it specifically states that they would replace the headlights. He told me if I was unsatisfied I could call the one 800 number he gave me. Then he proceeded to tell me good luck and have a nice day.
CategorySteering
DateAug 26, 2022
StateCA
Description
Loud whining noise when I turn the wheel
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 16, 2022
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while his son was driving at 35 mph, the vehicle was shuddering significantly and the parking brake engaged independently, which locked the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure reoccurred several times the same day. The son was able to restart the vehicle on each occasion. However, the failure persisted and the contact's son could no longer start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the continuously variable transmission (cvt) software needed to be updated. However, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the continuously variable transmission (cvt) module was replaced. The contact stated that the failure reoccurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who reprogrammed the continuously variable transmission (cvt) module. However, the failure persisted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a case was opened. The failure mileage was approximately 49,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 15, 2022
StateFL
Description
I'm currently overseas in germany and do not have any manufactures capable of making repairs until I arrive back in the states oct 15 2022.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 12, 2022
StateFL
Description
Low beam headlights inadequate. Very obvious. Difficult to see at night. Nissan dealer does not want to replace under class action settlement. Headlight lenses are not hazy.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 10, 2022
StateNJ
Description
The airbag light came on in my 2013 nissan altima randomly while in park. I had it checked at an official nissan dealership on the 28th of june 2022. The service center informed me that the right back seat assembly needed to be replaced (can provide documentation). I was informed that none of the airbags would be deployed if I were to get into an accident/ my vehicle has around 130,000 miles. It is a 2013, so this should not be happening in my opinion. I have a 2006 vehicle and I have had other vehicles that I have never had this happen. The repair itself will cost close to two thousand dollars. I bought the vehicle for this the safety features. I had airbag protection on all sides of each door to include the traditional airbag in dashboard and steering wheel. This problem is unacceptable for an over $20,000 vehicle. I have contacted to the manufacturer, and they refereed me to your website for further investigation. I hope that you find this, if applicable to be a nationwide recall on the airbags. Please urge them to recall this vehicle for this defective item, my safety is at risk. The airbag system is a must in a vehicle. Please contact me regarding this matter and I will submit documents or answer questions. Respectfully, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 04, 2022
StateMA
Description
Headlights are extremely dim. No usable light, even though the headlights are not old.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 28, 2022
StateMA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed with a faulty driver's side air bag. The vehicle was not repaired and remained at the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 26, 2022
StateNJ
Description
Prior passenger airbag recalls on this year and model vehicle which have previously been “fixed”. However for the past 4 weeks, “passenger airbag off” light remains illuminated regardless of passenger being seated with vehicle seat belt latched. As well, the airbag red light is illuminated on driver dashboard continuously which results in none of the vehicles' airbags being deployed in the event of a collision or serious collision. This is a huge safety concern for myself as a driver and all occupants of the vehicle.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 25, 2022
StateIL
Description
My driver seat airbag light is on red on the dashboard. I have not had any accidents. It's a safety issue, not safe. If I have an accident, the bag will not depoly and a risk to my life. I called nissan today and they said the air bags are only under warranty for 3 yrs or 60,000 miles. That is not acceptable as compared to other car makers and their warranties. Some car airbags last 10 years or the life of the car. Nissan customer service said, the car is not under the recall list. My car model has had several recalls. Case #46890272. Nissan consumer affairs said, sorry not covered. What if a life was lost. The cost of replacing airbag vs. Safety of customer's life seems to be not important. I took the car to nissan dealer and in order for them to look at the air bag light on, they had me pay $189. 95 for a diagnosis to let me know the whole seat needs to be replaced. Unacceptable, I have not heard "full drivers seats replaced new. My car has no other problems. I have had for 9 years with 77,000 miles. Thank you for logging my complaint of the driver air bag.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 22, 2022
StateKS
Description
Headlight's reflection material inside the housing and lens degrades and makes it harder to see while driving at night.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 21, 2022
StateNC
Description
The low beam lights are extremely dim and I can't see at night.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 17, 2022
StateGA
Description
The airbag light came on and I took it to the nissan dealership and they reset it. A month later the light came back on and I took it back to the dealership now they say they can't reset it, it have to be replaced with a part that cause $2400 that I don't have. There was a recall on this problem but my vin# is not on the list as for many more which was stated that not all vin#'s were included at the beginning. I feel that nissan should honor this recall especially in these trying times of our economy.
CategoryAir Bags, Seats
DateJul 14, 2022
StateNC
Description
When adult sits in passenger seat, the passenger (air bag off)light is on. Which means the air bag is off and will not deploy in a accident. When a heavy weight adult sits in the seat, the light turns off. Sensor might be bad in seat. My wife is 140 lbs. Light stays on when she sits in the passenger seat .
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 12, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact state while driving approximately 65 mph at night, the headlights were dimmed making visibility very difficult. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who confirmed the failure with the headlights. The headlights were not replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The dealer related the failure to nhtsa campaign number: 22v244000 (exterior lighting) however, neither the vin nor the year, make, or model vehicle was included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 12, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while at a red traffic light, the vehicle stalled and vibrated, and then lost motive power. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact then restarted the vehicle and drove to her destination; however, the vehicle lost motive power again. The vehicle remained at the location for a day; the contact then returned and noticed the transmission fluid had drained out onto the ground. The local mechanic confirmed the transmission fluid leak. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer out of town and diagnosed with transmission failure; however, the vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the transmission was repaired by another mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.
CategoryAir Bags, Power Train
DateJul 09, 2022
StateMI
Description
1) driver's side airbag warning light is on all the time, constant red. 2) transmission shift lever would not move out of park and had to be replaced @ 115,000 at a cost of $954. 3) the transmission failed and had to be replaced at 118,000 at a cost of $4,500. When I contacted nissan about these issues, I was told that there was nothing they could do.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 07, 2022
StateAZ
Description
Our headlights on dim were barely visible on the road and was glad to see a recall on this exact item. I understood the dealership would repair the problem. I took the car into anderson nissan in lake havasu city, az (some 60 miles from my house). I was told the tech inspected the lights and said they were ok and did nothing. They are not safe an as I said above barely visible at night. Can you check that recall, anderson nissan kept the paper work. If you can send someone to check the lights and you'll see what I mean.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 07, 2022
StateVA
Description
Rear suspension control arm failed while operating the vehicle, resulting in the car swerving and becoming temporarily uncontrollable. No accident resulted, but had a car been in the lane adjacent to mine, there certainly would have been a collision. I am grateful this did not occur on the highway at higher speeds. Mechanics found that the right rear suspension control arm failed and was heavily corroded. The left rear suspension control arm was also highly corroded and had stress fractures, requiring replacement. See attached photos. I will request that the mechanics save the parts for inspection by the nhtsa. No potholes or curbs were hit, and this suddenly happened while driving on a well paved road in virginia. The car has 95,430 miles on it, and has been parked indoors for the past 5 years, and largely driven in the northern virginia and d. C. Metro area. There were no warnings before this occurred.
CategorySuspension
DateJun 30, 2022
StateIL
Description
Please include with our complaint: odi 11469244 on june 8, 2022 one of our rear lower suspension links broke and left my husband on the side of the road two weeks ago. After having it towed home we learned about service campaign p9324. Sevice campaign p9324 states “certain nissan altima vehicles currently or previously registered in specific u. S. States with high road salt usage for model year 2013 and model years 2013-2014 in canada are potentially affected”. Illinois is considered high-users of road salt. Called the dealership and he confirmed that all parts and labor would be covered. We then had our vehicle towed to the dealership on june 9, 2022. Within an hour, the service department called and stated our vin was not covered. Brad brees, the service manager can be reached at (815) 633- 3460. He will be able to confirm our situation and he agreed that this should not be happening with a vehicle that has been owned and driven in illinois for 7+ years. We immediately filed a claim with nissan north america consumer affairs department. After waiting four business days we learned that our claim was denied. When my husband asked if the representative had read the service bulletin, she stated that she had not. When my husband asked for the denial to be put in writing, the consumer affair representative hung up on him. We went ahead and got our car fixed by the dealer. It was at that time, we learned about the extended warranty on this problem,. We filed the extended warranty claim form and included our receipts for the repair and the tows. We asked that all correspondence be made in writing, either by mail or email. A representative called and notified us that again our claim was denied. They will not put in writing a reason for our denial. As customer's we want a valid reason. While we don't understand why our vehicle is not included we are extremely concerned that nissan consumer affairs won't put the denial and reason in wri
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 29, 2022
StateLA
Description
Shift stuck in park. Shift assembly needs replacing due to bad interlock solenoid. $1000. 00 to fix. This problem has affected many cars and nissan will do nothing about it.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 28, 2022
StateCA
Description
The airbag light has come on on the dash and does not go out. It doesn't matter if someone is in the seat with or without the seat belt. It stays on. Now I'm worried the airbag won't work in an accident or it might go off/explode at any time.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 28, 2022
StateCA
Description
The headlights are so dim it is very dangerous. We have to drive with our brights on just to see. Therefore, we try not to be out in the dark. Which isn't right.
CategoryAir Bags: Air Bag/restraint Control Module, Engine And Engine Cooling:engine:engine Control Module (ecu/ecm)
DateJun 27, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving on the highway at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle lost motive power and stalled. The contact was able to pull over to the side of the roadway and restarted the vehicle. The contact stated that an unknown warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the air bag module and ecu module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 23, 2022
StateNC
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while her grandson was driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle failed to properly accelerate. The vehicle then lost motive power and stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer who diagnosed that the transmission was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 144,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 17, 2022
StateIN
Description
I own a 2013 nissan altima sv with about 70,000 miles. It had an extended warranty, that expired late may 2021 and started have problems thereafter. The cvt transmission would cause the car to lunge and stall when shifting from park. The car would stall once you backed out onto the road. Several times at a busy traffic signal, the car would lunge forward, even though you had your foot on the brake. I had the car towed to the local dealer after the first incident. They kept the car about 4 days, but mainly worked on the recalls. They said, nothing showed up on diagnostic. However, I drove my car south about 1000 miles and the situation became worse. Made an appointment, at the local dealership and drove my car there. Within 1 hour, the service guy stated I needed a new transmission, a $5,600 repair. It was mentioned that I may want to contact nissan about the situation. By reading many reviews, this is a serious problem that nissan should fix. S
CategorySuspension
DateJun 14, 2022
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving 45 mph, the vehicle started shaking and the rear passenger's side lowered. The contact was able to pull over and he noticed that the rear lower suspension had separated at the bushing joint. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was informed that the lower link needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The contact was informed that the vin was not included in tsb: p9324. The failure mileage was 140,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 14, 2022
StateOH
Description
Got recall for hood latch handled in september of 2021. While driving on the highway at 70 mph the hood flew open which caused severe damage to vehicle and almost causing numerous of crashes. Vehicle is being repaired per dealer however this is the third time this issue occurred and at this point I am afraid to drive the vehicle and nervous for anyone with these vehicles to continue driving them honestly. I am unsure what to do at this point considering what if this happens again and the outcome isn't as good as previously. I just feel as though if this issue can't be corrected after 5 recalls why continue to have these vehicles on the road.
CategorySteering
DateJun 01, 2022
StateMN
Description
My nissan's right passenger side lower rearward control arm broke as I was driving and I lost control of the car and steered to the side of the road. I was lucky no car was near me or it would have been tragic. Nissan should be forced to recall all the cars with this faulty part before life is lost.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateMay 31, 2022
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the headlights were significantly dim, affecting the driver's visibility of the roadway. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact stated that sometimes she drove with the high beams activated to make the roadway more visible, even though it was distracting to oncoming drivers. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the vehicle and diagnosed that the headlights needed to be replaced under nissan lawsuit settlement service campaign number: pc861. However, the dealer informed the contact that the parts for repair were not yet available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMay 28, 2022
StateTX
Description
The headlights are defective. You can not see the road at night at all! I have a claim with the suarez vs nissan lawsuit settlement, which was approved by final order of the courts. Nissan was ordered to replace the 2 defective headlamp assembly. Nissan refuses to comply with the order of the court! Nissan is breaking the law! Help! Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategorySuspension
DateMay 19, 2022
StateCT
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle was vibrating. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the control arms and rear suspension needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 19, 2022
StateCA
Description
2013 altima 3. 5 sl. The passenger door handle popped and wont open from the inside, you have to roll the window down and open it from the outside, if you cant get out of your car in an emergency it is a life or death situation.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateMay 17, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while merging onto the freeway at approximately 35 mph, the hood latch became inoperable, and the hood inadvertently unlatched, raised up, and struck the windshield, causing the windshield to shatter. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer to be diagnosed. The vehicle was diagnosed with a defective hood latch. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact related the failure to nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 16, 2022
StateGA
Description
I key system error. Engine control module malfunction. Car loses power when accelerating, not safe when driving on road. Car will not start up at times.
CategorySuspension
DateMay 16, 2022
StateOH
Description
My 2013 altima rear control arm broke as my daughter pulled into our driveway. Nissan dealership says my vin does not have a recall on this part. Very very dangerous
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 25, 2022
StateNV
Description
No incident... Avoiding using car at night... Headlights dangerous... Young granddaughter with good eyesight has complained also of poor headlight night driving... This definitely is a safety issue... Many drivers who cannot afford to repair will be driving with poor lighting
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 25, 2022
StateWA
Description
I was driving on a road that is 40 mph. I was getting close to a stop light that had been red and cars had not moved yet once the light turned greened. I started pressing my brake to slow down and my cars emergency brake came on by itself and I got stuck in the middle of the road. My cars brake light and battery light came ln and the car was stuck- could not change gears or drive . I had to turn the car on and off five or six times in order for it to finally I brake itself and let me drive very slowly. Got the car checked by two auto shops, one was nissan and the other david's auto repair service . David's said code p17f1 and I would need a new transmission. Nissan said it was my battery , got my battery changed and the car kept doing the same thing , got inspected again by nissan and they also got the same code and said I would need a new transmission. My car only has 107k miles - no other issues prior to this. I cannot drive my car now because it judders and brakes itself and it's dangerous to drive
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 19, 2022
StateNC
Description
2013-2018 nissan altimas manufactured with halogen headlamps (“class vehicles”) have a defect that causes an interior reflecting surface of the headlamp to deteriorate, resulting in dimming of the low beam headlights. Took mine to nissan of lumberton and they said it passed there test they come up with. Still can't see about 10ft in front of you and less than that when foggy or raining. Can't drive with high beams on everywhere.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateApr 16, 2022
StatePA
Description
We have a 2013 nissan altima that we haven't driven at night for over 4 years. There was a lawsuit over headlamp issue and plaintiffs won. So we filed our claim in jan when we received postcard. We rec'd a ticket # and took it to our nissan dealer after the april 1st, when allowed. They replaced the 2 recalls under our vin # but concluded our lights are fine. They are not! We can't see 2 feet in front of us at night. To prove this we drove it yesterday to our good friday service at our church. We almost crashed. You can't see the lines on the road in front of you! We had to drive with our brights on and blind everybody. That's the only way to drive it at night. I see on nissan's webpage that there is a headlight recall dated 3/24/22 pc861 but you don't have a safety id#. I figured that's why nissan didn't honor that recall. I joined the niisan club and there are many people that also were denied as headlights fine according to their "new bulletin" nissan sent to all dealerships after the lawsuit was settled. Seems they are not honoring to replace the headlamps even though we can't see or drive our cars at night. I'm at a loss why your agency hasn't given this a safety issue. I don't know what to do. My husband was so angry to learn the dealership deemed our lights fine he started screaming at the management. They even admitted our lights our dim but according to nissan's co. Bulletin they don't meet the replacement standards. I guess we just wait to crash at night before it causes you to assign a safety id #. I know we can't be the only ones complaining of being rejected. The nissan dealership is on rt 19 in wexford, pa.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 14, 2022
StateWA
Description
The low-beam headlights on this nissan altima are so dim that it is dangerous to operate the vehicle at night. I have to use high-beams at all times. The reason is the coating inside the assembly de-laminated. This was litigated against nissan in a class action suit, suarez v. Nissan. The suit was settled earlier this year. As part of the settlement, I filed a claim and was authorized to take the car to my local nissan dealer for replacement (tacoma, wa). The dealer told me they would need to verify the lights were indeed too dim before replacing the assembly. After testing them, they claimed the lights passed and would not need replacement. This is an incredulous conclusion and I can only conclude they are willingly trying to avoid replacement, as there is no way these lights can be considered safe. Do we have any recourse? Is there an independent way to test the headlights to prove they are unsafe? Can someone at ntsb talk to nissan? Is this even a condition of replacement, that the lights have to fail a test administered by nissan itself? That seems entirely inappropriate. Thanks for any help you can provide, I can't be the only one going through this.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 12, 2022
StateAL
Description
Cvt- erratic shifting, shuddering . The same well known problems that nissan knows about.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateApr 06, 2022
StateMN
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving 55 mph, the vehicle jerked to the right with the traction control warning light illuminated. Upon inspection, the contact discovered that the rear passenger's side tire was tilted in. Due to the failure, the contact called a tow truck and it was discovered that the rear control arm had corroded. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who linked the failure nhtsa campaign number: 12v494000 (steering, suspension) and referred her to the dealer for assistance. The contact called the dealer and was informed that the vin was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was also notified of the failure and a case was filed. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 123,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 01, 2022
StateMD
Description
The headlight assembly is defective and gets very dim. Replacing the bulb does not fix the issue. Lights are so dim it is not drivable at night.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 30, 2022
StateOH
Description
Daughter was driving car, severe shake so she pulled over on the side of the road and called me. I got the car home and noticed the rear driver side wheel was misaligned and had a 45degree lean. I jacked the car up and noticed a rusted broken lower control arm. I began to research this part and noticed nissan had a recall for this on all 2013 model. Nissan p9324, you can see my control arm broke in the exact area as the recall control arms. I contacted bussam nissan in my area and they stated that yes there was a recall for this year but they are not sure why it is not attached to my vin. My daughter couldve really been seriously injured and the car is not safe. I am only asking nissan to replace the proven defective part. I own a 2005 and 2007 altima and have never had this issue, 2013 is too new of a car for broken control arms. I have attached photos and the service bulletin
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 26, 2022
StateDE
Description
Nissan altima 2013 extremely dim low light bean, specifically poor intensity of brightness and distance throw of light. Extremely dangerous to operate vehicle at night. Endangering occupants, other drivers, and pedestrians. I changed light bulbs twice using the brightest bulbs available. But noticeable improvement. Almost caused several collisions and pedestrian strikes on dark roads and street, especially in rain. Problem developed in 2016, about three years after purchase in 2013. Immediate recall is critical, replace headlamps before fatalities.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateMar 24, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at an undisclosed speed, she noticed that the headlights were going dim. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the headlight assemblies needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 58,000.
CategorySuspension:front:control Arm:lower Arm
DateMar 23, 2022
StateWI
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving 35 mph, he heard an abnormally loud knocking sound coming from the rear passenger's side brakes. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The contact was able to pull over and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was diagnosed and the contact was informed that the rear control arms and the bolts attached to the frame need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 165,000. Consumer wanted to include a link to nissan's website where they say this is an issue but only in canada due to high volume of salt being used. Wisconsin which is a state they say uses a high volume of salt.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 21, 2022
StateTX
Description
While driving, the vehicle began to make a loud noise followed by shuddering. It was taken to the dealership and a code was returned that indicated a transmission failure. This same cvt transmission was replaced in august 2017 and has been driven only 23,000 more. While nissan is aware that their transmissions are defective, they offer no assistance outside of the limited warrant that only lasts 3 years. No warning light appeared.
CategorySuspension:rear:axle:non-powered Axle Assembly
DateMar 17, 2022
StateMA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving 20 mph, the vehicle began to drive rough; the contact felt that the steering wheel was disconnected from the front wheels whenever the vehicle would drive over slight bump in the road. The contact stated that the traction and stability warning lights were illuminated. The contact drove to her destination and observed that driver's side rear tire appeared to have separated from the rim. The contact had the vehicle towed to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the driver's side rear control arm had fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 17, 2022
StateDE
Description
My automatic vehicle is stuck in park- either the shift lock solenoid component or the actual assembly and/ore electric that activates the ability to move out of park is defective. If you use a tool and manually override shift lock you can move out of gear. There are thousands of complaints and videos online about this same issue. The fix is anywhere from 500 to 1k at a repair shop. This is an extremely dangerous condition as there is no way to ever quickly get out of the way - of anything- if your vehicle is in park.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 16, 2022
StateOK
Description
Transmission shifter would not come out of park have put new transmission fluid in this car twice in 112,000 miles had to replace whole shifter assembly 1300. 00 been warned this cvs transmission defective and should be recalled everyone including dealership says this transmission is no good and need to change fluid and flush every 30,000 miles now … 300. 00 to do it !!!! I've owned 3 nissans never had anything like this 😞
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 11, 2022
StateCA
Description
Update from previous complaint. On 1/24/22 I took the car for passenger air bag malfunction/ocs malfunction, the problem when there is a passenger on the car or not the passenger air bag light stays off and seatbelt light was on all the time. I brought the customer initiative related to nhtsa recall 16v-244 letter to the nearest dealership nissan duarte and they only performed zero reset calibration and it did the job for about 4 weeks and now the air bag light turns on and off intermittently. I tried to have a passenger on the car and turned the car on, the air bag light turns off, when I restart the car with just me in the car, the air bag light stays on, I was able to replicate this problem over and over. Safety is definitely at risk for everyone in the car, as the air bag system is malfunctioning. I tried contacting customer service to honor their customer initiative related to nhtsa recall 16v-244 and have them perform service bulletin ntb17-006 ocs system retrofit to no avail. I tried contacting sarah jay at 615-725-7585 nissan specialist waiting her reply. Please investigate car is approximately 67000 miles.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateMar 11, 2022
StateAR
Description
The car starts good engine sounds good but when you put it in drive or reverse the car turns off
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 09, 2022
StatePA
Description
Cvt transmission failed, they know the 2013 model has a bad transmission and instead of recalling it they only did an extended 2 year warranty in a class action lawsuit. The car should not be on the road we just paid our car off not knowing about this issue and the car stopped in the middle of traffic and would not drive. We got it towed to a nissan dealership to find out it needs a new transmission and that's when we learned about all the issues of the cvt transmission issues on the 2013 model. Uploaded towing bill, do not have the invoice from the dealership yet but they are stating 5900. 00 to replace the transmission which is crazy now seeing everything online knowing it's a faulty part.
CategoryAir Bags, Exterior Lighting
DateMar 08, 2022
StateGA
Description
My passenger air bag monitor seems to have a shortage. If there is no one in the passenger seat it will show on the dash as being on or when no one is in the seat it will show on and then sometimes off. Most days there isn't any symbol on the dash when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. I never know if the passenger seat belt is on or off. My second concern is my exterior headlights, they are so dim that I have to use my bright lights to see the roads. I have basically tried to stop driving very early in the morning, or at night.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 28, 2022
StateMI
Description
While driving through a residential street at 20 mph, the rear driver side control arm of my 2013 altima broke off suddenly. I was lucky that I wasn't on a freeway when this happened. The vehicle has been towed to a nearby mechanic, and I'm waiting to hear back about the mechanic's assessment.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 25, 2022
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving 50 mph, the vehicle lost motive power without warning. The contact attempted to restart the vehicle however, after several attempts the vehicle failed to start-up. Due to the failure, the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who replaced the transmission fluid; however, while the contact was driving home, the failure recurred without warning. The contact attempted to notify the manufacturer but was unsuccessful. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 87,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 21, 2022
StateCA
Description
Secondary hood latch failed. While driving on the street at about 35 mph, hood flew open causing very limited visual. Upon pulling over, damage was visible on the fenders of left and right side. Dealer claims not liable for any repairs.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateVA
Description
Airbag sensor not working correct, which will cause airbags not to deploy.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateRI
Description
I had driven the car less. Than one half mile when car stalled.. When I tried to restart the car it continued to stall when I shifted to drive. No prior warning was given
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateFeb 08, 2022
StateMO
Description
I took my car in for an alignment and the mechanic discovered excessive and sever corrosion on the lower suspension link in the rear, the corrosion is so bad that the entire subframe is holding on by a corroded approximately 1/2 inch section, one bump and the entire rear end of the vehicle will fall off. This car is less than 10 years old, has 80,000 miles on it and is for the most part kept in a garage. The corrosion is so bad that the car has been deemed unsafe to drive. Individuals who are experts in automotive parts have indicated that the corrosion that has occurred would be expected for a car that is over 50 years old and has been sitting in water or subjected to extreme use of salt/water/road chemicals to corrode to the degree that this entire unit is showing. I found that nissan has put in place a "warranty extension to replace this exact part of the lower rear suspension due to excessive corrosion for the year/make/model of car I am reporting, however nissan is refusing to honor that on my car simply because my vin number didn't show up as one that should be experiencing this known issue. Searching the internet I have found hundreds of people that have had their back end fall off while driving due to this corrosion, all are same year, make and model. I will attach photos that show the extensive corrosion that is on the lower rear link of my 2013 altima, reflecting that my car is in fact impacted by the very issue that nissan supposedly was voluntarily extending the warranty on in an effort to prevent having to do a recall. Based on my brief internet review with a simple google search this part is defective on more cars than nissan is covering and someone is going to die as a result of nissans failure to recall and/or fix the issue when it is brought to their attention despite knowing that this is a prevalent issue on the year/make/model of this car. There lack of taking responsibility will cost someone their life.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateFeb 02, 2022
StateCA
Description
Warning light on dash for passenger seat air bag and passenger seat belt.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System
DateFeb 01, 2022
StateNC
Description
The airbag light came on the dash and stays on without the vehicle being involved in a crash. I took it to a shop to have it repaired and they stated it was a faulty airbag sensor.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJan 30, 2022
StateCA
Description
Unknown, but the issue is beneath the passenger seat where it seems a wire has shorted out and even became disconnected and I am unsure but pretty positive that it has something to do with the passenger side airbags because shortly after a diagnostic scan shows several airbag fault codes. Also since then my car's performance has changed and now I am receiving diagnostic trouble codes for different electrical components such as mas air flow sensor low voltage and its causing my car to stall at random times while driving and even on freeways. It also has caused my car to slow down while fully accelerating on the pedal. Very big safety concern as im driving on the freeway with my family in the car as well.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 21, 2022
StateAL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at night with the low-beam headlights activated, the illumination from the headlights was extremely dim, causing a visibility hazard for the driver. The headlight bulbs were replaced on several occasions, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who diagnosed that the headlight assemblies needed to be replaced to fix the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vin was not available. The failure mileage was 86,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 19, 2022
StateIN
Description
I had been pulled over for not having my lights on but they were, then pulled over again while driving with brights on,(had to drive with brights on to see road), another day, I had turned off my brights to avoid getting pulled over for having them on. When I arrived at my destination I could barely see the road & hit a parked car. It just so happened I was in front of my daughters house, my destination , & it was her car I hit. I cant drive at night which has caused many other problem. Headlights might as well be off while driving at night cause they look same on. & worse in fog cause you cant use brights to help see either.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 18, 2022
StateAZ
Description
Known issue of cvt transmission needs replaced... Original owners did not receive notification and was denied warranty when presented the issue
CategorySuspension
DateJan 14, 2022
StateOH
Description
On the morning of thursday january 13th I pulled in my place of employment which had a small pot hole at the entrance. Upon entering the parking lot I hit that hole and noticed that my car had a bit of a sway, but did not understand what the issue was. After working 8 hours I was going to leave and noticed the same issue with the vehicle. I then exited my car to inspect my tires thinking I had a flat. Upon further inspection I noticed that my fender well was sitting on top of my tire. I then looked under my car to confirm that the lower linkage arm for the passengers rear tire had sheared from the subframe. The car at that time was un-drivable so I called a tow truck to transport it to a nissan dealership. On january 14th I received my diagnosis report that stated the lower linkage arm had rusted and sheared because of this issue. They also inspected the drivers side part and confirmed the same issue was taking place with the other linkage. The vehicle is only 8 years old at this time and the part has rusted so severely that it caused the part to fail. In my opinion this is a very detrimental issue that nissan will not acknowledge or offer assistance with fixing. My biggest concern with the whole situation is that I could have been driving the vehicle at 70mph on the highway and have this part fail. Should that have happened I could have been seriously injured or even killed. In my opinion I think that nissan needs to do an investigation on part corrosion since this is an issue they are combating already with the secondary hood latch, which I have had a representative from nissan say was because of corrosion of that secondary latch. This does not seem like an isolated issue, but more of a larger concern that nissan should be looking into with corrosion on very important parts to the vehicles integrity.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJan 13, 2022
StateCA
Description
After ocs recall 16v-244. The system is malfunctioning again around 2019. The ocs light will stay off and the passenger seat belt light turn on as it register the seat as occupied and the only solution at that time was to click the seat belt in to simulate someone wearing the seat belt. No child can sit in the front due weight sensors not working. The safety of everyone is at risk at this point due to malfunctioning ocs. After several online research I found many altima owners complaining about the problem but not able to afford the initial cost of checking the problem and the high cost of repairing the problem in the thousands, only altima owner still under warranties are able to get relief and thus was not reported. Due to covid pandemic, I drive less and tried to stay away from dealerships as to do my own oil change, I was unable to solve the problem due to high cost they charge to fix it. I mention to them there was a recall recently and it should replace the ecu unit and provide similar fix free of charge. I am guessing the air bag still works as the air bag light is not on at this time. I tried contacting nissan customer service and was provided with a case #45568871, I was urged to contact nhtsa for further help with a campaign initiation. Thank you
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 08, 2022
StateCT
Description
The low beam headlights are to dim. The light from the fog lights projects further then the low beam headlights. I have changed the bulbs but there has been little to no improvement.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 26, 2021
StateLA
Description
Head lights are so dim that I have to drive at night with my brights on.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateDec 18, 2021
StateFL
Description
Head lights are so dim that I have to drive at night with my brights
CategorySuspension
DateDec 18, 2021
StateIL
Description
I have a 2013 nissan altima. I have always had my car serviced by a nissan dealership. I recently had my serpentine belt replaced and when the multi point inspection was conducted the tech found discovered the rear control arm is rusted, cracked and close to breaking apart. I was told by another nissan dealership that an service campaign was out in reference to that same part, he put my vin and said my car is not apart of that campaign. I purchased the part so that my dealership could do the repair. The campaign is for (certain) 2013 and 2014 altima's. Rear lower link salt states. I live in illinois which is one of the salt states and have the corrosion and rust. Campaign is p9324. I contacted nissan corporate office and they issued a case #. This is a huge safety issue and nissan should fix this issue. I see there is an attorney in california handling this very issue.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 10, 2021
StateMN
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while parking the vehicle, he heard an abnormal sound. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact stated when exiting the vehicle, he noticed that the rear driver's side tire was slanted. The contact stated while inspecting under the vehicle, he noticed the rear lower control arm was disengaged. The vehicle was not drivable. The contact went to the local dealer and showed them pictures of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with manufacturer recall number p9324 however, the vin was not included. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 119,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 08, 2021
StateTX
Description
Dimmed headlights
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 05, 2021
StateTX
Description
The lights on the car are very dim it had halogens at first so I put leds and saw that it did not a make a difference at all. I've been pulled over 1 once for them being very dim. I feel like it could put me and someone else at risk at night. I have to use my high beams to see all the time because the low beams are extremely dim. Me and a lot of people are at danger because of the headlight housing being too dim and lots of people are not liking the lights being dim.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 02, 2021
StateTX
Description
Unknown
CategoryAir Bags
DateDec 01, 2021
StateNC
Description
There was no incident but I went to the nissan dealership because my airbag sensor light was on and I was told that the passenger airbag or all of the cars airbags were malfunctioning and would possibly not deploy if in an accident. This is a major safety issue and there should be a recall on this.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 27, 2021
StateCA
Description
My 2013 nissan altima has serious electrical problems and continues to drain my battery, leaving me seeking alternative transportation to and from home, work, etc. The headlight low and high beams are dangerously dim! I have replaced the bulbs several times and the problems continues to get worse. I have seen litigation online with numerous people involved. I thought ntsb would have acted by now? I have also had numerous problems with the ac not working? I am getting estimates currently looking at a $2,000 problem. This car seems very unsafe and any action form your agency would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 23, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the “air bag off” warning light remained illuminated for approximately a year. The contact stated that she took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the ocs sensor and module had failed and needed to be replaced. The failure was related to nhtsa campaign number: 16v911000 (air bags) however, the vin was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 15, 2021
StateIN
Description
The headlights at night are so dim that I can barely see to drive. I know this to be an ongoing problem due to research. Nissan has never once recalled for this problem on my vehicle. It's dangerous and prevents me from getting full use of a vehicle I paid for. Brights work fine
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 03, 2021
StateIN
Description
Low beam headlights are dangerously dim. Drivers side is so bad, I thought the headlight was burnt out however its not. Passengers side is very dim. It is so bad that this car is only driven during daylight hours, it is too dangerous to drive at night and during inclement weather due to the dim low beams, visibility is horrific. After replacing the headlight bulbs there was no improvement. Im told the lining of the projectors inside the headlight assembly are bad therefore not projecting the beam properly. The headlight assembly's will finally be replaced in 2 weeks. Headlight assembly's should not go bad. Ive never had this issue with any vehicle in my lifetime. The expensive fix should not come out of my pocket, nissan should recall this issue and repair at their expense.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 30, 2021
StateIN
Description
The lights on this car have always had an issue ever since I bought it off the lot in 2014 new with 35 miles on the car. The first couple of years I continued to return to the dealer where I bought the car to have them replace the lights but I got tired of dealing with returning to not get favorable results. It for sure is a nissan issue. The cosmetic light strips on the rearview mirrors on both sides of the vehicle also had condensation visibly in the strips as well. I had those also supposedly replaced as well. The issue is still there all these years later just got annoyed with returning to the dealer and wasting lots of time with no results. I have pictures of the issue dated a few weeks after buying the car in 2014, may. The headlights look pretty dull and not bright when driving. I am on this website to see in fact if there is a recall on the lights but apparently there is not.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 28, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly jerked and would no longer accelerate properly. The vehicle was driven to the local dealer who diagnosed that the transmission was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but no assistance was offered. The contact indicated that the transmission was previously replaced for the same failure, but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 97,722.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 18, 2021
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the headlights were dim however, there was no fog or coating on the headlight assemblies that could have caused the failure. The contact stated that other vehicles would either flash their hi-beam lights or sound their horn to inform him that his lights were not on even while the headlights were activated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that the headlights needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000
CategoryAir Bags, Steering, Visibility/wiper
DateOct 17, 2021
StateGA
Description
Very hard to steer and check engine light come on after a very loud beep.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 16, 2021
StateGA
Description
The low beam headlights are so dim that it is near impossible to drive at night. There is no haze on the exterior part of the headlight. I have tried replacing the bulbs but it did not improve the visibility. I first noticed it summer of 2020, but it has gotten much worse over time.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 16, 2021
StateSC
Description
Low beams are too dim, even with replacing with new bulbs
CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 15, 2021
StateWA
Description
I received a recall notice in the mail today for a defective hood latch. I called bill robertson nissan in pasco, wa to set up an appointment to get the latch replaced. I was told that they are out of the parts that are needed to fix the problem.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 14, 2021
StateID
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the gear shifter would remain stuck in the park position and a screwdriver was used to unlock the gear shift lever. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the gear shift actuator was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer and local dealer were notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission
DateOct 14, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that upon coming to a complete stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that soon after the restart, the vehicle again stalled without warning. She also stated that the vehicle would hesitate while in reverse with an abnormal, clunking sound coming from the engine. The contact then took the vehicle to a dealer where the vehicle was diagnosed with transmission failure. The manufacturer was also notified of the failure and informed her that there were no recalls on the vehicle and that the warranty had expired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 13, 2021
StateAL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle started hesitating. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact parked on the side of the street for approximately 10 minutes before continuing driving to her destination. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and had an unknown component tied; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 67,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 08, 2021
StateNC
Description
The lowbeam headlights have gotten extremely dim. I have not driven this car at night for some time, and on october 5th, 2021 I did drive at night. When I switched my lights to lowbeam for oncoming traffic and could not believe how dim they were!! My lowbeam headlights barely projected 50 feet. There is no way in the world I can safely drive this car at night anymore!!!! I changed the halogen bulbs and it made no difference. After searching the internet I found out this is a common problem with this model/year nissan. Why hasn't a recall been issued?!?! The only way I can safely drive this car at night would be to replace both headlight assemblies, and I do not have the $$ to do that. Please help!
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Seats
DateOct 05, 2021
StateCA
Description
When a passenger sits in the front seat the airbag light on the dashboard indicates the airbag isn't armed. I have had a nissan dealer "fix" it three times and it starts again in a few weeks. First time dealer said a connection came loose when the seat was adjusted. Same thing the second time and the third time they said they secured the connection. The light came on in a matter of weeks again . I will take the car back for a fourth time soon. I asked the dealer service rep if there were any service bulletins regarding this problem, he said there weren't any, I feel that I can't have the only car with this problem. Whenever there is a passenger in the front seat I worry about being involved in an accident and their airbag not deploying.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 04, 2021
StateWI
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while his wife was driving 55 mph, the vehicle began to jerk and then seized. The contact stated that several unknown warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was not drivable. The vehicle was towed to a storage garage. The contact called and notified the local dealer about the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 135,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Power Train
DateOct 01, 2021
StateIL
Description
Gear shift got stuck in park one day at grocery store. When trying to shift out of park the gear shift will not shift. We had to engage the shift override button using a screwdriver. This is dangerous because having the shift override button exposed makes it easy for anyone to shift the car out of park accidentally. We plan to take the vehicle to a dealer on 10/1/2021 to have it inspected. Second issue : low beam headlights are very dim not bright at all making it difficult to see at night without using my high beams which is dangerous to myself and other drivers.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateOct 01, 2021
StatePA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the headlamps were very dim. The contact was unable to see the roadway at night. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that both headlamp assemblies needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 28, 2021
StateOK
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated the driver's side frontal air bag and the passenger's side frontal air bag sensors were replaced under an unknown recall; however, the air bag sensor warning lights had been illuminating while starting the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed the contact that he would be responsible for the cost of repair because the vin was not included in a recall related to the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but did not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 10,984.
CategoryStructure:body:hood
DateSep 28, 2021
StateMD
Description
2013 nissan altima. Consumer writes in regards to nhsta safety recall 20v-315. The consumer stated the parts necessary for the recall were unavailable.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 27, 2021
StateNY
Description
Headlights are extremely dull, making night time driving dangerous. Headlight projector reflector is defective in all 2013 hologen bulb headlight assembly's. Driving at night or on wet roads, vision is extremely impaired, a danger to driver and pedestrians. I have contacted the dealership, and they have no knowledge of any recalls in progress.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 27, 2021
StateGA
Description
When trying to shift out of park the gear shift will not shift. We have had to engage the shift override button using a screw driver. From what we have researched online it has happened to many people with a 2014 nissan altima. This is dangerous because having the shift override button exposed makes it easy for anyone to shift the car out of park accidentally and without mashing the break to do so. We have had this inspected by a mechanic and it was going to cost over $1000 because we would have to have the entire shift assembly replaced rather than just the part affected by this issue.
CategoryAir Bags, Power Train, Steering
DateSep 25, 2021
StateNY
Description
Steering it's heavy a/c stop working it self airbag check light on dashboard
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 24, 2021
StateIL
Description
The gear shifter in my 2013 nissan altima will not shift. I turn on the vehicle. I then place my foot on the brake and push the button to shift gears and nothing happens. The unit is locked I cannot shift to any gear. I has to tow the vehicle home. I did not find out until later that a plastic piece can be popped out and a screwdriver or key could be pressed on the mechanism inside the hole to release the gear shifter to shift. In recent times there have been random shootings and car jackings in and around the chicago area. I am very concerned with this for I or a family member could become a victim if the situation is presented. With no way to shift gears, we cannot avoid a potential emergency situation.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateSep 24, 2021
StateRI
Description
There is a delay in acceleration. It won't accelerate whenever I want it too. Sometimes it won't do it even if I press the pedal all the way to the floor. When it engages the accelerator it would do it at a strong force. When the problem happens I would have to constantly press and depress the pedal so it won't engage with a strong force. It happens usually that I have noticed when at a stop position ready to start to move.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 23, 2021
StatePA
Description
