2018 Nissan Altima Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Brakes, collision avoidance and steering issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

When it comes to popular sedans, the 2018 Nissan Altima ranks right near the top. It’s been an American staple since 1992 but seems to have gone downhill in recent years. The newer lineup claims to be “a bold and modern Altima,” but it’s only possible to see the modernization with the design, not the reliability or dependability. In fact, drivers find themselves fighting against defective service brakes, forward collision avoidance systems and steering components.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2018 Nissan Altima

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Unknown Or Other
49
Service Brakes
46
Electrical System
27
Air Bags
15
Power Train
11
Electronic Stability Control
11
Steering
11
Vehicle Speed Control
10
Latches/locks/linkages
8
Engine
7

Problems with the Brakes

When a driver puts their foot on the brake, they expect the car to slow down and stop. This is one of the basic safety systems included in today’s vehicles, and it must work properly. Sadly, Altima owners aren’t finding that to be the case.

One reviewer wrote on the NHTSA website, “I drive a black 2018 Nissan Altima SR Special Edition. My car currently has 24,000 miles on it. As I was driving down the street, my automatic braking system was activated and my car slowed down and tried to stop on its own. I understand that the purpose of the ABS is to assist drivers in safely stopping the vehicle when they are too close to an object and/or another car in front of them. However, there was no car in front of me when this occurred. It is now happening consistently and I’m afraid to drive it, especially with my two-year-old son in the car. This could be very dangerous and potentially fatal if it happens at the wrong time.”

When looking through the 57 manufacturer communications listed, we don’t see anything related to the braking system. On the other hand, the company has spent 28 service bulletins talking about various equipment such as the navigation system or microphone not working correctly. Apparently, brakes are far less important to them.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2018 Nissan Altima Braking Problems:

I BOUGHT MY 2018 NISSAN ALTIMA SR MIDNIGHT EDITION AROUND OCTOBER 2018. WHEN I REACHED ABOUT 8,500 MILES THE CARS FRONT RADAR SENSOR WENT OFF, AND MY ALTIMA WOULD SAY FRONT RADAR UNAVAILABLE DUE TO OBSTRUCTION, AND THIS WOULD GO ON AND OFF THE WHOLE WEEK. I CALLED THE DEALER AND THEY TOLD ME TO COME AND WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT IT. THAT WEEK I WENT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY TOLD ME THAT IT’S COVER BY WARRANTY AND THAT THE FRONT RADAR SENSOR NEEDS TO BE RECALIBRATED. WAITED THE WHOLE DAY FOR THEM TO FIX IT. WHEN I LEFT THE DEALERSHIP 10 MILES OUT THE FRONT RADAR WENT OFF AGAIN, AND I WAS FUMING THAT MY NEW CAR IS DOING THIS. I CALLED BACK AND TOLD THE THAT THE SENSOR IS DOING THE SAME THING AGAIN. THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY WILL ORDER AND NEW SENSOR FOR YOU AND WILL FIX IT WHEN THE PART ARRIVES. TWO WEEKS LATER THE DEALERSHIP NEVER CALLED OR EMILED ME. I CALL THEM UP AND THEY SAID THAT THE PART IS HERE AND TO BRING THE CAR IN ANYTIME. SO I GO IN TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY CHANGED THE PART. DAY 1 WAS GOOD NO ISSUES. DAY 2 WAS GOOD NO ISSUES. DAY 3 THE CARS ABS SYSTEM KICKS IN AND BRINGS MY CAR TO A FULL STOP FOR NO REASON WHAT SO EVER. THERE WAS NO CAR IN FRONT OF ME, NO PEDESTRIANS NOTHING. THE WEATHER WAS A CLEAR SUNNY DAY AND I DRIVING IN MANHATTAN WITH A CLIENT IN MY CAR GOING 25 MPH. THE WHOLE CAR WAS SHAKING I HEARD THE TIRE SKID AND THE WHOLE CAR WAS SHAKING, I GOT SOO SCARED. THE CAR BEHIND ME ALMOST HIT ME AND THE GUY COMES OUT HIS CAR ARGUING WITH ME ON WHY I STOPED SUDDENLY FOR NO REASON. I TOLD HIM IT WASN’T ME THE CAR STOPED ON IT’S OWN, BUT HE DIDN’T BELIEVE ME AND GAVE ME A COUPLE CUSS WORDS. I WAS IN RAGE, AND SCARED AT THE SAME TIME. I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AGAIN AND TOLD THEM THE ISSUES, THEY TOLD ME COME IN AND WE’LL LOOK AT IT FOR YOU. IM SO ANGRY BECAUSE I COULD HAVE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT FORM THE SAME THING THAT IS SUPPOSED TO PREVENT AN ACCIDENT.

Problems with the Forward Collision-Avoidance System

Part of the way that today’s cars remain “modern” is to include sophisticated safety systems, including forward collision avoidance. This valuable tool helps drivers to avoid a collision when everything is working correctly.

Here is what one user had to say on the NHTSA website, “Purchased Nissan Altima S 2018, the AEB “Automatic Emergency Braking” does not function at any time. The computer will not establish a code for it not working either. It’s either a faulty computer not establishing a code or the AEB is faulty.”

Again, we see nothing related to these valuable systems listed through the automaker’s service bulletins. We wonder why they don’t feel it’s necessary to work out the safety systems and braking components to ensure that collisions don’t occur. It might be bold and modern looking, but its systems aren’t on par with what you would expect from a newer vehicle.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2018 Nissan Altima Forward Collision Avoidance Problems:

PURCHASED NISSAN ALTIMA S 2018 , THE AEB “AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BREAKING ” DOES NOT FUNCTION AT ANY TIME, THE COMPUTER WILL NOT ESTABLISH A CODE FOR IT NOT WORKING EITHER. IT’S EITHER A FAULTY COMPUTER NOT ESTABLISHING A CODE OR THE THE AEB IS FAULTY. WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO STOP FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING IN THE CROSS WALKS, WILL NOT APPLY MORE BREAKING PRESSURE IF I’M NOT APPLYING ENOUGH. HAVE TALKED DEALERSHIP IN SHELBY, NC. HAVE TALKED TO NISSAN CORPORATE , BOTH DENIE THAT ANYTHING IS WRONG,SIMPLY BECAUSE THE COMPUTER WILL NOT THROW A CODE. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS “IT WILL NOT OPERATE” CODE OR NO CODE. THIS IS A SAFETY FEATURE I WANTED ,REASON FOR PICKING THE CAR OUT. HAS PEOPLE AGE THEIR REFLEXES GET SLOWER ON SOME INDIVIDUALS, AND SOME PEOPLE TAKE THEIR EYES OFF THE ROAD TO MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT TO SOME OTHER FEATURES AS MIRROR ADJ. CRUISE CONTROLS ETC. WILL NOT GIVE ME A CAR THAT THE FEATURE WORKS ON. EXCHANGED CARS ON ME AFTER I TOOK A TEST DRIVE THAT THE FEATURE DID WORK .DEMANDED IT BE FIXED OR FIRST PAYMENT WILL NOT BE MADE ,TO COME AND GET IT IF NISSAN WILL NOT FIX CAR OR REPLACE CAR.

Problems with the Steering

Many drivers don’t think that the steering is considered a safety feature, but when these parts fail, it becomes impossible to remain accident-free. We see the same situation occurring with the steering as we did with other components.

Here is what one driver had to say when they filed a report with the NHTSA. “The contact owns a 2018 Nissan Altima. The contact purchased a lemon (2017 Nissan vehicle) and swapped it out for a 2018 Altima. The contact stated that the steering wheel in the 2018 Altima made clicking and popping noises when turned, which possibly were caused by the linkage in the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to several unknown Nissan dealers, but they claimed that there was nothing to repair. The contact believed that the original dealer (Don David Nissan, 1320 I-20 Frontage Road, Arlington, TX 76018, (877) 415-3218) was conducting unethical business practices with her vehicle transactions. The contact had been in touch with several agencies, including the Better Business Bureau, to plead her case. The failure mileage was 3,400.”

What a fiasco for this owner. First, she owned a 2017 Nissan, which turned out to be a lemon. The process of dealing with a lemon car can be overwhelming, so we can only imagine what she had to go through to get an upgrade to the 2018 Altima. However, once she received her brand new Nissan, she only ran into more trouble.

In the service bulletin marked with reference number NTB19-008a, there is one steering concern that has nothing to do with the above-mentioned complaint. In this report, the automaker talks about how an unsuccessful key registration after BCM replacement causes the P161D code to set once the ignition is turned on. The possible causes listed include improper key registration, defective electronic power steering control unit, malfunctioning intelligent key control unit or faulty BCM. Clearly, this isn’t what the owner of the lemon Nissans was experiencing, but it’s all that the company is willing to talk about – publically anyway.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2018 Nissan Altima Structural Problems:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2018 NISSAN ALTIMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL IN THE 2018 ALTIMA MADE CLICKING AND POPPING NOISES WHEN TURNED, WHICH POSSIBLY WERE CAUSED BY THE LINKAGE IN THE STEERING WHEEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SEVERAL UNKNOWN NISSAN DEALERS, BUT THEY CLAIMED THAT THERE WAS NOTHING TO REPAIR. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT THE ORIGINAL DEALER WAS CONDUCTING UNETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICES WITH HER VEHICLE TRANSACTIONS. THE CONTACT HAD BEEN IN TOUCH WITH SEVERAL AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU, TO PLEAD HER CASE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 3,400.

