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Nissan Altima Transmission Problems Trouble Drivers

March 14, 2016 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Complaints, Nissan, Transmission

Nissan Altima has been added as another vehicle to the list of cars with troubling transmissions. For the past few years, many drivers have been complaining of Nissan Altima transmission problems, most notably stuttering between gears, hesitation, sputtering, vibration, not shifting properly, and even complete transmission failure. These Nissan Altima transmission problems have been complained about not just this year or last, but dating back to 2013.

Sadly, that’s not the only issue with this popular model. Consumers have filed complaints dealing with steering issues, engine problems, fuel system defects, window issues, and airbag lights. The problems have been so frequent that has warned consumers to beware of these vehicles.

The good news is that our firm has successfully succeeded in resolving numerous Nissan Altima claims under State Lemon Laws and Federal Warranty Statutes, and the help is 100% cost-free.

If you are dealing with Nissan Altima transmission problems, or any other issue with your Altima, it is essential that you get back to a Nissan dealer as soon as possible for warranty repair. Make sure the service adviser is completely aware of any and all issues you are dealing with, and that these issues are accurately displayed on your repair invoice.

Once you are back in the shop three or more times for any repeated repair, or if your vehicle is out of service an extended period of time, you may want to look into your rights.

Feel free to complete Get Rid of Your Lemon form. We will be glad to review your claim and determine if/how we can help.

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78 Responses to “Nissan Altima Transmission Problems Trouble Drivers”

  1. #1 Michelle R. Jones says:

    I have a Nissan Altima 2014 that I am leasing through the Uber program (xchange leasing). I am having problems with the transmission, it lose acceleration power while driving (after2 hrs). The only way to correct the problem, I would I have to turn the car off for about 30 mins and then it would be fine. I did a google search of this issue, and found Nissan had a recall on Nissan Altima 2014 pertaining to this issue so I contacted them on this problem. I gave them my VIN and they said that my car was not on the list.

    • #2 LemonLaw says:

      @Michelle: if you do not have a Nissan warranty, Nissan may not be held responsible for repairs.

      • #3 baran says:

        I have a 2007 Nissan Altima! I fall in love when I used it for the first time. It was easy to use, sleek, light! I took care of it like the apple of my eye. During 10 years it just went 3 -4 times out of state! Never been in an accident and then 10th year! It crumbles under my hands. The ignition is not working! A loud squicky sound comes from the engine. I noticed reddish spots in the flooring! Oil Leakage! Mileage 138 K! 10 years old! I was expecting more from Nissan. This care is very well maintained. Every other week it goes hand wash. It went regularly to check ups! Nissan’s respond???? I called and they said I need to bring the car to one of their centers. But unfortunately my car is not working so I have to tow it there. ( 100$) plus they are going to do a test( 180$ min) which means 280$ !!!! tow back the car! another 100$. Why on earth did I pay you 22K????? why on earth did I spent 1000 K per year to maintainance? They say they knew about the problem but there was no nationwide “RECALL” so I should have experience this problem earlier they might have it changed for free. I am punished because I well maintained my car and never abused it. I should have this problem before 130K or before 7 years. Well I am sorry I did not fit into your time line. Are you sorry that you did not contacted me ON TIME??? No GOOD WILL? I feel like I am robbed! I am felling cheated! I fell I have been Used! You took advantage! There is no way Nissan did not know about the Altima 2007! I just googled it 204K complaints. From transmission, from oil leakage from ignition problems.

        • #4 James says:

          I have a 2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5 L and I had three incidents pertaining to my transmission. Took it to Nissan dealership and they said transmission needed to be replaced with 74,000 miles on it. Nissan Consumer Affairs would not cover the cost of the transmission failure even though they found the CVT fluid was burned which it is not suppose to burn. Nissan has a recall to reprogram the CVT and still would not cover the cost to replace the CVT. 1st the check engine light came on and pointed to camshaft sensor. Camshaft sensor was replaced car ran for about 3000 miles then check engine light came on again. The check engine light pointed possible faulty mass airflow sensor and or reprogram CVT. Replaced that transmission failed completely. Engine runs, but the transmission will not engage in drive, or reverse. I feel robbed and cheated I was under the impression Nissans were good cars they know about the issue but are not willing to resolve the problems. I am so upset because this car has been taking all the money that I have.

          • #5 Ashlee says:

            I just brought my car to the dealership this week because of rough shifting between 1st and 2nd and they called to say the trans had to be completely replaced. Its a 2013 with only 54,000 miles on it!!! This is the 2nd Nissan Ive bought with a major defect (the other was a 2001) and I will NOT be buying another ever again. The cost od repairs and a rental is being coveres by the dealership where I purchased the car.