Gear shift stays stuck in park and takes 10 minutes to get out of park if the safety button works. This is a known problem with nissan's all over social media and youtube has videos about this issue with the gear shift going out and not functioning. Please add this to the recall please take the time so consumers can drive safely again.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateSep 20, 2021
StateLA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at night, the headlights failed to adequately illuminate the roadway. The contact used the hi-beam headlights to properly see the roadway ahead of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 211,000.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 19, 2021
StateOH
Description
While driving on the highway with my family (at the speed limit) we heard a noise and I lost control of the steering. There was no pre-warning. It felt like I was hydro-planing. We were in the center lane. Luckily, no cars were next to me. Definitely would have caused a collision. I assumed we had a flat tire. I was able to ease the car to the shoulder. All tires were ok. Car was towed to our regular mechanic. They determined a rear control arm had broken. It had rusted through. The other rear, and both front arms were in bad shape as well. They called local nissan dealership to get the replacement part. They were then informed there was a manufacturer replacement warranty on the rear arms. (why not the front?) car was towed to dealer and they replaced both rear arms. I had never heard of this problem before. I had received no notice from nissan of america. I had received notice of the hood latch recall, so I know they had my contact info. The car had been at two different dealerships in the past. Neither had ever warned me of the possible danger. We had to pay $47. 48 for a replacement rear sway bar link that they had to cut to get to the control arm. Now we need to pay for an identical replacement on the front arms, which is not covered by nissan. Nissan took no responsibility for what could have been a deadly accident. They offered no formal apology or compensation. They could not explain why this isnt a full recall. They could not explain why the dealers had not informed my of the issue prior.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 14, 2021
StateOH
Description
Left rear control arm broke while driving. High safety risk. Rear wheel assembly is only attached by shock absorber. Rear suspension components show excessive rust. Vehicle is scheduled for service at nissan dealer later this week.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 13, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The headlights are dangerously dim, don't shine light more than a few feet ahead of the car. Apparently this is the cause: the reflective material in the light assembly has burned off from the heat of the bulbs.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 12, 2021
StateNY
Description
On sunday august 29th 2021 my hood came up while I was driving and broke the front window glass and damaged both sides of the side hood due to the latch not being secured and lose and not being applied the right way.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 09, 2021
StateNJ
Description
2013 nissan altima. Consumer writes in regards to nhtsa air bag safety recall. The consumer stated the backseat airbag failed. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not under warranty.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateSep 07, 2021
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the hood erroneously opened and slammed into the body and windshield and causing damage to the body of the vehicle. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer and manufacturer were not contacted regarding the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was included in the nhtsa campaign number 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages). The contact indicated that the vehicle had experienced the failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 100,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 04, 2021
StatePA
Description
The low beam headlights provide extremely low visibility at night. It's like driving with a flashlight to light the road. The problem has progressively gotten worse over the past several years. My 25 year old son drove my car at night and told me he doesn't know how I can even see to drive at night. Last evening I had problems even seeing the road driving in an area where I was not used to driving. This is a huge safety hazard. Replacing the bulbs has not made any difference. I have resulted to having to use my high beams when driving at night which is also a hazard for other drivers on the road. There are no warnings. The lights function they are just extremely dim.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 03, 2021
StateTX
Description
Taken car in for state inspection after a couple of days air bag light is continuing on. Had it checked out and came back on. Taken it to a nissan dealership said found codes b0001 and b0002 b00a0 b0202 stored in air bag system wanted to replace clock spring/spiral cable assembly said found internal malfunction. Car only had 86,000 miles.. Replacement cost on me.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 02, 2021
StateMN
Description
Even though I've just replaced my headlight bulbs with brand new ones it is impossible to drive the car at night! If I drive with high beams on you can see but obviously you blind everyone else. I can no longer drive it to work at night. It is unsafe!!!!!!! It's seriously like trying to drive with a super dim flashlight. This problem started a few years ago and has slowly gotten to this point. You cannot see pedestrians even on the side of the road. Very very unsafe and nissan should fix whatever the problem is free of charge. I'm the sole owner of this car since it was new. The headlight lenses are not yellowed or worn. I've nearly hit persons walking across the street because I can't see them. I'm 49 years old and have good eyesight.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission
DateSep 02, 2021
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly jerked forward. The vehicle then would return to normal function. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and opened a case. The approximate failure mileage was 74,300.
CategoryService Brakes, Suspension
DateAug 31, 2021
StateMA
Description
Odi#11431173..... Bought the car may 19 2021 picked it up on may 22. 2021 brought it back with issue's 3 days later unprofessional argument place because their blaming me trying to say the car was good until I took possession of it. I broke it therefore I'm responsible, I brought the vehicle back to the them in 3 days because the powersteering fluid leak out n there's a winding and grinding noise n the back tire area their mechanic told me I need bearing on the rear passenger n brakes on rear driver side after addressing the bearing n ordering the right powersteering fluid for the car the owner says I gotta pay half an the mechanic got amnesia quick he didn't tell me I needed brakes anyways car lights traction and brakes come on june 4th notified them they made appointment for the 9th the car lost complete brakes 6/7/2021 tried to speak to the owner again it's my fault so I towed the vehicle to curry nissan in chicopee mass n they knew I was towing it to nissan I couldn't afford them already spent 7340. 00 car shouldn't have had any life threatening issues.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateAug 31, 2021
StateMA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, the brake pedal went to the floorboard when depressed and failed to stop the vehicle in a timely manner. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to her residence and then had it towed to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle with rear brakes and caliper failure. The rear brakes and calipers were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 153,242.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateAug 30, 2021
StateOH
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while her daughter was driving approximately 70 mph, the hood disengaged without warning. The windshield was damaged. The hood was secured by the driver. There were no reported injuries. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact stated she failed to receive notification of nhtsa campaign number 20v315000 (latches, locks, and linkages. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateAug 28, 2021
StateOH
Description
Car over heats passanger door latch suspention in front is messed up when they did the computer update as a recall my car tranny slips and jerks it sucks more gas
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateAug 28, 2021
StateOH
Description
My car over heats passanger door wont open from the inside its a latch issue ive told the dealer ship in mansfield and they done nothing about it front suspenction has issues still dealer does nothing about it every since they did the recall update with programing my car its like my tranny slips and jerks
CategorySuspension
DateAug 24, 2021
StateIA
Description
The rear control suspension arm broke causing my car to rock back and forth as if the wheels feel off, prior to that the car was in reverse backing out of,parking spot and very large boom or breaking noise happened
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 22, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Low beams dim. Reflective material in headlight assembly delaminated. Common issue. Tried to remedy by installing led bulb, no improvement. Dangerous for night driving.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateAug 20, 2021
StateUT
Description
Experience delay acceleration on interstate 15. The vehicle will not speed up from about 55mph when pedal was full depress.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 19, 2021
StateIL
Description
Headlights are very dim even after replacing bulbs with led bulbs.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 18, 2021
StateNJ
Description
Nhtsa-16v-244 nissan refuses to fix this issue. My air bag light is off and will not go on if someone is sitting in the passenger seat. I need your assistance with nissan.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 16, 2021
StateFL
Description
Cvt transmission failed when driving on interstate. The car lost power, jerked and stopped. I have a special needs child (3 year old) in the car during the incident and it almost put both of our lives in danger. We followed all the manufacturer's maintenance recommendations for the engine and transmission and changing the fluid and filters at the proper recommended mileage and time. All services including a transmission fluid (last one on dec 2020) were done at the dealership. There are absolutely no warning signs. There are no diagnostic codes also when tested at the delership. No warning signs also. This is the scary part of the problem. It just broke down all at once in the middle of interstate. When towed to the dealership, they said, it would cost about $4500 to replace transmission. My car has only 75k miles on it and nissan extended transmission warranty up to 85k miles. Dealer refused to repair/replace the transmission indicating nissan had already settled a law suite which covers only up to 7 years or 85k miles whichever occurs first. Since I used it for 9 years, they refused saying law suites are settled. We understand all cars have repairs, but not $4500 kind. When approached nissan consumer affairs, they mentioned they are not going to help and gave me an address if I would like to approach an attorney. It's clear on the call with nissan that customers are not important. They know that their cvt transmissions are faulty. I'm sure they have an army to fight their faulty transmissions. But for an average customer with very limited resources, this is injustice. They know, we cant fight and few complaints will not hurt their sales. There are many reported customer issues related to cvt transmission. Please do something about negligence of nissan installing faulty transmissions and gladly selling remanufactured transmissions at $4500. This is injustice to an average customer. Hope this complaint helps some current and future customers.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateAug 09, 2021
StateMD
Description
Component malfunctioned - driver sun visor comes down randomly & always over bumps. 2013 altima is available for inspection. Risk factor - visor came down randomly while I was driving in rush hour beltway traffic and hit me in the nose, blurred my vision and put me and my passenger at severe safety risk. Problem confirmed by independent service center no other inspections no warnings. First started in 2018 but has gotten progressively worse to the point of almost causing accidents due to hindering my vision while driving and/or hitting me in the face.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 04, 2021
StateVA
Description
The ocs system in this vehicle has been faulty and on recall several times. Nissan refuses to take accountability. Whenever we take the car to the dealership all they do is clear the code out of the system but they are refusing to repair the occupant safety sensor. This sensor defect can cause the airbags to not deploy in the case of an accident which is not only dangerous to the driver but to others on the road as well, it is potentially deadly. There are several people with the same complaint and nissan is insisting that consumers need to pay out of pocket to fix the problem although they know their recalls have not been sufficient to remedy the issue. At this point, there needs to be some accountability and reassurance that drivers and their safety mean more than a company's bottom line. This is a potentially deadly hazard that they should be responsible for repairing. The airbag ocs light continues to stay on the dashboard, and the passenger occupant light does not adequately work. There are others online complaining of the exact same issue.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 02, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was serviced by the dealer in 2016, for a recall repair for the mass airflow sensor however, the failure recurred. The contact had her nephew replace the mass airflow sensor on three separate occasions. The mass airflow sensor was also replaced once by an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but informed the contact that recall repair was only performed one time free of charge. The failure mileage was 108,000.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 31, 2021
StateRI
Description
I was backing out of a parking spot and the rear control arm on the drivers side snapped leaving the vehicle inoperable due to safety concerns. I contacted the dealership to order the part for repair and was informed there was a service bulletin for this repair that I was not made aware of.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 29, 2021
StateCT
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while at a stop sign, the vehicle began to hesitate and jerk upon the depression of the accelerator pedal without warning. The contact also stated that an abnormal whining sound would emit from the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure persisted until she started driving above 40 mph. The contact called an independent mechanic who informed her that the failure appeared to be related to the transmission. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed her that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 26, 2021
StateVA
Description
My occupant classification system is not functioning correctly. There is a voluntary campaign related to this issue (campaign id: pc214, nhtsa# 13v-069) that covers 2013 nissan altima but for some reason my vin is not covered under this. However the recall campaign is for the exact problem I am having. I want my vin to be included in this campaign.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 25, 2021
StateMA
Description
I was driving in the highway with my 1year and 3 month old children and the rear control arm gave out causing my to swerve almost loosing control.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 21, 2021
StateSC
Description
Headlight assemblies have developed film on inside surfaces, causing the headlights on low beam to be extremely dim, significantly reducing normal night vision to a dangerously low level. Low beam light output is less than that of the fog lights!! Only driving with high beams resolves the issue. Will not drive the vehicle at night! Have discussed with dealership and was told it is a known problem on 2013-2016 altima and maxima vehicles. That was within the past six months. Was told that only resolution would be to replace the headlight assemblies at an estimated cost of at least $450/headlight. Recently spoke to dealership manager regarding the issue. Available for inspection. Not inspected by manufacturer / police / insurance reps. No warning lamps, messages, etc. First appeared within the past year. Case number 44352662 issued today @ ~ 12 noon. Awaiting response back from nissan customer affairs supervisor, but not expecting call back until tomorrow.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 19, 2021
StateVA
Description
according to documents that nissan has filed with the nhtsa, there are several factors that owners should consider related to the recall. Firstly, if the ods system malfunctions, the passenger airbag will permanently suppress regardless of the occupant's weight. If the system does malfunction, the (red) supplemental airbag warning light (srs light) will illuminate to alert the driver of the problem. Additionally, the (amber) front passenger airbag status light will illuminate to alert the front seat passenger. In december 2012, nissan first became aware of the airbag defect due to an increasing amount of warranty claims regarding the srs light and/or the passenger airbag status light on 2013 nissan altima models. The automaker eventually linked the ods system problem to a supplier (tier 2 to panasonic) problem. Evidently, its supplier had made changes to the sensor, which affected its performance. On february 21, nissan determined that a recall was necessary after a two-month probe. Our vehicle was serviced in 2015 for this recall. Subsequently, we have had problems with the passenger airbag continuing to stay on. When trying to get an inspection it always has trouble because of this light. We have been told by nissan it is not "their problem" however there are thousands of similar complaints. Nissan is refusing to remedy the situation that is a danger to vehicle owners and others on the road. Nissan needs to be held accountable for this known defect and error that can be a grave danger to human life. Subsequently, they need to issue a recall to further remedy the situation or allow vehicle owners the ability to have it fixed at no cost. This is a known error, this is not fair to consumer safety nor is it fair that a big corporation can get away with potentially harming others due to their negligence in repair.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateJul 19, 2021
StateTN
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that there was almost no visibility when the headlights were turned on at night since the headlight reflectors were dim. The headlights failure almost caused a collision on several separate occasions. The dealer was made aware of the failure but informed the contact that he needed to pay for the diagnosis and repair. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,867.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 14, 2021
StateIL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving out of the driveway, she heard an abnormal sound coming from underneath the vehicle. The contact stated upon checking the vehicle, she noticed that the driver's side rear wheel was turned inward and that the control arm had detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the control arm was fractured, and the failure was related to an unknown recall. The dealer was made aware of the failure and informed that the vehicle could not be repaired under the unknown recall as the vin was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the manufactured date of the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 12, 2021
StateNC
Description
The original transmission on this car failed and I had it replaced at a nissan dealership. In less than two years, the new transmission also failed. I was driving on the highway and transmission gave up and the vehicle would not accelerate putting my life and others' life in danger/unsafe. I contacted nissan consumer/customer service and the case manager was not helpful and literally, stonewalled my concerns. Gross negligence by nissan about the vehicle owners and their safety. The nissan altima cars that were manufactured between 2013-2015 are pure lemons.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 08, 2021
StateVA
Description
I've had numerous vehicles of varying models and types. My vehicle only has 115k miles and the front control arms are gone. Live near beaches so due to salt and corrosion etc. This should not happen
CategoryEngine
DateJul 07, 2021
StateMA
Description
Car stalled on highway in 1st lane. Car jerking, stalling, not starting. Found recall on cvt transmissions on car. Nissan consumer affairs refuse to honor recall. States recall closed. Car not drivable. Being fixed at firestone repair. Begged nissan consumer affairs because of my safety to please fix. Spoke with 2 managers who would not honor closed past campaign!!! Told them I am a 60 yr old woman now to scarred to drive car. Had no choice but to have it fixed which I cannot afford.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 07, 2021
StateFL
Description
Headlights on the dim projector failed internally where you can't see at night on dim setting. Several forums online with same complaint.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 02, 2021
StateOH
Description
Rear right control arm broke away from the frame. My mechanic said this was due to corrosion due to salt. The nissan dealer said a selective “ service campaign was conducted but was only for certain vin's in certain states. I live in one of those states but was told corrective action had to do with the original delivery destination for the car but not the final delivery location ( medina, oh). I've read the same issues have occurred over and over but nissan refuses to acknowledge it is widespread. The say it has only affected . 003 % of cars. This number is low because most people don't know they have an issue until it's too late. At a minimum an inspection needs to be performed on all 2013 altima's to determine if there is an issue.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 28, 2021
StateVA
Description
Both headlight low beams are dangerously dim even after replacing the bulbs. Its not possible to see at night while driving unless using high beams to see. Took the vehicle to the dealership afterwards and it was determined the materials in the headlight assembly have deteriorated in both assemblies.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJun 26, 2021
StateTX
Description
Supplemental air bag warning light stays on. Dealer had reset it once but it came back on. According to the manual, "if this light is on, it could mean that the front air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag systems and/or pretensioner systems will not operate in an accident."
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateJun 25, 2021
StateWI
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The dealer had been notified of the recall however, the contact was informed repeatedly that parts were not yet available. The manufacturer had not been notified of the issue. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 23, 2021
StateFL
Description
Headlights are very dim at night on low beam, I have to drive with my high beams because I can't see the road or signs or cars , I have almost gotten into accidents because of this, I have taken it to the dealer and they will not replace them , I contacted nissan north america consumer affairs and they won't replace them they say that I'm outside my manufacturers warranty I told them that I understand that but the problem with the headlights is a manufacturers defect , I took the car to a mechanic and he told me to look on youtube that there are other nissan altima owners with the same problem, so I looked it up and he was correct there are videos of mechanics that found the reason the lights are so dim , you basically have to break the housing of the light to see the problem and it is a manufacturers defect so they should be responsible for that the proof is there in the videos I should not have to buy two new headlights because the problem is there's . This has been going on for some years and I was going to give up but I wanted to find out way at night I can't see driving it is frustrating I'm 61 years old and this is not the only car I've owned. This has been going on since 2019
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 23, 2021
StateTX
Description
I went to recall for altima hood latch no repair, alt rge cvt p0766 ntb16-121, max alt rg mur ocs ntb16-052 and altima hood latch ntb16-011. There were no safety issues with vehicle operation before the recall. The katynissan called me on june 7th to notify me that they fried the components during the computer diagnosis. The katynissan told me that they will charge nissan usa for it. I went to the katynissan to pick up my car on june 8th, the transmission and I-key warning lights appeared on the head-up display. I called the person in charge and said, "why is this happening?" he asked me to pay $100 to re-synchronize the car keys because he reprogramed the car computer due to the fry up, and the car jerks violently when shifting the gear. After the pickup, I got a new state registration tag and went back home. Mil warning sign appeared on the head-up display. On the next day morning on june 9th, I brought my car to the dealer for repair. The katynissan explained this situation to nissan usa and nissan usa stated that they are not responsible for the fry-up during the computer system diagnosis so the katynissan and I should split up the expenses in 50:50. I believe this statement is unreasonable, the dealer should take full responsibility.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 22, 2021
StateIL
Description
1. The vehicle component that failed was the transmission. The manner in which it failed was total, rendering the vehicle unable to move under its own power. This failure occurred while moving in traffic on a heavily trafficked divided highway. 2. The driver and other occupant of the vehicle were put at great personal risk by being in a disabled vehicle amidst surrounding traffic moving at 40-60 mph. Occupants of an additional vehicle that stopped behind the disabled vehicle were also put at great personal risk for the same reason. Law enforcement officers who arrived to assist were required to block multiple lanes of oncoming traffic with their duty vehicles. These law enforcement officers were further put at risk by having to push the disabled vehicle 100+ yards through traffic at the aforementioned speeds before it could be safely moved off the roadway. Passing motorists were at great risk of colliding with the disabled vehicle throughout the incident. The total duration of the disabled vehicle being stuck in traffic as described was in excess of 15 minutes. Due to luck and the actions of law enforcement officers, no injuries or fatalities resulted. 3. This mechanical failure has been diagnosed by both independent and manufacturer certified dealer repair shops. 4. T he vehicle has been inspected by the manufacturers authorized service representative, the dealer. Law enforcement officers assisted in recovering the vehicle and confirmed it was disabled. Insurance representatives have not yet inspected the vehicle. 5. There were no warnings or any other sort of indication from the vehicle prior to complete and total failure of the transmission. The vehicle has been properly maintained per manufacturer specifications and is under the mileage at which any reasonable motorist would expect a total failure of this component. 6. After being notified of the above, manufacturer refuses to repair vehicle with a safe transmission.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission
DateJun 22, 2021
StateAL
Description
The contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at 45 mph, approaching a stop light the vehicle began to jerk back and forth, the contact was able to stop the vehicle and turn the steering wheel to the right side of a merging lane to avoid oncoming traffic. The contact had the vehicle towed to a local dealer who inspected the vehicle and diagnosed the failure with the transmission and it would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately mileage 153,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 18, 2021
StateFL
Description
Noticed that my 2013 nissan altima headlights are very dim. Researched on the internet and quickly realized this is an issue with many 2013-2018 altimas and that the reflective material in the assembly breaks down over time. This is a serious safety issue and nissan does not have a recall and they definitely should be forced to recall cars with this issue before it's too late. Very serious safety issue in my opinion.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 30, 2021
StateAL
Description
My 2013 nissan altima 4 door sedan hood is flapping on my car. If I go a certain speed limit the windshield will come up and hit my front window. Very unsafe and very dangerous for me and my 1 year old daughter. Thanks.
CategoryAir Bags, Seats
DateMay 29, 2021
StateVA
Description
Both the driver and passenger side seat sensors do not detect when a person is in the seat, causing the air bags to remain off when vehicle is occupied. This is a common issue with the 2013 altima, but nissan has not issued a recall to have the seat sensors repaired.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 23, 2021
StateNV
Description
my vehicle altima 2. 5 s nissan 2013, I only drove to work very only 67k miles but lately the gear shifter stuck every time I started, I had to stick a key or screw driver into the shrift lock to make it released it, very dangerous to drive with gear shifter stuck all the time... Never happened to me with most cars I bought.. This gear shifter stuck supposed to recall back to fix it right for me, this is second car I purchased from nissan.
CategoryAir Bags
DateMay 22, 2021
StateTX
Description
My supplemental airbag light is on and I have not been in accident. I know that there was recall for passer side airbag light so I am wondering if there is something going on with driver side air bag.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 19, 2021
StateIL
Description
While I was driving and had stopped at a red light. When the light turned green the vehicle wouldn't move and instead shut down. It would power normally again, but when the car is shifted into drive, the car shuts down again. This is incredibly dangerous as my car was stopped in the middle of the road during rush hour. I was lucky to not have been hit. There were no warning signs. It happened very suddenly. I took my car to the dealership and they said my car needs a transmission replacement (car is a 2013 and 61k miles). I found out that there was a class action lawsuit that took place in 2020 for the very problem in the make, year and model of my car (cvts in many 2013-2016 models). Nissan never recalled the transmissions but instead settled for an extended warranty which ended may 2020 for me. Now it is may 2021 and my transmission needs replacing. This problem is not only a part of the class action lawsuit that is already settled, but there are countless accounts of this problem still happening to people. Nissan is failing to take accountability for their faulty transmissions, which is a danger to the public. I'm am asking that nhtsa pressures nissan to recall all cvts and to reimburse people for their cvt repair costs.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMay 13, 2021
StateVA
Description
My headlights have deteriorated to a point now that driving at night is dangerous as I cannot see beyond my foglights (first noted about 5 years ago). I have changed the battery, lightbulbs and have cleaned the headlight assembly covers. Nothing improves visibility. I suspect the assemblies have to be replaced due to the coating in the reflector housing deteriorating due to manufactoring defect as has been mentioned by many other altima owners.
CategorySuspension
DateMay 05, 2021
StateME
Description
Son was driving down the road and the lower link arm broke. There is a recall on those in both canada and us but the dealership, darlings, won't fix it. My son could have been seriously injured or killed had he been driving at 60 mph. Nissan isn't standing behind their product and fixing a major safety defect.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 05, 2021
StateNC
Description
The passenger side door handle will not open the door, I heard and felt a crack when trying to get out of the vehicle. You have to open by using the outside door handle. If this car was too be in an accident the passenger could become trapped inside. This happen while parked.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 03, 2021
StateFL
Description
2013 nissan altima just went dead while driving on street. Got it towed to garage, garage said cvt dead, transmission needs replacement, $$$$$, very unhappy
CategorySuspension
DateMay 03, 2021
StateIA
Description
My son was driving this vehicle and made a turn on the highway when the rear passenger side control arm broke in half. The car was all over the road and he was able to make a stop on the side. Luckily, he did not pass a oncoming vehicle at the same time. We had the vehicle towed to edmunds nissan in council bluffs, ia. The service technician said that I need a new control arm and that the cost was approximately $1200. I did some research and saw some posts that this is a known problem with this vehicle from 2013 to 2018 models. I called nissan consumer advocacy and the rep stated that no recall has been ordered. This is very frustrating that a problem has been made aware and that a manufacturer will not go to the next steps to fix it. This could have been a very serious if not deadly accident if my son would not have gotten the car under control. Nissan did assign a case number 43804399.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 30, 2021
StateOH
Description
The dim headlamps of my 2013 altima have progressively dimmed to an unsafe level that makes it very difficult to see driving path and surrounding area. In my many years of driving, this is by far the worst lighting projected by any of my vehicles. The lighting was great when purchased used in 2016 but overtime is not safe to drive at night and especially during rain storm except when lightning lights the sky.. Safety recall is justly needed, are we waiting for someone to die for this to happen?
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 29, 2021
StateWA
Description
The headlights on my 2013 nissan altima are horrible! I can't see with the low beams at all and I need to use my high beams at all times in the dark. This is very unsafe!!! I'm very shocked there hasn't been a recall on these lights! I love my car, however I will never buy another nissan if they don't fix this problem!
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 26, 2021
StateMD
Description
The transmission has failed prematurely. The car has stalled creating a dangerous situation. The vehicle will vibrate and pulls oddly at low speeds. A burning smell has now developed and I cannot drive the vehicle due to safety concerns. There are many many other nissan altima owners reporting the same issue and there needs to be a recall on the cvt transmission on my car.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 23, 2021
StateFL
Description
Low beam headlights are extremely dim!! I have to drive with the high beam headlights on. Oncoming traffic never flashes their lights at me, so the high beam lights must be dim, also. The low beam headlights are so dim, that cars behind me at night, cast a shadow in front of my car. My low beam headlights don't even put out enough light to prevent a shadow being formed in front of my car!!
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 22, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The headlights are extremely dim, totally ineffective for night driving and dangerous. On a dark or semi dark road there is almost no road visibility.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 17, 2021
StateOH
Description
Rear control arms both have broken. There is a service campaign bulleting for the same year and model, however the specific vin does not apply according to nissan. A known issue with this model and nissan will not fix the vehicle under the campaign.
CategoryAir Bags
DateApr 16, 2021
StateMO
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to state line nissan (10401 madison ave, kansas city, mo 64114) where it was diagnosed and the contact was informed that nothing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure and informed the contact that the vin was not under recall. The contact related the failure to an unknown recall. The failure mileage was approximately 133,000. *dt
CategorySuspension
DateApr 14, 2021
StateIA
Description
I own a 2013 nissan altima with 108,000 miles. I am the first and only owner of this vehicle. It was purchased in missouri, however, I have lived and driven the vehicle in iowa for the entire life of the vehicle. On march 28, 2021 the rear lower link corroded and broke while driving 55mph on hwy 6 in eastern iowa. Nissan has a voluntary recall on this problem in 22 states including iowa, yet they refuse to honor this recall for my vehicle claiming that nhtsa sets the parameters and selects the vin numbers for the recall. I have contacted nissan of north america and nhtsa several times and cannot get an answer as to why this particular vehicle does not qualify for the recall.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 13, 2021
StateNE
Description
Rear, lower control arm that connects rear wheel to vehicle broke while driving, nearly causing a crash. And nissan is refusing to cover the expense of the repair even though they are well aware of the issue! (see nissan's service bulletin p9324). Nissan need's to be help accountable for this defective part. Complete loss of control of the vehicle is very likely, especially at high speeds.
CategoryAir Bags
DateApr 11, 2021
StateVA
Description
The supplemental air bag warning light came on and will not turn off. The light has been cleared by a mechanic, however, it came back on and stays on.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 11, 2021
StateFL
Description
When driving the car the acceleration is hesitant. When sitting at a red light and go to accelerate there is a delay in which the car won't move. When driving the transmission does not seem to want to shift. This happens both on a street and highway. This has happens multiple times. I just bought the car about 1 year ago.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 03, 2021
StateIA
Description
The rear lower suspension link broke while driving 55 mph on a well maintained highway causing a loss of control.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateApr 02, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact called autonation toyota tempe (7970 s. Autoplex loop, tempe, az 85284, (480) 420-3425) where it was confirmed that the part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 01, 2021
StateAE
Description
Unable to shift into gear when engaging foot brake when starting vehicle. Shift is stuck in park. Have to use tool in shift lock release to move between gears to drive car. I was driving and was stopped at a railway crossing. Put car in park. Once train had passed I tried to put car in drive position and was unable to do so. After reading manual I discovered that if a fault occurs you must use a tool on the shift lock button release to move vehicle. Very dangerous.
CategorySuspension
DateApr 01, 2021
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while parallel parking, the contact heard an abnormally loud sound and noticed that the passenger's side rear tire was tilted inward. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed with the control arm needing to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure and informed the contact that the vin was not under recall. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 01, 2021
StateMS
Description
Can't shift out of park. Multiple nissan vehicles of this exact model year have the same issue. Over 500+ complaints have been made about the shift lever getting stuck in park, and the issue is due to a weak plastic bit that breaks on the inside of the center console. This would be a major issue for someone trying to move their car when stuck in traffic after putting in park, only to realize they can't take it out of park. I contacted my local nissan dealer, to which quoted me 400$ for the repair costs and then let me know of multiple people who have called with the same complaint. This typically happens around 75,000 miles. This can be a major safety concern, and should be recalled due to the number of issues that owners have had with the exact model.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 31, 2021
StateFL
Description
Defective continuously variable transmission
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 30, 2021
StateSC
Description
Headlight visibility is awful. I keep taking it to nissan to have it checked and they tell me they do not see anything wrong. My biggest issue is I am afraid I will have a car accident at night cause my lights as so dim it look like I am driving with my park lights on.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 26, 2021
StateMI
Description
Car started having problems when attempting to accelerate, began jerking and a shaking randomly while driving. These problems started around 70,000 miles. Recently my car started jerking while trying to drive out of a subdivision then the engine light came on and also the traction light. I couldn't accelerate so I safely pulled to side of road because it felt like I lost power. I was able to take it to autozone nearby where the scanner read a code for a stuck solenoid. After taking it to nissan dealership where they were supposed to work on recalls related to my vehicle (including a cvt reprogramming),they called me and told me the transmission completely went out when mechanic tried pulling it into shop. Now I'm stuck with a car I can't drive and can't afford to fix. They quoted me $4200 to replace a transmission that seems to be faulty in the first place. Your customers need to be compensated for this. An extended warranty shouldn't have been the only solution. I'll never buy a nissan again and will be avoiding cvt transmissions if possible.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 25, 2021
StatePA
Description
The low beam headlights have dimmed progressively over time to the point that it is unsafe to drive at night & have to end up using high beams to get some visibility
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Seat Belts
DateMar 22, 2021
StateCA
Description
When pushing the gas on the highway or the streets it feels like the power of the car is holding back. Feels like the gears are messing up. And there's problem with catalyst converter. It's always showing check engine light even after I have tried other solutions on fixing that and the gas odometer is not reading the gas levels right either. Plus the passenger seat buckle is stuck and doesn't latch to the seat belt for a hold from a car accident. Like you have to really push hard for the seat belt to hold on.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 21, 2021
StateCA
Description
After getting a wheel alignment I was told they (americas tires) couldnt get the specs spot on in the rear due to technical difficulties they were having with their system I continued to drive the vehicle as I normally do. After a couple weeks I had notice my rear tire tread was significantly depleting thus making me buy new tires again for the 3rd time. I went back to americas tires for another alignment adjustment and with their system up and running properly I was told that my rear control arm was going to need to be replaced. This being only a month sfter I took my car to the dealership where they had supposedly fixed a recall dealing with rear suspension. To this day my car makes a skidding/screeching sound when im on the freeway and causes it to eat up my tires yet again, ive already had a blowout happen as well on the right rear side where I was told the control arm needed to be changed and I can feel my car pull side to side when reaching freeway speed limits and feels very unsafe.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 19, 2021
StateOH
Description
I had to replace the transmission in my 2013 nissan altima. These transmissions are defective and dangerous as can be seen by the numerous complaints and class action lawsuits. The nhtsa should hold nissan responsible for the cost of the replacement.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 17, 2021
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the passenger side rear control arm fractured after driving over a small bump in the road. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer mike barney nissan located at 3676 sheridan dr, amherst, ny 14226 who diagnosed that the failure was due to corrosion and rusting. The control arm was replaced and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 108,000.*dt*jb
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes, Steering
DateMar 16, 2021
StatePR
Description
On april 2018, I visit the nissan del oeste at aguadilla pr to report noise in the power steering noise, no action was taken, they just said that was normal with all nissan power steering pump. February 25, 2021 I contact nissan del oeste at aguadilla pr and notify about the issue of the power steering noise and transmission noise. Appointment for march 2 2021 was set and I notify them with problem. They told me there was not any recall for power steering pump and cvt transmission. I did mention the recalls for 2013 nissan altima iaw nhtsa with ref.: st12-009b, ref:ntbb-0176 andtsb ntb12-081. They inform at the voucher the mileage in and out, they did not took the car for a run of 6 miles like it says on voucher 48133s. The main concern is that the car could have any situation with one of those parts just mentioned during a drive and cause any accident with out having the control. My question is, if there is a malfunction for my 2013 altima that is already knowledge by nissan motor comp. And provide recalls why my have to be exclude? The power steering noise is at every moment when on and running, power steering fluid is good. The transmmision is during the driving with some noise after 20 miles drive on highway between 65 to 70 mph and then pressing the brake, the noise feel like it come from the transmmision. Another situation is ocaccionaly some lowt of power and some times accelerate. Brakes pads are good, brake fluid is good. My car mpg is 31. 2 and mileage at this moment is 76,680.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 15, 2021
StateGA
Description
The low-beam headlamps on the 2013 nissan altima provide almost no illumination of the road ahead at night. Seriously, turning them off or on, it's almost impossible to tell the difference from the driver's seat. I had one headlamp replaced, but that made no difference. People literally flash their high-beams at us at night because they think we are driving with our headlights off. This is not a subtle problem, but rather an extraordinarily dangerous safety hazard. This problem is well known. See for example, http://www. Nissanproblems. Com/altima-projector-headlights/ : "the low-beam headlights in the 5th generation altima are dangerously dim. The reflective material inside the projector headlights can wear down, drastically reducing the beam's power. In december of 2018 this problem ranked 10th in carcomplaints. Com top problem trends list." yet nissan has done nothing about this dreadful safety hazard, as of march 2021. (just checked nissan's vehicle recall site, 3/15/2021). Reportedly, attorneys chimicles & tikellis are investigating a potential class-action lawsuit against the automaker. This will not be of much solace if my daughter has a car crash or hits a pedestrian because she can't see ahead of her when driving at night. Something must be done--now!
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 15, 2021
StateFL
Description
Low beams are not strong enough to be able to see at night, I have to use high beams to be able to see, which in common sense makes it really dangerous for me as well the other drivers on the road by me using the high beams, I been looking around to the problem, and the problem with the headlights is where the low beam sits ( the socket ), over time it gets burnt and it just destroy the whole reflection of the halogen bulb, I placed an image so you all can check it.
CategoryPower Train, Suspension
DateMar 15, 2021
StateFL
Description
I purchase my 2013 nissan altima 1 month ago well when I went to get in the car and drive the car would not go in drive or reverse when I hit the gas it did nothing had it towed to the shop where they told me the transmission was bad the cvt transmission had went out and they stated that it was a lot of recalls on 2013 nissan altima transmissions the warranty will cover up to 100,000 miles I only have 100000 miles on net at the moment when it went out the shop is trying to charge me $3,500 to fix it well actually they wanted $4,100 out the door but I explained to them I only had the car for 1 minute and just paid $4,000 cash to purchase the car they felt bad and said that they would do the job for 3500 since it's a recall for the cvt transmissions I'm trying to figure out how do I submit a claim so I can get help in trying to fix this car I don't have $3,500 to give these people when I just spent $4,000 buying the car can I get some help please I was driving on 95 all of a sudden the speed broke all the way down to 20 miles per hour I proceeded to pull over on the side of the road cut the car off crank it back up it will not go and drive or reverse I had to have it towed to the shop and that's when I found out that the cvt transmission was bad also the converter but mostly the cvt transmission
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 12, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The low beams on this vehicle are extremely unsafe. If there was to be a child or an animal darting in front of me, they would be done. I do not understand why there is no recall on this since it is a safety issue. I replaced bulbs but it didnt make a difference.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 12, 2021
StateLA
Description
My low beams on my headlights are dangerously low at night I can barely see a foot ahead whether driving are parked.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 12, 2021
StateTX
Description
Low beam headlight is very low and unable to see . Changed many bulbs and still same .
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 09, 2021
StateVA
Description
The car starts jerking when getting up to speed if you accelerate slowly.
CategorySteering
DateMar 08, 2021
StateGA
Description
When I get to 60 mph or above I get a terrible shaking in the steering wheel and feels like the wheel are shaking. Does not feel safe.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateMar 05, 2021
StateCT
Description
While driving my 2013 nissan altima on i95 at 60 mph in connecticut the right lower rear control arm broke and sent the car swerving to the right. There was a lot of corrosion on the control arm. The other control arm was cracked and damaged the frame. Overall cost to repair including new tire and alignment over $2,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 04, 2021
StateAR
Description
The low beam headlights have decreased in brightness after approx car being 4-5 years old & today are practically non existent. Dec 2019 I had to have headlights replaced with a halogen set of lights because new headlight bulb did nothing to increase visibility at night. I've had to run headlights on low beam & fog lights for a few years to have very low visibility. At this time the headlights are virtually non existent except when running on high beams which is causing a great danger to me, my husband & other drivers on road. Nissan has stated they're investigating the issue with these headlights & denies any responsibility due to car being in warranty or recall issued.
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 03, 2021
StateIA
Description
A few months back I took my car in to have the airbag recall fixed. Flash forward a few months and the airbag light has come on. If somebody sits in the passenger seat the light goes off. The nissan dealer is saying the ocs sensor sometimes go bad and quotes $400-$1500 to fix the problem. The car has never been in an accident and is kept clean so there is no chance that an item effected the ocs sensor under the seat when the seat was moved. But the more I researched the issue the more suspicious this seems. How do so many people have the same problem... And how mamy others have the same problem but cant or dont know how to report it.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 02, 2021
StateTN
Description
Driving on the highway and the hood flew up and busted the windsheld.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 01, 2021
StateMD
Description
Having issue with low bean lights. I can't see at night. This problem is not fixable. This will be my third headlight assembly. Nissan is not taking ownership and this should be a recall. It's not safe to driver at night unless I turn on my high beams.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 27, 2021
StateNY
Description
The rear drivers side lower stabilization bar broke while driving straight in normal conditions at about 30 mph. The rear passenger side lower stabilization bar is cracked but still holding on. The car is no longer drivable due to manufacture defects
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 26, 2021
StateMA
Description
I was driving down the road (in suburbs) when I came to a stop sign. I started noticing a little stutter when I approached the stop sign and started slowing down. This is a continuous problem whenever my car needs to accelerate after a stop (between 5-40 mph) or slow down to come to a complete stop. I haven't been on the highway since I noticed this problem because I am worried for my safety. I went to a mechanic immediately once I noticed the stutter and small jerks. The engine light is not on so when I described this to him he said he had to do an in depth read of my transmission. He ended up finding a code in my transmission that had picked up on the transmission slipping / stuttering.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 26, 2021
StateNE
Description
P17f0 is the diagnostic code that I received after taking my 2013 altima sv 2. 5 to a mechanic due to loss of power, horrible gas milage and a heavy vibration/rumbling noise coming from the front of my car.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 24, 2021
StateLA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while his son was stopped at a traffic light, he attempted to accelerate however, the vehicle failed to respond. The vehicle was towed to all star nissan (27700 juban rd, suite a, denham spring, la 70726) where the failure was diagnosed as a faulty transmission that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer where the technician stated that the transmission had failed. The contact stated that he received an unknown manufacturer's recall for the transmission and notified the manufacturer however, they offered no assistance because the transmission was previously replaced. The vehicle was not repaired a second time. The failure mileage was 154,113.
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 22, 2021
StateNY
Description
Driving down highway new york rte 104 west in webster ny at 60mph. The hood lifted and slammed the roof of the car. I was able to see between the dash and just under the hood and was able to safely move off to the side of the road. I was able to re-latch the hood and return home. The image attached is the frame from my dashcam. You can see the entire video here. Https://youtu. Be/c7zuw9ze-z0
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 21, 2021
StateOH
Description
The lower control arm snapped at the pivot point near the frame. While driving on the highway, the traction control warning light came on. After getting off the highway to check tire pressure and see if there was any obvious problems, I went for a short test drive on a state route. The traction warning light stayed on. I sopped to turn around and head back towards the highway and the control arm broke completely.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting
DateFeb 20, 2021
StateIL
Description
Replaced both headlight assemblies due to deterioration of reflectors. Common failure on this model. No nissan recall. Safety issue with faulty lights. Since replacing both assemblies, have had to replace a bulb twice. Going to the dealer again because of light failure.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 20, 2021
StateLA
Description
The dim lights are so very dim that it is a hazard to drive at night while the lights are on dim. The brights works fine. It's seems the actual light itself works fine but the surround unit/casing/part that houses the dim light has a tendency to to wear off and not reflect the lights as it should. It's my understanding that this is the reason for the dim lighting. Changing bulb will not correct the problem. The dim lights are extremely dim whether the car is in motion or stationary. This is an ongoing problem that continues to get worse. I did put the incident date as 02/19/2021 but is been ongoing and deteriorating. It much more apparent on dark highways as oppose to brightly lit city streets. The nissan dealership said the only remedy is to change the entire head lamp unit for around $1000. It's my understanding that this is an issues with 2013-2015ish nissan altimas. Since there are so many with this issue and it's such a hazard there should be a recall. Replacing the entire head lamp with a head light with the same issues seems to be a waste of consumer money. Further, if nissan improved the head lamp, then they know there's an issue. Please investigate and issue a recall on the dim light hazard.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 17, 2021