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Complaint Data

CategoryLatches/locks/linkages, Latches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateNov 14, 2022
StateNY
Description
2018 nissan altima. Consumer writes in regard to hood latch safety recall.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateOct 11, 2022
StateAL
Description
The contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that on multiple occasions while his son was idled, he depressed the accelerator pedal, but the engine failed to engage. No warning lights was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 03, 2022
StateNC
Description
My transmission began shuddering then next couple days when I put the car in reverse it would stick and when I put it in drive it would hesitate to move. Then when it did move it wouldn't get up to at least 55 miles per hour. Took it to nissan, put it on the rack (0) test indicated that transmission was shot
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 03, 2022
StateNC
Description
Battery cables corrosion is awful. I have replaced my battery three times since buying this car in 2018
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System
DateSep 26, 2022
StateMD
Description
The airbag light keeps coming on in the dashboard. I've had it in the shop twice for the diagnostic test and both times they said there was nothing they could find! Now it's the 3rd time I will need to take it in and leave it and it's the only car I have. I want to know if indeed my airbags will work in the event of an accident! If they are just turning the light off, I have no idea what will happen if I got into an accident!!
CategoryExterior Lighting:headlights, Exterior Lighting:headlights:bulbs
DateSep 12, 2022
StatePA
Description
The contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving at an undisclosed speed and making a left turn on a dark road, the low beam headlights were significantly dim, causing the contact to miss her turn. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the failure had been reoccurring. Additionally, the contact stated that the low beam headlights were being blown very quickly. The driver's side low beam headlight was replaced twice and the passenger's side low beam headlight was replaced once within the past 6-months. The contact received an unknown notice from the manufacturer for the repair of the parts. The dealer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the low beam headlights needed to be replaced; however, the parts were not yet available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 86,000.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateAug 20, 2022
StateGA
Description
The driver seat airbag seems to be disabled. I am seeing a airbag warning light for driver airbag in the dashboard. The dealership doesnt see to car and a 4yr old car should not have airbag issues when it has never been in an accident. The driver seat seatbelt also seems to be disabled, if I step on the break the seatbelt doesnt seem to be gripping me its still freely moving which it shouldnt be. This is a big safety issue and seems to be a manufacturing defect.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 16, 2022
StateTN
Description
My 2018 nissan altima just now reached 100,000 miles on it. I was heading home from work on the interstate when my rpms started revving up and down and it felt I lost power when I was hitting the gas. My transmission started sputtering, vibrating, slipping. When I place it in drive or reverse now it takes time to go in gear. I took my car to get regular maintenance such as oil change and fluids to see if it was the transmission fluid. The dealership maintenance department did the maintenance and fluids and my car is still doing the same. I asked of the transmission fluid was low I was told it wasn't and I stated about the transmission acting up and was told by the worker yeah I could tell when I took it back and brought it up. The worker stated it was probably the cvt in my car and it costs 00 to fix and stated this was an issue on models before mine that got extended warranties and the issues was taking place in the model of my vehicle but no extended warranty. This cvt is something that continues to mess up in nissan and in the 2018 and current models. Either there needs to be a recall or extended warranties or both.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateMay 01, 2022
StateVA
Description
I was rear-ended in my car while at a red light. The car hit me 35 mph plus., pushing me into the tahoe in front of me. My shoulder strap driver side did not restrain me and none of the air bags deployed. I flew forward towards the steering wheel and dash. Do to me being very short I didn't get hurt, just stiff neck, shoulders. The collision company who did my work stated that the seatbelt should have restrained me and at least 1 airbag should have deployed. I contacted nissan and I was told that the air bags and seatbelts are only suppose to work in a roll over to prevent from being thrown from the vehicle and that the airbags and seatbelts are working properly. Nissan never offered to check to make sure that the safety components are working properly. There were no warning lights on before or after the accident. Over ,000 worth of damage was done.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 29, 2022
StateIN
Description
2018 nissan altima and sentra cars have faulty continuously variable transmissions (cvts) that cause juddering, shuddering, clunking, jerking and acceleration problems. This happen while driving on the highway at a speed of 75 mph. This caused me swerve and almost rear ended by another car.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 11, 2022
StateNV
Description
The rear trunk latch will not close and latch so the trunk is left wide open
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 11, 2022
StateNV
Description
Gear shift will not leave park when car is first started, usually when vehicle is cold.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 07, 2022
StateAL
Description
The lighting isn't good on the car! If I don't have them on bright I cannot see
CategoryVisibility:windshield
DateFeb 28, 2022
StateMD
Description
The contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that while the vehicle had been parked in the driveway for three months, however, a crack developed on the windshield. The contact stated that no object had impacted the windshield to cause the crack. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 12,846.
CategoryAir Bags, Back Over Prevention: Warnings, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
DateFeb 19, 2022
StateOK
Description
I can be driving down the road and pass a guard rail or some other thing on the side of the road but usually a guard rail near my house and it knocks out the emergency braking system. Sometimes, it may work my whole trip, other days, I may only go a mile or two before it goes out.
CategoryAir Bags
DateFeb 14, 2022
StateAR
Description
On february 7, 2022, my daughter was driving her 2018 nissan altima and was involved in an accident. It was a head-on collision, but the airbags didn't deploy and, as a result, she was thrown forward into the steering wheel which caused severe trauma to her head.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 01, 2022
StateTN
Description
On several occasions my vehicle fails to accelerate putting passengers and myself in grave danger. Nissan mechanics say they cannot replicate my incidents however they are aware that the problem exists with cvt engines made by nissan. Nissan of america refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem although thousands of people have posted exact issue on owners forums for years.
CategoryAir Bags
DateDec 30, 2021
StateFL
Description
Ocs system is faulty causing the airbags for the passenger to disengage. I am out of warranty for mileage at the time of the problem by 6,000. The car was 3 years old and it is an on going problem again. Ocs switch showing improper voltage and cannot be reset unless the factory mechanic does the reset which holds me, the owner, responsible for the diagnostic fee. Additionally, the faulty parts may have to be replaced at my expense as well if it turns out to be a more than a software glitch. There has been recalls for 2016 and prior for the same issue and a recall for 2018 models is happening again.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Service Brakes
DateDec 25, 2021
StateCT
Description
The problem of delayed acceleration. The problem occurs when the vehicle does not seem to accelerate for a short period of time. When I'm at a stop. And I depresses the pedal. The vehicle does not rev. It does not do anything for a few seconds. Even with increased force on the pedal, the vehicle does not move. The second concern is that, once it does move, it does so significantly with a jolt. This means that, after a few seconds of not functioning, the vehicle will suddenly accelerate quickly. This can create an increased risk of an accident.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 17, 2021
StateCA
Description
The car doesn't move and the car shakes above 55 miles and I can smell smoke under the hood.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 13, 2021
StateCA
Description
Just bought the car
CategoryAir Bags, Seats
DateDec 05, 2021
StateSC
Description
My car's airbag light came on and would not go off. I took it to the dealership and was told that the sensor in my passengar seat that detects the weight of some one in the seat is not working. Because of this sensor failing, my air bags will not deploy if the car is involved in an accident. It puts me at a safety risk because air bags will not provide protection to me or passengars riding in my vehicle if I am in a accident. This problem has been confirmed by the dealership. I don't know if the manufacter has inspected the issue or not. There were no other warning lights, messages, or other symptoms prior to this issue.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System
DateSep 24, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The airbag safety system has failed in my car. When a passenger or driver is in the car. The weight sensors and seatbelt sensors that activate the the airbag system fail to activate. This is something that I caught and mentioned it to a nissan dealer when my car was in for service on another recall for hood latches. This is something that not only puts risk to passenger and driver in my car. But puts others at risk as well. Nissan and the extended warranty company have failed to correct the issue. As my safety is now at risk if I get into an accident and my airbags do not deploy. The issue is that the weight sensors and modulator have gone bad. The total cost just for those two things is around 5, by the time you add in airbag system replacement it comes to around 00 to 00. I would like this looked at due to the cause it is a preventative measure that be taken if we take that action now. This is on the 2018 model. I am willing to help in anyway I can with the investigation.
CategoryPower Train:automatic Transmission
DateSep 17, 2021
StateOH
Description
The contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost motive power without warning. The contact coasted to the side of the road and was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be repaired. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and opened a case. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 29, 2021
StateMN
Description
Cvt transmission failure while in transport. It put my family at risk being stranded on busy highway. No warning lights or indication of issue except vehicle stopped performing effectively. The dealer acknowledged issues in this and other models and had transmission repaired at my cost. Vehicle was diagnosed by dealer which using obd they found transmission failure codes..
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 14, 2021
StateVA
Description
According to nissan dealership my 2018 nissan altima cvt failed. They were able to determined the failed cvt with a diagnosis code p17f0. I have 73,694 miles on my car and my warranty ended at 60,000 miles. In previous years model of the nissan altima there were recalls on cvt transmissions for the nissan altimas. Nissan stated being that my car is out of warranty the only thing they can do is give me 50% good will because my vin number is different from the other nissan altima that had a failed cvt. I don't feel that it was good will being that my car did not reach 100,000 miles and I'm already having an issue that has been a problem in the past. I keep up with the maintenance of my vehicle very well and this problem occurred out of the blue. I also spoke with nissan about the current recall on my car being that I have to drive a car around and my hood could possibly fly off at any giving time. Me being a nissan customer with such a dangerous vehicle that nissan continues to have issues with is more good will than they've offered. I honestly would not recommend such an unsafe vehicle to anyone who is interested in purchasing a nissan altima. My car is fairly new and I'm having cvt issues. My car literally stopped in the middle of the road and would not accelerate because of a mechanically failing cvt. I highly recommend that nissan recall any vehicles that have cvt issues especially since it's been a repeating cycle. I hope this doesn't go unnoticed. Thank you