            • #6 Varissa says:

              At 75,000 miles my 2014 Nissan Altima needed a new transmission. I was out of warranty. So I contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs and they agreed to pay $3200 of the $4500 cost. Didnt feel safe In the vehicle anymore because it put me down while my kids were in the car almost causing a major accident my car just stop Accelerating in the middle of rush hour traffic so I traded it in which left me upside down! Sucks a lot!!

              • #7 Coralia Chase says:

                We have a 2011 Altima that has been having problems with the transmission. We didn’t notice it right away because we lived in NH and the cold weather kept us from seeing how the transmission overheats and drops down a gear. We perform regular service for tuneups, oil changes, brakes, etc. The car still looks very good but on a hot day the transmission fails to stay in fourth gear on the freeway, and in Texas, a hot day is common. What recourse do I have? Coralia Chase:

                • #8 tamiko dixon says:

                  I’ve replaced my transmission in my 2013 Altima with a remanufactured one. Been experience some issues and I’m now worried as it only is under warranty for 1 more month

                  • State: Wisconsin
                • #9 Lara says:

                  I Bought my Altima new in early 2012. They were trying to get rid of the 2011s, so I felt I got a good deal. Beautiful car. Got all the amenities…. trouble started when the sunroof leaked 2 months later while on vacation & soaked the headliner. Took it back to the dealership & was told that it was clogged from debri ?? and that they would not replace the headliner. This happened again about 4 months later. I then needed breaks & took it to the dealership to spend $500 on service work for that. Had to take it back immediately after because the squeaking was awful. Then, I was told that was a common problem & they’d take care of it. 3 months later, it started again, only to find that I need more new brakes & rotors. Cost given @ $1200. Not covered by their latest screw up. No thank you. Now, my transmission is slipping. Either this car was made on a Monday or Friday, but either way, it’s a beautiful piece of s$!&, and I wish I’d gone with a Honda. Or a Chevy…, Or, pretty much anything else. Never again Nissan!!! You suck.

                  • State: Ga
                • #10 A Wahid says:

                  Took my 2013 Nissan Altima to the dealer last week. Transmission was shifting rough, engine idled rough when stopped at light, and it felt like the accelerator was pulsing when I tried to accelerate from stop or very slow speed.

                  Car had 54K miles. They found a code PO965, and told me they need to change the transmission. A week later, I have the car back; seems to run better. The worst part is that the serivce guy told me that the warranty ends at 60K miles, even though they replaced the transmissoin at 54K. I guess the “re-manufactured” transmission only need to run for 6K miles, and then Nissan is in the clear. I assumed the “new” transmission would be warranted for 40K miles or so, at least.

                  With Nissan having so many issues with the transmission, the least they can do is extend the transmission warranty, espcially if it has been replaced. If my car already had 59K miles, they could have put a band-aid on it, and hoped it would be good for 1K miles. Not good. Never buying another Nissan again!

                  • State: Florida
                • #11 Brandie Nelson says:

                  We have a 2013 Altima 2.5 SL with 74,000 miles under an extended warranty that just started acting up. Hesitating in traffic and dying at stoplights. It’s at the dealership now. The kicker? They’ve been able to duplicate the problem but they can’t get it to register any “warranty codes”. They’re saying I will definitely need a new transmission. I’m not sure what kind of fight I will have on my hands.

                  • State: CA
                • #12 Juan says:

                  I have a 2012 Nisan Altima and the cvt transmission broke down, I contact my dealer and they gave a number for Nissan consumer affairs then I contact them I explained that my car cvt transmission started acting weird around the 20,000 miles even I let my dealer know about this issue but dealer said:”that is normal” so the answer of Nissan consumer affairs was that they can’t do nothing for me because is no recalls for this year in particular, then I ask to speak with a supervisor but I received the same answer.

                  • State: California
                • #13 Jolene Caruso says:

                  I have a 2011 Nissan Altima & the transmission went & I am being told not covered. I already put money out regarding this issue. My car is now not drivable. I see that there are a lot of issues with this car. I want to join the class action suit.

                  • State: NJ
                • #14 Chuck says:

                  I have never heard any Toyota owner mention a transmission problem. Maybe they exist, but I have never heard of the problem with Toyota vehicles. I have owned two Toyotas that have taken over 200k with no major mechanical problems. No problems at all actually, aside from maintenance which can get expensive as the miles add up. For durability and dependability I recommend any Toyota vehicle. I do not work for Toyota, and have actually been annoyed by the dealers I’ve purchased from, especially their financing people, but that has nothing to do with the dependability of the cars. My kids first cars will be Toyotas.