StateMA
Description
I purchased my 2013 nissan altima in 2015. Initially the headlights were fine and seemed comparable with my previous altima it was a 2010. Over the course of the past four years the headlights have deteriorated to the point that they no longer project to the road. I have replace the bulbs and spent an astronomical amount of money investing in high intensity bulbs, with no change. I would be better off taping flashlights to the front of my car, this vehicle is extremely unsafe to drive in the evening. I see that nissan has not recognized this as a recall however there are hundreds if not thousands of similar complaints. This car is not safe to drive after 4 pm until at least 7 am.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 16, 2021
StateWA
Description
The low beam headlight output is so terrible I have to use my high beams at dusk or night in order to see. This is a safety hazard for myself and other drivers. Nissan needs to address and fix this problem immediately! I ran into a pothole ruining my tire and rim because I could there was not enough light output for me to see
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 16, 2021
StateNJ
Description
Low beam headlights very dim. Changed out halogen bulbs to led bulbs and there was no difference. Internet search results are the reflective masterial in the projectors is worn off. Come to find out from many online forums thousands of people have this same issue. Nissan should be replacing these for the safety of there customers!!
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 13, 2021
StateMD
Description
Transmission on nissan are easily damaged my car start but dont drive I just paid my car off in starting to have problems
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 12, 2021
StateIN
Description
The car was buzzing under the hood, left-sided, when I first bought it from the dealership in a used condition. This buzzing sound appear when it is around 1. 75 rpm. The buzzing got worsened recently and escalated to a mechanical grinding sound. The grinding sounded like metal pieces colliding on each other and was so loud that the people on the entire street could hear. It was the worst (most frequent) when the car started up cold or in any gears for driving (r, d, ds). When the car was at p or n, the sound didn't come on as often. Even after warming up the car, the sound was there at 1. 5-1. 75 rpm, no matter at what speed. As long as it reached that range of rpm, the sound accompanied. I am afraid this costly problem (~$4000 to replace cvt transmission) will continue to worsen and stop working or burn at some point while driving, leading to a safety concern.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 11, 2021
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at night, she was unable to see the road with the low beam headlights. The contact called the local dealer heritage nissan (1500 veterans memorial hwy ne, rome, ga 30161, (706) 291-1981) and made the dealer aware of the failure. The vehicle had not been diagnosed nor repaired as of yet. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 112,000.*dt dealership told the consumer the reflector and the entire headlight be replaced.*jb
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateFeb 09, 2021
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the hood spontaneously opened without warning. The contact called woodfield nissan (700 w higgins rd, hoffman estates, il 60169, (847)310-1900) however, the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact stated failure was similar nhtsa campaign number: 16v029000 (latches/locks/linkages). The failure mileage was 121,000. The vin was not available.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 09, 2021
StateWI
Description
The lower link of the lever arm for the rear right suspension broke off. This made the rear end of my vehicle to want to shift laterally while driving. Luckily I was only going about 35mph when this happened. I was accelerating from a stop sign on a country road and noticed the extra motion while turning at a bend in the road. I called the dealer and they said my car model did not have a recall for this part, however other nissan altima's were re-called for this similar issue. My mechanic advised me to replace the other side as well because the rust had corroded it as well.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 07, 2021
StateMD
Description
The low beam headlights simply do not work. I cannot see the road directly in front of me while driving at night. I thought it was just me at first then realized that this is a national and recognized problem within the nissan world. Using the high beam in place of the low beam does not fix the problem as they are not true high beam lights either. This has to be a safety issue. New light bulbs dont resolve this issue. Why doni have to pay over $1000 to fix a nissan problem.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 01, 2021
StateAL
Description
Recently purchased vehicle then realized that the headlights do not illuminate properly
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 30, 2021
StateIN
Description
The low beams lights do not light up the road. Even when the bulbs are replaced. This is every time the car is driven at night. Interstate driving with low beams is very dangerous
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 28, 2021
StateIL
Description
Purchased a new 2013 alitima almost 8 years ago. On jan 17, 2021, as I was driving, others were honking their horns and as I turned into a dim street, I wasn't able to see ahead of me. Very scary as I could have hit neighbors who are walking in the evening after dark. No longer comfortable driving at night. Dealer said although I purchased the gold preffered extended warranty, that this issue is not covered. I opened a case at nissan consumer complaints and they said sorry but there are no recalls and the warranty won't cover it. $1305. 63 is way too much that I would have to pay for a safety issue.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 24, 2021
StateNE
Description
My dashboard lights do not work.(speedometer, gas level, milage, hot/cold level, etc.) my steering wheel controls do not work (volume button, menu button, source button,cruise control, etc.) my air condition/heat temperature display does not light up. All the fuses have been checked and they are all good. The connection to the battery had been checked and they are good.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System
DateJan 22, 2021
StateTX
Description
I don't know about this. I found out today
CategoryAir Bags
DateJan 20, 2021
StateGA
Description
Hi, I am an owner of a nissan altima 2013 s vehicle. Recently I noticed that airbag light came on and I took it to the dealership. Dealership diagnosed with b0028-13 and said it was a past code and cleared the code. It came back on again while I was driving after a month. I again diagnosed and the same code and showing a past code. Dealer couldn't identify the problem and said it needs to replace the whole seat, which will cost 1800 dollars. They said the airbag control module for the passenger side needs to be changed. And I noticed one thing, after code is getting cleared, the airbag warning light doesn't come all of a suddenly, although it has some problem with passenger occupancy too, as sometime even if an adult sit in the front passenger seat, passenger airbag stays off. Which is very risky while driving. Nissan has no answer to that. And right after that, airbag warning light comes back. I am a student and don't have that much of money to get this costly repair ( seat replacement) done and is a big safety issue. Please help me in this matter.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 20, 2021
StateNY
Description
After work on 1/16/2021, I was driving down the thruway, all of a sudden the car felt like it was on the ice, however, there was none on the road. I had no control of the steering of my car, the back end was sliding and the stirring wheel was turned all the way to the right but the front part of the car was not turning. I could not pull over due to being on a bridge and no control of the steering. I did let off the gas and cost downhill the best I could, luckily the car drifted to the side of the road. I was frozen with fear, the state police came and we call a tow truck. When my car was on the bed of the truck the driver pointed to the back of the car said " wow it snaped". He then explained to me the rear control arm was broken. Later the mechanic told me this should not have happened. As of 1/20/2021,xd the car is being worked on and I have not heard any update to what has happend asside from the snapped rear control arm.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 19, 2021
StateMN
Description
I was backing out of a parking spot in town. I heard a very loud bang coming from the underside of the vehicle. I exited the vehicle and found the passenger side rear tire was bent inward. I looked under the car and noticed that the rear suspension control arm had snapped in half and was hanging from the vehicle. The vehicle was parked immediately. A tow truck was called and the vehicle transported to a local body shop for service.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 18, 2021
StateIN
Description
I could not shift the gear out of the park position.
CategoryPower Train, Suspension
DateJan 14, 2021
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle vibrated with a loud sound was coming from the front of the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle would not drive while in the reverse. The check engine warning light was illuminated. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,000.
CategoryStructure:body, Suspension
DateJan 11, 2021
StateNE
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while her daughter was driving 60 mph, the vehicle began shaking uncontrollably. The vehicle was taken to woodhouse nissan (7801 nebraska dr, bellevue, ne 68005) where she was informed that the vehicle was safe and that the turbulence was probably from ice on the road. Two days later her daughter was driving 30 mph, she heard an abnormal popping sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle started to lose control of the steering wheel. Her daughter drove the vehicle to her sister's house and upon inspection, she discovered that the driver's side rear tire was turned inwards to the body of the vehicle. The contact's daughter had a friend inspect the vehicle who discovered major corrosion on the driver's side rear control arm. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer who then diagnosed the vehicle with a defective rear control arm and eccentric bolts that needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed her that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 77,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 08, 2021
StateWI
Description
My headlights are so dim that it is nearly impossible to see at night without my brights turned on. Research has shown me that I am one of many experiencing this serious safety concern.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateJan 07, 2021
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the headlamps on the vehicle failed to function as designed causing a visibility hazzard. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to nissan north (8645 n. High st, columbus, oh 43235, (614)846-8100) where it was diagnosed that the headlamp assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred and became worse over time. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 81,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 06, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving with headlights on there is very low visibility, it almost appears the headlights are not on at all. When switching to the high beams they appear to not be as bright as normal either. This is a huge problem that I fear could lead to a collision due to very low visibility.
CategoryAir Bags, Exterior Lighting, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJan 04, 2021
StateFL
Description
Head lights are so fun looks as if they are not on, airbag light is constantly on even with passenger in seat, both air bag lights on dask and in console. Doesn't matter if car is in motion or not completely dangerous
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 04, 2021
StateKY
Description
The low beams have are horrible. Visibility is less than 100 feet. Brights need to be used creating an even more hazardous situation.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 03, 2021
StateTX
Description
The dim headlights are barely visible. Provides almost zero light on the road. Have to drive with brights on all the time. Have replaced the bulbs numerous times and recently learned this is an ongoing issue with the 2013-2015 models. It is very dangerous to drive with lights that do nothing.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 03, 2021
StateLA
Description
The head lights do not work properly. Have been replaced and they still do not work properly. I was told the headlights are a known issue and need to be recalled on the altima and that nissan needs to address it. Why had this not been done? It's very unsafe. I just got the altima and it's not safe to drive when lights are needed.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 01, 2021
StateTN
Description
The headlights on my nissan altima are so dim that I cannot drive safely at night. Not only are the low beams extremely dim, they do not project far down the road at all or to the side of the road. They only seem to project in a small area down on the road right in front of me thus causing huge visibility problems when trying to scan/see what is coming up in front of me. It is a huge danger for night driving if you cannot see with your headlights on!
CategoryEquipment, Exterior Lighting
DateDec 29, 2020
StateGA
Description
The headlights and exterior lights are extreemely dim on this vehicle. Safety hazard, especially at night
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateDec 29, 2020
StateOH
Description
I was driving down the road and my hood flew open and hit my windshield very hard. I was unable to see due to hood flying up and almost caused me to crash. It damaged my side fenders due to impact. I was going about 20mph on a side road in gahanna oh. It happened on 12/28/2020. I was never notified of open recalls via mail nor email. I am highly upset at the fact it could have harmed me or someone else. I would like to be contacted regarding this matter as soon as possible.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 25, 2020
StateMA
Description
Low beam headlights do not illuminate the roadway. Low beam headlights quickly deteriorated within 1 year and no longer illuminate the roadway at night. Unsafe to operate this vehicle at night using low beam headlights. It is literally impossible to see at night using these low beam headlights. I replaced all four headlight bulbs, low and high beam, and this did not make any improvement in low beam illumination. The problem is in the headlight enclosure assembly (projector/reflector issue) which must be replaced with new at a cost in excess of $1,000 because it requires removal of the front bumper cover and plastic splash liner under bumper cover. This complaint is frequently mentioned by other 2013 nissan altima owners and nissan has to be aware of the issue due to its common occurrence and frequent complaints by owners.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 24, 2020
StateMD
Description
Check engine light came on because of manufacturer defect with sensor circuit (noted in nissan bulletin 16-030). Manufacturer special policy adjustment programs listed on dealer invoice states services regarding this defect will be at no charge to owner. However, dealer refuses to honor policy and charged for service.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 24, 2020
StatePA
Description
While driving the car completely stopped moving, transmission locked up. My repair shop couldn't fix it or figure out what was wrong with it. Car has been sitting for weeks while trying to get in contact with nissan who has told me that there was a recall on my vehicles cvt transmission and they had never sent out a recall notice to me and I've been the register owner for years.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 24, 2020
StateMA
Description
Unable to securely close the hood as primary latch will not stay engaged. Followed the procedure on the recall notice, but whenever driving on a road imperfection hood pops up to secondary position. We do not trust the vehicle at highway speeds.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateDec 23, 2020
StateTN
Description
The low beam headlights are almost impossible to use during the dark and triple the concern when driving at night and it's raining. This used to not be the case. This is a safety hazard!!! This happens whether street driving or highway driving and essentially makes me have to use the bright lights when there is absolutely no other natural lighting to help
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 23, 2020
StateIL
Description
I bought car on a saturday morning. Went out of town and drove home late at night. I was not happy with the brightness of the headlights of a brand new car. Over the past 8 years the brightness has deteriorated so bad my wife will not drive this car at night.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System
DateDec 22, 2020
StateNJ
Description
The red airbag warning light on dashboards is solid lit without a adult passenger on passenger seat. The light goes off when there is a adult passenger on the passenger seat
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 21, 2020
StateAL
Description
I noticed in november 1, 2019 that the low beam headlights were becoming increasingly dim. This issue has gotten progressively worse to the point that I have to turn on the bright lights to see at night. The dim low beam lights create a serious safety issue on all types of roads. My work as a registered nurse requires 12 hour shifts, which means I leave home when it's dark and leave work when it's dark. When I questioned a nissan dealership, I was told it was a nissan defect and nothing could be done to correct it. I was also told I could replace with aftermarket parts, which is very expensive. I was told not to replace with nissan parts because I would have the same issue since the defect is nissan. I contacted nissan in nashville to file a complaint and was told nothing could be done because my car is out of warranty. I was only given an option to ask the nissan dealer for a discount.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 21, 2020
StateCT
Description
There is a recall on the hood latches of these vehicles that has not yet been completed but I had an incident occur where my hood did fly open on me while driving and caused extensive damage to my vehicle which I have not yet been able to pay for. I was able to purchase a new hood latch and secure the hood but the damage is still present, the hood does not close properly, the fenders were pushed back and damaged.... I would like to know if I could have my vehicle inspected and possibly repaired with no cost to me due to this recall? I was driving approximately 40mph on a secondary highway with a good deal of traffic when this incident occurred with my 2 year old daughter. It was terrifying. I still have trauma to this day from that incident and my hood still does not look properly sealed and when I drive over 60mph I can see vibrations in the hood which make me feel without the proper fix, it will happen again.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 19, 2020
StateOH
Description
The low beam driving lights aren't bright enough to safely illuminate the road. It is not due to old bulbs, but rather due to the design and materials of the reflector system surrounding the bulb which has deteriorated. High beams work fine. Low beams might as well be off as pedestrians, parked cars, stopped cars, are all not visible until within 20-30 feet in front when driving on otherwise dimly lit roads. I have run over a small curb that was not visible due to the poor lighting. I am concerned I will not have stopping distance in rain even at low speed, should a pedestrian suddenly be visible in the low lighting.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Structure:body
DateDec 15, 2020
StateMN
Description
1)extremely dim headlight assembly in motion and stationary. Dangerously dim and has steadily gotten worse over 2 years even after light bulbs have been replaced. Both headlight assembly are issue. 2)hood will not close and latch properly as of today 12-14-2020 following stationary routine opening of hood. Vehicle was stationary. Recall replacement for latch has not been provided by maker as of this date. Recall was in may 2020.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 13, 2020
StateNY
Description
On saturday december 12, 2020 I was driving and the hood opened up, slammed above the windshield. I luckily was not in heavy traffic at that point and pulled over. The hood is dented, chipped paint, both right and left upper fenders are bent, and hinges are no longer reliable. The rubber on the sides of the windshield lifted and separation of the upper fenders on both sides along right and left side of windshield. I was luckily driving straight in the suburbs of ny, not much traffic at the time.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 11, 2020
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, a rattling sound was present coming from the rear of the vehicle. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the rear lower suspension link had corroded and separated from the rear bushing link. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer and local dealer fuccillo nissan of latham located at 976 new loudon rd, latham, ny 12110 were notified of the failure however, no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 103,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 10, 2020
StateIL
Description
Headlights are dangerously dim. Lamps have been replaced, however the nissan dealer stated the interior of the lamp housing that reflects the light beam is deteriorated. There literally is no light protruding forward. Can not safely drive the car at night without using the high beams. The cost to fix this defect is over $1,000. The amount of light from the low beams is less than daylight running lamps. This is unacceptable. The lighting has progressively got worse over the years. This is not a lamp issue or type of lamp, rather the actual reflective housing internally that is not accessible to repair, the entire housing must be replaced. This situation is equally the same for both headlamps. Funny how the nissan dealer knows about this problem as they have expressed other customers have had the same problem, yet there's not been a recall for what is the most important part of the car...... Clear visibility to drive at night.
CategoryAir Bags, Exterior Lighting:headlights
DateDec 09, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the low-beam headlights failed to produce adequate lighting. The air bag warning light was illuminated. The contact called deacon jones nissan (3305 mclain st, goldsboro, nc 27534, (919)734-2411). The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted however, no further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 116,000. *bf
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 07, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Car jolts and shudders on the road intermittently. Very unsafe as car jolts forward on its own. Car stalls sometimes on the road. Extremely dangerous as you never know when it is going to happen. When you give a little gas, car will sometimes go normally or it will jolt forward like a clutch being let out even though its an automatic. Always happens while driving on the road. This has been an issue with 2013 nissans and still they have not done a recall. Things that are this dangerous should be recalled because most people cannot pay 4000 dollars for a new transmission.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 03, 2020
StateNH
Description
Out of know where my car will not go into drive, stuck in park. So I been having to push in the shift lock. I need to be able to goto and from work again without doing this. What do I do
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateDec 02, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at night, the low beam headlights failed to provide adequate illumination to safely operate the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to monroe nissan (5510 west highway 74, monroe, nc 28110, (980)313-8400) where the mechanic cleaned the headlight housings however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000.*dt*dt consumer stated vehicle was inspected but no problem could be found.*jb*jb
CategorySuspension
DateDec 02, 2020
StateCT
Description
Rear lower control arm broke at the frame due to corrosion
CategoryAir Bags, Wheels
DateNov 29, 2020
StateTN
Description
The airbag light for the passenger side stays on which means the airbag on the passenger side will not deploy because it's not detecting any weight. Even when someone sits in it it doesn't detect weight. The tires are constantly losing air.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 27, 2020
StateOH
Description
The low beams on this vehicle are so low I have to use my high beams 100% of the time when it is dark. I drive a minimum of 50 miles a day just to and from work and depending on the season it is dark both ways. This is a danger to myself and other drivers who get really mad ( and definitely let me know it ). On coming drivers flash their lights at me and cars that I follow even slow down so much that I have to pass them just so they can tailgate me with their high beams on. It's scary !! I live in a very rural area with high deer traffic and minimal street lights. We have tried replacing light bulbs several times to no avail. From what I am reading, lots of other people have complained about this issue as well. The fix is not cheap but we will have to dish out the money to do it before I get pulled over and ticketed or worse, get in accident causing injury or death to someone including myself.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 26, 2020
StateKY
Description
The headlights in the dim position do not sufficiently provide enough light to safely drive at night while driving.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 25, 2020
StateTX
Description
My car hesitates when in reverse or when at red lights. This happens while in drive
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 24, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Head light low beams are dangerously dim. Can't see beyond 100 feet. I must drive with high beams on or can't see. Like having a small flashlight for head lights. Very dangerous easily can see an accident (crash) coming soon especially in rain at night. This is a common problem with the 2013 altima. Nissan has not recalled yet ford did in 2012 for the same problem. Somone is going to die. Delaler quoted $1200 to replace entire headlight assembly. This definitely must be recalled.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 24, 2020
StateCA
Description
Low beam headlights are too dim to operate safely at night, especially with wet roads. Replacement of light bulbs does not improve low-beam performance. This seems to be a failure of the low-beam projection coating in the headlight housing. The situation is rapidly getting worse.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateNov 24, 2020
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the headlights were extremely dim and presented a driving hazard while driving at night or in low light conditions. The vehicle was taken to petro nissan (6248 us-98, hattiesburg, ms 39402, (601) 450-1470) however, the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact was informed that the vin was not under recall. The manufacturer was contacted however, there was no response. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 24, 2020
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the gear shifter failed to shift from the park position. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was diagnosed that the gear shifter assembly needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the vehicle was still at the independent mechanic for repairs. The contact stated that the local nissan dealer informed her that this was a known failure with similar vehicles. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to nhtsa to file a complaint. The failure mileage was 187,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 24, 2020
StateTX
Description
There has been a recall on the second latch of the hood on my nissan altima for more than 3 months now and the issue has not been resolved. The vehicle is still able to be used however, it is quite dangerous if the latch accidentally gets puled while driving.
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 23, 2020
StateGA
Description
The airbag sign came (code b0028) on at 110000 miles although I haven't been on any accidents for last 12000 miles. When I checked with dealers, they said airbag control module is malfunctioning and need to replace that with right side passenger airbag wires and might cost 2000 or more dollars. I am an international student and it's hard for me to arrange that much money. Please help me, as I have come to know that this is a common problem in nissan vehicles. The airbag sign comes back after clearing the code if someone sits in the passenger side. Thank you for reading my request.
CategoryElectrical System
DateNov 19, 2020
StateFL
Description
When in the parked position and idle, the pressing of the shift trigger on the shifter will not allow the car to shift from parked to any other position (it is stuck) due to the failure of a selenoid sensor not activating from the brake pedal after pressing the brake in order to allow the shifting to take place. Please see the link of the youtube video to explain the issue/resolution: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=eu7vm2y-7ly
CategoryElectrical System
DateNov 19, 2020
StateFL
Description
A/c was blowing hot air while driving and hot air when I came to stops and idled. It's only for some cars that have auto climate control apparently. The issue is the ac compressor control valve failing. Please see the youtube link for a better explanation of the issue/resolution: https://youtu. Be/idwedxjenko
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 19, 2020
StateOH
Description
Low beam performance was always sub-par when car was new. As the the car ages the low beam performance is getting worse. Anecdotal evidence on the internet says the reflector within the low beam projectors deteriorates, thus reducing low beam performance.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 19, 2020
StateFL
Description
The low beams on my headlights are really dim and the housing unit for the bulb is burnt out not allowing the light to project. I can't see anything without the use of my high beams on causing a huge visibility safety issue. I will need to buy all new headlight assemblies in order to have good visibility and to fix the issue. Please see the photo attached and a link to youtube for a better explanation of the issue.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 18, 2020
StateNY
Description
The lighting provided by the headlights on low beam are woefully sub standard and makes it dangerous to drive at night. Research indicates this has been widely known in 2013-2015 models. The cost of repairs is in the $1000 range. Since this is a widespread issue and bulb replacement does not correct the safety hazard this should qualify as a recall and be fixed at no charge to the consumer. This is an accident waiting to,happen. My wife refuses to drive this car at night due to the poor visibility.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 12, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle jerked and loss motive power without warning. The contact pulled over to the shoulder of the roadway however, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate forward. The vehicle failed to resume back to normal. The vehicle was taken to michael jordan nissan (3930 durham chapel hill blvd, durham, nc 27707, (919) 489-3800) where it was diagnosed and it was determined that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 155,000. *bf*jb
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 10, 2020
StateWI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the low beam headlight failed to produce adequate lighting while driving. There were no warning lights illuminated. The local dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 145,000.*dt *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting, Suspension
DateNov 09, 2020
StateCT
Description
Rear lower control a arm that holds spring rotted at welds and broke made tire drag down highway at 65mph almost crashed because of this . Cost me 150 tow plus the part was few hundred too.🙁. Lights suck so bad can't see at night. 30 feet if that, I have replaced bulbs (40)$ and still suck definitely something not right .. They have been getting worse month by month. When I got the car at 30 k miles it was the best car I've ever owned. 11/09/2020
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 08, 2020
StateDE
Description
The low beam headlights have gotten so dim we cant even drive at night with out high beams this I feel is a safety issue and we are not the only ones having this problem with the same make and model from 2013 to 2015 nissan should recall and replace them as this is a safety issue that started about 4 years ago
CategorySuspension
DateNov 08, 2020
StateIA
Description
Backing down a driveway and it felt like I had hit something, or was pushing it. There was nothing under or behind the car. The passenger rear control arm broke.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateNov 07, 2020
StateGA
Description
The low beams for my 2013 altima sl have become too dim for me to see at night. I have had to start using the high beams to see at night which could cause problems for other drivers, but if I didn't use them I could crash due to poor visibility.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateNov 06, 2020
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the headlights failed to provide adequate illumination while driving at night. After researching the cause of the failure, the contact became aware that the interior material headlight housing deteriorated over time and the headlight assemblies needed to be replaced. The headlights were nor replaced. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 137,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 05, 2020
StateCA
Description
Have been waiting over 6 months for resolution repair to the hood latch, I am loosing income waiting on recall repair
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 04, 2020
StateNC
Description
Low beam lights are horrible you cannot see 1ft in front of you this is a major saftey issue and someone is going end up getting in a major wreck if this issue is not recalled
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 01, 2020
StateOH
Description
The headlight slowly lost their ability to reflect light from the bulb. They started bright when I owned the car but slowly became more dim as time went on. I realize that halogen bulbs will do that, but this wasn't the result of the bulb. The reflective coating inside of the low beam projector had started to come off and the projector was not projecting light as it should. It became so dim that I could barely see at night, if the roads were not lit up. It wasn't much of a problem if I was driving through a lighted city, but if I was on back country roads, I couldn't see more than forty feet ahead. I have replaced both housings and I was able to see much further down the road. I tried putting a new bulb in the old housing, but it still failed to reflect the light. I have pictures of outside one of the headlights and a picture of inside the reflector. It shows where the reflective coating was coming off. This is a well known issue with nissan altimas that have both halogen and xenon headlights. I attached the pictures to my complaint. This is not a one time incident, but rather an ongoing issue that progressive got worse until the faulty parts were replaced.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateOct 30, 2020
StateVA
Description
Headlights extremely dim causing night driving hazard. Issue is due to degradation of reflector in headlight housing. I had to replace both headlight assemblies to resolve safety issue with the car. This is apparently a pronounced problem with nissan altimas per nissan online forums. Photo shows replacement headlight on left and the original defective headlight reflector on the right.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 28, 2020
StateIL
Description
On my way to work lower control arm broke while I was driving on the street just before I got on the highway
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 27, 2020
StateNJ
Description
The cvt transmission will not shift out of park at all. I am forced to depress the shift override in order to shift out of park every time.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateOct 26, 2020
StateCT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while approaching her parked vehicle, she noticed that the hood was slightly opened. The contact stated she was unable to close the hood manually and had to call her brother to close the hood for her. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact called barberino nissan (505 n colony rd, wallingford, ct 06492; (203) 265-1611) where it was confirmed that parts were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Vin tool confirms parts not available. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 23, 2020
StateMO
Description
Stopped at a stop light. Made left turn car shuddered smoothed out and drove 1 mile and parked car for 30 minutes and got ready to move vehicle and shifted to reverse and engine stalled. Started engine put transmission in drive and engine stalled. Dealer say's transmission is bad and needs replaced.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 23, 2020
StateMD
Description
I have had my 2013 altima for 6 monthd. It was maryland state inspected in april before my time of purchase. Today oct 23, 2020 I was driving on the highway about 50 mph on my way to work. I heard a bang sound and all my trac control lights came on my dashboard and I list steering in the rear. Pulled over and found the rear control arm or a frame is totally rusted and broke in half where it looks like it was welded by the manufacturer. This is not safe at all. Being a beginner driver especially, I see all complaints of this problem. Why is nissan not helping?
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 21, 2020
StateNJ
Description
The car was stationary in the driveway, with wheel wedges placed at front tires. It was jacked up the rear driver side tire was removed to put on new brakes, only to find a bolt holding the caliper on to the bracket was broke off. This warrants a great safety concern. Do all the other ones have to be changed?- in order to prevent a safety hazard.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 21, 2020
StateNY
Description
On route 414 heading south going about 49, my hood popped open and busted my windshield. Nissan told me that there was no fix for the problem and that they could not help me with fixing, refunding or trading for another car. I am extremely frustrated that they will not help get me in a safer car. I also asked about a loaner until this could be fixed and they said no.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 16, 2020
StateGA
Description
Airbag sign came on at millage 112000 all of a sudden and the passenger occupancy sensor turn off and on intermittently while vehicle is in motion. Mechanic are recommending to replace airbag module which might cost couple of thousand dollars. Please help me! The diagnostic code says b0028-13
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 15, 2020
StateMD
Description
Low beam headlights are too dim to safely see at night.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 15, 2020
StateNC
Description
The headlight projector housing has "failed" after 6-7 years. The reflective coating in the projector housing no longer works properly, with absolutely no damage to them. Even with brand new headlight (lowlight) led bulbs pushing 10,000 lumens, the headlights barely project 30-50 feet in front of the car, and does not allow for proper lighting at night. This is a major safety hazard and nissan needs to set a recall for this on all 2013-2015 nissan altima(s). Many people online are complaining about this, and nissan's response is to charge people upwards of $1000 to replace the headlights completely. This needs to be forced as a recall, please!
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 15, 2020
StatePA
Description
I have 2013 nissan altima s. It has ~89k miles on it. The transmission stopped working on 10/11/2020. How can nhtsa assist? Nissan refused to provide any assistance. The cvts installed in the nissan altimas have caused a variety of problems - shaking, losing acceleration and stalling, among others - according to owners who are regularly posting complaints on websites such as autonews. Com, carcomplaints. Com, and cars. Com. Nissan altima owners have secured a settlement offer from the carmaker which would resolve claims that the vehicles' transmissions fail prematurely. Lead plaintiffs alleged that 2013 through 2016 nissan altimas suffer from shuddering, hesitation, stalling, and noises stemming from defective continuous variable automatic transmissions. Vaccording to the nissan class action, vehicles stall unexpectedly, causing them to stop in traffic without illuminating the brake lights. Vconversely, the defect could also allegedly cause an unexpected surge in power, causing drivers to lose control. Vvdespite consumer complaints, nissan reportedly forced owners to pay for a $3,000 fix that often left them with more defective parts. Case # 42179365. Due to covid, my issue surfaced after 7 year deadline on may 11, 2020. This is wrong and nissan will not take responsibility for it. I tried to work with madison at nissan 615-725-7208. I am having the work done based on diagnosis from wright nissan. The work will cost me about $3,500. Wiegand brothers transmission will replace the transmission. 445 rochester rd pittsburgh, pa 15237. 412-364-8000, 412-364-7399 email: wiegandtransmissions@yahoo. Com
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 12, 2020
StateFL
Description
My headlights are so dim I am unable to drive my car at night for fear of getting into an accident. I've researched and found that this is a known problem with 2013-2015 nissans however nissan has not issued a recall for this problem which is clearly a safety issue. I should not have to drive at night with my high beams to be able to see which puts other drivers on the road at risk. And I should not have to pay out of pocket to correct an issue that stems from a defective/poor quality part within the headlamps.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 12, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Car does not move even if I put it on reverse or drive or any other gear. Tow it to nearest mechanic, was told the transmission is blown.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 11, 2020
StateGA
Description
The dim lights are so dim I can barely see at night. I have to use the bright lights to see., especially when passing another car. This is very dangerous. I've spent a total of $410 on bulbs recommended by a certified mechanic and they are still awful. Also one set was the highest lumens of led lights. Please re all these lights because this is so dangerous to owners as well as the drivers we meet on the roads at night. I've been dealing with this since 12/2019. Please do something about these light complaints.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 11, 2020
StateMA
Description
My 2013 nissan altima sl keeps stalling on me without any warning. The decoder stated it was the max air flow sensor, I replaced it, I'm still having the same problem. I had a tune up done even though I have low miles. No engine light is on. I read some reviews and I'm not the only person with the the same car or year having this issue. You take it to the dealer and they tell me nothing is wrong with it.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 09, 2020
StateNC
Description
The chrome in the low beam headlamps tends to burn out quickly which affects the projection. According to nissan consumer affairs, this is a known costly repair with 2013-2017 but mostly affects the 2013. The repair costs is quoted at $1119. 85. When the headlamps burn out the car is not drivable because it cannot pass inspection which is currently my issue. I can't afford to have this replaced which unfortunately affects my employment because I can't drive to work.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateOct 08, 2020
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, without warning the hood latch fractured causing the hood to unlatch, flipped open, and damaged the hood. The vehicle was taken to mentor nissan (6960 center st, mentor, oh 44060) where it was confirmed that parts were not yet available for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available. The failure mileage was approximately 171,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 08, 2020
StateMS
Description
My catalytic converter is rusted. There were other parts that were on a recall because of rusting I've had replaced, but there is still my catalytic converter that is rusting as well. This is all documented in my last service report
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateOct 07, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact was notified of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 04, 2020
StateFL
Description
The low beam on the headlights are so dim we cannot drive at night. Reading online it would seem this is a common problem however a bulb will not fix the issue. The entire headlight housing has to be replaced because of the interior portion where the bulb sets is deteriorating. . . Started noticing this 2 years ago and it getting worse.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 30, 2020
StateNC
Description
Airbag light will not go off, it stays on solid red. I contacted nissan and was informed 2013 altima does not fall under the recall for the airbag issue.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 27, 2020
StateFL
Description
The low beam on the headlights are so dim we cannot drive at night. The bright lights are great... Reading online it would seem this is a common problem however a bulb will not fix the issue. The entire headlight housing has to be replaced because of the interior portion where the bulb sets is deteriorating... Started noticing this 2 years ago and it getting worse..
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 25, 2020
StateMS
Description
The floorboard is full of water every time it rains. The car smells and mold is starting to form. Both the front and rear floorboards. It was parked in the driveway.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 23, 2020
StateTX
Description
Will not shift out of park, apparently it is a solenoid issue that nissan will not recall.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 18, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Noticed that the airbag indicator light has been staying on no matter if someone is in the passenger seat or not. Going to have it checked out by the dealership who may charge me to run a diagnostic test.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 18, 2020
StateNE
Description
I have the 2013 nissan altima and it is having very obvious suspension issues as it is squeaking and popping with turns and bumps. There is no recall on this currently despite people saying their wheels came off when theirs broke. I am very scared to drive my child in this vehicle that nissan deems safe.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 18, 2020
StateIL
Description
I was reversing out of a driveway. Didn't hit anything. Heard a small 'thump.' I got out and checked my car. Everything looked ok. Then about 2 blocks later, in drive, on a side street, my car started shaking violently, as though I had been hit, but I wasn't. It was like the worst roller coaster ever made. Loud and extremely shaky. I got home and as it was night and dark out, didn't see anything. Today when the daylight came out, I noticed my rear passenger tire leaning inwards 'drastically. So I looked under the tire area and there was a corroded piece of metal hanging down with my spring loose. My friend and I searched everywhere and couldn't find the part'13-14 nissan altima sedan rear passenger right lower main spring support arm. I called nissan and was quoted $200 and some change. Ok, not too bad... Then I started googling for a cheaper price and lo and behold, I come across a few sites saying you guys are investing this, and I believe a usa today article said there was no 'recall,' but that they were going to have roughly 200,000 cars in the usa and canada come in to have it fixed. I did not get notice for this! I was luckily about a mile from home. But I could barely control the car. To make matters worse, the left side (driver rear) is showing signs of the same wear. I was driving idle speed in order to 'be safe.' why was I not notified?! And why is it that when I called nissan, they did not tell me this was a 'known issue' as they have in the past? Why, when my car was under warranty did they not fix it? Anything! This is dangerous! I literally had hardly any control of the vehicle. Are you still investigating this? And again, I should have gotten notice to have it fixed! Why only 200,000 cars?! This needs to be a recall. I will need reimbursement since they have known about this issue!
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateSep 16, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. An unknown dealer was contacted and confirmed that parts were not yet available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 14, 2020
StateKY
Description
The headlights on the 2013 nissan altima are a complete safety hazard. It is like I am driving without any lights when they are on and I cannot see at all unless I have on my high beams. Driving with my brights on all the time at night causes issues for the drivers around me. Someone is going to get seriously hurt or killed due to the lack of visibility. I have had the lights changed and that is not the problem. People are complaining of the issue all over the internet and it should be a safety recall by nissan before they are sued!
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateSep 14, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the headlights failed to provide adequate illumination for the contact see the roadway while driving at night. The dealer autonation ford brooksville (7200 broad street, brooksville, fl 34601, (352) 419-0810) was contacted and the contact was informed that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and provided a case number. The contact was also referred to nhtsa for assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateSep 14, 2020
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages). The contact called the hart nissan dealer located at 6564 mechanicsville turnpike, mechanicsville, va 23111, and it was confirmed that parts were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 11, 2020
StateNH
Description
When turn signal is automatically cancelled as the steering wheel is straightened, sometimes (not always) it actuates the 'lane change' three-flash signal in the opposite direction. For example, after making a left turn, the signal cancels and signals three flashes in the right direction. This happens when turning in either direction. It has happened multiple times but does not happen at every turn. I feel it may be a malfunction of the turn signal arm.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 11, 2020
StateCA
Description
All interior door latches do not function properly. Doors do not open from the inside. A serious safety defect.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 09, 2020
StateNY
Description
Low beam headlights are dangerously dim. Fog lights are brighter than low beams. Must drive car with high beams on to see at night. Illegal to drive with high beams on - fear ticket for traffic violation. Fear causing an accident because of blinding another oncoming driver with high beams on. Had one low beam die while on a 250 mile trip and could not see at night with only one low beam on. I have heard of other complaints for 2013-15 nissan altima headlamps being too dim. (series 5-?) bought car new in 2014 and have had problems with lights for three years. Preliminary reports indicate plastic reflective bowl in headlamp is defective because materials degrade and wear out over time. Nissan has remained silent and dealership will check for moisture and state that headlamps are withing specs. These headlamps are defective and the ntsb should investigate and issue a recall.- before someone gets hurt or dies. I could not see pedestrians crossing the road last night while my low beams were on. My vision is fine and my speed was only 30 mph on a city street, but pedestrians crossing the road were not seen by myself or front seat passenger until it was almost too late. I just replaced the headlamps with upgraded sylvania bulbs not more than a week ago. Nissan should replace the front headlamp lenses on both the left and right side - without charge. A safety recall needs to be issued.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 09, 2020
StateNY
Description
Hello its september now and nissan hasnt fixed the hood latch recall yet can't use car now since june because of recall they told me it wont take long but its taking long now
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 09, 2020
StateTX
Description
Shifter release is stuck
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 08, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that on several occasions the gear shifter seized while in the park position. The driver was unable to immediately shift out of the park position to the drive position. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer and manufacturer were not yet notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 03, 2020
StateTX
Description
Driving our vehicle per usual, no crashes, safely made it from point a to b. The next morning, the sensor for air bags comes on. It continues to stay there with no explanation from google other than the sensor being an issue.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 01, 2020
StateMN
Description
I purchased this vehicle having never driven it at night. Upon my first time driving it at night, I learned that the low beam headlights are wildly ineffective and I could not illuminate the road more than 15 or so feet in front of me. This made driving extremely dangerous. I went to a dealer and had them replace the bulbs inside the assembly, but saw no change in the effectiveness. The inside of the headlight assembly has burned/deteriorated and no longer projects the light from the bulb. The only solution to allow safe driving in dark conditions is to replace the entirety of the faulty headlight assembly on both sides.
CategorySuspension, Wheels
DateSep 01, 2020
StatePA
Description
Parts of the suspension corroded and wheel came off while my pregnant daughter was driving
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 31, 2020
StateIN
Description
The low beam headlights on my 2013 nissan altima are extremely dim! It is nearly impossible to drive at night without my brights on. This is a major saftey hazard for me and other drivers as well! My eyesight vision is considered to be better than average and even with that I can't drive at night unless I have my brights on. I have tried led and hid bulbs with no improvement. Please help fix this problem!
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 31, 2020
StateCA
Description
Head light beam is too low.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 30, 2020
StateVA
Description
Front passenger airbag ocs defect. Nissan has done a recall related to this issue but my vehicle vin number is experiencing this issue but not coming up in the dealership system for the recall. Campaign #14v138000
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateAug 24, 2020
StateFL
Description
While driving down the road, approximately 3 miles into my drive, I stopped at a stop light. When I tried to accelerate, my car would not move. After 2-3 seconds it decided to accelerate. About another half mile down the road at the next stop light, it did it again. Each time, I was almost rear ended by cars behind me trying to get to the interstate. The car is now at the dealership being looked at.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 22, 2020
StateFL
Description
My low beams have been so dim I cant see when night driving. I have complained to nissan corporation and they denied there was a problem, that they have never heard this complaint before even though it is all over the web. The dealership were the one that encouraged me to contact nissan. They said it would be too expensive to fix. I have been driving on my high beams at night for the past couple of years because I cant get it resolved. I have the bulbs replaced twice to no avail. Apparently its the reflective material behind the bulbs that are defective. Thank you!
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 21, 2020
StateVA
Description
Low beams too low with new bulbs. Dealer says I need new housing
CategorySuspension
DateAug 21, 2020
StateWI
Description