CategoryElectrical System:ignition
DateJul 08, 2021
StateTN
Description
The contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated upon entering the vehicle, the ignition switch failed to operate as designed. The contact was unable to start the vehicle. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed with the brake pedal switch needing to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure and informed the contact that they would escalate the claim. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 08, 2021
StateAL
Description
The brake light switch fails which will not allow me to start vehicle with push start. Already replaced switch once while vehicle under warranty. Now around 60,000 miles it started failing intermittently. I have been stranded numerous times, sometimes in dangerous situations with car not starting. I have been stranded in parking lots in bad neighborhoods and in airport parking lots. There is no alternative to starting the car without engaging the brake, so when this switch fails you have no way to start vehicle. You get no warnings that it has failed or to tell what the problem is. I have spoken with dealer and described what vehicle is doing and they agree that the problem is the brake light switch again.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
DateJul 07, 2021
StateIA
Description
2018 nissan altima 24,864 miles. Forward emergency braking (feb) system keeps turning on and off. Contacted dealership and they said it was a dirty bumper/sensor, clean sensor location and continue to use vehicle. If issue persisted set up appointment with dealership to have looked at. Cleaned front bumper and continued to operate. Feb lamp continued to indicate error and turn itself on and off. Set up appointment of have vehicle inspected. Dealership confirmed that sensor was bad and needed to be replaced. The feb sensor was not covered as warranty expired 18 days before dealership diagnosed problem. Informed them that contacted the dealership prior to the warranty expiration and was told it was a dirty bumper and sensor. Contacted previous owner of vehicle and confirmed that they had reported issue and dealership and informed them to just clean bumper and sensor location. Nissan did not see the feb sensor error as a concern but there were two other factory recalls (hood latch and back up camera) that were safety concerns and recalls for. With feb being faulty, the safety feature is disabled and would not help prevent injury in an emergency braking situation!!!
CategoryService Brakes, Air:antilock:wheel Speed Sensor
DateJul 01, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated while the vehicle was parked, the contact attempted to start the vehicle, but the vehicle would not start. The contact pressed the start button and depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle failed to start-up. After multiple attempts the vehicle eventually started however, the failure recurred several times. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer who inspected the vehicle and diagnosed the failure as a faulty brake sensor. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJun 30, 2021
StateSC
Description
Airbag light is on & I had a diagnostic completed. The diagnostic indicated problem with front passenger seat sensor. Nissan has a safety recall on some airbags, however not on my 2018 model.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateJun 21, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The contact owns a 2018 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 contacted two dealers route 46 nissan (440 us-46, totowa, nj 07512) and another dealer but was informed by both dealers that parts were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 10, 2021
StateKY
Description
The front end collision warning goes off less than a mile after I begin driving. It was repaired after an accident (unrelated) & was fine until my state had snowfall that covered the road, that's when it began again! My cruise control suddenly stopped working & the metal piece that props up the hood snapped off when checking the oil, luckily I seen it snap and was able to jump back! Gear shift sticks in park & sometimes even with my foot on the bake it wont start!
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateMay 07, 2021
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. Rockland nissan service (608 ny-303, blauvelt, ny 10913, (845) 358-4010) was contacted and it was confirmed that the part 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.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 25, 2021
StateTX
Description
I took it to get my inspection and they told me I have two recalls
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateApr 17, 2021
StateFL
Description
Just purchased used from nissan and warning for afb failure keeps coming on. After a quick internet search I am concerned about safety.
CategoryElectrical System
DateApr 16, 2021
StateIL
Description
My push start has been giving me problems since 2020. Whenever I have this problem, I either have to start it with the fob or press the push start multiple times. I've taken it to the dealership last year and was told nothing is wrong. I just dropped it off again for the same problem.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateApr 13, 2021
StateMD
Description
Low beam headlights are not effective in seeing at night. Known issues in nissan altima models where headlight assembly reflective parts becomes foggy and distorted/melts due build up of heat from halogen light bulbs located in the assembly. Creates dangerous road conditions not only for the driver but for others as well. Nissan continues to ignore the ongoing issues and has yet to issue an alternative to correct the problem.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateApr 12, 2021
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 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 coral springs nissan (9350 w. Atlantic blvd, coral springs, fl 33071, (954)388-2344) where it was confirmed that the part was 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. The contact had not experienced a failure. The vin was not available.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Rearview System Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateApr 08, 2021
StateTN
Description
I will see a warning notice in my dashboard while I'm driving on city streets and sometimes on the highway, during clear weather and rainy weather that says 'front end collision undetectable' and my rear collision camera will sometime either have vertical lines or go completely out. This was supposed to have been fixed by musiccity autoplex in nashville, tn in late october of 2019.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateApr 02, 2021
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact was made aware of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact called greenville nissan (3615 s memorial dr, greenville, nc 27834, (252) 756-1738) 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 25, 2021
StateSC
Description
The passenger side air bag light is on took it to the dealership they saying they check everything with the wires and sensors and did find anything wrong there so I paid for a test to be done. Was told they erase the code but if the light come back on need to replace the panel so I'm not under why I'm responsible for a defect in a vehicle that is not my fault.
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 22, 2021
StateSC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that the passenger's side air bag warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact had yet to take the vehicle to a dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 79,000.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Service Brakes, Steering
DateMar 15, 2021
StateTX
Description
Several times while normal driving and nothing in roadway the display will say unauthorized object in view and there's nothing there happens several times a day scares me at first cause I think something wrong and takes 10 minutes for display warning light to turn off
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Wheels
DateMar 08, 2021
StateIA
Description
While driving home and just entering my neighborhood, I noticed a low tire warning on my dashboard. I looked at the pressure and there was approximately 26 pounds still in the tire and the closest place to fill up was at my house. While approaching a right turn in the neighborhood and because of the winter weather conditions of snow and ice on the road, I slowed down to a crawl and applied my brake prior to and while turning. While in the beginning of my turn, I instantly realized that I had no control of my car and I slid into a snow bank on the side of the road. There is no doubt that I was going too slow for my car to slide. I was right down the road from my home so I continued home thinking I could not have had significant damage; however, as I was driving, my ride did not feel normal even though I was traveling at a very slow pace. When I got into my garage, I found my tire was completely flat and the damage was significant to my front driver side bumper. The next morning I removed my tire to see where the puncture was and if it was repairable. Upon further inspection and while filling the tire with air, I realized there was no hole in the tire but there was a fast air leak at the rim. On monday morning, february 15, 2021 I brought my tire in for repair. I have no doubt that a defect exist in my tire and when I looked to see if there was a recall, I realized that the same tire I have on my vehicle is shown on the recall list but it is for 2019 tires and not 2018. Please look into my complaint and concern. If I had been traveling on a highway, I could have easily been killed. I had no control over my vehicle when the air went out at the rim. My tire is a continental contiprocontact p215/60r16 94t all season dot 6yx8 3yd 2018. The tire says made in slovakia. Other numbers on the tire were 3-979 84579 230385 e4 0231843.
CategoryBack Over Prevention
DateFeb 25, 2021
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that the back over prevention camera was blank. The camera was obstructed and inoperable. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact stated the failure was like nhtsa campaign number: 19v654000 (back over prevention). The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Warnings, Steering, Suspension
DateFeb 23, 2021
StateLA
Description
Display on my vehicle keeps saying front radar obstruction although nothing is either on the road nor in front of my vehicle. This does this without warning at least 5-6 times while I'm driving on city streets, highway or just turning. At random the warning will show and the lights will come up on my driver panel then a few mins later it goes off.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateFeb 05, 2021
StateHI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact was made aware of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000(latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact called new city nissan (2295 n king st, honolulu, hi 96819, (808) 524-9111) where it was confirmed that the part 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.
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes
DateJan 28, 2021
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that the vehicle was at a stand still and the ignition failed to start. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not drivable. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer fiesta nissan (5001 s 169c, edinburg, tx 78539, (956) 348-1408) where it was diagnosed with needing an unknown brake switch to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but experienced the failure three additional times. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateJan 11, 2021
StateDE
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 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. Sheridan nissan (114 s dupont hwy, new castle, de 19720) was contacted by phone and it was 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.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJan 02, 2021
StateTN
Description
Driver side air bag malfunctioning. This safety feature is off. I spoke with oak ridge nissan and rusty wallace nissan. Both dealerships have advised the car is out of warranty on this item. In the event of an accident, without this feature, it could cause death. My plan is to let nissan have the car back. This car has had multiple issues since date of purchase. It is a lemon