                  • #15 2014 Altima Owner says:

                    Same here. CVT shudder issue. Keep me posted on any class action. 2014 Altima 3.5SL

                    • State: NJ
                  • #16 LemonLaw says:

                    @2014 Altima Owner: Could you visit and fill out your information. We may be able to help you now.

                    • #17 Islam says:

                      2012 altima CVT transmission problem. Car would slow down on Highway. The manufacturer need to take action and recall to fix this matter. Our hard working money were taken for the defected cars. This is not fair to us and i seek to find a solution of this matter. Can we do lawsuits against the manufacturer?

                      • State: NY - New York
                    • #18 Scott says:

                      My 2014 Nissan Altima just died on the Turnpike. Transmission problem. Car has 63000 miles and just out of warranty. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

                      • State: PA
                    • #19 Estelle says:

                      Nissan Altima
                      Transmission problem am so disappointed out of warranty .
                      PLEASE DON’T BUY A NISSAN

                      • State: Connecticut
                    • #20 Sheena says:

                      I purchased a 2014 nissan altima 10mths ago and now my transmission is going out. I took my car to the nissan dealership and they told me the warranty only covers up to 60,000 miles. I’m very upset because my car is 4,000 miles over their warranty. Called corporate and they was no help. How can the consumers start a class action lawsuit against nissan?

                      • State: Arkansas
                    • #21 Vivian Crayton says:

                      3 months away from paying of 2012 altima, and now its doing this intermittent starting. I took it to get diagnosed they could find nothing wrong they say and it makes me nervous because i dont want to be on the road and it stops while i’m driving or it doesnt start when i am parked. What do i do? This is my only vehicle

                      • State: Texas
                    • #22 Sriram says:

                      I have leased nissan altima in 2016 July , after one year with 14K miles car have transmission issue and after contacting dealership they mentioned to replace the complete transmission. I am wondered for a new car with in 15K miles need to replace a new transmission. I am worried that i need to use the defective car or refurbished car with the same amount of Lease that i have paid for new car.Can we go with lemon law. Even the same car have 2 safety recalls

                      • State: New Jersey
                    • #23 LemonLaw says:

                      @Siriam: Once you are in three times for the transmission issue or out of service 20 days or more, you will have a lemon law claim in New Jersey. Please call 1 800 LEMON LAW.

                      • #24 Rochelle says:

                        I have a 2009 Altima ,just spent $1900 for repairs, I have kept my care maintained doing everything that the service advisor
                        has told me to do . Now a week and a half later my transmission failed no warning or nothing by the car. My car just started slipping out of gear. How are they able to get away with this problem and not have a recall for this problem. I just bought a 2016 because I like my 2009 and was using it as my work car now I am considering trading them both in i don’t want to have to deal with this kind of headache. I thought these cars were suppose to be reliable but I guess not reading other consumer problem .All I can say is wow .

                        • State: florida
                      • #25 Karen says:

                        I have a 2013 Altima – we have never liked the CVT transmission and everytime we complained Nissan said it was normal – and we had to get used to it. We had a solenoid replaced about 2 years ago. The last month or so it started acting up, stalling, running very rough, and this week it stalled on me 3 times in heavy traffic. I am lucky I wasn’t hit. Died on the highway 2 days after the engine light came on – as I was driving it to the dealer for service and inspection. They told me I need a new transmission – $4,000!!!! It only has 80,000 highway miles on it – I will never buy another Nissan.

                        • State: PA
                      • #26 Roberto Plascencia says:

                        I have a 2015 Altima 2.5, poor CVT transmission, I have a complain with Nissan Customer Service, car is under warrant but dealer does not want to replaced. Failure Code is P0841 which is fluid transmission sensor. Recommendation from dealer is not to drive my car for more than 2 hours. I have to stop 2 hours and let the transmission to take a break for 20-30 minutes. This is the most ridiculous problem solving or stupid solution. A new transmission is required buy Nissan dealer does not want to fix this matter. My life is under risk if I do drive this Nissan Altima 2015 for more than 2 hours. I will not buy a Nissan Altima, anymore. Be careful if you buy a Nissan Altima 2.5 CVT transmission.

                        • State: Texas
                      • #27 Ray says:

                        I have a 2012 Altima with 74000 miles. Transmission needs to be replaced and Nissan accepts no responsibility for my $3232.00 repair for defective trans.