A clunky noise started/noticed in right rear when driven over bumps (e. G. Pot holes, dips in roads, or entry parking lot curbs). Took our 2013 nissan altima into auto shop to have inspected, which we had learned the rear lower links are rusted, and the right side is cracked. We were told it is strongly recommended to not be driving the vehicle for safety concerns. We were then informed there is a recall for this exact issue on our vehicle for the same year, make and model. This was quite alarming to learn of this recall, and to know it is not safe to be driving the vehicle. We immediately took our vehicle to gandrud nissan, green bay wi only to learn this specific recall campaign for 2013 altima sedan; rear lower link (reference # ntb19-082b, date of issue: december 6, 2019, classification# ra19-002b, campaign id# p9324) did not apply to our vin#. To learn there is a recall for the exact problem on the exact year and model of our nissan altima where our safety is comprised if driven, then to be told it doesn't apply is very asinine. This is a known safety defect on 2013 nissan altimas and it should not apply only to a select few as obviously it is a problem and a valid safety/defect here and should be addressed across the board for not only my family's safety for all whom own a 2013 nissan altima and others traveling on the road/interstates.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 20, 2020
StateCA
Description
My nissan altima 2013 headlights are so poor that I cannot drive it at night. When I have to drive, I will either follow a car in front of me closely at night or use high beams. Degradation started to get worse by 3 year, I replaced with better bulbs and then with hids but still lighting is so poor that I only use this vehicle during day time.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 20, 2020
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, a popping sound was present coming from the rear of the vehicle, and the vehicle was not stable while driving. The vehicle was towed to the an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear passenger's side control arm had fractured due to rusting and corrosion. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer and local dealer nissan 112, located at 730 medford ave, patchogue, ny 11772, were notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.
CategoryAir Bags, Power Train
DateAug 17, 2020
StateVA
Description
The air bag light activated and the engine rpm dropped while driving. The engine accelerator lost power, then picked up speed after pushing on the accelerator.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateAug 17, 2020
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact noticed that while driving at various speeds, the headlights were very dim and was unable to see the roadway and vehicles ahead. The vehicle was taken to dick smith nissan of lexington (5536 sunset blvd, lexington, sc 29072) where they informed the contact that the failure was normal wear and tear. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 17, 2020
StatePA
Description
Part eroded and caused wheel to fall off while driving in motion
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 15, 2020
StateMI
Description
The headlights are a projector beam, and through the years I've owned the car, the headlights continue to dim, I have changed the light bulbs 3 different times since owning the car, never truly solving the problem. The heat of the bulbs create a film on the projector lens that hampers strong light to get through to the roadway. This is a dangerous hazard that is a defect of the automaker, as this is all factory equipment installed in the vehicle.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 13, 2020
StateVA
Description
Airbag light came on on the dashboard and is staying on. When an adult passengare sits in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag light does not turn off. This happened about a month ago. I have read several recalls for airbag sensor issue but my car is not listed. Dealership is tells me that there is no recall for the issue and that I have to pay to have it diagnosed and fixed. Car currently cannot pass stated inspection due to this.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 12, 2020
StateIL
Description
My rearward control arm broke on a busy street while I was driving to work. I was unable to control the vehicle steering at 30mph afterwards. I was lucky that a mechanic shop was at the very next corner. The mechanic looked underneath the car and said "unbelievable, you're lucky to be.... We're glad you wasn't on the highway!) then he just shook his head, in disbelief at the rust, because the control arm and the linkage was held together by rust. He further added this car 7 years young with 72,000 miles, that shouldn't have happened. Lastly, that was a very scary situation, not having control of your vehicle when you are faced with semi trucks in front and behind you and you're not able to pullover your vehicle to safety. It was a bad experience, that hopefully, no one else have to encounter.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 11, 2020
StateFL
Description
Side a/b module lh b0020-13
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 11, 2020
StateME
Description
I have received no response from nissan yet re: the remedy for this recall. May 28,2020 manufacturer recall numberr20a7 nhtsa recall numbertbd recall statusrecall incomplete, remedy not yet available summary the secondary hood latch may become stuck in the open position due to a potential for corrosion (in regions with excessive road salt use) in the hood latch combined with improper inspection and maintenance. Safety risk if the driver inadvertently releases the primary hood latch (ex. While refueling) or the hood is not closed properly, the secondary hood latch may not hold the hood closed while the vehicle is in motion. The hood may open without warning and obstruct the driver s forward view, and may increase the risk of crash. Remedy a remedy plan is currently under development. Nissan will provide all affected owners with an interim notification that reminds owners how to properly maintain the latch and also reminds those owners to fully close and engage the primary hood latch each time before driving their altima. *js
CategorySuspension
DateAug 11, 2020
StateNH
Description
The lower control arm corroded from road salt. The control armed snapped from the bushing while I was driving!!. The control arm completely snapped from the bushing. There is a service campaign for this, but nissan claims my vin does not fall unto this known problem. My vehicle is in nh, and has been in this state that uses road salt since day one. I have no idea why my vehicle does is not covered under the service campaign. I am in one of the 22 states that is designated as a salt state and is mentioned in the service campaign bulletin. This is a real safety concern. I was driving approximately 40 mph when the control arm snapped. My vehicle spun 180 degrees. If this happened on the highway at a higher rate of speed, things would have been worse.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 04, 2020
StateME
Description
The car has a shutter, jerking, high rpm, loss of power, driving the car down the road and it all of a sudden blasted up to almost 7000 rpms and violently jerking and shuttering while driving down the highway at 75- 80 miles per hour almost causing me to crash the car, it then lost power with me pressing my gas pedal all the way to the floor, it's a huge safety issue and nissan needs to fix this before people get seriously hurt or even die.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 03, 2020
StateCA
Description
On one day I was driving my vehicle down the street heading towards the freeway. I was going to take the streets but the freeway is always the fastest option. I got on the freeway with no problem and started to increase speed. As I sped up, I started to feel my car shutter. I continued with my drive and thought nothing of it. Im heading towards my exit and I start to stop my car, and all of a sudden my car comes to a complete turn off while exiting the freeway. I almost hit two cars and almost got rear ended. At first I didn't know what to do because I was in fear of my safety. I looked down at the dashboard of my car to see what it could possibly be and no warning lights or check engine light was displayed. I was still in shock because I could have been involved in a major accident or even dead. I put the car in park and then turned the car off. I turned the car back on and it started perfectly normal like nothing had happened. With a lot of traffic and about 3 cars honking at me, I then put the car in drive again and shortly down the street a couple blocks away the car does it again to me, this time almost causing another accident. I was so terrified I had my car towed to a mechanic where he said this problem is common with nissan altima transmissions particularly the 2013 models. I reached out to the corporate office and I was advised that I have no warranty or coverage to fix this problem. This is very serious and sad because the makers of this vehicle could have taken my life. I put my trust and money into a vehicle to find out it has problems that nissan are well aware of and will not bother fixing. The car only has around 80,000 and I'm still paying it off. Im just still in shock because I could have been seriously hurt.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 02, 2020
StateTN
Description
Headlights to car become dim because reflectivity material in light housing deteriorated and no longer helps project sufficient source of light onto the road ahead. Even with brand new, and appropriate replacement lightbulbs do not provide any sufficient light. Very dangerous and cannot see at dark and almost not drivable without using brights option. Can get stopped by police for assumption that headlights are not appropriately on for the safety of the road for the driver and other drivers.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateJul 30, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 29, 2020
StateMS
Description
The vehicle is having problems going into gear and shifting correctly. Vehicle was purchased by me in 2018. I have a clean title. There has been a recall on the transmission. I received a letter from nissan. They are refusing to repair it because the vin shows the vehicle was salvaged in two other states. Nissan says I must have a clear title from those states before they will repair the car. I was told by people in both of the states that I can not get another title while I currently have a title. I have been driving the car since purchase and am still driving it. It has under 84,000 miles which is what the letter states. I read that nissan can not refuse to fix a salvaged vehicle if it is being driving. Please help me and get them to honor this warranty.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateJul 28, 2020
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part needed for the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateJul 28, 2020
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the hood latch failed to function as designed. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and confirmed that parts were not yet available for the recall repair. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryStructure:body, Visibility/wiper
DateJul 28, 2020
StateNY
Description
Driving on highway, absolutely no warning at all, hood flies open suddenly slamming into windshield while driving!!! After screaming of course, tried to keep vehicle straight, slowed, pulled over to right to safety. Unbelievably no other vehicles hit/involved, no crash - my vehicle has damage to hood, roof, both front fenders, interior overhead controls dropped out of the ceiling. Nissan not yet committing to paying for it 100% !!!!!! Even though a recall on this item was issued 1 month ago, and I found articles on this problem with the car going back to 2014 - and nissan dealership just had my car 4 months ago (march) working on another different recall !!!!
CategoryWheels
DateJul 28, 2020
StateUT
Description
All 4 wheel bearings failed. Noise level increased with time and eventually changed when I was concerned with my safety. Confirmed by mechanic, that all 4 bearings were bad. Mechanic changed both front bearing first before changing back bearing to confirm failure on back wheel bearings as well. Changed bearings at about 110,500 miles. Have loved nissan but I've had two major safety concerns with two vehicles as of late
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 27, 2020
StateFL
Description
Driver and passenger airbag lights stay on no matter if someone is occupying either seat.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 27, 2020
StateOH
Description
The trunk latch became undone and lifted while I was on the highway headed home. All of my items fell out and I had to figure out a way to relatch.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateJul 24, 2020
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the headlights were dim and made it difficult to see while driving in low light conditions. The vehicle was taken to hudson nissan of north charleston located at 7331 rivers ave, north charleston, sc 29406, where it was stated that failure was a known issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not subjected to a recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000. The vin was not provided.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateJul 22, 2020
StateTX
Description
The passenger airbag issue from campaign id #r1609 in 2014 and again in 2016. The same issue is now happening again. This includes the passenger airbag light showing the airbag is not active when an adult is sitting in the seat. The seat belt light is also on showing the passenger is not buckled up when in fact the seat belt is connected and latched. This happening when the vehicle is both moving and not moving. Nissan issued a consumer affairs case number, but is refusing to fix the issue under the recall due to it being fixed twice before.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 22, 2020
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the rear passenger side suspension arm fractured causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined the rear suspension arm failed due to rusting and corrosion. The passenger's side rear arm was replaced and the failure was remedied. The contact indicated that the driver side rear arm was also corroded and rusted but not replaced. Country nissan (40 russell street, hadley, ma 01035) and the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 106,000.
CategoryAir Bags, Power Train
DateJul 21, 2020
StateAL
Description
Vehicle stopped automatically (by itself) while in motion. Lucky that it was in a parking lot otherwise this could have been a fatal accident. When taken to the dealer, they mentioned its an issue with the transmission and will need to be changed. Looking it up on google made me understand that its a common issue with nissan altima and nissan has not taken any steps or offered any help to its customers to support fixing the issues. Its a disaster waiting to happen, kindly take some actions!
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 21, 2020
StateHI
Description
The low beam headlights are very dim and makes driving at night extremely hazardous.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 20, 2020
StateGA
Description
I own a 2013 nissan altima purchased from my friend who originally purchased it from a nissan dealership. The car's shown transmission issues 12th july 2020 when I was about to stop for a signal. The car was shuddering before coming to a full stop. Initially I thought it was a brake issue, naively thinking given that I experienced it when coming to a stop. But when I pressed gas after signal turned green, the car did not accelerate as it would do normally. I rode the vehicle for another 5 miles the next day and the problem continued to get worsened. Upon researching and finding that it is a transmission issue, I scheduled an appointment with nissan dealership for july 15th morning. The car did not go in reverse at the beginning and I had to change the parking gear before I tried to reverse again. This time it slowly moved. When moving forward in roads, the car was not able to go beyond 20 mph and the rpm would go up and down when pressing gas. I barely managed to reach the dealership and they assessed the vehicle to have transmission issues. They told that the transmission needs to be replaced.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 19, 2020
StatePA
Description
The low beam lights are on but basically non existent. A few times I've even pulled over to check if they both were off/burned out... They weren't. I have replaced bulbs with no change to the brightness I do or do not get. Only option currently is to drive in the dark with high beams, potentially blinding on coming traffic then!!! This issue is the same whether driving or stationary and has been ongoing with no remedy found yet.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 16, 2020
StateFL
Description
Rear links, the dealer told me the suspension could break at any moment. Repair cost me $440. 00 and they refuse to reimburse me stating cutting off rusted components was not related to the fix. Campaign id is p9324
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 08, 2020
StateNY
Description
Car stalling at idle or stopping. Car starts then cuts out, won't run. Car has been in shop for 3 days now problem is intermittent and can't seem to pin point even with fixd or other devices.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 08, 2020
StateGA
Description
On the morning of oct 25,2018 I entered my 2014 nissan altima approx 7:15 am and put vehicle in reverse, traveled approx 20 ft put car in park to run in for something I had forgotten. I safely exited the vehicle , closed the door and walked the 20 ft to my 3 steps and approached my door to my home as I started to unlock the door I heard a pop and turned around and observed my car leaving the driveway , it had gone into reverse and crossed the street where it stopped against a granite wall damaging the trunk.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateJul 07, 2020
StateMO
Description
The headlights are super dim when I am driving at night. I have replaced my headlights twice now to the brightest lights you can buy. When I drive at night I have to turn on my bright lights because I am not able to see the road in front of me with the regular headlights on. It is not safe to drive at night due to the headlights being so dim. I have been dealing with this issue since I purchased the car last summer.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 07, 2020
StateFL
Description
Suggested that I replace control arms on my 2013 nissan altima at 79,000 miles. I saw there was a "service alert" not recall by nissan to replace these in "salt states". I live in florida near the water, and there is water in the air here. Arms are cracking, corroding. Would like nissan to pay for the replacement. Maas bros. Nissan in new port richey fl suggested the repair... Over $1000.
CategoryAir Bags, Fuel/propulsion System, Steering
DateJul 04, 2020
StateCA
Description
While driving on street, the gas pedal will no longer provide power to the car and begin to slow itself down. I will push on the breaks briefly and try the gas pedal to see if it works and it will take a few times before it does. While on the freeway the vehicle again, gas pedal would no longer provide power to the car and begin to slow itself down. This has now happened 8 separate times to the car. It will work for a few days and then do it again, with out notice. No check engine light goes on. Second issue is, the steering wheel will also feel extremely loose, not during the same time but when my speed is over 70 mph. Also, the check engine light nor any safety notices will go on. Lastly, the air bag light won't come off. The gas petal issue happened again on july 3th, 2020 and I decided to take it to get looked at. The dealer for a 5 point inspection and they found nothing wrong. I check the nhtsa website and it shows no recalls done. Does this mean they have not been completed? *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 01, 2020
StatePA
Description
Low beam headlights are too dim and unsafe for night driving. *tr
CategorySuspension
DateJul 01, 2020
StateNJ
Description
While driving on a highway, my nissan altima starting making noise from the rear and the car feel going to the left by itself. After I stopped I found the rear control arm which holds the spring part broke apart. This is very dangerous.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 30, 2020
StateVA
Description
When driving my car it jerks, when I'm at a complete stop and then go to take off the car jerks . My car has the cvt transmission which has or had a class action claim against them however to my understanding I wasn't able to qualify for the extended warranty because my mileage exceeded what was required . I don't feel safe transporting my family in this car due to the hesitation/ jerks , however I'm not financially able to take the car to a certified mechanic . I've tried contacting someone in regards to the nissan altima cvt settlement to see if they could direct me to someone who could help resolve this issue but I've had no success reaching anyone. I've had numerous issues with the car besides the hesitation/ jerking, the traction control light randomly comes on for no reason , the a/c want properly work . This has been a ongoing problem for awhile, when I purchased the car ( used ) I was concerned about the jerking when I first drove it but the salesman said that its normal for that type transmission and that I'd get use to it hence the fact I didn't know I was purchasing a car that was putting myself and family in danger . Please help
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Service Brakes
DateJun 29, 2020
StateNC
Description
While driving the vehicle on open highways the vehicle will experience a loss of power and engine shuts off resulting in loss of steering and breaking. Vehicle will also experience the same issues while driving in the city streets. When coming to a stop the vehicle will lose power and breaks will not work. This has been occurring since november 2019
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 29, 2020
StateIN
Description
The low beam headlights in my 2013 nissan altima are very dim. I changed the head lamps thinking that maybe the old lights had just aged and lost brightness. This did not make a significant change in the brightness. I researched on-line and found multiple reports that from 2013-2015 people with nissan altima's had similar complaints. The problem was concerning enough that during a routine maintenance of my vehicle I asked the dealer how much it would cost to replace the headlamp assemblies. It was around $1000. Yikes. Recently I had a 'near miss' that I partially attribute to the dim headlamps. I was driving on a local 2 lane road. There was a car coming in the opposite direction about 50 yards away. Suddenly a car behind that car pulled directly into my lane. To avoid a collision I immediately pulled the wheel right and went into a yard. I thought maybe the person had a heart attack and lost control of the car but when I looked back the person had swerved back into the correct lane. I thought maybe my lights were off but I checked and they were on. I've been driving for 35 years and have never had something like this happen before. Could have been somebody texting and driving? I would be interested to know if the 2013 nissan altima has a higher night time driving accident rate compared to other sedans. Regardless I think these headlamps are unsafe. I'm going to try to find a replacement headlamp and do the repair myself as I can't readily afford the $1000. This is the first time I have ever entered a complaint. *tr
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 28, 2020
StateMA
Description
On friday 6/26/2020 while driving on the ma turnpike I-90 w, shortly before exit 20, the hood of my 2013 nissan altima flew all the way back crashing into the windshield and front portion of the roof. Luckily I was able to slow down and peek under the bottom portion of the hood to pull over to the side of the highway. My windshield was cracked, both side fenders were bent up/ slightly displaced, the roof was dented, inside the car the ceiling speaker/ sunglass console came crashing down and my hood was dented and having trouble staying shut. I managed to secure it down and drove slowly to exit 20. I immediately stopped at an auto shop near by and the owners first words were, "looking at your car, I can tell you this is exactly how people get killed in motor vehicle accidents". I am not surprised. Had I not been able to see or safely slow down, I may be dead. The shop owner showed how the sprained hinges allow the hood to go all the way back causing windshield damage mainly due to the secondary hood latch not functioning properly. He did spray some wd 40 on the latch to get it to function a little better; he stated that the vehicle was not safe and would not recommend driving it. The damage was estimated at $4000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 26, 2020
StateNE
Description
Driving at night is a huge safety issue with my 2013 nissan altima sv. With the low beams on you cannot see the road ahead or any obstacles that might be ahead. These headlight should be a recall. Horrible design. *tr
CategorySuspension
DateJun 26, 2020
StateOH
Description
Both rear control arms have cracked and need to be replaced. The first was at about 125,000 miles and the second was 137,000 miles. Many people have told me this is an issue with 2012-13 nissan altima's and some have had nissan reimburse them for the cost of the repair, which is quite expensive. *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 24, 2020
StateCA
Description
When I driving 75 mph on the freeway, suddenly my 2013 altima transmission gearbox slipping to neutral. I had to tow the car to nissan dealership for replace the transmission for $3700. 00. *tr
CategorySuspension
DateJun 24, 2020
StateNY
Description
Nissan altima 2013 left rear lower suspension control arm broke off while driving straight on the highway. The car swerved violently to the right. It could of ended horribly but luckily no one was hurt. This is totally unacceptable and absolutely not safe. Nissan needs to look into this!! *tr
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 21, 2020
StateLA
Description
Complete transmission failure at nearly 122,000 miles in the middle of a major interstate wherein the vehicle could not turn back on. Prior to the failure, there were weeks of jerky shifting, the car was unable to coast, quickly accelerate, or come to a stop without jerking the car until stopped. The idle of the car was unusually high near the day of full transmission failure. After completely replacing the transmission with a brand new one, the car still is having trouble shifting smoothly.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 21, 2020
StateTX
Description
Headlights very dim. Replaced bulbs multiple times but lights really not visible when driving at night or in rain.
CategoryAir Bags, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 18, 2020
StateTX
Description
(1) the passenger side airbag light is faulty. It is always lit as 'off' even when there is a passenger on the seat. (2) car jerks when changing gears. I was reversing into a parking space. When I tried changing gears from reverse to drive, there was a delay and then the car jerked. As I tried to slowly accelerate, the car would not advance as it normally should. I then parked and the car began to accelerate/ rev while in park. My car is up to date on everything. I'm afraid this could happen on a busy street or highway. Please help. *tr
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 18, 2020
StateRI
Description
Without warning my car stopped accelerating. It died at in intersection and had to have it towed to a dealership. The problem started on the highway and the car died at a busy intersection. Car has 123000 miles with never an issue with cvt.. Dealer told us it will cost 4,000 dollars to fix. Transmission shouldn't fail at 123 000 miles. *tr
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJun 18, 2020
StateSC
Description
Initially, the vehicle trembled and cut off at traffic light. Mechanic discovered that it threw a code with fluid pressure sensor issue in transmission. Replaced transmission with used one... Same code. Replaced that one with rebuilt transmission, throwing the same code. If trying to enter road, it may feel strong enough to enter highway, then losses throttle response. It may continue with about 20 mph speed. Then again, it may start off alright and becomes obvious at some speeds that the rpm is greater than it should be for the speed vehicle is moving. Nissan dealership has had vehicle for well over 2 weeks and have no answers. Asked them to check electrical and the computer, still no answers and hardly any communications at all. It is well documented that the cvt transmissions are a serious problem with these vehicles, but after the issues experienced, this could be a possible computer issue. Either way it is a very dangerous situation and a lot of money spent with no results. *tr
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateJun 17, 2020
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while attempting to shift gears, there was a lag in between when the vehicle responded and the rpm at the time the transmission shifted to the next gear. The contact stated that with the vehicle on cruise control the vehicle revved up with the transmission slipping. The contact stated that while making a left turn at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was push to the side of the road. Additionally, while driving, the accelerator pedal was depressed to the floorboard however, the vehicle failed to respond. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 96,045.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateJun 15, 2020
StateTX
Description
Lighting on the 2013 nissan altima is a safety risk and potential liability waiting to happen. The visibility with the stock lights will limit your visibility and puts you and passengers at risk. This has to be corrected and taken seriously by nissan. The light that is illuminating has to be out of code for a legal acceptable vehicle. *tr
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 10, 2020
StateNC
Description
Transmission will not shift into gear. *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 09, 2020
StateSC
Description
The low beam lights do not project light out at night. Even after replacing with the same type bulb or even high definition bulbs, none of them project light. I cannot see while driving with the low beams. I have to drive with my high beam lights on at night. *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 07, 2020
StateMA
Description
Front headlights do not project out enough to be able to farther when driving causing a huge risk of an accident especially when you don't know the roads , you are not able to see what is ahead of you unlike other vehicles do, and when it rains it looks like you don't have your head lights on so you I have to drive with my high beams on and when passing other vehicles I have to shut the high beams off and I cannot see the road , I have gone off the road and almost crashed due to not being able to see , this is a huge problem for this I have owned a 2011 nissan altima and did not have this problem what so ever , there are so many complaints ,
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 06, 2020
StateCA
Description
Car stalled in middle of road while turning left. Started again, but died when put in gear. Pushed it out of the road after traffic cleared. Attempted to drive in for repairs next day, but it sputtered and died halfway there. Had it towed to dealer. Dealer says $4300. 00 for transmission replacement. Dealer said he was unaware of this particular problem and that the 3 outstanding recalls were for minor safety adjustments. Clearly lying to me given the wealth of data regarding similar transmission failures for this model/year I have found online. At no point was there a warning/hazard/engine light on. Very very dangerous defect and should be subject to recall. *tr
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System
DateJun 05, 2020
StateFL
Description
Warning light shows faulty airbag on driver's side, verified by dealer. Passenger side airbag repaired under recall. Driver's side code appeared right after the first repair was made but was advised this is not covered under first recall. This should have been done 2 years ago, and I'm not paying upwards of $5,000 for your electrical failure. *tr
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 05, 2020
StateNC
Description
Cant get car to go from put to drive always gotta keep restarting I think its shift lock I keep putting foot on brake and have too do it 3 or 4 times very stressful. *tr
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Electronic Stability Control
DateJun 04, 2020
StateFL
Description
Airbag warning light indicates faulty electronics. Began about 50,000 miles. This is not due to misuse. It's companion to earlier recall for a faulty airbag, which was corrected. Reported to dealer. Cost estimate to repair from $800 to $5,000 depending the level of defect. Owner believes this should be nissan's responsibility, as it's not due to negligence. *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 04, 2020
StateNY
Description
Head lights very dim can hardly see far down road. *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateJun 03, 2020
StateTX
Description
You can not use regular lights to see with this car at night. You may get a good foot of lighting in front of the car. Very dangerous. You could be driving down the highway and be surprised by a curb or going down a street at night with no lighting around you and hit something bc you can't see anything. The brights work wonders but I can't just go around blinding people... *tr
CategoryStructure:body:door , Unknown Or Other
DateJun 03, 2020
StateCA
Description
The drivers' side interior door handle broke and will no longer open the door from inside the vehicle. *tr
CategoryAir Bags
DateMay 26, 2020
StateIL
Description
Had one recall for the passenger air bag always being lit. Had it 'fixed' now the drivers air bag warning light (red) and the passengers (yellow in dash) lights are always on*dt*jb *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateMay 26, 2020
StateNY
Description
I was making a left turn and I heard a pop and pulled over and as I put it in park my traction control light came on so I went out to inspect what happened, checked the front normal, when to the rear noticed my driver side wheel is turned in, went under the car to look and noticed my rear lower control arm rusted and snapped off the bolt that connects it to the body. *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMay 25, 2020
StateCA
Description
The headlights on my 2013 nissan altima are very dim. Had the bulbs replaced but having the same problem.
CategorySuspension
DateMay 21, 2020
StateMI
Description
Rear steering line rusted separated from the car frame. Car was backing out of the driveway when it broke free from the frame. This was on recall in the salt states and I live in michigan but they stated my vin was originally sold in california but I have owned it since 2014 in michigan. *tr
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateMay 05, 2020
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph on a windy day, the hood erroneously opened crashing into the front windshield and severely damaging the hood and the roof of the vehicle. During the incident, the driver sustained a bruised right leg and contact from glass pieces. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence and later towed to the local dealer collins nissan (4142 bardstown rd, louisville, ky) where the cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The vin search indicated that the vehicle was included nhtsa campaign number: 16v029000 (structure). The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The manufacturer was contacted and a case was opened. The failure mileage was 190,000.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 04, 2020
StateMS
Description
While driving my car and merging onto a busy interstate, the check engine light, traction control, and blind spot monitoring error lights all came on the car would not accelerate. The rpm gauge would go up and the car would try to go, but it just wouldn't. I almost got rear ended by a semi truck because my car wasn't able to go or move out of the way. I left it in a shop for over a week and apparently it's something to do with the cvt transmission and speed sensors. I contacted nissan and all they would tell me was that they did an extended warranty on those transmissions up to 130,000 miles, however my car was roughly 2,000 miles over this and was not covered by that warranty. They told me all I could do was replace the transmission and that was going to cost me roughly $4,000. I'm almost scared to drive it anywhere there's lots of traffic or fast moving traffic for fear of someone running into me. Also when all of those dash lights come on, the traction control isn't working and I've had to drive in the rain several times. I just believe it's overall dangerous and nissan isn't doing anything to fix the problem for cars that have somehow managed to make it over 130,000 miles. I know several people who've had similar things happen with their nissan car that has this transmission. I do believe it is a safety issue because it malfunctions at any given time just randomly. I can be driving and it's fine one minute, the next thing I know all of these dash lights are lit up and the car won't accelerate.
CategoryAir Bags, Exterior Lighting
DateApr 28, 2020
StateFL
Description
Headlights very dim, cant see at night unless you use the brights, very dangerous, and passenger airbag remains off, common problem on a 2013 nissan altima.
CategoryElectrical System
DateApr 27, 2020
StateTN
Description
The vehicle gear shift would not move from the park (p) position while depressing the brake pedal. Apparently this is a known shift lock issue based on similar complaints on the nhtsa website as well as nissan owner testimonies. The fault as it was explained by a nissan technician was the shifter shorts-out the shift lock solenoid which engages the unlock for the shifter when the brake pedal is depressed. Cost to repair the issue is roughly $800 by replacing the shift handle assembly and this "repair" is due to a failure of a low cost solenoid switch. The consumer should not be accountable of faulty design. According to nissan, this is not a safety or design issue, but wear and tear of the vehicle. Hopefully nhtsa will review the facts of these common occurrences and determine if it is indeed worthy of recall repair.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 21, 2020
StateNY
Description
Terrible headlights. I have already changed couple low beam bulb in order to increase night vision, but the result didn't change much. I do not see any roads clearly when I drive night time so it's not safe at all.
CategoryElectrical System
DateApr 18, 2020
StateFL
Description
Upon starting the car, the gear shifter will not move out of park. The shift lock seems to be stuck. There are thousands of posts online about the same issue with this year and other years of this model and make.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 14, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Vehicle would not accelerate when driving, stopped at a red light and when the light turned green the vehicle would not longer move. Had to turn the vehicle off and restart to get it to move and even then it took a second for it to start moving. No warning lights were given and no previous issues. Took it to get a diagnostic check and was told that those vehicles have shown transmission issues. Called nissan and they told me they were unable to assist. *tr
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 14, 2020
StateOK
Description
Replaced the battery and now brake light and check engine like is on and won't start. Brakes are hard. Car was parked for 2 days and came out to a dead battery. Replaced battery and the copper battery connector. Went to start it and then all these other issues happened. *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateApr 11, 2020
StateNC
Description
My headlights have deteriorated over time and now I cannot see at night unless I am using my bright lights. I work at night a lot and it's very dangerous and I'm very scared.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 07, 2020
StateCA
Description
The shift lock solenoid has failed in the car. I can not take the car out of park. This is a common problem among nissans and they refuse to acknowledge the problem. Numerous dealers have said that the piece in the shift lock that nissan uses is defective. Nissan is requiring me to pay $1,000 to fix.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 26, 2020
StateAL
Description
Complete transmission failure in the middle of a major intersection with no check engine light coming on (until after the fact) or prior warning.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 22, 2020
StateIL
Description
The transmission in my vehicle shudders between 1000 and 2000 rpm. Also, it will do the same shudder at highway speed sudden acceleration. Worse the warmer the transmission gets.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 19, 2020
StateNY
Description
I received a service recall notice in the mail from nissan toward the end of 2019 regarding the rear lower link on our 2013 altima. I scheduled an appointment and took the car in for repair at the local dealership. I received a call from the service technician alerting me that in order to gain access to the rear lower link and perform the repair, they would have to first remove bolts, nuts, and other parts, which could inadvertently become damaged. The technician went on to say these parts were not covered and that I was responsible for all associated costs. I also learned the frame and suspension had excessive corrosion, which was suprising. We bought the car from a previous owner in delaware, and it was only in the northern climate for less than 2 years, and down in florida since. I contacted the escalation hotline at nissan and requested assistance to cover these costs. My request was denied. My belief is that nissan produced the 2013 altima with inferior parts and components, and should be on the hook for all costs in order to complete this service recall. Failure to complete this repair could jeapardise our ability to control the vehicle and overall safety. Can you please assist?
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 14, 2020
StatePR
Description
Purchased a 2013 nissan altima,07/2013 on february 2014. All seemed to be fine, one year after purchasethe low beam lights were very dim . It was difficult driving without using the high beam when l could. The forum's l viewed, stated this is a common problem with 2013-2018. Visit the dealer today for recalls and they told me that issue is not cover by warranty.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 14, 2020
StateAZ
Description
While driving in traffic, the car began jerking back and forth before completely shutting off. I was with my small child in the middle of an intersection when this happened. This happened several times whenever I'd put the car in reverse or drive. I'm one of hundreds, if not thousands of people affected by this issue, which is known to specifically affect 2013 models. My child and I nearly got in an accident when this happened.
CategoryEngine, Seats, Suspension
DateMar 12, 2020
StateMA
Description
When I bought the car I had to replace the transmission 2 times in one year, the suspension is giving up and the driver seat is always braking
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 09, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Lowbeams have dimmed to the point where I can not drive at night unless I use highbeams. Lowbeams are like driving with parking lights only
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 09, 2020
StateTX
Description
Whenever I drive my car on a city street and my speed is 40mph or less it starts to jerk real bad and the lower the speed the more it jerks. When I down shift to 1 or 2 with the column handle the jerking is not as bad. This action began about 3 months ago. There is 70. 000 mls on the car.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateMar 08, 2020
StateNH
Description
Last week I had a catastrophic failure of a rear control arm while driving 50 miles an hour costing me 700 dollars in repair with a used part as an emergency fix. Rear passenger side. Today after having by car back the drivers side rear control arm snapped this time while driving on a road in town at 25 miles an hour. These cars are certain to get someone killed if nissan doesn't address them. I am furious and scared to drive this vehicle. I know thousands of complaints have been made. I need something done about this.
CategoryAir Bags, Exterior Lighting
DateMar 06, 2020
StateKY
Description
Air bag has had recalls taken care of but now has an airbag light on. Alsohdadlights are very dim when driving. New bulbs have been replaced.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 06, 2020
StateVA
Description
Head lights just dimmed unable to drive at night
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 05, 2020
StateIL
Description
The front low beam regular headlights are way too dim now, there's barely any illumination. My wife was just pulled over last night as the officer thought she had her lights off. It's been this way for a while and so many people online are reporting the same problem. The bulbs themselves are just fine. It appears to be the reflective coating in the projector housing that burns off and then it basically stops projecting any light out. Very dangerous and now getting pulled over. This really should be a recall as you can barely see at night. Lots of similar complaints here: https://www. Carcomplaints. Com/nissan/altima/2013/lights/dim_low_beams. Shtml
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 04, 2020
StateLA
Description
The low beam headlights are so dim passengers do not want to ride in my car because they fear for their safety. I cannot see more than a few feet in front of the car unless I have high beams on. This is the case on country roads at night. In the city, I must completely rely on street lights as they overwhelm the headlights of my car.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Power Train
DateMar 04, 2020
StateCA
Description
Lighting the headlights are very dim at night hard to see without the brights on. Was informed that reflective material deterioration is the cause. No recall from the manufacturer. Transmission the cvt transmission has gone out on me at 67,000 and again at about 186000 miles. No compensation or recall from the manufacturer on this either. Poor quality.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 04, 2020
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at night, the headlamps failed to adequately provide illumination for safe driving. The vehicle was taken to sheehy nissan of manassas located at (9010 liberia ave, manassas, va 20110). The contact was informed that both headlamp assembly needed to be replaced due to the projector bowl fading. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 74,254.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 04, 2020
StateLA
Description
The transmission in my vehicle shudders between 1000 and 2000 rpm. It behaves worse at 1500rpm and when the weather is hot. I have to step on the gas and accelerate quickly to escape or avoid the shudder or have to completely let off the gas. It has shuddered so strongly that I have feared significant damage to the car while in motion. I also fear I will be in a situation where rapid acceleration or deceleration would be dangerous.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 03, 2020
StateMS
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while reversing out of the driveway, the vehicle stalled. The contact stated restarted the vehicle however, the vehicle stalled with several warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred an additional 5 times before the vehicle started to operate as intended. The contact stated that the failure recurred several days later. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. Cannon nissan of jackson located at (905 I 20 frontage rd, jackson, ms 39204, 601-360-7490) confirmed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. A case was filed. The approximate failure mileage was 156,749.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Exterior Lighting
DateFeb 29, 2020
StateIN
Description
The headlights have dimmed and can barely see at night. This is a very serious safety issue that is known by nissan and there are numerous issues reported all over the internet. This must be corrected by the manufacturer immediately before someone is seriously injured or killed. I own 2 of these vehicles and they both have the same issues with poor headlight projection! The headlight reflector deterioration is so bad that I can see the shadow of my car in my headlight beams from the car's headlights behind me. I do not feel that the owners of these vehicles should bear the cost for replacement of oem parts and/or aftermarket parts due to this issue being the #2 complaint on nhtsa website behind airbags and amounts to 15% of all complaints filed against the vehicle. The manufacturer should issue recall immediately for inspection and repair/replacement resolution by certified dealer.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 26, 2020
StateMA
Description
My transmission has failed twice within 6 months and my car turns off on its own while at a stop light.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Power Train
DateFeb 25, 2020
StateKY
Description
Purchased my car in 2014 with 36000 miles. Around 55,000 miles the gear shifter completely went out. Now I'm at 107,000 miles and my car is stalling when stopped. The car is not reading anything on the diagnostic tests at the dealership and no one is able to tell me what is wrong with the car. I live in a high traffic area so this is a very big deal.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 25, 2020
StateIN
Description
I have been experiencing very poor lighting from my 2013 nissan altima headlamps. It is very difficult to see while driving at night, lighting is terrible and very unsafe. I have mentioned to dealer many times, and they have told me there is no current recall. I'm shocked, as I have read many complaints online, and the nhtsb has not recalled these vehicles for safety concerns. Why is nissan doing nothing???
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 25, 2020
StateIN
Description
The low beam headlights have dimmed over time to the point that they do not provide adequate illumination to allow for night driving.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateFeb 23, 2020
StateMA
Description
Driving down the road, hear a pop and get out to look, rear passenger control arm corroded to the point it is broken right off the center to which it was attached.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 21, 2020
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving at night, the low beam headlamps were inadequate for safe driving. The contact stated that the hi beam headlamp was used for nighttime driving. The vehicle was taken to pine belt nissan of keyport dealer, (111 nj-36, keyport, nj 07735) and was diagnosed that the headlight reflector failed. The contact was informed that the headlamp housing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided a case number. The failure mileage was approximately 53,839.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateFeb 20, 2020
StateIL
Description
Low beam headlights so dim that they provide almost no light to see the road. I've see similar complaints from many nissan altima 2013-15 owners. This is unsafe and nissan won't acknowledge this. It had been getting worse over the past year. I replaced bulbs but they did no good. Problem is in headlight reflector housing which reflects bulb's light. Lining degrades/burns off and light then gets absorbed, not reflected.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 19, 2020
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the beam from the headlamps were insufficient save operation of the vehicle at night or early morning. The contact stated that the headlamp bulbs were replaced however, the replacement failed to address the failure. The vehicle was taken to gerald nissan of north aurora (213 hansen blvd, north aurora, il 60542) where the vehicle was diagnosed. The contact was informed that the with the reflector on the inside of the headlamp housing was defective. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. No assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 103,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 19, 2020
StateLA
Description
Headlights have been very dim for years and now are way worse. I can't see at all to drive at night, except when I drive with my lights on bright constantly and even those aren't great. I have had no one flash me with my brights on, if that is any indication of how bad they are. I have had many almost accidents because of this. This is an extremely urgent safety issue. I love my car and there is nothing wrong with it, except for this. Nissan needs to do something for its customer's safety. I am looking at trading it in because of this even though I really don't want to and never buying nissan again. ( I own three nissan cars presently and this one is just horrible.)
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 19, 2020
StateMN
Description
I was driving down the road about 35 mph. Without warning, the car started to sway and I almost lost control. I pulled over to check the tires and everything looked ok. I started to drive and as I got up to 20 mph it started to shake violently. This is a very dangerous situation and needs immediate attention.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 18, 2020
StateGA
Description
Halogen headlamps extremely dim. Using vehicle low beams, I cannot differentiate between asphalt and raised pavement lines during light or moderate rain. When replaced halogen lights with brighter led headlamps, the headlamps still appear dim and I can safely look directly through the projector at the new headlight (I cannot safely look at said led bulb when not installed in the headlamp assembly. Rpms and reflective signs are not visible until within 20 fee (or not at all in many cases), causing me to miss turns. In the image provided, the brand new 1,600 lumen led headlamps (bottom) are placed in reference to a 750 lumen led flashlight
CategorySuspension, Wheels
DateFeb 18, 2020
StateMN
Description
My 2013 nissan altima is inoperable due to a broken corroded rear wheel suspension link. The lower arm broke while I was driving the vehicle. I immediately noticed that the rear of the vehicle started to slide almost like I was driving in icey conditions, however the roads were clear. The anti skid sensor also lit up on the vehicle control panel. Once I pulled over and looked under the vehicle, I could see the rear wheel arm was broken, causing the tire to lean heavily to the side. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop in which I was informed about the recall p9324. I was told to contact a local nissan repair shop to get the repairs fixed under the recall. I followed the recommendation and contacted the local nissan repair shop. After talking with a technician, he confirmed their wad a recall and I made arrangements for the vehicle to be towed there. Since then I was told by the same shop that my vehicle is not a vehicle that falls under the recall. I researched the recall and found that nissan is campaigning to alert 2013 nissan altima owners located in cold weather states of the malfunctioning part do to corrosion from salt used in snow removal. I live in minnesota and purchased the vehicle in minnesota. The exact part the nissan is campaigning to be replaced has broken due to corrosion, however, nissan refuses to cover the repair costs and claims my vehicle doesn't fall under the recall. I do believe this broken part causes a safety risk as it occured while I was driving on a city street. The damage affected my ability to control the vehicle as the rear end was swerving due to the tire becoming detached from its original position.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 14, 2020
StateNY
Description
The low beam headlights provide very little illumination which makes the car unusable at night. I did report to my dealer who suggested I purchase a new set on the internet and they would install them. I did that and thosre worked well for less than a year. The 2013 needs to be recalled tol replace the headlights with a newlly designed version.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Faulty headlamp design inside projector bowl burns out thus resulting in reflective material being burnt inside after this faulty design we could not see the road very dangerous situation we had to purchase online aftermarket headlight unit complete assembly and now we can see the road need to be an recall so we can get replaced at no charge! Or payment reimbursements! This is a safety issue what if you hit an animal or a person? Or another car because you cannot see the road at night! All because nissan usa wanted to make a cheap part bad design part!
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateOH
Description
Vehicle lost power without warning when stopping at traffic lights, intersections, stop signs or whenever the brake was used to come to a complete stop. Engine completely dies but will start again but cannot be used to propel the vehicle forward or in reverse. A transmission specialist (aamco) diagnosed the problem and stated that it was the transmission.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 11, 2020
StateNE
Description
I was driving my 2013 altima with 73,000 miles on the interstate going about 85mph and all of a sudden I fell a sudden surge in power the rpm went from 2,400 to 5,300 simultaneously and the I smelled something burning and my engine died I almost got into a horrific accident but luckily the person behind me wasn't on there phone but they had to slam on the brakes beacause my car was slowing down quickly probably beacause of the jatco cvt but once I am pulled over I am going through my glove box to find the roadside emergency card with a number on it but I found a recall notice from 2 years ago that said that the computer that controls your transmission does not work and I need to take it in to service immediately or damage will occur well when I had the recall performed I had 55,000 miles on the car and that is 55,000 miles of damage happening to my transmission so I called nissan and told them since they do not know how to make a car and that I almost died in a car wreck beacause of them that they need to send me a tow truck asap to tow it to a nissan dealership they sent me one but they did not pay fore it so 200 dollars later I am sitting in my brocken car in a nissan dealership and I went in and told them since they can't build a transmission that won't get someone killed they need to put a new one in my car that eorks and of course they refused to do it so I gave it to them and they lowballed me and gave me 4,000 dollers fore the car whatever I was so mad at that moment then I drove my but over to hyundai and got me a 2020 hyundai sonata limited.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 11, 2020