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateDec 30, 2020
StateFL
Description
Every time I am driving, the automatic emergency braking light illuminates at around 55mph and it stays lit constantly. The system automatically brakes when nothing is in front of my vehicle almost causing the person behind me to hit me. The cruise control will not allow me to set it after turning it on either.
CategoryService Brakes
DateNov 16, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that while driving, the feb automatic collision notification illuminated then unilluminated. The contact stated that while approached a stop sign at 500 feet, while depressing the brake pedal, it went to the floorboard causing the distance to be extended. As a result, another vehicle came across the contact crashed into the right rear wheel of the other vehicle. No warning lights illuminated. The contact nor the other driver did not sustained injuries. A police report was filed. The other vehicle was towed. The contact was advised by the police office was to use the emergency brake and drove the vehicle to his residence. The vehicle was taken to michael jordan nissan, 3930 durham-chapel hill blvd, durham, nc 27707, where it was diagnosed but could not find a failure with the brakes but was advised by the dealer that they would keep the vehicle a little longer to investigate. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided a case number. The failure mileage was approximately 59,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 09, 2020
StateMN
Description
Front end t bone collision car is totaled out.*dt*jb
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 13, 2020
StateMD
Description
Basically I was at the store came out to go home and the car would not start then after a while it started up but then when I went to drive it again it was giving me a hard time to start and after I waited a while and tried again it started up but would not switch gears out of park at all and it has been an ongoing problem I went to nissan and when I got there they told me to change the key fobs in which I did and it started up with no problem but after a few weeks the same problem has happened then it fees like the vehicle stalls to drive off when you press the gas. And when it wouldn't start it kept showing my brake pedal and key fob together. I was parked in a parking lot and actually had to end up calling my road side assistance to have the vehicle towed because it wouldn't start up and there are no warning lights or anything coming up on my dashboard ok top of that I just had the battery, alternator, transmission and engine checked at nissan and they said there was nothing wrong
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 12, 2020
StateMD
Description
The airbag light of the vehicle comes in and off. It started from a long drive and since then the light stays constantly on or flickers.
CategorySteering
DateSep 29, 2020
StateNV
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated while driving, there was an abnormally annoying sound coming from the steering. The vehicle was taken to the united nissan dealer located at 3025 e sahara ave, las vegas, nv 89104, where the technician stated that the sound was normal and no failure was found. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateSep 23, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that while his wife was driving, a vibration and shaking occurred coming from under the hood of the vehicle. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer jim click nissan located at 800 w. Auto mall, tucson, az 85705, was contacted and informed of the failure. The contact was informed that the failure was due to nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (structure) however, the part was not yet available for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not yet notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 74,100.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateSep 08, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v315000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part needed for the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The local dealer greenville nissan (991 greenville blvd sw, greenville, nc 27834) was contacted and confirmed that parts were not yet available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryElectrical System
DateSep 07, 2020
StateVA
Description
My front crash sensor doesn't work all the time. Periodically, especially when it rains it will turn off and give me a warning. However a lot of times it is nice and sunny out and it cuts off. This happens on city streets as well as the highway.
CategoryElectrical System
DateSep 07, 2020
StateVA
Description
My backup camera always goes black and doesn't always provide video. Backup camera shoes black/blank screen when trying to back up periodically.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateSep 07, 2020
StateVA
Description
When trying to push start the brakes feel hard and unable to push down so the push start will work. Have to play with the brake pedal in order for it to go down and able to start the car.
CategoryService Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 01, 2020
StateNY
Description
The automatic emergency braking (aeb) system stops working. The dashboard message says the front sensors are being obstructed but they are not. This seems to be a widespread issue with this sensor on nissan vehicles.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 27, 2020
StateGA
Description
2018 nissan altima. Consumer writes in regards automobile accident. *ld*js
CategorySteering, Suspension, Vehicle Speed Control
DateAug 25, 2020
StateNY
Description
When I first purchased the vehicle I did notice that the steering wheel felt loose but then I figured, it's a new vehicle that I have to get a custom to. This was in february 2020, it is august and I had two wheel balances done on the vehicle assuming that was the issue, however, the steering wheel continued to worsen and was out of control as I drove on the highway. I had to literally guide the steering wheel, holding it tightly, especially in turns. Now the steering wheel goes all around and is completely loose. I cannot drive in the highway it becomes worse for some reason. Also when I press the accelerator, it seems as the car goes ahead of me and I rock back a bit and the speed control arrow moves up and down in consistently. I also had to change the brakes about a month ago. This is a 2018 nissan altima. I received the vehicle at approximately 39000 miles. The car feels lopsided too.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 07, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Automatic breaking will shut off for about 5 minutes on occasion; especially when turning towards an embankment (I. E. Making a left turn and there's an island there).
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 06, 2020
StateTN
Description
The start stop button that you press to start the car messes up and does not start the car . Even if you do it multiple times , and the (park reverse neutral drive) prnd lever won't move
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 04, 2020
StateCA
Description
Since I purchased this 2018 altima (I had previously driven a 2016 altima without aeb), I have gotten false positives from the front sensor, stopping my car at random times in clear day light traffic, on dry pavement, with no leaves or other road debris. Front sensor has continuously reported the "front sensor not available" alert multiple times in my cars short lifetime, followed by the crash icon at random times of the days, and all speeds including in the stopped position. The sensor goes out regardless or whether there are other vehicles around. I reported these issues beginningin october 2018 (the same month I purhcased my car). No nissan vehicle should be equipped with the technology where driver's had no clue when the vehicles will come to a halt and lock without warning. This commonly happens when there are cars around me and there is a change in speed (anticipated or nto), which is common in la. My front sensor has malfunctioned several times and engaged the brakes, several times while driving on the freeway at 50mph. My car also seems to lug at times when I brake from a distance and normally which concerns me. I have reported this issues to technicians and had the brakes checked with no problems found so I have had no choice but to wait for the issues with my brakes and car to compile. The owner's manual admits aeb systems do "not function in all driving, traffic, weather, and road conditions" but the manual leaves out the part about how the systems can cause vehicles to suddenly stop even when no objects are in the driving lane. I originally reported this issue to steve yaeger on october 19, 2018--the same month I purchased the vehicle. Have brought in my vehicle into to nissan various times in the first 3 months but technicians always told me there is nothing they can do and just shake off my concerns/try to give explanations.
CategorySteering
DateAug 03, 2020
StateCA
Description
While I was driving around my city (san jose,ca), the steering when I turn left it right starting shaking.... It's not normal because the car was good. And now I can't go too far with that issue.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:hood:latch
DateJul 28, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 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 called coggin nissan at the avenues in jacksonville (10859 philips hwy, jacksonville, fl 32256, (904) 747-8567, 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 made aware of the issue. The contact stated that the hood unlatched independently while driving and flew open with the hood ajar warning light illuminated. The contact pulled over and closed the hood. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 3,000. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryAir Bags, Air Bags:sensor:occupant Classification
DateJul 21, 2020
StateLA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that the air bags warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to premier nissan of metairie located at 6636 veterans memorial blvd, metairie, la 70003, to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that an unknown object underneath the seat caused the failure. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the same dealer and the dealer stated that a coin wallet underneath the seat caused the failure. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician used a scan tool to clear the failure and reset the computer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,955.*dt consumer stated failure recurred several times but consumer did not take it to the dealer light went off after reboot.*jb
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 19, 2020
StateCO
Description
I began experiencing issues with what we believe to be my break switch, and while I was driving down the road 3 of my breaks locked up, also taking away my ability to stop.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes
DateJul 18, 2020
StateOK
Description
2018 nissan altima sl while driving in rain the message 'front radar unavailable due to obstruction,' appears. Vehicle begins to shake and the back brakes engage without touching them. Vehicle tries to hydroplane. Vehicle slows to approx 35 or 40 miles per hour. It feels like the back passengers wheel is locked up. I have owned this vehicle for 7 months. The aeb sensor has been replaced. This problem has happened 3 times since the replacement. Always while driving in the rain.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 15, 2020
StateNY
Description
Backup camera works on and off. Sometimes nothing but black
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 08, 2020
StateSC
Description
The front radar obstruction sensor, when the car is in motion, turns off for no apparent reason, at any time or place, highway or local roads. Many times it turns off if I pass a car into an open road. This will affect the aeb system. Nissan dealer has stated that they do not have a fix or a recall for my 2018 nissan altima.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 15, 2020
StateCA
Description
Foward emergency braking (feb) system malfunctioning or inoperable/unavailable while the vehicle was in motion on a highway. When this occurs, an orange symbol light in the dash illuminates and I am unable to use the cruise control or the climate control system. The feb seems to return to normal when I stop the vehicle and restart the engine. *tr
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 11, 2020