                        • State: CT
                      • #28 Ray says:

                        I have a 2012 Altima with 74000 and I need a new transmission. After a little research I have found that many have this problem but Nissan accepts no responsibility and I have to pay $3223.00

                        • State: CT
                      • #29 Amanda Hilley says:

                        I have a 2013 Altima 2.5 S and I just had to haqve my transmission replaced in it I bought my transmission from the nissan dealership and had a Mechanic at a shop put it in and when I took him my car he has a another Nissan Altima there with the same problem as mine did after the Mechanic put the transmission in he called me to tell me I had to take it to the nissan dealership to have the transmission computer programmed to the car and when I took it they never said nothing to me about the recall and when I bought the transmission they never told me about a recall then to day I get in the mail the recall for CVT reprogram recall on the car why didn’t i get this before it made my transmission go bad and why am I having to pay $256.00 dollars for the recall on the CVT programming please can someone tell me what I can do because this car is coasting me more than it’s worth to fix it I use the car for my job so I have no choose but to get it fixed but I don’t understand why I am being Charged for a recall and why did I revive the recall info before my transmission went bad

                        • State: Ga
                      • #30 Glenn says:

                        We have a 2013 Nissan Altima. The vehicle has 65000 miles. We recently traveled to Tennessee for our 25th wedding anniversary. During that time the Vehicle experienced vibration problems and would not engage in forward or reverse. We had the vehicle towed to a Nissan dealership in Knoxville,TN. The dealer determined that it was the cvt transmission, $5400.00. We had the recall done for the Cvt earlier this year. The dealer only guaranteed the rebuilt transmission for 12 months or 12,000 miles. I am looking into seeing if the recall was supposed to prevent the cvt failure.

                        • State: Pa
                      • #31 Ron Stoeckle says:

                        All of these mechanical failures with Nissan Altimas. Bite the bullet and repair what is needed. Get a detail shop to make the car look good. Trade for a Honda/Toyota
                        And don’t look back. Most repair managers will past the you the service repair number at the manufactures office. In other words he passed you the buck. He will not get in volved. So get rid of them and tell others of your resolve . Good luck. I’ll will come back of my problem shortly after I put my plan in place


                        • State: Pa
                      • #32 Ron Stoeckle says:

                        Bite the bullet repair what is needed . Next detail shop. Next trade in Toyota. Please of mind Do not let these frustrations eat you up. Be proactive. Sit down with your partner get a game plan.

                        Good luck

                        • State: Pennslyvania. a.
                      • #33 C says:

                        Same out my2013 when some dies nissan needs to stop lieing about car transmission are death traps

                        • State: Georgia
                      • #34 Y Esp says:

                        I have a 2014 Nissan that we bought brand new and it came fully loaded. I have had air bag issues, the transmission replaced, the gear shifter was getting stuck and had to be replaced. Now I’m told the compressor is going out!!!! Seriously? My car is 3 years old and has been in the shop more than my husband’s 10 year old Ford truck!

                        • State: Texas
                      • #35 M. Crawford says:

                        I have read a lot about problems with Nissan’s CVT transmission in their Altima and other car models. I have been advised that the transmission in my 2010 Altima needs to be replaced. The miles on the vehicle are just beyond the 120K extended warranty coverage offered by Nissan. Is there any pending class action case that addresses this issue?

                        • State: California
                      • #36 LemonLaw says:

                        @Y Esp: I certainly think you should look into State and Federal rights. Visit to find a firm in your state.

                        • #37 LemonLaw says:

                          @Glenn–You need to send a certified letter to the manufacturer.

                          • #38 paul says:

                            Bought a 2009 nissan altima new. 86,000 miles transmission went out and left me on the side of the freeway. Had it towed to dealer and 1st thing they say is ” this is the 1st time we’ve heard of the cvt failing” but the tranny was still under warrenty so they replaced it . Well now this cvt is starting to have problems again and I can’t afford $3500 for a new transmission plus the installation fees. First nissan I’ve ever owned , and will be the last one!!!

                            • State: Arkansas
                          • #39 Brenda says:

                            I have a 2009 Altima that I bought used this spring. As soon as I drove it on a hot day the transmission slipped. I brought it to a Nissan dealer (having found out about the extended warranty online). After they hooked it to the computer they told me it had only ‘failed’ 16 times and it had to ‘fail’ 21 times to be covered. They suggested I ‘drive it like a stolen car’ and get it to fail again and bring it back. Seriously? This was after they admitted it could be dangerous. This is my second and last Nissan.

                            • State: Illinois
                          • #40 Joel Fernandez says:

                            I got a 2014 nissan altima 2.5l sv 48,567 miles with a rebuilt title great condiction. Can same one give me the real value price

                            • State: Florida
                          • #41 misty ridenour says:

                            I have a 2011 Altima and a month ago the transmission went out while I was driving had it towed and the transmission replaced just got it back yesterday and now it is making a strange noise when I push the gas and it’s gets louder when I stop and it never made the noise before I hope it’s not the new one it’s only warranted for 6 months and I still owe on the car and I had to pay out for a transmission. Something need to be done about these cars because they are taking a lot of people’s money I will never own a nissan again I hope I get it payed off before this new one go’s out

                            • State: TN
                          • #42 Shawnee Brooks says:

                            My 2012 Nissan Altima was bought new and we serviced it at the Nissan dealership every time it was needed. And did whatever they asked us to fix or replace regularly! Now it needs a new transmission for almost $4000. They say our extended warranty (3 years or a certain amount of miles) is over 10,000 miles so they will not cover the replacement! Live and learn. Do your research and DO NOT BUY A NISSIAN!