StateMD
Description
The low beam lights are dangerously dim. High beams are required for night driving and that is dangerous because it blinds the driver in front of the car.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateFeb 08, 2020
StateNY
Description
The head lights are extremely dull, resulting in poor vision. High beams are the only way to see any distance. In bad weather this is extremely difficult to see road hazards.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 07, 2020
StateCA
Description
The passenger front air bag sensor has failed. The air bag is always off with a red warning on the console, regardless if there is someone in the passenger or not. Other altima's of that model year have had recalls issued for this problem. My car is not on the recall list. You can't imagine how much nissan wants to replace the sensor.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 04, 2020
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the contact rear ended another vehicle. As a result the air bags failed to deploy and no warning lights illuminated. The contact stated the police was on scene. However, no police report was filed. The contact stated she was transported by the ambulance to the hospital for back and neck injuries. The vehicle was towed to a tow lot where it was deemed a total lost. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired by a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. However, offered no assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. *dt*jb
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 03, 2020
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact own sa 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that after stopping at a stop sign, the accelerator pedal was depressed however, the vehicle failed to respond. The contact stated that the engine revved but there was no response from the vehicle. No warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was taken to monken nissan located at (1741 w mccord st, centralia, il 62801) to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was contacted and informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategoryEngine
DateJan 29, 2020
StateIL
Description
I smell something burning but my car isn't getting hot. I took it to the shop to be diagnosed they said my valve cover gasket is leaking oil it has to be replaced and my coils and plugs are sitting in oil. The strong burning smell comes through my air vents. And when the oil hits the exhaust it smokes. I pray it doesn't catch on fire.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 29, 2020
StateMS
Description
With time, the headlights on my car have deteriorated to the point where they may as well not be on at all after dark. It isn't the bulbs themselves, but an issue with the headlamp. It is incredibly dangerous, and I can barely drive my car at night-- let alone drive it safely. I've researched the issue, and it appears that there are many other nissan altimas made in 2013 and 2014 that have this same issue. The problem persists at all times, except when the bright lights are on. The headlights have been failing for some time now, and getting steadily worse each day.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 29, 2020
StateIL
Description
I was drinking out of a parking lot onto the city street I don't believe I hit anything. As I was driving I heard a scrapping noise from the rear area of my car as I proceeded out of the parking lot. As I was in motion going home I felt the car driving a bit different like I was driving with a flat tire. I stopped got out checked my tires everything seemed fine. I continued on slowly and quietly to listen to my car this time I felt like my car was driving off track like my steering wheel was straight but my car was slowly going a different direction. As I made it home I parked and looked at my car again from every angle this time I noticed the problem. My rear passenger tire was going facing inward. I look under my car from the back and I notice something was hanging like a pipe.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Power Train
DateJan 28, 2020
StateNC
Description
The vehicles low beam lights are dangerously dem and hard to see with them on. They have gotten worse over time and putting in new expensive headlight have not helped. The transmission still sometimes in a higher rmp. I have to tap on the brake to get it unstuck in that rpm.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 28, 2020
StateFL
Description
I bought my 2013 nissan altima 2. 5 brand new in 2012. Over the past 7 years, my low beam headlights have gotten progressively dimmer, to the point that I cannot tell my lights are even on. I can no longer drive my car at night because I cannot see 5 feet in front of the car. If it rains, I am in bad shape because you can't see anything in front of you. When I took my car to the dealership for 90,000 mile service, the service advisor told me that replacing the headlight bulbs will not change or fix the issue. He stated that I needed whole new headlight assemblies, which would cost me approximately $1,000. I have an extended warranty for the car, but feel as this is a wide spread and known issue with the 2013-2015 altima, that I should not have to pay out of pocket for the repair for my safety and safety of other drivers around me on the road.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 28, 2020
StateTX
Description
The following has been an on-going situation. I have to use the high beam headlights at night because the low beam headlights do not provide sufficient illumination of the road to drive safely. I know that driving using high beams with on-coming traffic is not a solution, but neither is driving without proper illumination of highway in front of you. I have researched the problem and found many other nissan altima owners reporting the same problem with no apparent solution despite replacing the headlight bulbs, changing to hid or led bulbs, etc.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 25, 2020
StateMI
Description
Low beam headlights do not illuminate the road. I cannot see the road while driving in the dark with the low beam head lights on. This has become progressively worse. The dealership says this is a design flaw and the entire headlight unit costs $1400 each plus labor. Or I could buy a new car, they said. I am not aware of this while driving places with lighted streets until driving in unlit areas during the dark times of day. This has be come progressively worse over the years until now, I cannot even see the edges of the road. I would not see something until I would have hit it. This is a safety issue.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJan 23, 2020
StateOK
Description
Airbag sensor not detecting weight on passenger seat at all times. Problem started when car had a relatively low milage (under 50k). Dealership said problem is due to airbag module with no recalls on this specific car. Airbags on passenger side are completely not functional at all times. I was very hesitant to file a complaint until now.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 23, 2020
StateNY
Description
The torque converter would seize if the car slowed down causing the engine to stall. Restarting the car would be no problem (in park or neutral) and it idled fine. As soon as you put it in gear, the problematic torque converter would cause the car to stall again. The car is currently (01/23/2020) at poughkeepsie nissan (ny) getting fixed.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 23, 2020
StatePA
Description
Cvt failed without warning. No warning lights, no slippage. Stalls randomly in drive and reverse. Restarted after 5 minutes and drove fine again. Had to spend $250 in towing fees in the same week. Nissan didn't admit cvt fault knowingly. Happened shortly after their recall on the tcm transmission control module reprogramming. Shame on you, nissan!
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateJan 22, 2020
StateOH
Description
The low beam headlights on the 2013 altima are extremely dim. My car has 95,000 miles. I basically am unable to tell if my lights are on at night and can only see a few feet in front of the vehicle. This appears to be a widespread issue. I have attempted to contact nissan; however, no response was received. This is extremely dangerous and there will be a serious injury or death due to this issue unless nissan is forced to correct the problem with a recall. Please help!
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 22, 2020
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima 2. 5. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds there was an abnormal whining and grinding sound coming from the transmission. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed the vehicle and determined that the transmission bearing failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer hugh white chrysler dodge jeep ram (250 columbus rd suite a, athens, oh 45701 (740) 594-8555) where it was diagnosed for the 2nd time and determined that the transmission needed to be replaced. The repair was still pending. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered to pay 80% of the repair cost. A case was also opened with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 22, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact called on behalf of her husband who owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving at an undisclosed speed and coming to a stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that there was an abnormal grinding sound coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to provide a prognosis for the failure. The vehicle was then taken to crown nissan located at 5151 34th st n, st. Petersburg, fl 33714, to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,010.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 22, 2020
StateMI
Description
I was driving, car started to fishtail, heard loud noise got out and looked under car and control arm was completely broken. Luckily I wasnt on the highway or it could have been a serious accident.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 17, 2020
StateVA
Description
Low beam head lights have extremely low output. Difficult to drive at night.
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateJan 14, 2020
StateCT
Description
2013 nissan altima. Consumer writes in regards to the safety of low beam headlights. *ld the conusmer stated the low beams are extremely dim. *js *js
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 10, 2020
StateCA
Description
Gear stuck in park unable to shift out of it. Happens every time I park my car or put it in park. Noticed this has been an issue for sometime since 2016. I think this needs to investigated and a recall definitely needs to be done to address this issue. Totally unsafe!!
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 08, 2020
StateMA
Description
I just bought this car 01/03/2020 while night fall came I turned my headlights on I could not tell if they where on it was still dark pulled over and they where on , I had to drive with the high beams on so I could see the road and any pedestrians, there have been several complaints on this , it poses a safety issue for nighttime driving and people have gone off the road , nissan needs to be held responsible for the way the lighting was made on this vehicle, owners should not be liable for the cost of changing the housing unit on this vehicle, I am extremely scared to drive at night due to not being able to see the road , I don't want to hurt anyone or kill myself by not being able to see
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 07, 2020
StateKY
Description
I was driving the car and it started stuttering and it cut right off in the middle of driving . I then restarted my car and it did the same thing. The battery light came right on and engine light as well. I parked it as best as I could , and I tried starting it a 3rd time it started and I put it in reverse and it cut right off.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 07, 2020
StateMI
Description
Made a right turn at the intersection after stopping for the red light felt like the car hit a chuck hole but didn't see no chuck hole car started to shake violently had trouble controlling vehicle managed to pull over in a parking lot and notice that the left rear wheel was at an angle had vehicle towed to repair shop where we found the left rear lower control arm had broke off from its pivot point upon further inspection found that the right rear lower control arm was cracked on the same pivot point
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 06, 2020
StateTX
Description
Transmission slipping when vehicle slows. Sometimes the car dies as a result. When trying to accelerate, transmission slips out of gear thus causing a safety hazard such as getting stuck in an intersection or in front of oncoming traffic.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 06, 2020
StateMI
Description
Driving down city street 30mph. Car started pulling back and forth. Was able to slow car and guide it into the nearest parking lot. Glad I wasn't on faster roads as total loss of control could have been possible. Once parked I got out to examine vehicle and rear driver side was sitting very low on the wheel. Looked under vehicle and saw lower control arm broken apart.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateJan 04, 2020
StateTN
Description
The headlights are getting dimmer over time to the point you are unable to see at night to safely operate the vehicle. The reflective material inside the headlight assembly appears to be deteriorating and replacing the bulb does not help.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 03, 2020
StateOH
Description
This vehicles headlamps are so dim to the point of extreme safety hazard and can cause an accident and injury as a result. This appears to be a known defect and nissan is not standing behind the safety of their owners. The fix is not a bulb, but replacing both headlamp assemblies at a hefty price tag to the owner
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 02, 2020
StateFL
Description
Low-beam headlights have dimmed over time. I purchased car brand new and cannot see without fog lights being on. Replaced bulbs but problem is with the reflective coating inside the headlamp assembly. Many other people having the same problem with their vehicles also.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 02, 2020
StateMA
Description
I have never had any problems with this vehicle, but on new year's eve with my family in the car, my 2013 nissan altima stalled while idling at a traffic light. I didn't drive it yesterday (new years day), and brought it to the dealership first thing this morning to have it checked out (jan 2). I was told that I need to replace the transmission! It is shocking to me that a 6 y. O. Car -- without any progression of symptoms or any warning lights whatsoever -- would need an entirely new transmission. These seems like a manufacturing problem to me, as a quick google search revealed numerous nissan owners complaining of needing to replace their cvt prematurely.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJan 01, 2020
StateOH
Description
Altima's low beam headlights are extremely dim. Same issue as reported on other sites:http://www. Nissanproblems. Com/altima-projector-headlights/ essentially the internal lenz is damage over time and use directing the light towards the ground and not the road. It has been a slow progression and I did not realize the issue until I went to change the lamp bulbs.
CategorySuspension
DateJan 01, 2020
StateMI
Description
Rear suspension control arm failure. Left back driver side. Rusted and broke.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 31, 2019
StateNY
Description
The low beams are at the point where it almost looks like they are not on. I have replaced the bulbs, didn't help at all. I adjusted the 2 different adjustment pieces, one is under the hood and the other is behind the inner fender. That didn't correct it. I called nissan and they are not aware of this issue . I did see on a nissan form listed as www. Nissanproblems. Com/altima-projector-headlights/ ,that a lot of people are having this issue with what is called the 5th generation altima. Which is considered a 2013-2015. I believe this issue should be considered a safety hazard. This problem occurs when it is dark out and the headlights are on to see, whether or not your moving or standing still.
CategoryStructure:frame And Members, Suspension
DateDec 31, 2019
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle began to shake without warning. The contact pulled over, exited the vehicle, looked under the vehicle, and noticed that the rear passenger lower control arm was fractured. The vehicle was towed to nissan of canton (42175 michigan ave, canton, mi 48188, (734) 392-8248) where it was diagnosed that the rear passenger control arm and subframe were fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced nhtsa action number: ea19002. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided case number: 38269408. The failure mileage was 135,751.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 30, 2019
StateMA
Description
Headlights are too dim--where I can only see 4 ft in front of my car at nite. It's a very dangerous safety issue.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 30, 2019
StateWI
Description
Well documented issue. "5th generation altima's low beam headlights are extremely dim" and unsafe for driving at night. Mine have become worse over time to the point where I now feel unsafe driving at night. As others have stated replacing the bulb with a brighter version does not help as the reflective material within the projector deteriorates to the point of making any bulb useless. Thankfully no accidents have occurred yet, but it is very difficult to see obstructions in the road until it is too late and have skimmed or nearly jumped more than a few curbs making right and left turns at night.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 29, 2019
StateOH
Description
Extremely dim low beam headlights. Changing bulbs didn't help. Have to drive with high beams and affect others sometimes. This is always, never changes day to day or under different conditions.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 27, 2019
StateWI
Description
Low beam headlights are very dim. When I first bought the car they were so bright that I was getting brights flashed at me with people thinking I had my high beams on. Now they barley are bright. It is very hard to see at night unless I have my high beams on. I thought it was the head lamp itself but I have replaced them. I have also had to replace my low beams 4 times since I've owned the car for them burning out. Once at the time. After reading so many complaints about it, why isn't nissan taking care of this issue? I love my car but hate the headlights. This has been an on going issue for the last 3 years.
CategoryAir Bags
DateDec 26, 2019
StateIL
Description
The occupant classification system sensor was re-programmed years ago during the recall and now it is not recognizing when people sit in the passenger seat no matter the vehicle condition (stationary, in motion, etc). Not sure if it just a failure with my part or something else, but it is concerning.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateDec 26, 2019
StateIL
Description
My 2013 nissan altima sl vin: [xxx] is not allowing me to shift when pushing the brake pedal. I have to use a pencil/etc in the shift lock release bypass area everytime. Searching the web and it seems that many cars are hobbled by a thin piece of metal on a cheap $3 micro switch in the shifter. Bending the small metal tab on the micro switch apparently can fix the issue so it makes contact again. Dealers want $700 to replace the entire shifter assembly which is outrageous. Youtube link: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=eu7vm2y-7ly and part fix at 8 minute mark. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateDec 26, 2019
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact's son owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the rear passenger side lower control arm fractured and needed to be replaced. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who suggested that the driver's lower control arm also be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 12v490000 (steering and suspension). The contact was referred to nhtsa to file a complaint. The contact stated there were two open investigations regarding the rear suspension control arm (nhtsa action numbers: ea19002 (suspension) and pe18013 (suspension)). The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 24, 2019
StateNH
Description
While driving at night with only the low beams on you can hardly see the road in front of you the lights are to dim. Changing the bulbs did not make a difference. This condition has been happening for years. I didn't realize it was happening to so many other people that own this type of car.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 23, 2019
StateOK
Description
I noticed my lights began to dem shortly after my purchase. I have replaced the bulbs and even upgraded the bulb to an led type and issue is still not resolved. It is extremely hard to drive at night or early mornings without using my high beams (which isn't safe for other drivers). I am shocked this issue hasn't been recalled as it is not safe to drive unless it is daylight which isn't an option for me due to my job. I live in stillwater oklahoma and drive to oklahoma city to work
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 21, 2019
StateIL
Description
Engine juddering that seems to be coming from engine or transmission. Significant cabin vibration and noise with slow acceleration especially in cold weather. Happens at all speeds , highway or city.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 20, 2019
StateTX
Description
Driving on highway, came to a stop at a traffic light, engine stalled when trying to push accelerator
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 19, 2019
StateKS
Description
Handles are breaking from the inside causing an issue where I can't open door from inside. Driver side and now one of my back doors is doing same thing! I have seen multiple complaints about this for this year of altima sedan
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 16, 2019
StateNY
Description
In recent weeks the car's headlights have been extremely weak especially when using low beams. In a dark area I can barely see the road even a few feet in front of the car. When I checked the lights, both are working, just not working well enough to function. It's becoming very dangerous to drive at night.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 16, 2019
StateWV
Description
Rear control arms prone to extreme corrosion. To the point the already paper thin metal is breaking under normal stress. Both instances occurred in a driveway with vehicle in reverse.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 15, 2019
StateCA
Description
I have sent various emails to nissan regarding our lights about the unsafe lighting distance they give at night. When driving in fog it is much worse. I have done many changes of bulbs experimenting with different brands and intensities and no change. I have also driven another vehicle and let me wife drive the altima towards me on a rural road at night and the headlights are very dim to oncoming traffic. This increases the fact and rule of driving which is " your eyes can only see ahead what your lights only cover" it is unsafe to drive slower due to fact of how many drivers drive ridiculously fast and with dim lights makes it even more difficult for them to see you or you to see them. Nissan needs to take action in this matter immediately. We have taken our vehicle to get serviced at our local nissan dealership and they have many complaints regarding this issue but nissan corporation needs to step up and make the recall to fix it, not the dealer. This is our 4th nissan we have owned and I hope it isn't our last.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 15, 2019
StateOH
Description
The right rear control arm snapped off during vehicle operation in motion resulting in toeing in of tire. Both jeff schmitt nissan of dayton and nissan corporate were unclear on how to re-mediate the issue and what would be covered for the repair, even though a campaign was posted on nissanassist. Com. Nissan also mentioned that it was not a safety concern. Given the circumstances and the possible costs to be incurred (upwards of $2,000 for estimate), I had to personally replace the control arms (left was about to separate at any moment), and sway bar links.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 13, 2019
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the transmission warning indicator illuminated and it felt as if the transmission was slipping. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer and dealer were not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.
CategorySuspension, Traction Control System
DateDec 13, 2019
StateMH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 20 mph, it felt as if the vehicle hit a bump and the traction control indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to bertera nissan (888-380-7759, located at 569 oxford st s rte 20, auburn, ma 1501) and was informed that there was no recall. The manufacturer was also made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 112,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 12, 2019
StateNC
Description
The head lights on my car when on dim are dangerous. I can't see more than 20-30 feet ahead. I've changed the bulbs with no help or improvement. I've installed new halogen bulbs and contacted the dealership regarding this issue. They tell me my lights are working properly, but they haven't driven m car at night. This seems to be a widespread issue with this model. I can't safely operate my car at night and especially in the rain. I can't see the curb thus I can't see pedestrians until it's almost too late. Nissan needs to fix this problem because it's with every altima.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateDec 10, 2019
StateWA
Description
I had a check engine light that was for a problem with my catalytic converter. I had it replaced with an after market that went out 13 months later.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 09, 2019
StateNY
Description
Difficult seeing in the night very bad visibility lights are not bright enough , I changed the lights but there was no improvement, I have to use my high beam lights
CategorySuspension:rear
DateDec 09, 2019
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While the contact's fiance was driving approximately 20 mph over a minor pothole, she heard a loud banging noise. When the driver arrived home, the contact looked under the vehicle and noticed that the rear driver's side control arm had fractured. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension, Wheels
DateDec 07, 2019
StateMA
Description
I was driving straight on the highway at approximately 65 mph when the car started moving from side to side and was difficult to control. I exited the highway and had the car towed to my auto mechanic. The issue was a broken rear right control arm. The control arm completely rusted through and separated from the frame of the car.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateDec 05, 2019
StateTX
Description
Lo-beam headlights fail to illuminate the road. Having owned the car since new, I began noticing dim headlights after approximately 4-5 years of ownership at 60k miles or so. Night driving became hazardous so I replaced the bulbs with oem parts but saw no improvement. Driving at night now requires use of hi-beams as the road is barely visible with low beams + fog lamps.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 04, 2019
StateOH
Description
The headlights are beyond dim, I am only able to see a short distance in front of the vehicle - unless the high beams are turned on. It is worse with night driving in rain and snow because I am not able to see beyond my front bumper. It makes me very uncomfortable to drive because I fear that I will not be able to see pedestrians and potentially hurt or worse kill someone because I was unable to see while using my headlights. This is an issue all the time, whether moving or sitting still, and it is very sad when your turn signals are brighter and shine on street signs but your headlights do not. We have replaced the bulbs but this has not corrected the issue and I am not sure what else could be causing this to have happened within the short amount of time we have owned the vehicle. At this point I have not experienced an accident or anything, but feel it is only a matter of time before there will be no light and I will no longer be able to drive the vehicle.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 04, 2019
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2013 nissan altima. While the contact was placing the vehicle in reverse, she heard an abnormal cracking noise without warning. The rear driver's side tire dropped. The vehicle was towed to graff nissan of okemos (1728 w grand river ave, okemos, mi 48864, (517) 679-8900) where it was diagnosed that the rear lower control arm fractured. The vehicle was repaired. The contact referenced nhtsa action number: ea19002. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided case number: 36460515. The failure mileage was approximately 76,473.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 03, 2019
StateMN
Description
2013 nissan altima headlights are extremely dim. The bulbs were replaced and the problem is still present. I've heard of other complaints about this same issue and I seem to be experiencing it now.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 03, 2019
StateMI
Description
I driving with my sin in the car. We turned the corner and all of a sudden after my car was driving wobbly! I got out called my husband and he looked under the car. My whole rear was rusted out and my tire was detected from the bar under the car! It was just hanging (the left rear tire) in the air. My husband took a picture sent to a mechanic friend. He said that the lower control arm is detected!! When I call a dealer ship near by he had a car at his shop with the exact same problem with there nissan altima too!! She was trying to call nissan about the problem. They told him they will call him back. I've seen alot of complaints about this very same issue as I begin to research. My so and I could have been injured or could have died if we were going faster. I call nissan about it and they seen to unconcerned. I told them I should not have to pay for a on going problem that hundreds of people has complaints about and it's a safety issue! I have towel my car there and pay to get it fix but I should be reimbursed for my cost. This is a dangerous problem that need to be recalled.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 03, 2019
StatePA
Description
Driver rear lower arm control broke at the center bolt. Car swerved and wheel was unstable on the pa turnpike at 70 mph.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 02, 2019
StateNY
Description
After a turn onto a main road in the town of henrietta ny the stability warning light started flashing and the steering wheel suddenly had to be 20 degrees to the right to go straight. After getting of the road in a safe parking lot I noticed the left rear wheel tipped toward the right and tipped in about 15 degrees at the top riding very high in the wheel well. Looking under the car I could see some piece of the left rear suspension metal hanging down. The car was not safe to drive and thank goodness I wasn't on the expressway at 65 mph! The nissan dealer advised because of age and mileage [about 90,000] this would not be a "covered" repair even though I was aware of a nissan voluntary service campaign [not a recall] to have the owners of some 212,000 2013 nissan altima's bring their cars in for rear lower control arm [spring buckets] replacment at no charge. It was found that in the 22 states that use road salt these parts were developing cracks due to rust and cracking. I wash my car frequently in the winter including undercarriage so I believe this is an inherent design/engineering defect. In 2018 nissan redesigned this part to mitigate this issue.
CategorySuspension
DateDec 02, 2019
StateOH
Description
The right rear lower control arm or lower spring link fractured while back the vehicle out of a driveway. Moments before the issue was traveling 25 miles on the freeway in rain and sleet. Steering wheel pulled to the left, traction control light came on, and vehicle's back end felt loose. Poor control of the vehicle after incident. No indications before the failure. No knocking or trouble steering. Attempted to tighten lug nuts and was able to swivel the right rear wheel back and forth.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 01, 2019
StateMD
Description
Headlights are extremely dim at night and vehicle unsafe to drive at night unless high beam headlights are used. Problem started over 3 years ago. I did some research online and many other altima purchasers are experiencing similar issue. Based on everything I have read, nissan refuses to accept responsibility or issue recall.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 29, 2019
StateGA
Description
I recently replaced my low beams, again, and it didn't make a difference. My fog lights are brighter than my low beams. When I replaced my bulbs initially in november 2018 it wasn't until my fog lights went out that I noticed my headlights were dim. I replaced them with the brightest halogen bulb. In october they appeared to be out but were so dim the only way they were visible was standing within feet of the car. I replaced them with led bulbs and it didn't make a significant improvement. After doing some research I discovered this is a common issue with this vehicle. Like many others I will have my headlight assemblies replaced due to this safety issue. While oncoming vehicles can see me this failing safety feature could jeopardize my ability to see something in the road. I currently limit my driving at night but emergencies happen and nissan should be replacing all of these assemblies. Headlights are so crucial to ensure the safety of all on the road.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 29, 2019
StateWA
Description
My car is a 2013 with less than 40,000 miles. In the matter of 5 days, the transmission has declined significantly. When at a stoplight, my car will shut down completely. I have to park it, turn it off, then crank it back up. When accelerating from a stop, it will stall as if I have it in neutral. Even while driving on the interstate, my rpm will be fluctuating, but my acceleration wouldn't change. It would stall at 40mph, make a jerking motion, then pick up a little speed. Today it barely went past 20mph. Nissan will not take care of this issue, which is clearly their fault! Now I have to get a new transmission paid out of my own pocket.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 29, 2019
StateIA
Description
2 days ago pulling out of the driveway heard a loud pop, got out and noticed the left rear wheel was canted, and the body of the car was essentially resting on the tire. Looked underneath the car to find the left rear lower link had rusted through and broken. Took pictures of same. Nissan advises a service campaign on 2013 nissan altimas for rear lowering links rusting out in states that use salt in the winter, however they say my vehicle is not covered because this particular batch doesn't have the issue. I would say the physical and photographic evidence are contrary to that opinion. I am in iowa where they use salt. My family was just in this car last week driving to las vegas from iowa. Where speed limits are 80 mph, can only imagine the outcome had this occurred at 80 mph in a mountain pass, look at the pictures, this could have been catastrophic and deadly. How many times does this have to be documented? People do not assume a wheel could come off of a 6 yr old car, they tend to trust 6 yr old cars.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 27, 2019
StateMA
Description
I was driving my car down a side street at about 30 miles an hour. All of a sudden I noticed my steering wheel pull to the right, almost as if my car was out of aliment. It felt as if I was driving on snow, my traction control light came on. I started driving it to mechanic when it started violently shaking, it felt as if the back end was going to fall off. My mechanic went to take it into the bay and came over to get me. It didn't make into the bay and he was shocked when he realized what had happened. He said the control arm on the rear was so rusted out that it just snapped causing the wheel to lean in towards the inside of rear. He stated I was extremely lucky I wasn't driving on the highway when this snapped. I was driving it down a straight smooth road at 30 miles an hour.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 25, 2019
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While operating the vehicle at night, the low beam headlights were very dim and caused a visibility hazard for the driver. The vehicle was taken to bel air nissan (1506 bel air rd, bel air, md) where the light bulbs were replaced, but the failure continued. The light bulbs were later replaced with aftermarket led bulbs, but the failure continued. The cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 50,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 24, 2019
StatePA
Description
Low beam headlights are to dim to be safe, changing the bulb does not solve the problem. This problem is unsafe on a normal night and worse on a dark rainy night. On a remote highway this is very bad and even in town with street lights it is not safe.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 23, 2019
StateTN
Description
Low beam lights project less than 20ft (measured parked in driveway, no streetlights or outdoor lighting). In rainy conditions, headlights do not appear to even be turned on. Bulbs have been replaced twice with different brands and no improvement. Upon removal of the headlight assembly, the metal reflector that projects light is deteriorated and blackened. Unknown at this time if oem replacement will deteriorate again after replacement.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 21, 2019
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving at dusk, the headlamps failed to project adequately enough for safe driving. The vehicle was taken to uftring nissan (7400 n allen rd, peoria, il 61614, (309) 690-6200) where it was diagnosed that the low beam headlamp bulbs needed to be replaced. The headlamp bulbs were replaced; however, the failure persisted. Upon a second visit to uftring nissan, the contact was informed that the headlamp assemblies on the driver and passenger sides needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,600. *pm*jb
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 20, 2019
StateTN
Description
The headlights are not "strong" enough to actually light the road or anything in front of the car. Verified not bulb issue. These headlights are not safe to drive at night as there really isnt any visibility. Ive been dealing with this and fighting this issue for years but just realized I was able to make this complaint since nissan wont address issue. *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 20, 2019
StateTX
Description
Engine shuttering, hesitating and surging at low speeds. Happening for 2 days and has progressively gotten worse since it began.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 20, 2019
StateIL
Description
I was driving on a city street and heard a loud noise like a bang or crack and my steering became wobbly and unwieldy. I pulled over to see if I had a punctured tire or something and found the rear lower control arm on my vehicle had snapped and was no longer connected.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Exterior Lighting
DateNov 19, 2019
StateIL
Description
Very dim low beam headlights
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 19, 2019
StateGA
Description
My transmission is slipping.. Car won't go in reverse or drive. Was driving then the car started shaking then stop moving. Check engine light is on.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 18, 2019
StateIL
Description
Check engine light comes on. Shop runs diagnostics and all systems, independently are working, however collective issue. I. E. Mass air flow sensor code reads as broken, but sensor is independently fine when tested. Multiple systems read out with error codes, but all are fine when tested separately to further analyze. No connection between multiple codes - random assortment. Vehicle fails emissions test due to these errors. Shop now states they have found tbs on this problem through nissan & there is a part requiring a swap out. My vehicle has experienced this issue for 6+ months. Huge time & financial burden to bring car in & out of shop. Vehicle unable to get re-registered due to faulty computer system.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission
DateNov 17, 2019
StateFL
Description
My 2013 nissan altima sv transmission shuttered while on the highway. I was in busy traffic and almost cause an accident. Nissan should be ashamed of theirselves.... Making a vehicle with a transmission like this. And they know the transmission is most important part of the vehicle.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 16, 2019
StateAL
Description
Low beam on headlights are very dim. Cannot see in front of vehicle. Daughter was pulled over by police, no ticket, but told was a safety hazard
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateNov 15, 2019
StateNY
Description
Factory lighting is dim, cannot see at night. The projection is not strong enough for nyc night time. I need to use high beams and those arent even that good. It is not the light bulb
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 15, 2019
StateSC
Description
I just purchased my car used 9/24/2019 with 73,000 miles. Since day one the headlights have not worked properly when you turn them on at night you can't see the road it looks like parking lights are on I've ran off the edge of the road several times because I couldn't see the road or divider lines. The only way to see the road safely is to turn the fog lights on too and even with them on it's still dull I have to turn my bright lights on to see clearly and those seem like they should be the low beams not the high beams. We've had rain for 2 days and that makes it even more hazardous to drive especially at night I'm scared I'll hit another car because I can't see. I've changed the bulbs twice with no luck I can't keep spending money on a problem that I have learned from googling is a very common problem with my year vehicle. I have 2 young boys and worry about this safety issue with the headlights. I thought for sure this would be a recall but the dealership said that yes it was a common issue with 2013-2015 nissan altimas there was no recall as of right now.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateNov 15, 2019
StateNY
Description
(in nyc) my mpg has drop significantly, I'm getting 10-13 max mpg. The oil, oil filter and engine air filter are less than a month old. The tires are filled to the correct pressure. No service lights have ever came on, many mechanics have seen the car and said they can't find anything wrong. I do a mixture of highway and city driving and drive averagely (not aggressive but not slow either). I even reset the computer twice so far and get the same results.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 15, 2019
StateNC
Description
I was abput to make a turn while in middle of busy 4 way intersection when the car turned off and abrubtly stopped in the middle of intersection. I tried to turn car back on but it would not start. Bystanders came and helped move car to safe side of street. Tried to start car after trying to change gears. Then it was moving sluggish . Then it drove again. But then it happened again . Took to nissan dealer and they said it needed new transmission. This car had only 100,000 miles. I have 4 other nissans that have lasted over 200,000 miles and never had this transmission issue. I have submitted also to kcc campain complaints website.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateNov 15, 2019
StateNY
Description
The headlamp projector is faulty, the light bulb works fine, the light projection isn't strong enough to see at night (in nyc). I have to drive with high beams on and those aren't even brighter than some cars normal lights. Nissan needs to fix this.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 14, 2019
StateNJ
Description
On monday , november 11th 2019, at around 7 am . I was driving to work northbound on the garden state parkway. I was traveling at 65mph when suddenly I felt a loss of control of my front end . Swerving right and left , my quick reaction time, the dry conditions and luck of having noone around me at the time saved me from an accident. I pulled over and inspected the car , I found that my right rear lower control arm had snapped from the frame (bushing) . I contacted aaa and was towed over 35 miles back home . I have since contacted both my local deal and nissan corporate. I am currently waiting a response back from corporate. I plan on towing the car to said dealer on saturday november 15th.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 13, 2019
StateOR
Description
I purchased my altima from a dealership as a certified used vehicle. The first time I drove at night I noticed that the headlights were dangerously dim. The headlights were so dim, that (while the car was stationary) I turned the headlights on and off, and there was no difference in visibility. I returned to the dealership within a week, where they charged me to install upgraded bulbs. This did not fix the problem- even with upgraded, brighter bulbs there in no projection of light onto the roadway. The lights are visible from the outside (if you are looking at the car, you can see that the lights are on), but from the outside looking at the car you can see that they appear very dim. The bright setting on the vehicle appears to be unaffected. The vehicle is not safe to operate in the dark without the bright setting being utilized and presents a hazard to both occupants of the vehicle and people and property outside of the vehicle. The dealership is going to try changing out the bulbs again, but if that doesn't work they are telling me that there is nothing that can be done- which means that the vehicle is unsafe to operate in dim or dark light conditions.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 13, 2019
StateIL
Description
Car was making a funny noise when going over bumps. Took it to the dealer. They noticed rear lower control arms are rusted at the joint and need to be replaced. Not covered by warranty. After looking it up online I see that others are complaining of corrosion issues and that nhtsa is looking into it.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 13, 2019
StateNY
Description
While getting a new york state inspection, I was informed that both my rear control arms were either cracked or would break soon. The manager informed me of the potential danger of a control arm failing while driving, so without hesitation I had both of them repaired in order to pass inspection. The manager at the nissan dealership had recommended to get both sides repaired because he had seen dozens of cars of the same exact year and model (2013 nissan altima sv sedan) with the same problem. From my research, it appears that regions that use salt to clear roads in the winter have or will encounter a failing control arm and that a refund for the repairs is possible. I live in a town near utica, ny where we average over 100 inches of snow a year, so I was alarmed when I was rejected for a reimbursement from nissan when contacting them. If nissan has a service campaign, they are not doing it fast enough which endangers the lives of people every mile they drive in a 2013 altima. I urge you to please make this problem one of your priorities before more cars continue to fail. My control arms just recently failed, but it could be because our region uses salt on the roadways for about 6 months a year. Other regions that use less salt will most likely take longer to fail; so every year, there should be more and more cars to report this issue. I was lucky enough to catch the problem because of the inspection, so please help to report this known safety issue to prevent any casualties. P. S- the photo provided below is of a 2013 nissan altima that was next to mine. I asked the mechanic if I could take a picture of what the issue looked like since my problem was repaired at that moment.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 13, 2019
StateOK
Description
The inside driver's side handle has broken. This happened all of a sudden one morning when the vehicle was in park. It was very cold the night before and was below freezing at the time of this occurring. It is loose and will not open the door. In order to exit the vehicle, the window must be rolled down and the door must be opened from the outside. This happens whether the car is on or off.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateNov 13, 2019
StateNJ
Description
My nissan altima 2013 is suffering from a severe defect when it comes to the cars low beams. The low beams have an issue with the projectors in the headset, it's not an issue with the light bulbs. This makes driving at night dangerous and nissan is not taking accountability for this design issue since this is not a light bulb burning out this is an issue with the design for the headlamps themselves. I can barely see the lines on the road.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateNov 12, 2019
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving 30 mph, the rear lower control arm fractured without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear lower control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided case number: 37861875. The manufacturer informed the contact that the vehicle would need to be diagnosed by a dealer. The contact referenced nhtsa campaign number: 12v494000 (steering, suspension). The failure mileage was approximately 80,000. *ln*tr*jb
CategoryStructure:body, Suspension
DateNov 12, 2019
StateOH
Description
I was driving my car (2013 nissan altima) last week all of the sudden without prior notice the rear lower control arm cracked down. I was in motion but luckly not in a highway. The car was traveling about 20 miles/h. I lost control of the car but didn't cause injuries or accidents. I had to tow the car home.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 12, 2019
StateWI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly became very difficult to steer. The vehicle was driven very slowly to the contact's home. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the front driver side control arm had fractured due to rust and corrosion. The cause of the failure was not determined. John amato nissan (5200 n. Port washington rd, glendale, wi) was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 106,000. The vin was unknown.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 12, 2019
StateTX
Description
The factory headlights are so dim that it creates an enormous safety hazard when driving at night. Using the high beams is the only way you can see the road, but presents a hazard to other drivers. Nissan acts as if they don't know this is a problem, but is all over the internet. A recall needs to be issued!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 12, 2019
StateOH
Description
The gear shift is stuck and will not move unless a pin is inserted into hole on side of gearshift. I own 2 of these 2013 nissan altimas and they both have the same problem. This is way too much of a coincidence for this not to be a problem.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateNov 11, 2019
StateNY
Description
Head light low beams are extremely dim. Even, I cannot see 2 meters in front of the car at nights. And this problem is not related with the light bulbs. It is related with the headlight projector housing (confirmed from different auto shops and internet complaints) that is losing its effectiveness by the time. Also, repairing this problem is very costly. Basically, both headlight assemblies have to be changed. We, as altima owners, are waiting for the recall action specifically for this problem from the nissan company. Unfortunately, it is very common safety problem among 2013 -2015 altimas.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 11, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Low beam headlights have been getting dimmer over the past few years to the point I need to ride with my high beams on. My passengers ask me if I have my headlights on. I would expect to see a recall since this is a safety issue.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 11, 2019
StatePA
Description
Drivers side rear lower control arm rusted and broke while driving in town, on a straight section of road. The wheel was no longer perpendicular to vehicle and leaned in at the top. Vehicle was not drive able. The passenger side also needed replaced for same corrosion issue. Please see pictures attached.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 10, 2019
StateIL
Description
On november 2, 2019 at approximately 2pm I turned into a parking space in a shopping center and heard a loud pop noise from the rear. I immediately put the car in park and got out to see what it was and noticed the rear driver side of the car resting on the tire which was bent into the fender. I then looked underneath the car and noticed a piece of metal hanging down and cracked in half. I called my father on facetime to show him what happened and he advised it was the rear control arm that cracked and have the car towed home as it was not drivable. The car was towed home and nissan consumer affairs was contacted on november 4th and made aware of what happened. I expressed that I did some research and found that this is an ongoing problem with this year and model and a recall should be issued before it results in a tragic accident. I was told by the representative to have the car towed to a dealer near me and given a case number and someone would follow up with me. The dealer confirmed on november 5th it was in fact the rear control arm that failed due to salt and cold weather. The repair was estimated at about $900. After speaking with the dealer I placed another called to nissan consumer affairs to follow up on the case and see how this would be resolved as the car is only 6yrs old with 78k miles on it and something like this should not have happened. The representative handling my case advise she would investigate my complaint and get back to me on friday november 8th. I advised that would be too long as I have to work and have missed one day already. The representative offered rental reimbursement and got back to me on november 6th advising the complaint is not apart of a recall and is not covered under the warranty however nissan would cover the repair costs 100%. The dealer was made aware and repaired the car and the two known recalls.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 09, 2019
StateMI
Description
I have started my vehicle from parking lot and started to get to the street and all of a sudden heard a popping sound up on inspection it was noticed that the control arm is disconnected from the frame. Luckily it was very near to my place vehicle started shaking but slowly with warning lights drove to the parking lot back again as I was right near my apartment. Read more incidents like this and wanted to raise a complaint. I leave in michigan, my odometer reading is at 101724 miles.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 08, 2019
StatePA
Description
Lower control arms rotted through and broke. This occurred while I was driving. When stepping on the brake the car was hard to control and weaving back and forth on the road. Fortunately this happened at a low speed otherwise could have caused a serious accident.
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 07, 2019
StateTX
Description
I had recieved a notice for recall on the passenger air bag sensor in seat was not registered to someone sitting in seat. Took car to dealership to repair and it still does not register an occupant. So now it stays on and so does the driver warning sensor light. When it register a body both lights go off. Puzzled. Please advise. Attached is a picture of the problem at hand.
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 07, 2019
StateGA
Description
The passenger airbag dah light indicated that the airbag was "off" while an adult was occupying the passenger seat. I took the vehicle to a nissan dealership who determined that 2 airbag modules were deflective, not working and needed to be replaced at my expense. I contacted nissan usa, franklin, tn and explained the problem. Consumer affairs department said there was not a campaign or recall for this problem but would look in to it for a possible "goodwill" coverage. After contacting the dealership that inspected the car, nissan offered to cover 60% of the cost. This may a good "goodwill" gesture, but I can only imagine the possible catastrophic bodily injury that could have occurred in an accident if I hadn't noticed this problem. These are not moving parts. I find it hard to believe that there is no warning light or indicator for this failure. How many other altimas could be affected by this problem? 10/27/2019
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 07, 2019
StateMN
Description
My 2013 nissan altima's cvt is faulty. The transmission causes the vehicle to shutter at any speed and randomly shuts off. Additionally, at a moments notice it will rev up in rpms and not go anywhere. It stalls in traffic which has caused a significant safety concern. This occurs while driving at all speeds. It has happened on highways, city streets and simply backing out of my driveway.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 05, 2019