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that his vehicle was rear ended when he was stopped at a stop sign. The contact was transported to the hospital by ambulance for back pains and facial injuries. The contact was unaware of injures to the other vehicle occupants. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer heritage nissan (1500 veterans memorial hwy ne, rome, ga 30161 706-291-1981) and they said the damage would cost over ,000 to fix. They welded the frame back together even though they should have totaled the vehicle. They repaired the vehicle with used parts and the contact noticed the subpar work when he got his vehicle back. The manufacturer was left a message to callback the contact but no return call had occurred. The vehicle performs poorly with the repairs by the dealer. The insurance company had not responded to the contact's issue. The failure mileage was 19,000. *bf the consumer stated the repairs were made by the repair shop not the dealer. *tr
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 06, 2020
StateNC
Description
Crash warning radar keeps going in and out of detection. It will start in mode correctly and then become unavailable especially when it rains or at high speeds. *tr
CategoryEngine
DateMay 29, 2020
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that while travailing at 40 mph, the vehicle abruptly ceased which caused the contact to hit his head on the steering wheel. The contact suffered injuries to his neck and back but he did not seek medical attention. After the failure occurred, the flip indicator and the abs warning lights both illuminated on the instrument panel. Due to the failure, the contact had the vehicle towed to south austin nissan (4914 s ih 35 frontage rd, austin, tx 78745) where they diagnosed the vehicle with a piston sensor failure. The manufacturer had also been notified of the failure and denied that this particular defect would have caused the vehicle to abruptly cease. They referred him back to the dealer who dispute the claim that was made by the manufacturer. The vehicle had been repaired out of pocket. The failure mileage was 39,171.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 27, 2020
StateFL
Description
Car is #1 of the top 10 stolen cars. Consumer was not alerted to that prior to purchase. *tr
CategorySteering
DateMay 16, 2020
StateFL
Description
When I first picked up my car the steering wheel was very stiff so I asked the dealership about it the same day- I was told it was probably the alignment and to not bring it back. And if I did, they may charge me to look at. About 2 months later I had been noticing my car would make an odd noise after about 5 minutes of driving and when I would brake. The dealership didn? T have time to look at my car so I took it to a mechanic to check if there was something in brakes that was making the noise. They advised me to go to the dealership as the noise was not coming from my brakes but around my transmission- which warranty would cover. I finally got an appointment with the dealership and was told I wouldn't have to pay for them to check it ***if nothing was wrong***. Mid day after dropping the car off the night before- I was told that they couldn't hear any noise and to either leave it with them or take it home and if it? S makes the noise to bring it back. So I went to the dealership the next morning and I was given that option again. The mechanic walked back to pull the car around and not even 5 minutes later he returns to say as soon as he started the car- he heard it. And it was loud enough to hear through music (which it wasn't really at the time) and to leave it for it to be checked again. I was then told a day later that my power steering pump would need to replaced and that it would well over 1k. They didn't not offer an apology or help. Instead they charged me when I went to pick up the car and were rude. I had asked for my paperwork as well as they didn't provide it to me when I bought the car, I was met with incredible rudeness and badgering. I did reach out to nissan corporate for months with no resolution. The last I heard was from an agent that he asked them to provide me with the paperwork, but he couldn't guarantee they would. I was offered no further help. *tr
CategoryService Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 09, 2020
StateCA
Description
After 10 min of operation and at a regular speed in a frw 55 mph the collusion sensor comes up stating that there is no warning if a car is too close to the front of vehicle. Cruise control doesn't work and appears that works with the collusion sensor. *tr
CategoryElectrical System
DateMay 01, 2020
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that the push to start feature failed to operate as designed. The contact stated that several unknown warning lights were illuminated. The contact stated that after several attempts depressing the push to start button the vehicle started and operated as intended. The vehicle was taken to grand blanc nissan (8346 holly rd, grand blanc, mi 48439, (810)893-6510) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the failure was due to a defective stop lamp switch. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,344.
CategoryElectrical System
DateApr 29, 2020
StateNY
Description
The backup camera would not work. Camera screen was black in reverse mode. Sometimes the screen get static lines and then blacks out. I need the backup camera very much because I have limited twisting at my waist.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 22, 2020
StateFL
Description
I leased a 2018 nissan altima (from nissan) on 3/24/18. Approx 12k miles into leasing the vehicle I had a brake light switch/brake lamp switch (brake switch) go bad. The vehicle is a push to start vehicle and the brake switch is a senor above the brake that when you press on the brake, it tells the vehicle that your pressing the brake to start the vehicle. The part was back ordered so nissan as a whole had zero brake switches to replace my bad one. I explained to the nissan service rep that im in the military and I need my vehicle to drive me to different duty locations and also I have court ordered custody in which I have to drive 424 miles to go see my daughter and that particular weekend I needed my vehicle to drive to see her. The rep advised me that he would take one from a new vehicle and place it into mines so I could go see my daughter. Because he did that, the maintenance was undocumented. At 21,254k miles the part failed again. Causing my vehicle not to start (it was start randomly). When it did start, I was not able to shift my vehicle out of park or sometimes if I did get it into park, I couldnt shift it from drive or reverse, causing a major safety concern. Also while driving the cars anti-collision braking system, which was incorporated with the switch, would suddenly cause my vehicle to brake (even while driving 70mph on the highway). Sometimes the vehicle wouldn't go over 30mph. I was able to get that fixed under warranty. The part failed again at 62,155k miles and at 129,025k miles. The last time the part failed I asked the nissan service rep if there anything nissan can do because I cant keep paying for this part to keep failing. I need my vehicle to see my daughter and to travel for the military. He advised me to call the nissan corporate, I called and they started a case but the next day I was advised that they couldn't do anything.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 14, 2020
StateTX
Description
Air cooling system does not work. It will not blow any cold air. Attempted to put freon only for it to burst out a pipe. I was told there is a leakage. When driving and trying to change gears to drive there is a very ugly grinding noise and gear switching is hard. Back up camera goes in and out. Sometimes it's just a black screen. This only happens when reversing. *tr
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 24, 2020
StateTX
Description
We were driving and the air bag light illuminated. We were not in any kind of accident. Pulled over and turned the car off, had passenger get out of car and back in then restarted the car. Light went off like normal. Shortly after driving it came back on and now no longer turns off, disabling my air bags. Have tried to not have passengers, have passengers, not have seat belt, have seat belt and nothing fixes it. Checked the airbag fuse and fuse is intact. Checked that front bumper sensor was clean and had no damage. Disconnected battery, waited 15 minutes and reconnected. Loght remains illuminated. Tried to let the car run for 20 minutes and light is still illuminated. Ran car self diagnostic and nothing showed. Unsure what would have happened while driving 30 mph to turn the light on and cause it to no longer turn off. I no longer feel safe driving the vehicle and need to find a certified repair place to have it fixed properly.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 15, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Radar sensor for aeb and fcw malfunctioning, turning off at random situations, braking when no vehicle is near, false alerts crossing rail road tracks, etc. Took to nissan dealership under warranty but issue was not fixed since they claim to be because of potential prior crash. Vehicle has not been reported in a crash, and aeb is malfunctioning constantly to the point where it may be unsafe instead of a safety feature.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 08, 2020
StateNC
Description
The feb. Forward emergency braking radar keeps disabling with the radar clear
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 18, 2020
StateWV
Description
Vehicle displays automatic braking system not available while driving.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateFeb 09, 2020
StateCT
Description
Both side mirrors fog every time it rains. Even if its light rain . I've been in two near fatal accidents regarding this matter. Never seen side mirrors fog like this !! They need to issue a recall and install electric heated side mirrors before people start dying! Called nissan and they ignored me a usual. I've been driving every time it happens in busy freeways and cannot see a thing. The mirror is made of some cheap glass like material. These are not real mirrors.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateJan 22, 2020
StateAZ
Description
The car will not start using push to start with the brake pedal depressed. The car is an automatic and the problem is due to a faulty stop light switch. The safety concern is that the brake lights are not functioning correctly and is a safety concern. This seems to be a common problem and the car is less than 2 years old.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 19, 2020
StateGA
Description
Since the time this vehicle was new the frontal automatic emergency braking (aeb) system turns itself off randomly while driving regardless of weather or road conditions. On other occasions it gives false warnings causing the vehicle to automatically apply the brakes to avoid what it considers an imminent collision hazard. Nissan has also issued service bulletins regarding this issue with other nissan models equipped with the aeb system.
CategoryEngine, Exterior Lighting, Service Brakes
DateJan 13, 2020
StateMO
Description
The vehicle is frequently not recognizing that the brake is depressed. The brakes work fine but with the car not recognizing the brake is depressed, it will not start (as it is a push button start and the brake needs to be depressed for the car to start). Also because of it not recognizing that the brake is depressed, it occasionally will not shift out of park. Additionally because the vehicle does not recognize that the brake is depressed, the brake lights do not work which is a huge safety issue as other vehicles do not know that the car is braking. It happens when the vehicle is stationary as well as when it is being driven both at low speeds and highway speeds. The brake light sensor I believe is to blame for all of the above issues. Apparently it is fairly common with nissan altimas and other nissan vehicles as well. There should be a recall on that part as it creates unsafe conditions. The car is less than 2 years old and has 34,000 miles on it. I tried to schedule an appointment with my dealership where the car was purchased new but their first available appointment is 6-8 weeks away. I am bringing it into another repair facility tomorrow as it needs to be fixed urgently and cannot wait months.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 10, 2020
StateTX
Description
Ntermittent front radar. Warning message will appear stating "front radar unavailble due to obstruction" when there is not an obstruction. This also happens when it rains intermittantly. After a few minutes, the "obstruction" is cleared and the system resumes functionality.
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 09, 2020
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started and shifted to drive, the vehicle hesitated and then lunged forward while the rpm's revved up. The contact also stated that the failure recurred approximately 10 times. The vehicle was taken to star nissan located at 5757 west touhy avenue, niles, il 60714, (704) 867-8341 where the transmission control module software was updated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 14,209.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 05, 2020