                            • State: CA
                          • #43 Jeremy Z says:

                            I have a 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5l with 30,000 miles and my transmission was recalled due to improper software specs.. I noticed it was making a few odd bumps and wierd shifting..My advisor told me that was NOT part of the recall and if this continues they may need to replace the transmission…. Sooo..They “updated” the software and it was doing much better …for about a week.. the stuttering started up.. then the hanging gears… hard shifts… looong shifts… SURELY NOT the way the car came off the lot… My friends and family are always asking… “whats wrong wih your car?” ?.. “why does it shift like that”..?… they feel it … took it back to IPAC Nissan … they said “OH THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WE CANNOT REPRODUCE THE ISSUE”… soooo I am off to the next Nissan shop to have a real mechanic look at it… sad thing is… there are NO real nissan mechanics……. They also put the wrong oil in my car since I started the maintenance plan… 5w30 is NOT RECOMMENDED.. the car takes 0w20 synthetic… They deny this fact as well…

                            • State: tx
                          • #44 Bernard says:

                            So about 3-4 months ago my CVT transmission went out on my 2009 Nissan Altima. The dealership replaced my transmission being that it was covered under warranty. Fast forward to today, my car has been accelerating horribly and my RPM’s jump all the time. The new transmission does have a 12 month/12,000 miles warranty but I want to be done with this car period. How should I go about this?

                            • State: NC
                          • #45 Tim Garretson says:

                            I just financed a 2014 Nissan Altima v6 3.5L SL a week ago. A couple days ago I started to notice a shudder at low speed low acceleration and it jerks once in a while from 1st to 2nd. I have an appointment Monday to get it checked out at a shop in my warranties network. The car only has 31000 on it and I’m just sure what my options are at this time.

                            • State: Pa
                          • #46 LemonLaw says:

                            @Tim: You should contact a Nissan dealer to find out if the car is still under a manufacturers powertrain warranty. If it is, and you are back three or times for the transmission, you may have a potential breach of warranty claim.

                            • #47 LemonLaw says:

                              @Bernard: I think the age is going to be an issue. Contact Nissan to arrange to get the transmission fixed and then look into trade or resale.

                              • #48 Neicy says:

                                The problem I am having is that I have bought my used 2013 Nissan Altima and the transmission has already went out. This is ridiculous. I did all my required maintenance and it still went out in less than 2 years. Of course I get no assistance but of course the people still want the car note. I am not please AT ALL. Nissan Consumer Affairs is giving me the run around. I don’t have that kind of money to pay for a new transmission. The warranty went out at 100,000 and I was at 118,000, you have to be kidding me. FRUSTRATED!!!!!

                                • State: Texas
                              • #49 Robin says:

                                I bought my car new in June of last year 2016 altima. Over the past couple months my car has started acting very weird. When I stop at a stop light or to make a turn I am having to push my gas pedal to the floor and then it takes between 3-7 seconds to start to go. At first this only happened once every few days and I thought I was crazy. Then my husband was driving and it happened to him. This week it started doing it daily. I have maintained the vehicle changed air filter, oil, and brakes regularly. I take it to nissan today and they check for codes and nothing. The tech that moved my car experienced the issue and agreed it is dangerous. I asked what was next since my car is still under warranty. I was told I would have to wait for a loaner car and bring my car back so they could take a better look at it. So they pretty much didn’t want to deal with it because it was close to closing for them. I have children that ride in that car daily. I contacted Nissan customer affairs and they said someone would contact me by the end of the day Monday. Absolute worst car I have owned. I will never have a Nissan again. Paying close to $400 a month for a lemon.

                                • State: KY
                              • #50 Aisling says:

                                Bought a used 2012 Altima 2.5 S. It has 80,000 miles on it. We had it 3 weeks before the transmission went out on it. Thankfully we bought the extended warranty for it and they replaced it. If we didn’t have the warranty no telling what they would have done.