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving 10 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Within seconds, the rear driver's side lower control arm fractured without warning. The vehicle was towed by aaa to an independent mechanic. Kelly nissan of woburn (95 cedar st, woburn, ma 01801, (781) 835-3500) was contacted and stated that the vin was not included in a recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 72,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 04, 2019
StateFL
Description
The passenger airbag light came on a few months ago. I brought it to the nissan dealership and was told it was a loose wire. Paid $100 on my deductible for the extended warranty. The light came back on a few weeks ago. Now when I take it in they tell me they have to replace one or two sensors each costing $1000 that is not covered up the extended warranty. There seems to be dozens of people with this same car having this same issue. I don't feel safe driving the car but I also don't want to put $2000 into a 2013 car.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateNov 04, 2019
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle decelerated and stalled without warning. When the contact shifted into neutral and restarted the vehicle, it resumed normal operation. When the shifter was placed in drive, the vehicle stalled. Also, the transmission made a noise and the vehicle stalled once it was warmed up. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 106,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 04, 2019
StateMA
Description
The low beam headlights are dangerously dim creating hazardous driving conditions when operating the vehicle after dark. This appears to be a common problem with the altima related to the deterioration of the reflector bowl in the lamp assembly. As a safety concern I am requesting nhtsa to order nissan to recall the affected vehicle's for repair.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 04, 2019
StateWI
Description
Have a 2013 nissan altima, low mileage. Pulling out of driveway and noticed the back end of car was swerving as if I was on ice. I pulled over tire was not flat and nothing was stuck by the tire. No ice was on the road. I pulled down a little further on rode and the right rear end collapsed. The tire was sitting bent outward . When I looked under the car a metal bar was cracked in half. I called my son in law who is familiar with car repair and he and a mechanic stated it was the right rear control arm that had huge amount of corrosion and had broken in half. I called nissan dealer in wausau wisconsin and they stated no recalls or service action is in place. Had I gone 5 minutes more down the road I would have been on a major highway at 65 miles and hour and believe I would have rolled the car and been in the ditch. I usually drive my 2 grandchildren in the car with me but today thank god they were at home. I found thru your website that nissan has been aware of this for sometime. This is a horrific finding . Does it take a death to get them to pull this part. I have pictures of the corrosion and breakage that I will try to send with this.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 03, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Headlight enclosures deteriorate causing dangerously low light from headlights creating limited sight distance at night
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 01, 2019
StateSC
Description
The low beam headlights are dangerously dim. As the car has gotten older, the problem has become worse. The range is now probably less than 100 ft. New bulbs and restoring the lens has not helped.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 31, 2019
StateWV
Description
The rear right lower link has completely rusted in two in only 6. 5 years. The car is not drivable and will need to be towed. The tire is crooked and pushing into the fender.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 31, 2019
StatePA
Description
Left rear lower controll arm failed at weld and the right is ready to fail as well.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 29, 2019
StateCT
Description
The under carriage and arm attached to the wheel snapped with no warning. I was driving the car and heard a loud noise like I ran over something. When I looked the piece was hanging and the wheel well was sitting on the tire. I have reached out to nissan they informed me it is not a recall and nothing they can do. After reading other articles I see numerous people have had a similar issue. I am trying to research who to contact or how to go about the process holding them accountable if indeed this is just like the other issues I have read.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System:wiring
DateOct 28, 2019
StateTX
Description
Letter from congressman burgess on behalf of constituent regarding 2013 nissan altma which is in need of repair; despite the warranty on their car, nissan has refused to conduct the necessary repairs. *as the consumer stated the airbag and the wiring in the vehicle need to be repaired. *js
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 28, 2019
StateUT
Description
Transmission codes causes vehicle to stall. It can take over five seconds for car to move when pushing the gas petal all the way down. Sometimes I could be at a stoplight and it won't move for five seconds or more. When entering the freeway, it could take up to ten seconds to maintain the flow of traffic. These are the same things that happened when the first transmission was in the vehicle before I had it replaced
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 25, 2019
StateFL
Description
Unable to release vehicle from p position by pressing the brake. The bypass button has to be pressed in order to release.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 25, 2019
StateFL
Description
The vehicle will not start after warm up/driving for a while and then turned off. It will continuously run if engine does not get turned off. In order to start the engine again, it has to cool down, then the cycle starts again. It only happens when hot. It always starts cold or cooled down. Took it to nissan dealer for diag and they said that is was the fuel injectors, so we replaced them on their advice - but that did not solve the problem. This is issue started recently. This is a well kept and maintained 2013 altima with the qr25de 4 cyl engine and only ~ 92,nnn miles.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 22, 2019
StateMA
Description
A recall was told to me that the passenger air bag light needed to be fixed. I brought my car to the nissan dealership for them to do this recall. Once this recall was done, my airbag light came on, on my center dashboard, roughly a month later- car was stationary. I went to nissan to assist with this issue for it seems related to past recall that was 'fixed.' more than myself have had this issue with the airbag dash light.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 21, 2019
StatePA
Description
The low beam headlights are dangerously dim. Driving at night anywhere other than in town is frightening. Recently I was forced to drive 100 miles of secondary country roads after dark. The only way I new where to steer was following another vehicle. When that vehicle turned off I was forced to leave my high beams on which is dangerous for oncoming drivers. So I was on and off with them. It was a miracle I didn't crash. Sometimes I could not see but just kept going straight and driving very slow with cars backed up behind me. Just cannot see the road or signs with the low beams. Research online revealed lots of other complaints about this. How many accidents have happened with this car because people cannot see? Owners have replaced headlight bulbs but it doesn't help. The whole assembly needs replaced which costs over a thousand according to some owners who have looked into it. This needs to be a safety recall.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 21, 2019
StatePA
Description
Addendum to my previously submitted complaint about dim low beam headlights and not being able to see at night. Please don't think it's because my headlight covers are cloudy with age. My headlight covers are crystal clear and clean and owners of newer models of this car report the same problem. The high beams are fine.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 21, 2019
StateNC
Description
The car has had no previous issues with the transmission - note that the check engine light never came on. I was driving on the highway and my transmission started to stutter and the rpm's would momentarily rev very high. After driving for several minutes of this, the car started to decelerate - eventually getting down to about 25 mph. At this point, the car never regained speed. After getting the car towed to the local dealership, it was found that the transmission was damaged and needed to be replaced.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateOct 21, 2019
StateNC
Description
One morning this summer, I sat down in my car and started the engine. I heard a loud pop and a large crack appeared, running down the middle of the windshield. The windshield was not struck by anything and was not moving at the time of the incident.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 20, 2019
StateCT
Description
2013 nissan altima, the headlights on the vehicle are poor quality. It is difficult if not impossible to see at night when utilizing the low beams. Visibility improves if you utilize the high beams.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 20, 2019
StateTN
Description
Car will not shift out of park while in stationary mode.
CategoryAir Bags, Power Train
DateOct 19, 2019
StateGA
Description
Randomly my airbag light came on. But no airbags ever deployed. Also I beliveve my years transmission has a recall on it. Every now and again it downshifts while I am accelerating on the highway and it terrifies me. I would appreciate feeling safe in my investment
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 17, 2019
StateAL
Description
Low beam head light too dim can not see at night
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 17, 2019
StateFL
Description
Car will not shift our of park to reverse while in stationary mode.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 17, 2019
StateNH
Description
Traveling about 30 mph, thought rear tire was flat. Inspection revealed the right rear suspension and spring had broken and collapsed. Research revealed this is an acute and common problem. Had I been traveling an a greater speed, could have been tragic. I was on a town road.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 16, 2019
StateNY
Description
While traveling with my wife in november 2018 I felt a slight shudder. The car became challenging to control. I carefully drove to a parking lot. A visual inspection revealed the passenger side rear wheel cocked at an odd angle. A car transporter was called and the driver observed a broken suspension component. The car was trailered to my nissan dealer, for repair. They noted the repair as: 'check rear susp c/s rear control arm is rotted out . . . 120 replace right rear suspension lower control arm 982 cpa 3. 0' on wednesday july 3, 2019 I experienced the same terrifying sensation. Again, I managed to maneuver, park and have the car transported to mike barney nissan for repair. This time it was suspension failure on the driver's side.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 16, 2019
StateMA
Description
Rolling slowly down a drive thru back end scraped the concrete curb and broke the control arm with little impact
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 14, 2019
StateNV
Description
My 2013 nissan altima sv model had the cvt replaced at 41,289 miles in 2017. Two years to the date, at 75,000 miles 2019 my cvt transmission is out again. Nissan via verbal told me that the warranty on the replaced cvt is 15,000 or 1year. My nissan altima 2013. As I was driving the vehicle it was loosing motion . When driving and accelerating the car it wouldnt go up the the speedometer speed, it seems like it was stalling. When the vehicle was at the stop light or stop sign and I let go of the break, the car wouldnt go into "gear" . I had to press on the gas pedal and suddenly the car will move but with an awful "jerk". That problem was constant. When backing up of my drive way the same thing would happen, I will put it in "gear" and the car wouldn't back-up at all, I had to press the gas after 5 seconds and again suddenly will jerk into reverse. The car actually stopped in different occasions in the middle of the street with heavy traffic in a busy intersection. This is a big safety concern for the driver and passengers inside an unsafe vehicle that just "wont move". Another concern would be to "public safety" as other drivers will have to maneuver around the 'stalled" vehicle. I did contacted nissan usa and they issue a case number on my complain. My vehicle is now at the dealership. I did my research and the same issue has been going on with nissan cvt transmissions, that in 2010** nissan extended their cvt ( continuously variable transmission) equipped vehicles ( 2003- 2010) with a 10 year / 120,000 miles limited warranty. Im 100% sure that nissan will make their 2011 - 2013 altimas part of their commitment to their client base, and add their 10 year / 120,000 miles limited warranty extension to these previous models.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 14, 2019
StatePA
Description
My suspension has busted off the frame of the vehicle. This occured while the vehicle was in motion. It caused the tired to bend and vehicle was not driveable. It messed with the steering in the front as well. Lost traction control. I have many pictures I can send by email. I already submitted a complaint with # 11267024. I have contacted nissan direct and they told me there is no safety issue or recall for this or that nhtsa was not investigating anything into this matter. I am seeing you are looking into this matter. Nissan refused to fix the car or help me in any way. They were extremely rude and impossible to get ahold of. I have spent over a week trying to reach someone. Nissan will not help in any way and do not care if anyone gets hurt or this happens again. Something needs to be done. It is now my problem to get the vehicle repaired and I do not feel safe driving it especially because I have children. Nissan could care less. The repair was quoted between $800-1200 and nissan cannot do a "goodwill repair" because they claim the vehicle is to old (its 6 years old) and has high mileage. I bought the car with over 50k mileage in 2014. All my mileage is highway. I avg 17k a year in mileage.... Average is 12k. Nissan should have done the right thing and repaired the vehicle. They refuse! I get told its all about vin #'s and part #s. It is a failure across the board on all 2013 models. A recall needs made asap.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 14, 2019
StateMD
Description
My mechanic discovered that the front lower control arms had deteriorated and needed to be replaced to avoid failure/accident. I was informed that this is a known issue, and auto suppliers are unable to keep the parts in stock due to high demand with recent failures in specific year (2013) altimas as well as hondas. If this is a known issue, why has there not been a recall?
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 13, 2019
StateKY
Description
The car will not shift out of "park" without popping the access cover on console & pushing down on the transmission release button with a long screwdriver. Starting happening at approx 35k miles.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 12, 2019
StateSC
Description
I hit a deer last week because my 2013 altima has no road illumination from the low-beam headlights. I was driving on a two-lane road with a 35 mph speed limit, and I was going 30 mph. I didn't realize how badly they had dimmed until this event happened, but I have found that I get more illumination from my fog lights than from my low-beam headlights. The high-beams still work great, but the interior lens over the low-beam headlights appears to be nearly opaque and passes nearly zero light even from upgraded, super-bright halogen bulbs. If they had worked like they should I would have seen the deer and avoided the collision. I believe this problem is known to nissan, but I am unaware that they have taken any action to address it. If a safety recall is not warranted, then I would at least expect them to advise altima owners of the tendency of their low-beams to grow dimmer over time than owners might expect. I have owned several vehicles of different makes and models for many years, but this is the only one that had this problem. I believe it is a life safety issue.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 11, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While operating the vehicle at night, the low beam headlights illuminated extremely low, causing a visibility hazard for the driver. The vehicle was taken to nissan of route 46 (440 rt. 46, east totowa, nj) to be diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The dealer stated that the headlights were operating normally. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 10, 2019
StateGA
Description
The headlights on our 2013 nissan altima have become progressively dim due to an obvious manufacturing defect. The following was told to me directly by the service lead at stone mountain nissan in georgia: overtime the reflective film in the headlight unit has burned/melted away. This causes the lights to not be reflective and therefore significantly less bright. However, nissan is not willing to cover any replacements as part of their warranty or as part of my extended, comprehensive warranty. Replacement units cost $1,300. The above is consistent with what I learned from an independent mechanic. That mechanic tested the headlight bulbs and confirmed that they were adequately bright, however the headlight unit was not generating the proper reflection and brightness. As stated above this is an obvious manufacturers defect to a critical safety component. There is seemingly nothing that any human could have done to cause the issue. A quick google search yielded several websites where consumers reported the exact same problem (such as this one: http://www. Carproblemzoo. Com/nissan/altima/2013/headlights-problems. Php), indicating that this is a systemic problem with 5th generation altimas in the 2013-2015 model years, however nissan has its head firmly planted in the sand.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 10, 2019
StateMN
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 35-40 mph, the rear driver's side lower control arm fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that both lower control arms needed to be replaced due to severe corrosion. Walser nissan burnsville (14750 buck hill rd, burnsville, mn 55306, (612) 395-4999) was contacted via phone and informed of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,800. *ln consumer stated luckily, I was going at a low speed when one of them broke otherwise I would have been taken off the road. My mechanic said one was broken and the other one was rusted so it probably was going to break soon. I understand that nissan is going to have a program to reimburse owners for this since it is a common problem for nissans in the 2013-2018 year. I have attached a copy of my bill and photos of the defective parts. I managed to get in touch with a nissan representative and he took my information but said due to the fact where my car was manufactured at it was not eligible for the program. I told them this was not a manufacture issue but a design flaw that caused the control arms to be exposed to corrosion materials if the car was driven in a state which used these chemicals. I live in minnesota which I believe is one of those states. He politely denied my claim and said they would keep it on file but almost guaranteed me no reimbursement would be coming my way. I decided to contact your agency to see if you could provide me with an avenue to get some reimbursement or a least bring to light a very dangerous issue with these vehicles, so no one else is injured. *jb
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Steering, Suspension
DateOct 09, 2019
StateMN
Description
Right rear lower control arm broke while driving 2013 nissan altima. This caused difficult handling of the vehicle. I was thankful to be driving on a residential road only traveling 25 mph.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 09, 2019
StateOH
Description
Dim headlights
CategorySuspension, Wheels
DateOct 09, 2019
StateMA
Description
I've been having this clacking noise in the right rear of my car. I went to 2 auto repair places to try to identify the problem. Every time I went over a bump in the road on the right side... Click clack, click clack. Finally, diagnosed as crack in control arm. It is at kelly nissan now. I do have a bumper to bumper warranty from warranty direct. However, I am hoping that nissan will fix at no cost to me, since this is an ongoing problem with this make and model. I was told I shouldn't be driving the car because it was too dangerous. Also, I reported this to nissan . I hope no one gets injured due to this defect. I was lucky.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 08, 2019
StateCA
Description
At 68830 miles the transmission went out on this car. Terrible.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 08, 2019
StateCA
Description
Transmission went out at 80679 miles.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 08, 2019
StateWI
Description
Luckily driving about 20 miles per hour when heard a thud from the rear. Lost some control with steering, luckily blocks from home and was able to drive home. When looked under vehicle saw a broken metal piece hanging and rear driver side tire was not straight and I could not see the top of the tire in the wheel well. Had to have it towed to dealer and they confirmed, rear lower control arm broke. I normally drive on the freeway home from work, luckily, I chose not to this day. It sounds like a known issue, especially in states where salt is used on winter roads. We live in wisconsin.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateOct 08, 2019
StatePA
Description
My suspension broke off the frame of the car while moving on a turn after being at a complete stop making a left. The rear driver side detached from the frame making the car unmovable and bending the tire almost at a 90 degree angle.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 08, 2019
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 35 mph, the rear control arm fractured. The contact called o'neil nissan at 215-674-9300 (located at 849 w street rd, warminster, pa 18974) and informed them of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that someone would call back the following day. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 93,000.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 08, 2019
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While traveling at an unknown speed on the highway, the contact heard an abnormal noise. The contact pulled off the road, looked underneath the vehicle, and noticed that the passenger side suspension control arm was detached and hanging from the vehicle. The contact slowly drove the vehicle to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated that the driver's side suspension control arm was also about to detach. The independent mechanic stated that the vehicle could not be driven to a dealer. The vehicle was towed to ganley's mayfield nissan (6060 mayfield rd, mayfield heights, oh 44124, (440) 449-9500) where it was determined that the previous owner had a warranty on the vehicle that could not be used by the contact who purchased the vehicle in march of 2019. The dealer quoted $200 for diagnostic testing and approximately $3,000 for the repairs. The manufacturer stated that the model vehicle was not for its failures; however, it was not included in a recall. The warranty center representative at the manufacturer stated that she would speak with management, but made no promises that they could assist with the repair costs. The failure mileage was 47,000. *dt*dt *tr
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 06, 2019
StateGA
Description
The low beam lights are very dim. It's hard to drive at night. Unsafe
CategorySuspension
DateOct 05, 2019
StateCA
Description
Nissan recalled rear lower control arms for 2013 altimas just last month. I am looking to get mine repaired at the dealer, mossy kearny mesa, who told me last year it was defective. I have only been in california for a couple of years. My car was bought and driven in virginia where they use road salt (a stipulation of the recall). The dealer is unaware of the recall. I contacted a rep at the number the dealer gave me, 1-800-647-7261, and they did not know about the recall either. When I asked to speak to someone from nissan america corp., the rep said they would have their supervisor call me back in a few days, but that their super would only tell me the same thing. I am getting nowhere with nissan much like in the past. I have had to fight for repairs for almost every recalled or revised part on my car including the airbags, transmission, door handle, and now this. I would appreciate it if someone contacted me about this issue as soon as possible. Thank you.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 04, 2019
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 45 mph, the low beam head lamps started to dim and illuminated approximately fifteen feet. The contact switched to the high beam headlights. The vehicle was taken to scott evans nissan (725 bankshead hwy, carrollton, ga 30117) where it was diagnosed that the materials inside the head lamp assembly had degraded and needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 04, 2019
StateSC
Description
Low beam headlights are becoming dimmer and dimmer. They are less bright, and more yellow. I have cleaned the lens covers. The headlights seem less bright than the driving lights. Recent passengers have said "al, turn on your headlights."
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights
DateOct 04, 2019
StateMS
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving various speeds, the headlights were very low and the contact had to acticate the high beam headlights in order to see the road. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The failure recurred multiple times. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 03, 2019
StateCA
Description
My airbag light the one that says my airbags are not on keeps coming on. Have taken it to nissian dealership to get it reset for $70 but it came back on again. I am not paying $70 again. There has to to be a reason it keeps coming on.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateOct 02, 2019
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2013 nissan altima. While driving 65 mph, the hood flew open without warning and cracked the windshield. The vehicle was pulled over and towed to an independent body shop. The vehicle was deemed destroyed. The contact sustained minor injuries, which did not require medical attention. The contact associated the failure with nhtsa campaign number: 16v029000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer and dealer were not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The failure mileage was approximately 57,000.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 02, 2019
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the lower rear suspension arm fractured while driving down the road. The contact noticed rust when he inspected the damage. The contact was able to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The contact called cole nissan (3003 stadium dr, kalamazoo, mi 49008, (269) 342-9800) and ordered replacement parts for the independent mechanic to repair the vehicle. The contact also spoke with the manufacturer and was informed that the vehicle was not included in any recalls specifically for corrosion caused by road salt. The failure mileage was 163,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 01, 2019
StateVA
Description
The vehicle's passenger airbag sensors do not detect when a passenger is occupying the passenger seat and remains in off position with a red light on the dash board. (this vehicle was recalled in 2016 and repaired already.)
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 01, 2019
StateNJ
Description
The headlights were never strong. They are now weaker than street lights or virtually any other car around me. Cars behind me case a shadow of my car where my beams should be. It's like driving with daytime running lights. My internet search shows this is a widespread problem with the 2013 altima. This is an extremely serious safety problem and I would like to know if this has been or will be investigated by nhtsa. At a minimum, nissan should repair the affected cars.
CategorySuspension
DateOct 01, 2019
StateOH
Description
Corroded lower link snapped while driving which cause the car to veer heavily right while driving on the highway without any warning
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 30, 2019
StateWA
Description
I filed a complaint with nhtsa in february of this year regarding a manufacturing defect that results in poor visibility due to low beam headlights not emitting enough light to adequately light the road ahead. In looking at the nhtsa data base, complaints on this issue started in 2013. Since then there have been hundreds of complaints of defective headlights on 2013, 2014 and 2015 nissan altimas. I contacted nissan last week to complain again. They said I needed to take my car in to our local dealership, bill robertson nissan, to get the headlight problem diagnosed. I took my car in on 9/24/19. Their method of 'diagnostics' was to take another 2013 altima that they had on their lot and to put my car and that car side by side and turn on the headlights and then concluded that both sets of headlights looked about the same. They did not measure the light output or disassemble the headlights to see what might be causing the problem with my car. They simply compared my car to another car on their lot. And from the hundreds of complaints about 2013 altimas, most likely the car on their lot had defective headlights also. From reading complaints on nhtsa's database, it is clearly evident that the cause of the problems with the 2013 - 2015 altima headlights is due to corrosion of the reflective lining inside the headlight. This results in only a fraction of the light from the bulb being projected forward towards the road. Since I first complained, there have been many, many more complaints to nhtsa. This is clearly a manufacturing defect and also a huge safety problem. Why hasn't nhtsa initiated an investigation?
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 30, 2019
StateCA
Description
The shift gear does not move to drive, reverse or anywhere for that matter once its in park. Someone had to show me how to remove the plastic cap on the shift gear lock & stick my key in there to get the shift gear to move. I have to do this every single time the vehicle is set to park & the vehicle is stationary.
CategorySuspension, Wheels
DateSep 30, 2019
StateIA
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the rear passenger side control arm was repaired by an independent mechanic. While driving on the highway at 40 mph, the front driver's side wheel detached from the vehicle. The driver was able to skid to the side of the road. A police officer observed that the lug nuts may not have been tightened enough to properly secure the tire. The inside of the rim was inspected by the police officer when he observed the vehicle. The bumper, quarter panel, sub frame, alloy wheel, front driver's side suspension control arm assembly, and the front driver's side driveshaft assembly were all severely damaged. The vehicle was deemed totaled by the contact's insurance company and was towed to a referred body shop. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The failure mileage was 173,663.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 28, 2019
StateMA
Description
The air bag light will not go off and I cant get an inspection sticker.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Visibility/wiper
DateSep 26, 2019
StateTX
Description
Low beam lights get extremely dim, my turn signal lights are brighter than the headlights!!!!!!!!! This creates a safety issue driving at night. As an uber driver, I can spot my generation altima from far away just cause it always has the dimmest lights unless the altima has hid
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 26, 2019
StateFL
Description
My 2013 nissan altima headlights are very dim and I have to drive with brights on just to see at night. This is a real safety concern. I have replaced the bulbs three times with led, hid and back to halogen and they have not fixed the problem. They continue to get dimmer and dimmer.
CategoryAir Bags, Engine, Seat Belts
DateSep 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
Passenger light airbag is never detected. (been on going for a couple of years) engine light stays on (for about 3 months) seatbelt airbag (3 months) will not go out. There is never a recall and a problem is never found by mechanic. Can get the engine light off for a little while, but comes back on usually within a week.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 25, 2019
StateWA
Description
The 7 inch central audio-visual and navigation unit periodically changes radio stations, crashes the navigation display, or crashes entirely going blank, and may or may not ask for sd card upon reboot. On one occasion the accelerator also stuck requiring the car to taken to the side of the road and turned off. Cannot be sure if the two events were related but they happened simultaneously. In the last six months the misbehavior of the central display unit has gotten worse and worse. Nissan dealer and national support are unable to find the problem or being willing to fix it. There is no escalation procedure to factory engineering and maintenance support. They will not take the elementary step to reflash the firmware or being willing to change out the unit. Multiple examples of this problem are reported online in nissan's owner portal for this model year and the next. Despite being originally told that nissan is trying to track cars with this known problem that nissan refuses to address and leaving a potential safety problem unresolved.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 25, 2019
StateFL
Description
Car has a vibrating sound when u reach about 40 mph found out that the engine mount are all bad
CategorySuspension
DateSep 25, 2019
StateWI
Description
The lower control arms on my 2013 nissan altima are cracked. Both sides are but the passenger side is more severe
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 24, 2019
StateFL
Description
I have had the following issues with the nissan altima: air bag sensor issues sometimes sensor malfunctions (looked at 3 x, not fixed), rear view camera sometimes does not work (looked at 3 x, not fixed), transmission cvt issues sometimes jumps into gear (looked at 3 x, not fixed), seat belt sometimes locks up (looked at 1 x, not fixed). Issues happen while in motion or starting.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 24, 2019
StateIN
Description
The car would not accelerate from a stop light. It would just do low-rpm revs then eventually crawl then rev super high and accelerate super fast. The transmission would take about 10 seconds to engage at every light and once it did it would lurch forward. Stalled 3 times. 2013 nissan altima with exactly 85,500 miles. Called nissan and they said the know of no recalls or issues with the transmission and it is no longer under warranty but to take it to a nissan dealer to have it looked at. Check engine light finally came on with code p0776, and pending codes of p 0776 p0965 p2813.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 24, 2019
StateMI
Description
My 2013 nissan altima was in motion on a city street in early august just after exiting the highway when the rear wheel locked up. Fortunatly my daugther was able to get the car to a safe place. It was the right rear control arm - had broken off due to corrosion. The nissan dealer said the left side was also corroded and about to break off. Both side control arms had to be replaced. It was repaired at a nissan dealership - for $1535. 50 on aug. 7., 2019. My understanding is there is a service campaign happening where nissan is fixing the problem for customers with this make and model, however, nissan is telling me my vin is not identified in the campaign. I am frustrated because it is clearly the exact same issue.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 23, 2019
StateLA
Description
The headlights are very dim even after ordering new ones to replace the factory headlights. I actually stopped and got out of the car to make sure the headlights were even on. Definitely not a car to be driven after dark!
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 22, 2019
StateAL
Description
I have a 2013 nissan altima s and low beam lights are really bad at night and I can not see with them on. I have to drive with the high beams on which is a really bad safety issue for myself and other drivers. I have gotten blown at and cursed at because of this and even gotten pulled over. Nissan please fix this problem because it is unsafe to drive like this.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Power Train
DateSep 21, 2019
StateMD
Description
We have bad headlights. At night with low beams you cannot safely drive. You are forced to use high beams. Dealer has no solution other than replace for 1000k. On top of that the transmission went out at 70k. Unacceptable. But the lights are a huge safety issue and should be recalled. Nissan claims they are aware but do nothing
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 21, 2019
StateAL
Description
I have a 2013 nissan altima s and low beam lights are really bad at night and I can not see with them on. I have to drive with the high beams on which is a really bad safety issue for myself and other drivers. I have gotten blown at and cursed at because of this and even gotten pulled over. Nissan please fix this problem because it is unsafe to drive like this.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 20, 2019
StateVA
Description
Low beam headlights have always been very dim. Hard to see much farther than than 20 feet. Have to drive with the high beams for safety. Very dangerous have replaced bulbs with led and halogen and have had them aligned. No help. Please look into this.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 19, 2019
StateFL
Description
When driving at night, the low beams are extremely dim, causing me to drive with my high beams on continuously. The low beams only illuminate approximately 10 feet in front of vehicle. This is a known issue to nissan and they refuse to fix the issue. I asked them about the issue and was quoted almost $1300 for the fix.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 19, 2019
StateCT
Description
The headlughts on this vehicle are horrendous! Driving around with high beams on is the only way to see anything at night. Every person I have spoke with that owns this vehicle have said the same thing. Basically useless turning the headlights on.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 19, 2019
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 75 mph, an abnormal banging noise was heard and the vehicle vibrated and rattled. In addition, the contact mentioned that the steering wheel was difficult to steer. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear lower control arm fractured and needed to be replaced. The contact called glendale nissan (484 e n ave, glendale heights, il 60139, (630) 469-6100) and informed the dealer about the failure. An independent mechanic repaired the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. *pm *dl
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Exterior Lighting
DateSep 18, 2019
StateNC
Description
When I first bought my car the headlights worked fine, now they are so dim you cannot see when driving at night or in the rain. I spoke with a mechanic to see what was going on with the light, and told me that the chrome around the light bulb is not reflecting the light of the bulb and that is why its so dim. He also advised me that this is a common issue that he sees in nissan altimas 2012 and above. The cost for replacing the headlights is about 1200 dollars to fix.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 18, 2019
StateIN
Description
The rear right lower control arm rusted apart and broke, leaving the car immobile. Fortunately, the car was being driven in the city and at lower speeds. The car had to be towed to the nissan dealer who charged me $1961 to fix only this rear arm. The car is only 6 years old and has 80,000 miles on it. It has been carefully maintained and this type of suspension failure should not be possible.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 17, 2019
StateIL
Description
The head light on my nissan altima 2013 sv is very dim I have to use the high beam most of the time at night driving which is very dangerous for the oncoming traffic and may cause an accident, I try to avoid driving at night for that reason. I even replace the bulbs with the most expensive ones but that did not help at all. I just found out that others also have the same problem with the same model car.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 17, 2019
StateMN
Description
I bought the 2013 nissan ultima with stock lights. While driving at night with my low beams on I could not operate the vehicle safely because I could not see the road. I tried replacing the low beams three separate times with high priced led lightbulbs and I still have the same issue. I can not drive at night because I can not see the lines or the road. Driving at night causes me to become a safety hazard to other drivers. I have discovered that countless people have this issue with the same model. I can get it fixed through nissan but it will cost roughly $1,000 and I do not have that kind of money to fix a problem that is not my fault. I am asking for a recall of this particular port of the car, otherwise, if I continue to drive at night it is only a matter of time before I hurt myself or others.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 16, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the vehicle did not accelerate without warning. The vehicle was taken to torre nissan (760-777-8999, located at 79125 highway 111, la quinta, ca 92253) where nothing was done. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact inquired about technical service bulletin number: 16-102 and was informed to contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The contact was referred to nhtsa. The failure mileage was approximately 104,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 14, 2019
StateFL
Description
Engine stalls while driving due torque stalling of the engine. Can could cause an accident. This has been a known issue of this make and model cvt. Then engine stalling and shutting down occurs at any speed.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateSep 13, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Gear gets stuck too often to move. Cheap parts and is risky like on a parking stop trying to stop and your gear wont budge. My 2013 altima transmission has always been vibrating too heavily, between 1500-2500 rpm in cold and exteremely hot weather situations, ever since I bought this vehicle (since feb, 2014). Now the transmission completely failed and they are asking 4k to replace it.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 13, 2019
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While parking the vehicle, the transmission failed and the contact had to push the vehicle into the parking space. The contact also noticed fluid on the ground. The vehicle was not towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 37097905. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 81,000.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 13, 2019
StateWI
Description
Driving down the road in my 2013 nissan altima in a 45mph zone the car suddenly jerked and the rearend slid to the right. I pulled off the road and inspected the rear pasanger tire area as I could visibly see that was the problem area. I looked under the car and could see that the rear lower control arm had rusted through and snapped . If there would have been any vehicle around me this issue could have been worse.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 13, 2019
StateIL
Description
The lower control arm in the rear passenger side rusted totall out and my I am so lucky I didn't die or the pedestrian !!!!! I lost control of my car and almost hit someone as a result! Why is the world would this part rust out??? Why is something not being done to fix this safety concern? Because no one has died from it yet? Is that what is needed to take care of this issue for other people? The picture is attached - see the rear wheel?
CategoryElectrical System, Structure:body
DateSep 11, 2019
StateTX
Description
My front drivers side door handle failed at 71 000 along with my automatic brake lock on the gear shifter.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 11, 2019
StateWI
Description
The headlights have progressively become more and more dim. I have replaced the bulbs with no improvement to the problem. It has become dangerous to drive at night unless I use my brights. My mechanic said the material in the projector has worn down and the entire assemblies will need to be replaced. This is clearly a widespread manufacturing flaw and should be addressed.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 11, 2019
StateOH
Description
The low beam headlights are very dim. Nighttime visibility is nearly non-existent as I cannot drive on low beam at night. I have replaced the bulbs with philips h11 visionplus and no change.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 11, 2019
StateNY
Description
On august 28, 2019, I was pulled over for my headlight being out. I smacked the light and it came back on. I was issued a ticket giving me time to get the problem fixed. My mechanic happened to google the issue with my headlights and discovered this. Http://www. Nissanproblems. Com/altima-projector-headlights/
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 11, 2019
StatePA
Description
The low beam lights do not provide enough lighting at night. It is very hard to see without using the high beams. I have replaced the bulbs and even the high intensity bulbs do not improve the lighting enough to be safe to drive at night. I see a lot of online complaints but no recall. I called the dealer and they are saying they are not aware of any issue and want to charge 128$ to diagnose the problem that I know is a inferior headlight design. I have even been following friends in other vehicles and they mention that the headlights are very dim.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 11, 2019
StateIL
Description
Control arm broke while driving on city street. Car rear became unstable and was taken to dealership. They revealed that the control arm had rusted through completely on one side and was nearly rusted through completely on the other.
CategoryStructure:body:door
DateSep 10, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. When the contact attempted to exit the vehicle, the driver's side interior door handle failed to operate. The contact stated that, previously, both the rear and front passenger side interior door handles failed to operate. The vehicle was repaired at a reduced cost for the front and rear passenger door handles; however, the dealer (nissan of victoria, 6003 n navarro st, victoria, tx 77904, (361) 578-5000) declined to repair the driver's side door handle since it was still operational. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000. The vin was not available.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 10, 2019
StateRI
Description
Right rear control bar snapped as I was driving at highway speeds. Approximately 65 mph. Multiple news articles indicate there is an issue with this on altima's rangin from 2013-2018. Have spoken with the dealer and nissan about impeding recall with no acknowledgement or assistance from manufacturer or dealer.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 07, 2019
StateFL
Description
Transmission started slipping, lurching, going in and out of gear for several months and now is almost non drivable. Dealership says it is out of warranty and it will cost $3,500 to fix.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 07, 2019
StateOH
Description
The rear driver side link complete nissan part# 551b1-3tao on my 2013 altima snapped at the weld where it bolts to the subframe, this happened july of 2019. Today I had my altima in for an oil change and noticed the passenger side rear link complete has severe cracks in the weld in the same exact place as the driver side that snapped in july 2019. I had the driver side repaired/ complete new part was needed. Now I have to replace the passenger side part as it is a serious safety issue as a loss of control to the rear suspension is the result of it should snap likevdriver side did in july. Luckily my daughter was driving straight at 25 mph when the catastrophic failure occurred to the driver side rear link complete. I have contacted nissan usa and they have done nothing other than saying sorry but there is no recall and it's out of warranty. I believe nissan used parts at manufacture that were made of substandard steel or cheap recycled steel, these parts should last much longer than 6 years, they are vital suspension components that when fail at higher speeds can cause a loss of control of steering and ride safety. 2 parts failing within 2 months of each other is not a coincidence. Thankfully it will only cost me additional money at this point. Nissan altima from 2013 need to be recalled for this serious rear suspension part failure for safety of owners and their families.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 06, 2019
StateMN
Description
While maneuvering my altima in a parking lot at a very low speed, the rear control arm separated from the vehicle. So loud it startled me, and I bumped a truck with a trailer hitch. The hitch damaging the front nissan emblem. This is a scary feeling. I carefully drove the altima home, about 3 miles from the scene. Where the vehicle sits now. Undrivable. This shouldn't occur in a vehicle with less than 105,000 miles. What is nissan doing to fix this issue??
CategorySuspension
DateSep 05, 2019
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 45 mph, an abnormal girding noise was heard under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear passenger side control arm needed to be replaced due to rust. The vehicle was towed to sims nissan (3140 elm rd ne, warren, oh 44483, (330) 460-4069) where they confirmed the independent mechanic's diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000. The vin was unknown.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 03, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. Front head lights illumination was very dim visibility hazard was present head light assembly was faulty the contact stated that the front head lights illumination was very dim make night vision very poor for the driver. The vehicle was taken to the independent mechanic who cleaned the lens and assembly but the failure remained and the assembly would needed to be replaced. The local dealer(known) and manufacturer were notified of the failure but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 90,000.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateSep 03, 2019
StateMA
Description
2013 altima headlights are unsafe. And after looking thru many complaints it looks as if the 2013-2015 were made with little care at all to civiliazation. There are many recalls and headlights should most definitely make the list. A car 5-6 yrs old shouldn't lose its headlights brightness. Never have I seen this before in any automobile. It's a shame you guys are making the public fix consistent problems on nissans end. Nobody has an extra $1500 lying around to fix a headlight assembly that should last 10+ years. Not only is that my only complaint, I also join the list of having no air conditioning due to problems no mechanic can seem to fix. Thanks for listening and hopefully the recall for these issues will be issued.
CategorySuspension
DateSep 02, 2019
StateMA
Description
~2013 altima w/ 83k miles. We'll maintained via dealer only.~ traveling in a straight direction @ 30mph through a residential neighborhood with children in back seat. Vehicle lost rear control and began swerving/fishtailing. I was barely able to pull to the side of the road for fear of the wheel collapsing in on itself. Visual inspection showed right rear control arm snapped complete through. Wheel was pitched inward about 20 resting only on the spring.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 29, 2019
StateNJ
Description
2013 nissan altima. The lights are so dim it is dangerous. Nissan says it is their part but they do not want to do a recall but want customers to pay 1000 to fix something that should have this issue with so many cars. A simple google search will show how many people mention this being a big dangerous issue. I have reported this for over two years and refuse to pay to fix the danger they are causing by not having the recall. This is causing drivers to use their high beams but those are dim too due to the faulty covers nissan has on the headlights. It is very dangerous to drive at after the sun goes down, in the rain, or in the snow. Consumer safety is not cared about.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 27, 2019
StatePA
Description
I am having to replace both rear lower control arms. Me and my daughter were driving down the street and all of a sudden I had no control of my back end almost got in a car accident took my car to the shop and they said both lower control arms needed replaced they corroded. I have a 2013 well maintained vehicle I don't understand how both control arms can corrode now I see numerous complaints on this why hasn't this been a recall
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 27, 2019
StateNJ
Description
I began doing research after my vehicle did this to me the other day twice. While driving between 40-50 mph the car just shut off. Lights illumined on the dash board and thankfully I did have power steering and brakes so I was able to coast onto the side of the road and restart the vehicle in park however this could be a dangerous and deadly situation to either me or innocent bystanders/drivers. From what I have been reading this is a common problem in nissans.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 26, 2019
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the rpms were going up and down sporadically. While driving 50 mph, the transmission slipped and the vehicle jerked. The vehicle would not shift over into the next gear. The transmission was replaced in september of 2016 as part of an unknown recall repair that was performed under an extended warranty at griffin nissan (1780 e broad ave, rockingham, nc 28379, (910) 997-5516). The most recent failure occurred around august 12, 2019. The manufacturer stated that they could not assist because the mileage exceeded the warranty limit of 100,000. The manufacturer provided a case number and promised to call the contact back. The failure mileage was 134,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Power Train
DateAug 24, 2019
StateSC
Description
The headlights on my altima are really dim.
CategoryAir Bags, Suspension
DateAug 23, 2019
StateCA
Description
Purchased in may of 2019 by owner. Want to make sure if if it has been any recalls. Fixed breaks, still having problems with rotors making sound every time I break, shocks and struts from rear side are no longer functional. Air bag system says it is off
CategorySuspension
DateAug 23, 2019
StateCA
Description
Vehicle when driving suspension springs sounds keep having problems can't have 3 passengers sit on back, due to causing weight barrier springs smell something burning and no power when driving.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 21, 2019
StateFL
Description
The the projector inside my headlight is burned out . Causing visibility issues at night time. Changing the headlight assembly is my only option
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateAug 20, 2019
StateRI
Description
The rear suspension on our vehicle detached unexpectedly and without warning while we were driving. The vehicle was driving straight on a city street. Thankfully no one was injured. Once the vehicle no longer in motion it was apparent that the rear control arm / rear suspension had detached from excessive rusted. The vehicle is a 2013 with no outer body rust. It seems like this could be a defect as well as a significant safety issue.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 20, 2019
StateME
Description
I was just getting on the highway when I almost lost control of the car. I was doing about 35mph and rapidly increasing to highway speed. The steering wheel started shaking violently and I had all I could do to pull off to the shoulder. Had this happened a minute later while I was driving on the highway, I seriously believe I would not have survived. Quite frankly I doubt I would have been able to avoid a crash or rollover. Aaa towed the car to my nissan dealership. They said the driver side rear control arm snapped in half at the welds and broke free. The rear passenger side control arm was also severely damaged with cracks at the welds. While I was taken aback by the severity of the problem the service manager was totally unconcerned saying they have had to replace a number of these. The car had just been inspected by the dealer weeks before. It has never been in an accident. It is garage kept and well maintained. I filed an official complaint with nissan on august 19, 2019.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 20, 2019
StateOH
Description
Took my car in for shocks and discovered the lower cotrol arm on both sides were severly rusted. Almost to the breaking point. Only 69306 miles on the car. I was told that they could have failed at any time while driving.
CategorySuspension, Suspension:rear:shock Absorber
DateAug 19, 2019