StateIA
Description
Just purchased this vehicle the feb collision light keep coming on while driving
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 04, 2020
StateGA
Description
When driving my 2018 nissan altima, the car beeps and the message "front radar obstruction" appears. Then the automatic emergency braking (aeb) system warning light comes on. It goes off and comes back on later. This continues to happen throughout the entire trip.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes
DateDec 27, 2019
StatePA
Description
The front radar is faulty and is causing issues with the front emergency braking (feb). There is a notification that says "feb unavailable: front radar obstruction". This is causing a regular distraction to the driver and also poses in a risk that the vehicle may automatically brake unexpectedly or not brake in an emergency situation.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 23, 2019
StateFL
Description
Front radar obstruction appears approximately every ten minutes, for no reason.
CategoryService Brakes
DateDec 18, 2019
StateFL
Description
A warning in the dash that says, 'front radar unavailable due to obstruction.' the vehicle does this while in motion. The vehicle has 52190 miles on it at this time. The warning will reset when turning off the car and restarting. There are no items obstructed. Nissan dealership stated very common and replacing a lot of them. 00 is the cost of repair quoted and the service advisor knew that without looking it up. This has to do with the radar sensor that is used for the automatic emergency braking system.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateDec 16, 2019
StateFL
Description
Front collision sensor turns on even without any cars in front. The dealer said sometimes the rain affects the sensor but it still turns on even when it's not raining. Once it's the warning light is on, it never turns off. I'm concerned for my safety especially when the emergency brakes depends on the sensor. This happens whenever I drive on a city street. I've had this car since 12/8/19.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateDec 15, 2019
StateKY
Description
My headlights are awful I can't see at night because the lights project on the ground and I have to have the lights on bright just to see there should be a recall on this issue.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 03, 2019
StateSC
Description
Intermittent front radar. Warning message will appear stating "front radar unavailble due to obstruction" when there is not an obstruction, then the system deactivates the automatic emergency braking. After a few minutes, the "obstruction" is cleared and the system resumes functionality. This will repeat quite often. While I own a nissan altima, it appears this is an issue in the nissan sentra, as well.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 27, 2019
StateWI
Description
Front radar obstruction goes off. Recently it caused problems with my abs to not work and disengage at times. Could be driving on an empty road and it will go off.
CategoryElectrical System, Steering, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 22, 2019
StateNM
Description
Second issue with my 2018 nissan altima. Was in the shop in october for the front collision sensor malfunctioning. Sensor was detecting obstructions when nothing was there. Local dealership replaced the sensor in october. Less than one month out of the shop (this week), the sensor malfunctioned again. Stated feb: unavailable front radar obstruction and was steadily blinking again. Again, nothing in front of the vehicle that would have triggered the sensor. Contacted nissan customer service and was advised to take the vehicle back to the dealership again for repair. Dropped vehicle to local dealership and was told they would look at the sensor and change out the bracket the sensor sits in to see if that corrects the issue. Very frustrated with this issue. .
CategoryService Brakes, Steering
DateNov 21, 2019
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. While driving around a curve at 25 mph, the steering malfunctioned and it was difficult to control the vehicle. Also, the brakes malfunctioned without warning, loud squeaking noises were heard, and it was difficult to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to jackson nissan (2400 seymour rd, jackson, mi 49201, (517) 788-8300) at least ten times since it was first leased in may of 2018. The dealer recently replaced the brake pads and power steering pump. The failures recurred and the contact was reluctant to drive the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer sent the contact a settlement release and offered to pay text="Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm" smalltext="Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of bad manufacturing and run-arounds from auto companies. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win." img="balance" color="green",000. By signing the release, the contact would relieve the manufacturer of all legal responsibility if something went wrong. The failure mileage was 100.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Service Brakes
DateNov 18, 2019
StateCA
Description
While driving on the highway, during the morning, my car activated the brakes on its own, this is the second time this happens the first time I took it to the dealer and asked for the sensors to be removed, and kept it for a whole day and apparently nothing was done, secondly the (front radar obstruction) is becoming annoying. Another of the issues I encountered with this my altima is the shifting, from 2nd to 3rd gear it feels as if the gears were stuck, also took it in the dealer and they said this could not be true because my altima doesn't have a regular transmission it has a band, so I responded, you know more than me, just please make a note of my issue and I don't want to be stuck with a lemon, I am sure I'm not the only one that has encountered these issues
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 14, 2019
StateNY
Description
The forward collision warning component becomes 'unavailable' when there is nothing (no dirt or rain, snow) blocking the sensor. I keep the sensor wiped clean and on a nice sunny day, while vehicle is in motion on the highway, boulevard, residential streets. The sensor warning will tell me 'fcw unavailable' with the 'symbol' of two cars crashing. It goes on for a while then off then back on again. In the photo below, I'd just pulled over to take the picture of the symbol. (this was 08/20/19. 10 days after my car purchase 08/10/19) at that time the symbol only is showing. I'd just turned off the boulevard from driving 40mph. Can't get a pic of message while car is in motion, of course. This is now a regular occurrence for the 3 months I've had my car. Taking into mechanic to get it checked end of november 2019. This warning occurs at various speeds.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 08, 2019
StateDC
Description
Automatic emergency breaking turns off constantly. When a truck towing a trailer passed me a light came on and a message flashed on the dash. It said that the radar was unavailable because of an obstruction. It happened again at an intersection. It seems to go off several times a day when it senses cars beside me, at intersections, turning... I made an appointment with nissan service at jeff wyler kong? S nissan in mason ohio. They found dtc # c1a16 radar stain and c1b55-97 radar blockage. They reprogrammed the radar unit. It still didn? T work. They said the part needs to be replaced to the tune of 37. 86. We bought this car specifically for the aeb. We researched it? S reliability through consumer reports. I checked and there were no recalls. There were no accidents on the vehicle? S history report. I? D run a small general obd reader that did not show the code before buying. We are pretty mad to have extended ourselves to pay more for something that doesn? T work. I? Ve called 1800nissan1 so we? Ll see if they fix it. So far they? Ve only told me it? S not covered, despite how many nissan models and years are all having the same issue. We couldn? T see it bc they haven? T recalled it.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 07, 2019
StateAL
Description
While driving a sensor light appears and reads obstruction unavailable and stays for several minutes before turning off this happens at least 5 to 6 times a week. Another problem im having is a knocking sound under driver feet while driving and turning I took it in to have it checked and the technician drove it heard the sound kept the car a whole day but said he couldn't find anything wrong but clearly there is a problem if he and I hear can hear the noise. When I picked the car up it still makes the same sound and I'm afraid while driving something may happen to the wheels. It sounds to me like this is a rotor problem. I've taken the car in twice regarding this same problem and it has not been fixed. Since purchasing this car it has been in service at least 10 times with different problems 3 times for brakes, one time for not being able to push brake to start two times for excessive wind noise from windows had front and back brakes replaced twice and now having to take it back to replace window seals and knocking noise that has not been fixed. Nissan really did a poor job building the particular car not even two years from purchase with several problems very unsatisfied customer
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 30, 2019
StateAL
Description
I purchased a used 2018 altima yesterday. During the test drive and during my commute this morning, I received an error message "radar unavailable front obstruction". Upon research, this is a problem known to nissan with the bosch sensor mounted in the front grill.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 28, 2019
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact stated that the air bag indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to crossroads nissan wake forest (11120 capital blvd, wake forest, nc 27587, (877) 331-9055) where the contact was informed that either the spiral cord inside the steering wheel needed to be replaced or the weather temperature caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 36,000.*dt
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateOct 27, 2019
StateOH
Description
The front collision radar sensor keeps going off and on. Took into dealer and said it was a very common problem and don't know why it is not recalled yet. The part is 00 which is over 10% of the vehicle. This is a safety issue as I do not know when it is on or off. The the sensor goes off stay front sensor is unavailable due to obstruction and there is nothing there. It will turn off and on several times in a drive.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateOct 23, 2019
StateAR
Description
The security feature on the vehicle disables the car at random.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 20, 2019
StateFL
Description
The front electronic braking system feb intermittently goes out saying "front radar obstruction" every time I drive the car. If the car is turned off then back on it works normally but will happen again within an hour or so every time it's driven, no exceptions.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 17, 2019
StateNM
Description
While driving the vehicle, notification of "feb: unavailable front radar obstruction" comes on and stays illuminated for upwards of 5 to 10 minutes before turning off. This occurs when there are no vehicles in front of mine and no road hazards that would have triggered it to turn on. I feel that this is a big safety issue with the way the car is designed to stop when it detects a hazard. This started out randomly over this past summer and in the last week, has been a daily occurrence. When I spoke to the dealership about it, the soonest they had an opening to address it is a month away. No a happy camper, feels like they are not as concerned as I am with the safety of my vehicle. Brake switch failure less than one year of ownership of the vehicle. Unable to push the brake pedal in to start the vehicle. The only way to get the switch to release is to tap on it with a hammer. This issue has been occurring fairly regularly for the past week before I could get it to the dealership today. (is supposed to be fixed tomorrow??) at one point, the vehicle failed to start altogether. Popped the hood to jump start it, and noticed black powdery stuff on the top of the battery as though the batter had gotten too hot and boiled over possibly. The dealership test the battery and told me that my battery is fine and fully charged. This was after I had it on the charger for several hours yesterday so that it would start for me to take it to the dealership.
CategorySeat Belts
DateOct 17, 2019
StateTN
Description