                                • State: Arkansas
                              • #51 John says:

                                We bought a new Nissan Rogue Select with the CVT transmission in July 2014. By October of 2015 with only 19,000 miles on the vehicle, it started to make an audible wheezing/high pitched whining after about an hour of highway driving…and engine block heating. When we took it back to the dealership they of course couldn’t reproduce the sound on a local test drive as it was clearly tied to driving duration and heat of the components. After an extended back & forth and additional testing, they finally called and said they located the problem and that we needed a brand new transmission (which they installed). Now at 36,000 miles (or 17,000 after the new transmission was installed), the EXACT SAME THING is happening to this one. We’ve taken it to a different Melbourne, FL dealership who is also arguing with us about not being able to reproduce the noise…even though we’ve told them the conditions required to hear it. They put the customer in an untenable position by claiming they don’t have the time or personnel to drive someone’s car for the hour or so it takes for the condition to be heard, so what are we to do? I have contacted the Nissan Consumer Board and they have created a case number for us, but there must be legal protection for consumers who are plagued with well chronicled CVT transmission issues. Am I too late into the ‘time’ aspect for the Lemon Law to be applicable? If so, what other actions are at my disposal for protection against this faulty transmission?

                                • State: FL
                              • #52 LemonLaw says:

                                @John: I would certainly look into your lemon law rights. Visit to find a lawyer in your state.

                                • #53 Jaime W. says:

                                  I would like to see Nissan make it right for their consumers that purchased their 2013 Nissan Altima only to have the transmission fail at around 70,000 miles due to faulty CVT transmissions that Nissan is aware of this and will not take responsibility for this or do anything to help. Year after year they continue to use the same faulty CVT transmission. They have extended the original warranty of 5 years/60,000 to 10 years/120,000 for 2003-2010 Nissan models with the CVT transmission due to this problem yet refuse to help the newer Nissan models. This is not right and it is not fair. They have deceived their consumers by having the knowledge of the CVT transmission failures yet still continue to use them. Please sign this petition if you feel the same and believe Nissan should be held accountable and rectify this matter.

                                  • State: New York
                                • #54 Jaime W. says:


                                  • #55 MARGARET SALAZAR says:

                                    Sadly, I, too, own a 2012 Nissan Altima and have been told that the transmission would need to be replaced and a kit put on in order that the transmission would not overheat again. In addition, if I drive two hours to Oklahoma City the console area where the transmission is gets warm and by the time it is time to go home, approximately 125 miles, it is hot. I have experienced while driving, the car going into a “limping: mode. I tried today to trade this car off. It is worth about $2500 toward a new one. No dealer wants it. I am stuck with a clunker that I will be making payments on for three more years.. I think the thing to do is to post letters in widely circulated magazines to alert the public about the unsatisfactory performance of Nissan automobiles and the fact that Nissan will not acknowledge the deficiencies..

                                    • State: ok
                                  • #56 Sedarian Miller says:

                                    I have a Nissan Altima with 90k miles when I got it it had 16k now it’s starting to loose power around 80k miles could it be cvt

                                    • State: Tampa Florida
                                  • #57 Sharon D Harris says:

                                    I have a 2017 Nissan Altima after 5,000 miles I noticed it started to shift very hard and the RPM needle would apear to get stuck on 3 now as I was sitting in park I was hearing a noise from the engine, I took the car back to Nissan once and they stated they drove it and couldn’t see anything however, when you drive in the left lane that happens guess what I wasn’t in the left lane I was in park on the side of the road. I’m taking this car back

                                    • State: New Jersey
                                  • #58 LemonLaw says:

                                    @Sharon: Do not give up! If your current Nissan dealer is not helping, take it to another one. Record the noise with your smart phone and offer to take the service adviser on a test drive. Once you are in three times for the issue, with three invoices, please call us at 1 800 536 6652 to discuss your rights.

                                    • #59 Felicidade Domingos says:

                                      I have a Nissan altima2009 when the car was new was difficult to go up hills when reach 90.000 miles I have my first experience I lost speed driven interstate 95 After these incident I take the car to mechanics experience ,they all told me that transmission they used 2009 to 2011 type cvt I’m terrified drive these car often these happen I’m not longer drive the car! im see compensation Thank you, sincerely Felicidade Domingos 908 447 6483

                                      • State: New jersey
                                    • #60 hamidi says:

                                      I bought a brand new 2016 Nissan Altima. I drove interstate, highway miles a lot. Now, the car is over 33K miles. The engine runs smooth. however, transmission started acting up recently. It has been few times it hesitated to accelerate from a stop, and once it starts moving, it wont shift. I had to stop and turned off the engine for about 20+ minutes and it will be fine again, until next unexpected time on unexpected traffic when it hesitates and stop shifting again. What would you recommend me to do. should I just trade ins the car for a newer car? but 2016 is new, and 33K miles is relatively low miles….