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic to have the rear shocks replaced. Later, the shocks made an abnormal rattling noise. The vehicle was then taken back to the mechanic because the noise recurred. The mechanic installed new rear shocks, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer and dealer were not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 69,603.*jb
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 17, 2019
StateWY
Description
Airbag light stays on. Does not register that driver or passenger are seating in the seats to engage the airbags. No matter how heavy the occupants are the air bag light does not go off.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 17, 2019
StateVA
Description
Driving on the highway control arm broke couldn't control car
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 15, 2019
StateLA
Description
My door latches have stop working starting in june with the first one now there is three none working the car was stationary each time
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 11, 2019
StateVA
Description
Low beam lights are extremely dim and make driving at night without high beams and fog lights very dangerous especially in rain or wet road conditions. Cannot see curbs for traffic islands, cannot see usual road signs, cannot see signs overhead clearly. High beams are annoying and risky to oncoming traffic.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 10, 2019
StateOH
Description
My husband was driving in a parking lot at about 5-10 mph, and went through a pothole. He heard a loud noise and felt the car dip. He looked under the car and saw that it was detached from the frame and the rear wheel was at an angle. He took it to the nissan dealership where it was inspected and repaired for approximately $1300. The rear control arm had broken completely. I checked for recalls and found there were none, but I also found there were multiple complaints on this website for the exact same issue for the rear control arm breaking suddenly, which signifies to me that there is an issue with the control arms in this model car.
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 09, 2019
StateIN
Description
Takata recall (for one problem) airbag light came on - took in and they said the switch under passenger seat had become disconnected - fixed by nissan dealership within two days, airbag light back on - took in and they were getting codes for driver seat airbag - nissan recommended replacing air bag diagnostic unit. Within another two days of this repair, the air bag diagnostic unit giving same code. Now, recommending replacing driver seat airbag. Dealership indicates that while these error codes are firing, the airbag system would not go off in an accident.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 09, 2019
StateCA
Description
Headlight low beam is getting dimmer. Replaced bulbs and checked grounding still dim. Problem appears to be a defect in the headlight assembly. Unsafe to drive at night. High beams work well.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 09, 2019
StateCA
Description
My car will not shift out of park- there are hundreds and hundreds of complaints in online forums I have sifted thru with the same exact problem with the same year as mine
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 07, 2019
StateDE
Description
This is an ongoing issue. Purchased a brand new 2013 nissan altima in april. The passenger air bag light turns on when passengers sit in the seat. This has been happening since the first few days of the purchase meaning the light signals and notifies the driver that the air bag is not active or engaged. This denotes that an airbag will not deploy with a passenger in the seat if an accident were to occur. Each time this light has come on I have set up an apptment with mydealer to have the issue fixed. The diagnostics check does not show an error and is unable to determine the cause of the problem. The sensors have been reset each time, but does not fix the issue. Multiple appointments were made to correct the issue, but none have rectified the situation. I have asked for the car to be replaced numerous times, or correct the issue. None of which has been fulfilled. The request for a replacement has been side tracked by bringing the car in for another look to find the problem. At this point my window of time for a replacement has passed due to trying to find a diagnostics error code. A claim was filed with nissan corporate consumer affairs, but no update or progress has been made in over two weeks. As of today the 11th day since my last reported issue, the claim associate is just now starting to look into this. The claim was closed without my knowledge stating I could not be reached, but no phone call or message was missed or left from nissan corporate. I have called the dealership multiple tomes each day looking for an update or resolution and certainly would have promptly called consumer affairs back due to the severity of this safety issue. At this point no one is able to give me any indication of next steps.[xxx]. Thanks. [xxx] parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *js
CategoryEngine
DateAug 05, 2019
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The driver was able to coast over to the side of the road. The vehicle was powered off, restarted, and failed to drive. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 119,000.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 05, 2019
StateIL
Description
2013 altima with 86,000 miles. The lower rear passenger control arm cracked and broke off the mount. This happened while driving ~30mph. This happened while driving straight. The rear end of the car swerved pretty severely during the incident. I had three kids in the back speed so this is a huge safety issue. If this happened at higher highway speeds it's quite a dangerous situation. I was lucky this happened at slow speeds as this is a mostly highway car.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 04, 2019
StateTX
Description
My dashboard is melting when it is too hot outside. I'm unable to drive correctly due to the glare that it creates.
CategorySteering, Suspension
DateAug 03, 2019
StateOH
Description
2013 nissan altima 4 door: I was driving the vehicle on a city street about 40 mph and heard this loud crunching noise and the vehicle started fish tailing . I parked the vehicle and had it looked at and the control arm in the back on the passenger side had completely snapped. I had to order a new one and also another for the other side because I heard if you replace one you should replace the other.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 03, 2019
StateMI
Description
When entering the freeway I began to gain speed to merge from the ramp and as I did so, I noticed I had minimal control of the car. There was a lot of on coming cars that had to brake abruptly as to not rear end my car. I pulled over to the side of freeway to check and noticed the back driver tire looked to be no longer attached. After getting my nissan back to the town I live in and to a repair shop they informed me it was a break in my control arm and that it appered it had "rusted off" they showed me the other side of vehicle and it was also about to snap due to being rusted.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 02, 2019
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While at a stop sign, the vehicle stalled twice and was able to be restarted. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to nissan of athens (located at 4735 atlanta hwy, bldg. C, athens, ga 30606, (706) 410-1914) where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 112,000.
CategorySuspension
DateAug 02, 2019
StateVA
Description
Takata recall. When driving the car and make a right turn the car appear to drag. At this point I have to move my feet off the accelerator. Turn the wheel straight and slowly press the gas. Never happen until I make a turn.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 01, 2019
StateNY
Description
About a month ago I noticed a weird noise when going over small bumps, I took the car to the shop to investigate it to find out the rear arms that holds the springs in had cracked at the weld more so on the read driver side and the arms in the rest of the car started to crack also right at the welds. Car is only 60k miles on it
CategorySuspension
DateAug 01, 2019
StateIN
Description
The entire rear control arm rusted and snapped. Could have caused serious harm to my family. This is only a 6 year old car and should not be rusted like this. I was driving down road heard a snap and car started to wiggle got home and it barely made it up the drive while dragging the tire.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJul 31, 2019
StateVA
Description
2 years into owning a nissan altima sv the low beam headlights suddenly went dim. The car was returned to the nissan dealer, no less than 5 times, with no solutions. My husband has changed the bulbs multiple times, with no improvement. We are forced to drive the car with highbeams on for visibility. Visibility is less than 20 ft at night, worse with rain or fog. This is a common issue with 2013-2015. Nissan needs to correct his problem
CategorySteering, Structure:body, Wheels
DateJul 30, 2019
StateIL
Description
Rear control arm rusted through and broke. Rear undercarriage all rusted through
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 29, 2019
StateTN
Description
Airbag indicator never goes off on dashboard. Airbag malfunction
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 29, 2019
StateCT
Description
While driving at night it is extremely difficult to see as the headlights are very dim. I feel unsafe and have to drive with my high beams on. I live in a rural area where there are not a lot of streets lights and I am very afraid to drive without my high beams on. Please look into this people are going to have to die before a recall happens on this vehicle?!
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 26, 2019
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving various speeds, the vehicle sputtered and a thud noise was present when the transmission switched gears. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the battery, but the failures continued. The failures eventually worsened and the vehicle randomly sputtered and stalled. On several occasions, the vehicle accelerated on its own. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission was damaged due to a faulty solenoid and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. Don williams nissan (310 western blvd, jacksonville, nc) and the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 84,000.
CategorySteering, Suspension:rear
DateJul 26, 2019
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving, the vehicle began veering in both directions. The contact had difficulty maintaining control of the steering while driving approximately 40 mph. Also, the traction control warning indicator illuminated. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the rear lower control arms fractured. The manufacturer and dealer were not notified. The failure mileage was 11,800. *tt some photos from mechanic regarding broken rear lower control arm of 2013 nissan altima, attached. *jb the consumer stated both the right and left rear lower control arm exhibited significant rust and fatigue. *js
CategorySuspension
DateJul 24, 2019
StateIL
Description
I was driving through a parking lot when I heard a loud clunk noise and the car felt like it wasn't driving right so I pulled over and noticed the back passenger tire was caved inward. I looked under the car and the control arm that attached the tire to car was completely severed due to corrosion
CategorySuspension
DateJul 23, 2019
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving various speeds, a clunking type noise was present coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who discovered that both the driver and passenger side rear control arms had cracked due to corrosion. The vehicle was not repaired. Dorschel nissan (3817 w. Henrietta rd, rochester, ny) was notified of the failure, but no assistance was offered. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 90,000.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 23, 2019
StateCT
Description
Backing up in parking lot, hit curb at minimal speed and felt and heard loud sound. Car listed when driving forward. Problem not apparent initially, so drove car home. The following day it was apparent that the rear right control arm and coil spring had broken. (see photos). The car had 67,000 miles at the time. Regular service at nissan dealer never indicated any rust or other problems. I feel fortunate that the control arm did not break while driving at highway speed. Cost to replace both right and left control arms over $2000. I feel at the minimum nissan should be required to inspect the control arms. The car is garaged in connecticut, washed regularly, and not driven for 6-8 weeks during the winter months while residing in warmer climate.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 22, 2019
StateMO
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While shifting gears, the vehicle hesitated before accelerating to the next gear. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to cannon nissan of blytheville (305 n service rd, blytheville, ar 72315, (866) 433-4281) where it was diagnosed that the valve body assembly and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 36120298. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 89,000.
CategorySteering
DateJul 22, 2019
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While the contact's husband was driving various speeds, the steering wheel became uncontrollable. In addition, the rear passenger wheel fractured. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the rear lower control arm needed to be repaired. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 36454186. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 21, 2019
StateSC
Description
Cvt is jerking and the recall doesn't extend to cars that the problem mostly effects.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 20, 2019
StateLA
Description
Please look into the issue of 2013 altimas and dim headlights. Numerous reports on the internet with proof of the issue which is the housing reflector material is degrading over a short period of time, resulting in extremely dim headlights to the point that they are unsafe.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 19, 2019
StateAL
Description
Low beam headlights on both driver and passenger sides are very dim. Difficult to see at night, especially in rain, fog, etc. Replaced the light bulbs but made no difference. Problem present when either stationary or moving.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 18, 2019
StateTX
Description
Airbag light came on and passenger airbag was disabled with an adult sitting in the seat. 2 airbag sensors and the control unit need to be replaced to make the car safe to drive with a passenger. Airbag sensors are not covered under the nissan extended warranty despite being a critical safety issue. I have been charged $930 for parts and labors for the repair although my car is still under the extended warranty that I purchased. My car was purchased used, but has no outstanding recalls, but it is possible that this is the same sensor that should have been replaced in a prior recall.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 18, 2019
StateCA
Description
Car has been stalling while driving in heavy traffic, stopping, and also jerking. Has had a new transmission put in by the nissan dealership. But the car still has the same issues. Car has been to the shop 4 times in the last 2 month, with no clear answers to the problem. The car is very unsafe to drive and needs to be recalled asap.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 18, 2019
StateNY
Description
Car was in motion approximately 30 mph. A small bump was hit in the road and the car started to fishtail slightly. I pulled off to the side of the road to inspect the car and determined I would be able to make it home (less than 1 mile away) going at a slow ~10 mph speed. The passenger side rear lower control arm had fractured towards the center of the car upon inspecting the vehicle further in my driveway. The wheel was close to the top of the wheel well (~2-3 inches) and was at a slight inward angle. The following day the car was towed and the rear passenger side lower control arm was replaced under the dealer extended warranty. The driver side lower control arm was not replaced under the dealer warranty as it had not shown immediate signs of failure. Had the warranty not covered it, the parts and labor would have totaled around $800. The vehicle had 66,125 miles when it entered the dealer.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 17, 2019
StatePA
Description
I bought a 2013 nissan altima in 2017. 4 months after the purchase with only 65,000 miles the car stalled in the middle of the highway with my children in it. I was able to get it restarted and the next day while working the transmission gave out in the middle of a parking lot. The cvt transmission was replaced at the nissan dealership. Now 65,000 miles later the new cvt transmission died while I had a youth client in my car for work. This is extremely unsafe for a transmission to fail at the drop of a hat in the middle of the road. There is currently a class action suit against nissan due to this issue. This is effecting my work and is not a reliable car. This needs to be recalled. Also the air compressor is an issue as well. This also needs recalled. There are hundreds of people who are experiencing these issues. What if the car would stop in the middle of a road and someone would hit me while I am with my children or a client? This needs to be looked into please. Because nissan is refusing to help me at all for this second transmission that is only 2 years old!!!!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 17, 2019
StatePA
Description
Car seams to be hesitation mechanic said it the cvt transmission
CategoryEngine, Structure:body, Suspension:front:control Arm
DateJul 16, 2019
StateWI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving 70 mph, the control arm gave out and completely corroded off the vehicle. The contact towed the vehicle to his home. The contact called boucher nissan of waukesha (1451 e moreland blvd, waukesha, wi 53186, (262) 542-5500) and was informed to call the manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed to take the vehicle to a local dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000. *tr*jb
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 15, 2019
StateOH
Description
2013 nissan altima defective cvt. Purchased a used 2013 nissan altima with 62k miles on it and quickly realized I had bought a car with a failing transmission. It has been established that the transmission could fail in a manner that could cause an accident. The current symptoms are poor acceleration followed by a surge in acceleration, shuddering, etc. I have had the cvt fluid changed and reprogrammed twice and the issue still remains. Until I can have the transmission replaced I risk the vehicle suddenly de-accelerating on the road without brake lights causing an accident.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 15, 2019
StateMD
Description
When I make a stop and then I leave the transmission fails and the car is very slow but the rpm goes up very high
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 13, 2019
StateVA
Description
Low beams headlights are extremely dim. You can't see at night and during the rain it's even worse. Have to drive with high beams. This is a safety meeting issue and nissan needs to fix it.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 13, 2019
StateOH
Description
I began noticing a loud cracking noise which seemed to originate from the rear of the car whenever the rear wheels would go over sharp bumps. I had the dealer take a look and I have a cracked control arm.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 12, 2019
StateOK
Description
I own a 2013 altima. I am having issues with the low beam headlights being very dim. At night I have to use my high beam to see. When I drive on a road that's not very lit it almost seemed like my lights are not on. Driving on the highway became very unsafe when it was storming at 4:00 in the morning as I couldn't use my high beams. This really scared me and felt unsafe to drive my car at night during such conditions. I have taken the car to nissan and they did come across a same issue which resulted in having to replace the whole headlight. Changing the bulb did not help. I would like to report this unsafe issue, given that after reading up on it, I am only one of so many others with the same problem. I think this is a safety hazard for many drivers on the road.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 12, 2019
StateFL
Description
The 2nd time in less than 2 years that the cvt valve went out making the vehicle suddenly jerk forward and backwards even with the brakes on and then suddenly lose power. Wethis is a hazardous situation as my car had to be towed yesterday after suddenly stopping at a busy intersection. Last time it happened on a busy bridge. This is a known problem with the 2013 altimas but unfortunately I've just become aware of this. People could die.
CategoryStructure:body:door
DateJul 12, 2019
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the front driver's side, front passenger, and rear passenger side doors would not open from inside the vehicle. The contact had to roll down the window to open the door from outside the vehicle. The vehicle was driven to cochran nissan of south hills (3200 w liberty ave, pittsburgh, pa 15216, (412) 245-4540) where it was diagnosed that new door handles were needed. The contact stated that only the driver's side door was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The vin was unknown. The failure mileage was 108,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 10, 2019
StateOH
Description
My car was driving perfectly fine in the morning. Car started fine later in the afternoon. It started jerking and not accelerating smoothly as I pulled out to the street. Then it stalled at the street. Restarted the car and everything seemed normal until I put it in gear. After only a few feet it stalled again. It now stalls in any gear besides park and neutral. Had to push the car off the road and have it towed. Another bad cvt transmission. Nissan should be ashamed. Selling these cars with major mechanical failure and poor warranty. Had to extended warranty on previous model years because of failures. Should be a recall. This is happening to to many people. Last nissan I will own.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 10, 2019
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving 35 mph, the lower control arm fractured. The vehicle veered to the right and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The contact stated that the body of the vehicle would not comply with any turn and the frame stayed to the right. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that a new lower control arm was needed and scheduled to be installed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure by the mechanic. The manufacturer stated that they may issue a recall for the failure in the future. The dealer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 126,000.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 10, 2019
StatePA
Description
I was backing out of my driveway about 5mph and heard a loud thud, as if I ran something over, looked under my car and the rear wheel control arm had come detached and was broken. I called the nissan dealer who said both control arms need replaced because the other one is cracked. I started researching as I found this odd to happen in a 2013 vehicle & found more than 347,000 cars may have this same problem. This is a serious issue and all vehicles need recalled as this could lead to the driver losing complete control of their vehicle and possible death. I am grateful my 18 yr old son who is a new driver was not on the turnpike when these decided to give out and that I was just backing out of my driveway. Not only is it a safety hazard but when this happens it could also lead to thousands of dollars of additional damage if you are actually in motion with the vehicle. As I am in need of a vehicle I have to pay for these to be fixed which I was just quoted a whopping $2,100. Shame on nissan!! Someone is going to die if the control arms of the 2013 nissan altima do not get recalled and these vehicles are left on the road without the repairs needed.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 10, 2019
StatePA
Description
Takata recall: while driving on a paved road at a speed of about 45 mph, the right rear subframe failed catastrophically due to apparent corrosion. The failure occurred at the location of the bushing to the frame. The result was that the rear wheel offset and control of the vehicle was compromised. This is a historic problem with nissan and they have not addressed the problem with the new model in 2013. It is unsafe and unfair that owners pay for nissan's refusal to address the problem. More photos will be available when the subframe is removed.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 09, 2019
StateTX
Description
I have a 2013 nissan. I start to notice the lights getting dim 2016-2018. My headlights are so dim I can't drive my car at night. I have put myself and others in danger because of this problem. I have contact nissan about the problem and they act as if putting people in danger is not a issue to them. I have replaced bulbs and the problem seems to be worse than before.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 09, 2019
StatePA
Description
When entering the highway on the coronado bridge at low speed the rear left control arm broke and left the car immovable. A tow was required and police for traffic control. Upon further inspection the right side lower control arm was cracked and ready to fail also. There was not any previous correspondence from nissan warning of the possible failure and no reason to expect this to happen with a 2013 car with 85000 miles.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 08, 2019
StatePA
Description
I was driving in a roundabout, when all of a sudden I heard a loud snap coming from rear, drivers side wheel. I started losing control of the the vehicle but was luckily able to make it to a side street where I pulled over. I noticed the rear wheel was tilted a bit sideways, and had it towed to a mechanic near by. The diagnosis was a broken control arm.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 05, 2019
StateMS
Description
My 2013 altima head lights are very dim at night. I cannot see 50' in front. I have had the bulbs replaced thinking this was the problem. But that did not changed anything they are still dim. I have had to stop driving at night because of this problem. This has been going for a while.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 03, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving 65 mph, the transmission completely failed. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to nissan of sacramento (2820 auburn blvd, sacramento, ca 95821, (916) 604-4095) where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,953.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 02, 2019
StateNJ
Description
The low beams on this vehicle are extraordinarily low. Dangerously low. Often times, even when on a major highway, I have to put on my highbeams to see the road more clearly. Sometimes I have to look to the right and down to find the line indicating the shoulder, especially when there is oncoming traffic. There should be a record for this vehicle. It is an acknowledged problem by nissan.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 02, 2019
StateTN
Description
Lights low beam are deam ,change out the bulbs and still have the problem
CategorySteering, Structure:body, Wheels
DateJul 02, 2019
StateMA
Description
I was driving my 2013 nissan altima on a busy city street and lost control of steering ability due to the right rear control arm that was completely rusted and broke apart. My vehicle had to be towed and this part had to be replaced.
CategorySteering
DateJul 02, 2019
StateFL
Description
On highway and city street in motion the vehicle wander constantly on right or left of the lane making it very hard and very unsafe to drive. Driving during wind condition make the problem even worst. I believe that a component of the steering might be at fault nissan dealer says it's normal...
CategorySuspension
DateJul 02, 2019
StateNY
Description
During safety inspection, the passenger side rear control arm was discovered to be cracked. The wheel was about to fall off the car. Pictures (attached) show severe corrosion around the weld seams and knuckle crevices. I kept the parts for further inspection. Noted that there is an open investigation with nhtsa in regards to this failure.
CategorySuspension, Wheels
DateJul 01, 2019
StateNJ
Description
I was driving to work and on a highway,ready to get onto a major interstste rt295n in nj. I was going aprox. 45 mph when the car started pulling drastically to my right,I thought I had a flat tire. Pulled the car over to inspect, and my rear passenger tire was not flat but bent as if it was coming off. I had to have the car towed to a mechanic where he confirmed the yes in fact the tire was coming off! He said if I drove much further I would have lost my tire it was hanging by a rusty thread!! Upon further inspection he note the whole rear subframe is rusted out and I needed not one but both lower control arms replace because the drivers side was about to separate also. This is going to cost me big buck along with a rental car,as this is not something insurance will cover. Apparently therre have been many issues with this model/year car exactly the same as my incident. There was no warning nor previous symptoms to this happening. I could have benn hurt or kiled not to mention someone else near me on the road! I have included pictures.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 01, 2019
StateNY
Description
While driving the vehicle on a maintained two lane county road at the posted speed limit the vehicle suddenly darted across the road and became increasingly difficult to steer. Once stopped, you could see the the vehicles left rear passenger side tire was tilted in and rendered inoperable. I have attached photos of the control arm both where the vehicle was towed from and from the repair station it was towed to. The control arm was rusted and broke away from the frame/proper connection. We have been advised by the auto repair shop that both rear control arms need to be replaced, the broken one and the opposite side. The rear drivers side is in the same condition. This vehicle only has 86,100 miles on it.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 01, 2019
StateOH
Description
The lower, right rear control arm has cracked, but not failed fortunately. It is in the nissan shop right now. The diagnosis is that that the left side is probably going to fail in time. I looked a the mechanic's observations and I agreed with the diagnosis, so I had no choice but to tell the service guy to make the repair on both sides. The car has about 80,000 miles on it, now, but the noise started about 10,000 miles ago. I noticed a thumping noise at low speeds, especially when going over small bumps, and especially speed bumps. This should be considered a recall, but most altima owners don't know about the problem and are likely going to find out after a failure. Hopefully, the will failure will not be catastrophic. I question the metallurgy and more importantly the welding methods use on the original control arms. Hopefully nissan realizes that they have a potentially huge liability issue here.
CategorySuspension:rear
DateJul 01, 2019
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving at a slow speed, a loud clunking noise was heard from the rear of the vehicle. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the rear wheel was pushed inward. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear driver side control arm was fractured due to rust and corrosion. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer and local dealer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,000. *as
CategorySuspension:rear
DateJul 01, 2019
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 5 mph, an abnormal noise came from the vehicle and the contact noticed that the rear passenger tire was bent inward. The vehicle was unable to be driven. The contact's husband was a professional mechanic and stated that the rear lower control arm fractured. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting
DateJun 30, 2019
StateSC
Description
After a few years of normal operation the low-beam headlights are no longer effective. They are too dim to rely on while driving on dark roads/highways. Must use high-beams for proper visibility. Replacing bulbs does not help.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 30, 2019
StateIL
Description
The headlight's on the 2013 nissan altima are very bad, they put out no lighting. This is a major saftey issue for nissan. Should be a recall for this issue
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 30, 2019
StateNY
Description
Vehicle will shut off when driving
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 29, 2019
StateNC
Description
47,000 miles headlights barely visible on low beam
CategoryAir Bags, Electronic Stability Control
DateJun 28, 2019
StateFL
Description
One takata airbag was recalled and repaired. The second takata airbag has developed the same faulty readout on the dashboard and should be part of the recall. Dealer (rip-off) quoted nearly $5k to repair which is electrical, is not faulty through misuse, and should be nissan responsibility. Please help this veteran's widow.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 28, 2019
StateLA
Description
Have noticed that my dim lights have gotten so dim it is hard to see the road at night. I live in the country so traveling at night using low beams is out of the question, I use high beans. I have seen many complaints regarding the same problem and believe that this should be a recall problem. I have noticed the range of repair estimates go anywhere from $499 to $1,600. Since all complaints about the dim low light problem seem to be identical, it sounds like a manufacturer's problem. I have barely 40,000 on my car and have loved it, but this low beam problem is becoming a nuisance and a safety factor.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Suspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 27, 2019
StateMA
Description
Rear control arm on my nissan altima 2013 came apart on an interstate pushing me on to the left lane almost at 65 mph. Got really scared as I usually drive with my new born but luckily he was not in the car when this happened. The car has less than 60k miles and I had to replace them on both sides on the rear as they mentioned the other one too is going to break soon. Really disappointed as had to make a huge repair spending 1300 bucks for a car that is only used to run few errands over the weekend as I commute on train for work. *dt*jb
CategoryAir Bags
DateJun 26, 2019
StateLA
Description
Airbag light has been coming on for almost a year. Reported to dealership 3 times. First visit to dealership it was a code issue. Second time serviced it was unplugged under the seat, cost $142. 00. A week later it came on again and dealership reports the entire driver's seat airbag needs to be replace at the tune of $1900. Extended warranty doesn't cover it
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 26, 2019
StateTX
Description
Shift solenoid has small metal plate that bends over time and loses contact the shifter. This makes car impossible to shift from park without depressing the shift lock using a small flat head screwdriver. After discovering fix, I dismantled the shifter and bent the solenoid plate back to the original position but a few months later, the metal plate has bent again. This small metal plate seems quite thin and flimsy. Search the web, lots of people have had this issue occur to their altimas.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 26, 2019
StateNE
Description
After driving on the highway for 35-40 minutes my car won't accelerate when I have the gas pedal all the way to the floor and my sped starts dropping even when cruse control is set.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJun 25, 2019
StateWA
Description
I was parked for about 5 mins with engine running when I noticed the display with gas/odometer/speed turned off. Tried turning on/off but still won't light up. Checked the headlights and signals and they worked. Just scary that I'm practically driving blind coz I can't see my speed. Also, can't tell how much gas I have left. The car has about 104k miles. It's barely 7 years old and a computer problem seems a bit too early. It was pre-owned so I'm not sure if it had previous problems.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 25, 2019
StateLA
Description
Headlights are very dim. Have changed bulbs a couple of times but still dim. Did some research and seen there is a problem
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 25, 2019
StateCT
Description
My transmission is not working it has cause I as well as my fiance to have to miss work sometimes because of the cvt the car shakes and shutters and cuts off this happened to me while on the highway and my fiance where we could have been hit and ended up in a bad accident.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 25, 2019
StatePA
Description
The problem we encountered was, when leaving to go to the movies, we heard a large bang went to see if something was under the car. Next we drove a few feet and heard a dragging noise. Upon inspection the rear tire was out of line. When checking the underside of the car, we were taken back by what we saw. The entire part of the car was rusted and the frame had rusted away from the main part of the car. We had gone out the night before and were on the highway going at least 50 mph, had this happened then we would have been killed. That night we were heading toward the highway to go to the movies. I can't believe the condition of the car. This car is kept in the garage and the underside had been hosed down to keep the salt from harming the underside. I have looked into this and found these cars have had many complaints about the rust underneath these cars. It has been happening for years. Some around 2005 and some even older that that. I would like to know why there hadn't had a recall in regards to this complete rust problem on the underside of these cars. I think we may have a case against nissan after reviewing and having the knowledge of all the cars dealing with this problem. Most of these people said they will never buy another nissan because of this problem. I will have to have the photo's sent later as I do not have the phone with them on it.
CategoryStructure:body:door
DateJun 25, 2019
StateHI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the interior door handles on all four doors failed intermittently. When the door handles were used, with or without the unlock function, they fractured and were continually replaced. New city nissan (2295 n king st, honolulu, hi 96819, (808) 524-9111) was notified and suggested replacing the same oem parts. The dealer also stated that there was no recall and the warranty expired for the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was not available.
CategorySuspension
DateJun 25, 2019
StateMN
Description
Passenger rear lower control arm failed due to corrosion near the frame connection point while travelling at a low rate of speed over a speed bump in parking lot. Drivers side rear lower control arm also showing signs of corrosion. Car driven in mn with 90,000 miles.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 25, 2019
StateFL
Description
Gear shift locked in park.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 24, 2019
StateNJ
Description
I am the original owner of a 2013 nissan ultima and the headlights are ineffective and a safety hazard! They have continued to e to not be bright and very dim causing me not to see and to continually use my highbeams in order to see at night. Nissan is very aware of this issue but will not do a recall. I've complained enough gone to the dealership and nissan corporation they've replaced the bulbs they know that the whole assembly needs to be replaced but they will not pay for it and it is a huge serious safety hazard. I got pulled over by a policeman that said you must get this taken care of because you cannot drive with highbeams on all the time that's how bad it is I cannot drive my car at night without using highbeams.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 24, 2019
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. When the vehicle was started, the transmission would not immediately shift into gear. After shifting into drive and reverse, the vehicle would not accelerate. The cause of the failures was not determined. Herb chambers nissan (273 turnpike rd, westborogh, ma) and the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact indicated that the vehicle was previously serviced for the same failures and the transmission control module was reprogrammed. The failure mileage was 74,000.
CategoryWheels
DateJun 24, 2019
StateMA
Description
I was on my way to work at 6:15am. The control arm broke while I was moving at 65 mph on the highway. The car become extremely difficult to control, as if I were sliding on ice, however it is june 2019. I was lucky that I wasn't injured or killed. There were no cars near me, so I pulled over. It would seem to me that the steel control arm had metal fatigue or some other sort of defect. I am 60 years old, and have never had this happen with any other car. The car does have 165,000 miles on it, all highway. This should not happen with a 2013 model year. I feel that the nissan products are not safe.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 23, 2019
StateUT
Description
After driving at highway speeds for 25/30 minutes and stopping the car won't accelerate with the gas pedal pushed all the way for 10 to 15 seconds. On 6/20/2019 I stopped at a light, the car wouldn't accelerate and then started jerking in a manner that seemed as if the car was in the wrong gear. After this happened the check engine light came on. The code reads as a faulty solenoid in the transmission. After taking it to a nissan dealer I was told I need a new transmission. This problem is similar to a recall that was issued in 2017 with the gas pedal and transmission acting messed up. If I stop the car and turn it off then immediately back on the problem disappears. Thus is a safety hazard because I can't always restart the car in a safe location but if I don't I could cause an accident when my car won't accelerate properly. Because of the similarities to the last recall and the fact that the problem is not consistent I believe this is a problem with the computer.
CategorySuspension
DateJun 21, 2019
StateNY
Description
While driving on a city street the right rear lower control arm broke away at the pivot connection on the body. The control arm at the pivot connection is heavily rusted. The left rear control arm is still connected but is also heavily rusted.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateJun 18, 2019
StateOH
Description
Vehicle stopped at stop light and stalled. Restarted vehicle and put into drive and stalled again. Did this 6 times. Contacted towing service and towed a block away to a service station. They told me that I needed to go to a nissan dealer, then had vehicle towed to matt castrucci nissan. Where the vehicle is currently located. The service tech. Stated the transmission needs to be replaced along with the battery. The vehicle has 88,000 miles and have read that nissan extended warranty to 120,000, but that may vehicle is not included in this. Why not? They stated that the vin # was not included in the extended warranty. That makes no sense, should include all 2013 nissan regardless of vin#. The vehicle is registered under my wife's name. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tt
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 17, 2019
StateNJ
Description
The headlamps are extremely dim on my 2013 nissan altima. I have to drive with highbeams on to drive at night. I've been stopped by the police for having dim headlights. I've changed the bulbs and they are still dim. I've been told the headlight housing is defective and needs to be replace at the cost of over $800. This is a manufactures defect and nissan is silent on this issue. It's known that 2013, 2015, 2016 altimas have this same issue. This issue should be a recall. Please help, I drive with children in the car and I should be able to see at night. I dive in the city, at night and in the country, the low beams are low and I'm forced to use the high beams which is not safe for on coming traffic. Nissan should address this issue.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateJun 17, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving at an unknown speed, the hood opened. The contact managed to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road safely, secure the hood, and continue driving to his destination. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was included in nhtsa campaign number: 16v029000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer stated that the contact could take the vehicle to any nissan dealer to be repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 129,000.
CategoryAir Bags, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 15, 2019
StateAR
Description
No accident or any work, driver side airbag light remained on. Reset not working. Ac compressor also gives up. 150k.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 14, 2019
StateMD
Description
My driver's side lower control arm broke and I lost control of my vehicle. It corroded and broke on one side. I was driving at 28/30 miles an hour, hit a bump and heard something pop and the car spun out of control.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 13, 2019
StateCA
Description
Driving on an uphill street car would not go and I would have to push hard down on gas I had my son in the back seat I then pulled over to set car at park and turned off let it sit for about five mins turned car back on put it on reverse and it went forward I set it pack to park gear and then back to reverse and it complied not the first time now it's just more common and this time it freaked me out it wasn't a little burp as the other times had car for only about 6 going on 7 months and I restricted l myself from driving my own car that I just purchased to then being told transmission failing and 8 recalls
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Engine, Power Train
DateJun 13, 2019
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the check engine and slip warning indicators remained illuminated when the vehicle was parked or when shifting out of drive. Also, while driving highway speeds, the vehicle lost power, the transmission gears failed to change over, and the vehicle shut down. The vehicle was coasted off the road and parked. Balise nissan of cape cod (322 falmouth rd, hyannis, ma 02601, (508) 815-4010) was contacted and indicated that an unknown manufacturer campaign regarding the reprogramming of the continuously variable transmission (cvt) failed. The dealer recommended that the vehicle be diagnosed to determine if the cvt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was unable to be driven and the manufacturer did not volunteer to have the vehicle towed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 13, 2019
StateFL
Description
Low beam headlights are too dim for driving. Cannot see streets, lanes, or hazards
CategorySuspension
DateJun 13, 2019
StateMD
Description
In motion lost control. Took to a repair garage. Passenger lower control arm rusted. They suggested to contact dealership. Towed to dealership and called nissan corporate. Waiting for an answer from both dealership and corporate. Unsafe condition.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 13, 2019
StateGA
Description
My nissan altima 2013 2. 5s has started having this issue - often the gear stick will get stuck in park mode and won't come out. This happens especially when the car is started. Screw driver or a sharp item needs to be used to release the shift lock. This is painful and it can occur anytime. I took to dealer. Dealer said it could cost more than 500$ to fix the shift lock. When searching in the internet, many nissan altima cars have this issue. Below web page shows all nissan altima owners have complained about the same issue. Https://www. Carcomplaints. Com/nissan/altima/2013/transmission/gear_shift_stuck_in_park. Shtml considering this as an issue for many cars, nissan should issue a recall on this. I hope filing here will help all nissan altima owners to get a relief on this issue. Please help. Thanks
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 12, 2019
StateTN
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the vehicle would not move out of park occasionally. The contact had to use a small pin to unlock the transmission and drive the vehicle. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made of the failure and transferred the contact to the nhtsa hotline. The failure mileage was 79,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 10, 2019
StateOH
Description
The problem started a few months ago with an occasional shuddering of the car and surging of rpms. This typically happened when I accelerated over 60 mph, but also happened seemingly randomly when maintaining speed. Over the last 3 weeks, the shuddering became more violent, more frequent, and less related to accelerating, just happening generally when driving 45+ mph. One week ago, I was driving home from a work trip and the check engine light came on, the car became extremely loud when driving, and I was having trouble accelerating (5/30/2019). The code was p0841, transmission fluid pressure sensor/switch. After reading about the code online, I was hopeful that the repair would be minimal, maybe just draining and refilling tranny fluid or replacing the sensor/switch on the transmission. However, within 2 days I realized the car was undrivable and immediately took it to the transmission shop. The owner looked up altima recalls and lawsuits, thought my car was covered by the extended warranty (unfortunately, my newer 2013 model was not), and did not touch it. On my drive to the nissan dealer, I could barely accelerate, could not keep speed, the entire car was shaking violently, and the noise was extremely loud ' which was very dangerous to myself and other drivers on the road. Given the diagnosis of near complete failure, I am fortunate it did not fail while driving. I brought it to the dealer for an official diagnosis, in order to have it in nissan's system as backup for a formal complaint/class action lawsuit. After receiving an outrageous quote for a replacement transmission, I had the car towed back to the transmission shop for rebuilding (6/10/2019). The car is 6 years old, had a single previous owner, has lived in a garage, and has been well maintained.
CategorySuspension
DateJun 10, 2019
StateNY
Description
Passenger rear lower control arm unit failed near frame connection point while travelling through right hand turn at low speed. Other similar complaints for this vehicle model suggest winter road salt may be attributed to part corrosion and premature failure. Car driven in upstate ny with 120,000 miles
CategorySuspension
DateJun 10, 2019
StateOH
Description
I've owned the car for less than 2 years - it's a 6 year old car with a single previous owner, always lived in a garage, well maintained, etc. I was driving home on the highway one morning and suddenly my steering wheel yanked out of my hands, swerved to the right, and locked up. I could barely keep the car in the lane and had to drive like a video game, constantly shaking the steering wheel back and forth. I tried to make it one more exit, but couldn't safely so I pulled over. Only had to test drive it ~20 feet before we realized the drivers rear wheel nearly fell off. We laid on the ground and looked underneath the car and saw the control arm had snapped and broken off due to rust. Sure enough in the shop, my mechanic found that both sides had completely rusted and both had to be replaced to safely drive the car. This problem is due to a faulty design of the control arm that allows water to pool on top and not drain - the water sits on the control arm in a divet and the metal rusts away. Fortunately, my mechanic cleverly fixed the problem on the replacement control arms by welding a plate on top to prevent water collection and future rust.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 05, 2019
StateMD
Description
Front headlights are dim and you are unable to see the road ahead. While driving at night the headlights do not look like they are on. If raining you are unable to see anything within 1-2 feet in front of the vehicle making it impossible to drive the vehicle at night on the highway or on the city streets. Nissan said it was the bulbs so they replaced them and there is no change in being able to see while driving at night. The vehicle only has 40,500 miles when it went in for the diagnostic test.
CategorySeats, Suspension
DateJun 05, 2019
StateNY
Description
On june 2nd 2019 I was turning from a local street to rt 303 when heard a pop noise. It caused my wheel to jerk quickly to the right and my dash board light turned on. When I pulled over to the side to look and see what it was I saw that the body of my vehicle was resting practically on the tire. I went into a parking lot about 400m which was in front of an auto body. I left it in the parking lot over night and the next day I took it across the street where there is an auto body. When they lifted up my car they saw that the rear left part holding up my shocks had rusted and eroded and snapped and that my rear right side was rusted and cracked.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 03, 2019
StateFL
Description
My daughter drives this vehicle, she had been complaining about the headlights for more than a year. I replaced the bulbs in july of 18, but had not driven it at night. I drove it this past weekend, and was absolutely shocked and horrified. Extremely poor low beam headlighting. Literally can not see 100 ft in front of vehicle at night. Can not driver at safe speeds due to poor lighting. We have to use bright lights when driving at night to see the road. Have replaced bulbs 2x, same results each time. Very dangerous. Recall needed
CategoryStructure:body, Suspension
DateJun 03, 2019
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. While driving approximately 15 mph, there was an abnormal sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear passenger side control arm fractured and needed to be replaced. Additionally, there was severe corrosion to the control arm and the secondary hood latch on the vehicle was faulty. The vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 16v029000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was not repaired. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.
CategorySuspension
DateJun 03, 2019
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2013 nissan altima. The contact stated that the rear lower control arm assembly on the passenger side was completely rusted and rotted off the frame mounting. The vehicle was towed to smithtown nissan (535 middle country rd, st james, ny 11780, (631) 361-9696). The dealer stated that they had not seen this type of failure in the past. The manufacturer was contacted and denied the contact's request for assistance with the repairs. The manufacturer referred the request to a regional manager who was supposed to call the contact back. The vehicle was currently at the dealer awaiting a decision from the manufacturer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 101,000. *bf consumer recieved a call from the dealer and was told warranty was only for 3 years at 36,000 miles, vehicle was way beyond warranty. Consumer also stated original part is no longer available online. While turning into a parking space complete failure happened.*jb
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 03, 2019
StateKY
Description
Transmission issue
CategorySuspension
DateJun 01, 2019
StateMA
Description
I recently had to replace the rear control arms as they snapped with no warning as we were backing out of a parking space. Ironically only days after my annual inspection. I was told by my mechanic who had to order the replacement parts from nissan, that his contact at nissan knew about this problem and admitted it was only a "soft recall" with no public announcement, so there is no course of action due on behalf of nissan to fix this. This is not acceptable, especially since I had 2 small children in the car when this happened and we were out of town. This unexpected replacement cost me over $900 to fix something that I should not be responsible for since nissan knew of this issue. Please help to recoup this cost!
CategoryEngine
DateMay 31, 2019
StateIL
Description
The engine of my car die while on the highway on my way back home. The car would die and jerk when I would slow down to a stop light or stop sign, and jerk when first accelerating.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 31, 2019
StateMS
Description
The gear shifter stuck in park this is my 2nd shifter within 2 years, been replaced before now it messing up again. I need help with this.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMay 30, 2019
StateTX
Description
The lights are very dim at night. I looked it up on the internet and it is a common problem with the 2013 altima. You can barely see the lane markers at night. Many people have this complaint. The dealer seems to know it is an issue and it requires a $700-$1100 complete replacement.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 29, 2019
StateWA
Description
5 days ago while driving on a freeway during rush hour my car started stuttering while driving. When I pressed on the accelerator after coming to a stop, the car jerked and stalled while in traffic. When 5 miles from home I was stopped at a red light the car engine died. After restarting my car when I put my car into gear the engine would die. While in the left lane I sat there trying to get my car to go into gear without the engine dying. Two guys helped to move it off of the road and I had to have it towed home. It's now at the dealership's service center.
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8 COMMENTS
  • Jim H