A truck turned quickly in front of my wife which made her hit him in the side of his truck while she was traveling at approx. 55mph. The truck was traveling southbound on highway and she was traveling northbound on a foggy day. She hit her brakes slid about 30 ft before striking the side of his f150 tearing his rear axles out and damaging her 2018 altima in the front end badly. The problem is none of the impact devices deployed: air bags nor seat belts or anything deployed. She hit the steering wheel with her chest and knees went into dash and had to be taken to the emergency room and has rib, back, and neck pain for several days. I think we may have a defective car and have contacted nissans consumer affairs division for an investigation of the vehicle. The picture is from the accident scene, you can see both vehicles.*dt*jb
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 14, 2019
StateFL
Description
While driving vehicle a notification of 'feb: unavailable front radar obstruction' is constantly coming on lcd screen on dashboard while a check light of 2 vehicles in head on collision constantly shows up and leaves the dashboard.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 12, 2019
StatePA
Description
Front sensor keeps going off and on even when not around any cars... Backup camera cuts off and on while reversing
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 04, 2019
StateFL
Description
Vehicle in motion and warning signal 'front radar unavailable due to obstruction'.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 24, 2019
StateNC
Description
On one occassion the radio system froze and the back up camera wasn't working because the screen went black. Volume also could not be turned down
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateSep 21, 2019
StateAL
Description
2018 nissan altima has a defective push start and braking system. Unable to start car with push start because it feels as if the brakes are stuck. Have to continously pump the break in a effort to get the brake to release in order to start the car.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 17, 2019
StateTX
Description
I was driving at 45 mph on a city street. The automatic braking system engaged when a gust of wind blew leaves in front of my car. Fortunately no cars were close behind me because it was as if I slammed on the brakes. Being triggered by leaves seems too sensitive.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateSep 13, 2019
StateTX
Description
2018 nissan altima has a defective push start and braking system. Unable to start car with push start because it feels as if the brakes are stuck. Have to continously pump the break in a effort to get the brake to release in order to start the car. There is also an issue with the front radar sensors. I while in motion I randomly receive an audible alert and warning message saying that the front radar is unavailable due to obstruction yet there would nothing in front of the car.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 08, 2019
StateTX
Description
My 2018 nissan altima randomly throws out a message to the dash saying, "front radar unavailable due to obstruction" and this is accompanied by a warning beep, which causes a moment of panic. This occurs even on an open road with no other cars or obstructions present. This is an obvious safety concern since the braking system is disabled when this occurs. We went to the local dealer and they want 5 to diagnose problem and 00 to fix it because we are out of warranty. We purchased the car second hand with 42k miles. They told us that this is a common problem as they see this all the time. We opened a case with nissan (36978530) and was told they could not help us unless we spent the money to have the problem diagnosed. So, at this point, nissan is not standing by their product and one of the major reasons we bought the car is not working. And, nissan knows it!
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 28, 2019
StateTN
Description
2018 nissan altima has a defective push start and braking system. The car will not start with the push start and brake pedal. I was parked and when I got in the car the push start would not work.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 19, 2019
StateMD
Description
2018 nissan altima - front radar unavailable. This vehicle will have the intelligent brake assist unexpectedly be disengaged. A warning light and sound will be activated indicating that the the brake assist has been rendered useless as well as the cruise control function. This is an every drive occurrence.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 17, 2019
StateCA
Description
The car will not start if the break is somehow "stuck". You have to pump on the breaks to release it for the car to start. If the car does start, the breaks may be stuck when I come to a complete stop at which time the car can't drive faster than 5 mph and sometimes the car just stays in one spot. I have two other nissan cars and I have experienced the same problem. I truly believe that nissan has issues with the break system. This is dangerous for people driving on the road with this problem. The dealer is not wanting to fix this problem until their computer generates a code. On my other two cars, the problem got really bad before their system was able to duplicate the problem. People can be stranded if their car doesn't start or get into an accident if the car can't move after a complete stop.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 13, 2019
StateTX
Description
Front crash camera. It goes off for no reason. If I'm driving on the freeway & it just goes off, if I'm going on a flyover ramp it picks up the ctb (concrete traffic barrier) & goes off again. It don't matter where or what it just goes off.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 27, 2019
StateNJ
Description
I have 2018 nissan altima sr special edition with about 25,000 miles on it. For the past few months the indicator front radar unavailable due to obstruction has been going off constantly. Last night when I was coming home from work on a major highway the indicator came up and shortly after the blinking yellow indicator of a car came up and started breaking by itself, twice. The first time I was traveling about 75 mph and the drivers assistant started breaking. There was not a car in front of me or around me at all. I pulled over immediately and saw nothing in the way of the sensor. The second time it happened probably about 10 miles from the first time it happened. Then, I turned off the 'drivers assistants'. This could have been a very bad accident if there was another car around me at the time. I took my car in this morning to the dealership I bought the car from. The service girl who I deal with every time I go to the dealership for service. Got my car right in and found out the sensor was bad and it needed to be replaced and got me into a loaner vehicle because I needed to go to work and couldn't wait. I'll be picking up my car tomorrow and hoping this won't happen again!! Nissan you should issue a recall on the matter right away. Obviously by reading other consumers issue they are the same as mine and that is why I am writing this review!
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateJul 25, 2019
StateTX
Description
The front sensor on my 2018 nissan altima malfunctions, stating that there's a front radar obstruction at times. Other times, it falsely detects a vehicle too close in front of me when there's nothing actually in front of me on streets and on the freeway. It recently engaged the brakes while I was on a street when it falsely detected another vehicle too close in front of me. Luckily, no accident resulted.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 09, 2019
StateLA
Description
Low beam headlights are dangerously and inadequately low, not allowing driver to see roadway at night while driving. Low beam headlights project only approximately 50 feet; therefore, for any speed over 45 miles per hour it is I'm possible to see far enough in front of vehicle.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 23, 2019
StateFL
Description
I drive a black 2018 nissan altima sr special edition. My car currently has 24,000 miles on it. As I was driving down the street my automatic braking system was activated and my car slowed down and tried to stop on its own. I understand that the purpose of the abs is to assist drivers in safely stopping the vehicle when they are to close to an object and/or another car in front of them. However there was no car in front of me when this occurred. It is now happening consistently and I'm afraid to drive it, especially with my two year old son in the car. This could be very dangerous and potentially fatal if it happens at the wrong time!!!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 21, 2019
StateIN
Description
Vehicle in motion, the flaw is in the front radar/distance sensor unit allows the sensor to frequently deactivate itself, disabling cruise control and emergency braking. When the sensor turn itself off, drivers are seeing a warning in the dash that says, 'front radar unavailable due to obstruction.'
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 20, 2019
StateKY
Description
The 2018 nissan altima sv has the error "unavailable: front radar obstruction." after taking the vehicle to a mechanic they determine the part is faulty and no system errors are present. (document can be uploaded upon request)
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateJun 18, 2019
StateGA
Description
Every time I drive my car no matter what the weather condition is this light comes on nonstop
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 14, 2019
StateNY
Description
I bought my 2018 nissan altima sr midnight edition around october 2018. When I reached about 8,500 miles the cars front radar sensor went off, and my altima would say front radar unavailable due to obstruction, and this would go on and off the whole week. I called the dealer and they told me to come and we'll take a look at it. That week I went to the dealership and they told me that it's cover by warranty and that the front radar sensor needs to be recalibrated. Waited the whole day for them to fix it. When I left the dealership 10 miles out the front radar went off again, and I was fuming that my new car is doing this. I called back and told the that the sensor is doing the same thing again. They told me that they will order and new sensor for you and will fix it when the part arrives. Two weeks later the dealership never called or emiled me. I call them up and they said that the part is here and to bring the car in anytime. So I go in to the dealership and they changed the part. Day 1 was good no issues. Day 2 was good no issues. Day 3 the cars abs system kicks in and brings my car to a full stop for no reason what so ever. There was no car in front of me, no pedestrians nothing. The weather was a clear sunny day and I driving in manhattan with a client in my car going 25 mph. The whole car was shaking I heard the tire skid and the whole car was shaking, I got soo scared. The car behind me almost hit me and the guy comes out his car arguing with me on why I stoped suddenly for no reason. I told him it wasn't me the car stoped on it's own, but he didn't believe me and gave me a couple cuss words. I was in rage, and scared at the same time. I called the dealership again and told them the issues, they told me come in and we'll look at it for you. Im so angry because I could have been in an accident form the same thing that is supposed to prevent an accident.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 10, 2019
StateMI
Description
The aeb (automatic emergency braking) system malfunctions continuously. I get a warning (front senors unavailable due to obstruction) but there is no obstruction. This shuts off the safety system that was designed to sense and stop the vehicle in an emergency. Many, many other nissan owners are having this same issue and nissan is failing to do a recall and fix it. Just as the system alerted me while driving yesterday, it then quickly shut off saying there was an obstruction. It was not adverse weather conditions and nothing was covering the front of the car. I stopped in time. I have an appointment this week with the nissan dealer, but with this being a marketed as a safety feature, and included as part of the safety ratings systems by the government, it should be a recall by nissan. I purchased the car because of the safety system and ratings.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 08, 2019
StateFL
Description
Radar obstruction warning keeps popping up on screen. Afraid that this would make the car stop and get rear ended. This is happening while driving..
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateMay 20, 2019
StateFL
Description