                                      • State: IL
                                    • #61 Renee says:

                                      My 2013 Altima with 95K miles on it is at the dealer now getting the transmission replaced. It went out with no warning. Got me to work in the morning no problem but I didn’t even make it out of the parking lot that evening. Fortunately, we bought the extended warranty and it’s covered, but I don’t think I will ever feel confident in that car again. While my car is in the shop I’m driving my 2002 Honda Civic with 299K miles on it and it still runs like a champ and has it’s original transmission. Wishing I had bought a another Honda about now!

                                      • State: California
                                    • #62 Har says:

                                      Similar to problem mentioned #43 Jeremy Z, My car also has started showing transmission problems like shuttering between gear shifts like you feel some thing is not right during the gear change and not running smoothly.

                                      It some times go high in RMP for gear shit with vibration and feels hard as you go on.

                                      It’s a 2015 Altima SL with 34 K miles on it. Any suggestions please !!

                                      • State: MD
                                    • #63 Ray says:

                                      Bought the 2009 Altima with 85,000 in late 2014 for my daughter. Not even a month the transmission starts to fail on the freeway because of transmission heating issues, fortunately I was with her and we got off safely as it would not go faster that 40 MPH. We found out it was covered under their extended 120,000, 10 year warranty because of the number of similar failures. So we got a brand new transmission from the factory that totally failed again 2 years later with 60k miles of driving as the car had 144K and so we were out of the warranty period and the work was only covered for 1yr. These are the worst transmission ever, you may get a great price but you will lose that savings replacing these CVT transmissions as it cost $3200 to replace and the mechanic said the the entire inside was totally thrashed. You have been warned, do not buy Nissan CVT transmission cars.

                                      • State: CA
                                    • #64 Orlando Welsh says:

                                      Normally my car will give me a bite and smooth ride. Lately I have notice that the tramsmission has gotten load when changing gears. I had my wife drive my car to make sure that I was correct in what I heard. She drove the car and noticed the same thing as me. Over the years I have purchase 3 Nissan Sentra, 1 Nissan Maxima, 2 Nissan Rogue and 7 Nissan Altimas. I have been purchasing Nissan vehicules since 1996 and I am disappointed in the performance of this vehicle because it only has 40,000 miles.

                                      • State: AZ
                                    • #65 ALfonso says:

                                      On our way to church, our 2013 Altima, 72000 miles, stalled at the red light. We have extend warranty . We traded in previously our x terra bc of transmission went out. Our 2 Nissans same issue. Lots of problems. We won’t buy anymore nissans ever.

                                      • State: Ca
                                    • #66 Jason says:

                                      I have a 2009 Nissan Altima i thought the car would be able to last me my brother helped me get it he told me they make good long lasting cars had it for 1 year and the transmission went out on me i could tell it was questionable trusting the trans becouse some times i would just have a gut feeling the transmission may go soon sure enough im without a car thanks nissan never again you have put my life thru shit ive own other brand cars nothing as bad as nissan has screwed me don’t buy a nissan

                                      • State: Michigan
                                    • #67 Jason says:

                                      Don’t buy a CVT transmission from nissan unless you like buying new transmissions

                                      • State: Michigan
                                    • #68 Yanet says:

                                      I have a 2015 altima sv when i first purchased the car in Feb 2016 with roughly 12k miles i noticed a sutter with the car took it to the dealership in like may or jume of that year i was told nothing was wrong with it that the computer didnt register any codes and they couldn’t replicate the issue… so here i am in jan of 2018 with 38.5k miles and the dealership is telling me i need a new transmission. They said i should be covered but having issues as to why a car that has 38.5k miles would need a new transmission and it appears to be a problem.

                                      • State: New Jersey
                                    • #69 Latoya says:

                                      I got 2010 nissan Altima with 130,000 miles on it. It was driving home and as I got off highway. My car started jerking, when I pull in a repair shop I was told it’s my Transmission. I had to get my car towed back to my mechanic shop. It gives no warning sign.

                                      • State: Pa
                                    • #70 Shubbry says:

                                      2013 nissan altima – shuddering, stalling while driving and shutting off when stopped at stoplight, I’m at 100k miles so it’s out of warranty. transmissions should not be going out this early….How can we go about getting a class action suit on Nissan for these piece of crap cars they’re selling with the faulty transmission? they were forced to extend the warranty from a class action suit on cars 2003-2010 models with the CVT transmission, they need to do the same for the newer models. Let’s put Nissan on they’re backs for what they’ve done!