    Is it the cvt or camshaft phaser seized? My car would shut down when I tried to shift into gear. There seemed to be a major miss. When the car would shut down the electrical power steering pump would stay running. The only way I could stop it was to disconnect the battery. It seemed to me many electrical components worked together even the cvt. There never was a check engine light. I did manage to get the car to a mechanic friend to see if he could get a code. The code said seized phaser or a stuck variable valve solenoid. There are 3 of these. My mechanic advised me to first try marvel mystery oil in the crankcase. All my problems ended quickly. Is Nissan ripping people off?

  • Sam D

    I bought my 2013 Nissan Altima back in 2018 and the car was fine, ran smooth with no problems. Little by little problems began to arise and recently this week my transmission gave out on me and as well as my key fobs. This is ridiculous and my car only has 136,000 miles on it. I want something to be done about these issues because it seems I’m not the only one experiencing these problems.

  • Lilly

    No need to tell my story Car Max sold me a 2013 Nissan Altima with a bad transmission bought the car April 1 2022 in 3 months started having problems it is Oct 17 2022 my car is in Car Max shop the paper work shows everything was fine with the vehicle what a fraudulent act this was

  • Sammi E

    Just hit 100k miles and my 2013 Nissan Altima felt like something was going on, I don’t know a lot about cars but my friend is a service technician and he replaced the mass air flow sensor, when that didn’t help, we thought maybe it was a faulty mass air flow sensor so we got a new one. His little electronic code reader thing (I don’t know it’s real name sorry) said it was the mass air flow sensor. And after replacing it twice with the same problems of stalling out when putting it in drive or stopped at a light I took it to the dealership where they put in a factory mass air flow sensor (OEM) $750 later and two weeks went by and it’s doing the same thing again. Now my car is totally dead in the middle of traffic and I had to have it towed to the dealership where they tell me I need a new transmission. 100k miles and $4,700 for a new transmission. Very unfortunate.

  • XAVIER M

    I’m hearing that it’s not you transmission it’s the alternator that causing the problem look into it

  • Thomas K

    I have a Nissan Altima year 2013 that shudders. In 2018 , I had Bill Kay Nissan in Downers Grove, Illinois to fix the issue with a updated software module installed. Recently, as of 08/14/22, the same issue occurs when the vehicle is idling, the vehicle will shake and shudder. The emergency brake light goes on automatically. The vehicle can not be put in drive. It locks up. The check engine light comes on and the battery light comes on. There was a software bulletin issued in 2018. There was never a permanent fix for this problem.

  • Kai

    How would I legally get it fixed by Nissan for free

  • TERESA S

    We have a 2013 Nissan Altima that we leased for a year, turned back in and purchased from the dealer they took it to. No one else has owned this car. It has been shuddering from the beginning. I thought I was imagining this until a passenger commented on it. It has about 60k miles on it now but the shuddering and gas pedal sticking has increased a lot.
    Is there a solution/recourse, for the issues ?

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