During random driving the forward collision sensor comes on stating that forward collision is unavailable. Sometimes the sensor will go off 1-2 times or up to 6 times in one day. This sensor controls the (aeb) automatic emergency braking. Nissan has acknowledged this issue in several cars but no recall has been issued. This vehicle is my work vehicle and my personal nissan pathfinder has already had the part replaced with less than 10,000 miles. Currently my vehicle is out of warranty and they want 00. 00 for repair of faulty safety parts. I've been driving in perfectly sunny days, on bumpy back alley, just driving on the highways and the sensor goes off. I believe that this issue is more widespread than they acknowledge. Our fleet of company cars are experiencing the same problem with the rogue, altima.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 18, 2019
StateVA
Description
The front end obstruction light and warning sound come on everytime I drive my vehicle, then go off and come back on. I can be driving at any speed and with nothing around me. Sometimes it causes my car to slow down.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 09, 2019
StateVA
Description
Driving along interstate slowed down for traffic light and when I stepped on the gas to accelerate, vehicle would not go even if the accelerator was on the floor could not get above 40mph and rpm were between 4&5 was almost rearended by other traffic. Happened two more times on the highway. Also when driving through slow traffic feels as if transmission is jerking and power is lost.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 29, 2019
StateCO
Description
Was traveling over snowy mountain pass. My mileage was 65 with heavy traffic. The forqard crash warning system failed and said unavailable then reported I had been in a front end collision. Which wasnt true as I was still traveling then the car kept automatically applying breaks. This could of caused a severe crash had the roads been icy as it could of put me in a spin causing a serious crash.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 28, 2019
StateNY
Description
The automatic emergency braking light arbitrarily comes on and stays on. I can be at a full stop and the light comes. See the attached picture. I can be driving and the light comes and stays on. For the most part this happens in just about any driving conditions
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateMar 20, 2019
StateNY
Description
While attempting to proceed after a stop sign warning lights came on dash including the battery light. I put on my hazard lights. When I pressed the gas the car made no acceleration noise and did not move. The car was in drive. I made several attempts to move forward, but the lights remained and the car did not move. I had a full tank if gas and a recent oil change. I then put the car in park, and used my push button to turn off the car. I waited a few seconds and restarted the car. It did start and I was able to accelerate normally. I was on a side street and had been driving approximately 2 minutes.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMar 01, 2019
StateAL
Description
A lag when accelerating from a stop. Step on the accelerator and feel a slight clunk before I start to move. Turning off overdrive seems to give a more solid start with not so much hesitation. Always feel like I need to gently accelerate from stop or something might break
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 20, 2019
StateWA
Description
Some unauthorized person opened the trunk by a remote devic e. Car was parked, engine off.
CategorySteering
DateFeb 19, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact rented a 2018 nissan altima. While driving 70 mph, between a guard rail and a tractor trailer, the vehicle became uncontrollable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. Hertz rental car (located at 2200 rental car center pkwy, atlanta, ga 30337, (404) 530-2925) was informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,876. The vin was not available.
CategoryService Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 21, 2019
StateTN
Description
This is an issue that has been continuously happening since I purchased the vehicle with about 2500 miles on it, it currently has about 6500 miles on it. The emergency braking system continues to turn on and off at various times but has continued to get worse over the few months that I have owned it. The worst situation I have had was recently on a 300 mile round trip when the emergency braking would activate and deactivate every few minutes, in which it would flash on the dash saying the system was obstructed, and the warning light showing it deactivated would turn on, the cruise control would shut off and a keeping sound would turn on. This was happening with no apparent particular incident. The trip took some back roads, a lot of highway (2 lane and 4 lane) and a moderate in city driving. The weather was clear, the sun was out with partial clouding, it was around 40 degrees outside, the roads were dry, some were rough some smooth, other than in the city there was little stop and go traffic. The worst incident was during the return trip, we were on a 2 lane highway that was pretty smooth. There was no one in front of us we were doing approximately 70mph with traffic behind us, we had the cruise control on and were just going along a straight flat stretch of road when the system once again deactivated, beeped then reactivated and beeped and then slammed on the brakes on us. It was only an instant and created no situation of danger based on our position, and as it was instant I was able to step on the gas again and we only dropped from 70 to about 50mph in the period. This was the worst situation I have run into with the issue so I looked it up on the internet and found it is stated as an issue on the sentra. This unexpected deceleration on a freeway could have been a devastating accident.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJan 18, 2019
StateSC
Description
After hitting breaks many times and slamming them the car would still not stop
CategorySteering
DateJan 18, 2019
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. The contact purchased a lemon (2017 nissan vehicle) and swapped it out for a 2018 altima. The contact stated that the steering wheel in the 2018 altima made clicking and popping noises when turned, which possibly were caused by the linkage in the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to several unknown nissan dealers, but they claimed that there was nothing to repair. The contact believed that the original dealer (don davis nissan, 1320 I-20 frontage road, arlington, tx 76018, (877) 415-3218) was conducting unethical business practices with her vehicle transactions. The contact had been in touch with several agencies, including the better business bureau, to plead her case. The failure mileage was 3,400.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 10, 2019
StateCA
Description
While driving during rain conditions, the forward radar repeatedly disables itself with an "obstruction" warning, which also disables the automatic emergency braking function. This issue does not present during dry weather conditions, and does not happen while transiting through a car wash. This problem was first noted in october 2018 when driving in rainy weather for the first time. The vehicle was new, with 00004 miles on the odometer, at the time of first possession in may 2018. As of 1-10-2019, the odometer reads 14970.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance
DateJan 07, 2019
StateTN
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 nissan altima. While driving approximately 20 mph, the forward collision avoidance sensor activated at random. There were no vehicles in front of the contact at the time. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred for the past five months on a daily basis. The vehicle was taken to oak ridge nissan (1549 oak ridge tnpk, oak ridge, tn 37830) on separate occasions. The dealer test drove the vehicle, but the failure did not occur. The manufacturer was notified and provided case number: 34098344. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 8,500.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJan 03, 2019
StateMD
Description
The front radar aeb keeps going out, almost the reason for my vehicle to not stop in an emergency situation. This feature was the complete reason I bought it now I feel like it is dangerous. I am considering asking for complete buy out of my loan. I have taken the car back 3 times in 3, nissan has no answers other than keep replacing faulty sensor with more faulty sensor.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes
DateDec 15, 2018
StateNJ
Description
Car would not brake and hit a pole. The vehicle is supposed to have emergency brakes, but did not work. Often would get a message across my dashboard saying it was unavailable.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance
DateDec 13, 2018
StateSC
Description
Aeb will not apply brake when narrowly missing a car that ran a stop sign. The aeb "automatic emergency braking" does not work at any time, or any situation. Dealership in shelby,nc. Nissan ,refuses to fix not even jad it a month yet. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance
DateDec 08, 2018
StateSC
Description
Purchased nissan altima s 2018 , the aeb "automatic emergency breaking " does not function at any time, the computer will not establish a code for it not working either. It's either a faulty computer not establishing a code or the the aeb is faulty. Will not attempt to stop for a pedestrian crossing in the cross walks, will not apply more breaking pressure if I'm not applying enough. Have talked dealership in shelby, nc. Have talked to nissan corporate , both denie that anything is wrong,simply because the computer will not throw a code. The fact of the matter is "it will not operate" code or no code. This is a safety feature I wanted ,reason for picking the car out. Has people age their reflexes get slower on some individuals, and some people take their eyes off the road to make an adjustment to some other features as mirror adj. Cruise controls etc. Will not give me a car that the fearture works on. Exchanged cars on me after I took a test drive that the feature did work . Demanded it be fixed or first payment will not be made ,to come and get it if nissan will not fix car or replace car.
CategoryElectrical System
DateNov 29, 2018
StateKY
Description
I purchased a new 2018 nissan, the front end collision sensor is alarming and has ever since the car was new. I have taken it to two different dealers and they have referred me to nissan and say that I should wait for the recall. I think this is unacceptable as my car is not safe with the front end collision not working properly. Please help me fix this problem. As I am driving down the road, the sensor alarms and says it is not working when there is nothing in front of my vehicle. I had one dealer tell me it was picking up the sun...... Please help.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 02, 2018
StateNH
Description
Brought vehicle to peters nissan in nashua n. H. On october 10th with 7,000 miles on it due to hearing a popping sound coming from the right front to hear the sound it would be turning the steering wheel and accelerating, go over bumps putting any kind of flex on that right front. Tech found out after calling tech line that I have structural damage to the right front strut tower and hood holder which came from factory like this. Stated that the body mounts where letting go and the welds have separated and explained that if one machine was not or out of calibration at the manufacture that this could be the problem but also that it could be other issues underline that we don't see. Fix is to bring to body shop to have structural pieces replaced. I was then also told that I could have continuous problems because it's structural. I did not feel safe in this vehicle. I am worried that there will be other welds that will give.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 13, 2018
StateGA
Description
7000 miles and veh intelligent key will not start car

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Brian Jones

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Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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3 COMMENTS
  • Kristen m

    My car has all the issues listed
    Pops when I turn
    Says my key can’t be read
    Throws the slipper road when I pull out an it doesn’t take off
    Says my Camera has issues all the times
    Throws the accident sign

  • Marlena B

    I have a 2018 altima and all of a sudden the transmission needs to be changed dealer says 4800 to replace …. car was in excellent condition so I thought??? Left me on side of road with a child for 4 hours…. transmission on this car should be Part of extended warranty but it’s not?? Very wrong bad job nissan they lost a customer for life

  • Terry M

    I love my 2018 Nissan Altima! I have 85000 miles on it and had one rear wheel bearing to go out.

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