                                      • State: Washington (WA)
                                    • #71 Yadi says:

                                      My transmission failed me without notice a week ago. When it went out that’s when the check engine light came on. I only have 130,000 miles on it. Took it to one dealership and they said I have to replace my transmission and it’s going to cost $5,000. On top of that i asked the service writer why do you think it went out so soon? He tells me that it’s normal for transmission to go out with that many miles. I said WTF!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve owned Hondas and Toyotas and have put well over 200k miles and never ever had a transmission issue. Nissan is putting families lives at risk with this issue and they’re not doing anything about this problem. I am taking action. If there’s anyone on here that wants to team up and take action with me please contact me.

                                      • State: FL
                                    • #72 christopher says:

                                      My son purchased a 2008 Nissan Altima from the Nissan dealer about 2 years ago. He had problems from the beginning with this vehicle. But the major problem now is the transmission. The car had been sitting for about 5 months because he didn’t have the money to fix it. Found out about the extended warranty on it but he has 134,000 miles on it and they said they couldn’t help him. They want about $3,800 to fix this problem in which for years now ( I just found out) that they knew about this transmission problem. So for people that just purchased one like my son really didn’t even have a chance to enjoy his car because of the problems with the transmission. He still owes on a car that he can’t even drive. Nissan should fix these vehicles because they admitted there was a problem with it. Sure they extend the warranty on it but what about the people who just bought it from the Nissan dealer and the warranty on it was not there long enough to recognize there was a problem. I can see if he bought it from a private owner but this was from there dealership!!!!!!!!!!!!! I told my son never buy another Nissan ever to many problems and far to much BS with them. Very disappointed in a dealership that is experiencing the same problem with there vehicles from hundreds of unhappy customers and refuse to help. I would have been satisfied if they even paid half so its not a total loss. Once again Nissan has lost another customer in fact two now because I will never purchase one either!!!!!!!!

                                      • State: NJ
                                    • #73 LemonLaw says:

                                      @Yanet: if you are back for the transmission three or more times under your Nissan warranty, call us at 1 800 LEMON LAW (1 800 536 6652) to discuss your rights and how we can help.

                                      • #74 Ernie says:

                                        Nissan cvt’s don’t seem to be a problem here in Australia. I don’t understand the comments about shifting gears on some of the posts. There are no gears. One gear only, but infinitely variable and there should not be any perception of gear shifting. The Australian Altima is imported from Nissan Thailand. Maybe a better product than the US homegrown article.

                                        • State: Qld.Australia
                                      • #75 Fatmata barrie says:

                                        My heart breaks!!! Just told yesterday I needed transmission ($4700) by Nissan dealership on my 2013 Nissan SL <53 thousand miles. I was told I don’t have warranty as my vehicle was purchased from an auction 2016. I don’t get this!!!
                                        I have maintained, kept up required oil change, breaks…my 17y/o daughter was driving home last week from work at night when she experienced the problem (car stalls, shakes, stops…). Her 2nd week driving by herself to work and now she is so afraid to drive the car. These are people’s life, this can lead to road accidents, loss of life!!!
                                        Nissan must be held to account for these problems. Pls advice

                                        • #76 Charles W. says:

                                          STAY FAR AWAY FROM BUYING ***ANY*** “NISSAN” Vehicle EVER!
                                          I bought a 2013 Nissan Altima less than a year ago.we only put just over 10,000 miles on it. And with NO Warning whatsoever the CVT Transmission Failed and it Left me stuck at 5 am this morning on the side of an extremely busy road. The dealer wants me to pay 3,800+ to rebuild it. with only a 12 month 12 thousand mile Warranty. I told them I don’t think so. Found a local shop that can fix it for $2,000 and thats with labor. They will also reprogram it after its rebuilt. Definitely going to sell the car. And go back to Honda. I got 487,000 Miles on my last Honda Accord.

                                          • State: Georgia
                                        • #77 Calandra Flowers says:

                                          It seems to me every Nissan altima is having problems with their transmission. I have a 2009 Altima and I need a new transmission. They are setting the time limit in the cars to fail when that time is up just so we can purchase an up-to-date model from dealers. They think they are smart. I will never by another Nissan again!!!

                                          • State: MS
                                        • #78 B. Williams says:

                                          I purchased my 2013 Nissan Altima on 7/31/12. I am 70 years old and do not drive much. My car has 53,000 miles on it. Friday, 2/16/18, I was driving from the doctors office when the front of my car started to vibrate and seemed like it would stop at the light. I was a mile from Nissan Dealer where I bought my car and drove it there. The service adviser called yesterday and said it was the transmission–what?! I could not believe it. No car with 53,000 miles should need a transmission. I have read other woes about the same thing on this website. According to the manual, I am eligible for a replacement based on mileage but not on months. They are quoting a replacement price of $4400. I am going to file a complaint through customer care. I requested to be called by the owner tomorrow. He was not in on Friday.

                                          • State: MD

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