Nissan Altima Transmission Problems Trouble Drivers
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 CarComplaints.com 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.
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November 6th, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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.
December 5th, 2016 at 4:37 pm
@Michelle: if you do not have a Nissan warranty, Nissan may not be held responsible for repairs.
January 11th, 2017 at 12:22 pm
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.
January 13th, 2017 at 11:58 am
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.
March 1st, 2017 at 6:52 am
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.
March 21st, 2017 at 7:05 am
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!!
March 29th, 2017 at 6:05 pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 21st, 2017 at 11:26 pm
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
April 27th, 2017 at 11:21 pm
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.
May 8th, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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!
May 11th, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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.
May 15th, 2017 at 1:29 am
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.
May 24th, 2017 at 2:28 pm
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.
May 30th, 2017 at 12:00 am
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.
June 1st, 2017 at 9:46 am
Same here. CVT shudder issue. Keep me posted on any class action. 2014 Altima 3.5SL
June 2nd, 2017 at 11:12 am
@2014 Altima Owner: Could you visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/rid.html and fill out your information. We may be able to help you now.
June 9th, 2017 at 5:43 am
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?
June 9th, 2017 at 11:41 am
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.
June 20th, 2017 at 3:26 pm
Transmission problem am so disappointed out of warranty .
PLEASE DON’T BUY A NISSAN
June 26th, 2017 at 5:51 pm
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?
July 6th, 2017 at 1:56 pm
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
July 6th, 2017 at 11:24 pm
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
July 10th, 2017 at 4:37 pm
@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.
August 10th, 2017 at 10:27 pm
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 .
August 15th, 2017 at 7:46 am
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.
September 1st, 2017 at 10:13 am
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.
September 1st, 2017 at 11:34 am
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.
September 1st, 2017 at 11:37 am
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
September 1st, 2017 at 8:28 pm
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
September 2nd, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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.
September 4th, 2017 at 1:32 am
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
September 4th, 2017 at 1:50 am
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.
September 4th, 2017 at 4:33 pm
Same out my2013 when some dies nissan needs to stop lieing about car transmission are death traps
September 7th, 2017 at 11:35 pm
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!
September 8th, 2017 at 6:21 pm
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?
September 11th, 2017 at 1:14 pm
@Y Esp: I certainly think you should look into State and Federal rights. Visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a firm in your state.
September 11th, 2017 at 1:23 pm
@Glenn–You need to send a certified letter to the manufacturer.
September 12th, 2017 at 2:51 am
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!!!
September 12th, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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.
September 13th, 2017 at 8:46 pm
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
September 15th, 2017 at 10:13 am
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
September 16th, 2017 at 10:06 am
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!
September 19th, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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…
September 26th, 2017 at 4:43 pm
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?
September 28th, 2017 at 2:10 pm
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.
September 28th, 2017 at 2:30 pm
@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.
September 28th, 2017 at 2:32 pm
@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.
September 29th, 2017 at 4:14 pm
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!!!!!
September 29th, 2017 at 6:01 pm
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.
October 2nd, 2017 at 4:02 pm
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.
October 10th, 2017 at 10:05 am
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?
October 10th, 2017 at 3:58 pm
@John: I would certainly look into your lemon law rights. Visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a lawyer in your state.
October 20th, 2017 at 8:09 pm
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.
October 20th, 2017 at 8:15 pm
October 30th, 2017 at 7:57 pm
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..
November 7th, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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
November 14th, 2017 at 11:08 am
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
November 16th, 2017 at 7:47 am
@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.
November 26th, 2017 at 5:30 pm
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
December 6th, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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….
December 14th, 2017 at 5:57 pm
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!
December 26th, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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 !!
January 2nd, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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.
January 5th, 2018 at 7:52 pm
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.
January 15th, 2018 at 1:14 am
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.
January 17th, 2018 at 3:50 am
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
January 17th, 2018 at 3:56 am
Don’t buy a CVT transmission from nissan unless you like buying new transmissions
January 17th, 2018 at 6:19 am
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.
January 19th, 2018 at 7:47 am
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.
January 24th, 2018 at 3:29 pm
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!
January 29th, 2018 at 12:35 am
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. email@example.com
January 31st, 2018 at 11:16 am
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!!!!!!!!
February 5th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
@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.
February 9th, 2018 at 12:57 am
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.
February 10th, 2018 at 8:17 am
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
February 12th, 2018 at 3:23 pm
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.
February 18th, 2018 at 3:54 pm
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!!!
February 18th, 2018 at 7:42 pm
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.
February 21st, 2018 at 7:20 pm
I purchased my 2016 Altima brand new in 2016 and it currently has 32000 miles on it. Still within warranty. It is now at the dealership for the second time with transmission issues. First time it occurred, I was already in motion going about 65 mph on the freeway and when I pressed on the accelerator, there was no response. I pressed down harder and the RPM would not go above 2000 yet the speed slowly went up. I released the accelerator, let it cruise for a few seconds and pressed it again and it responded. Second time I was on a local street going about 35 and when I pressed the accelerator, no response again. I didn’t notice the RPM this time but the speed was actually decreasing. I l released for a few seconds and it responded when I pressed again. I took it to the dealer and they said they test drove it with no problems. The service adviser told me I may have pressed on the break and accelerator at the same time and confused the computer. That wasn’t the case but what could I say. This past 2/18/18 I was merging onto the freeway at 62 and as I got into the first lane I noticed my speed was not increasing as fast as it should. When I looked at the display, the RPM was not going past 2000 and the MPH was going up very slowly as a big rig truck was coming up from behind very fast. I pressed all the way to the floor and there was still no response. Luckily the truck realized I wasn’t moving and swerved around me. I released the accelerator for a few seconds and then it responded when I pressed it again. During the same trip I was at 65 and it was the same scenario, but this time I grabbed my phone and recorded it. As I panned back and fourth from the gauge display to the floor showing my foot on the accelerator you can see the issue first hand. With my foot all the way to the floor the car took 22 seconds to get from 65 to 80 miles per hour all the while the RPM was stuck at 2000. Later during the same drive I recorded it again and it happened about 3 more times during the same recording. When I took it to the dealership the following day and showed them the video, the service adviser tried to tell me it was my floor mat in the way preventing the accelerator from going down. I told him that is not possible for several reasons. Number one, because that’s not possible. Number two, because if the accelerator was indeed stuck and not able to go down anymore, then the speed wouldn’t have increased at all as it did very slowly in each video. Number three, the floor mat is less than a half an inch thick so there is no way it would have blocked the accelerator. They kept the car and sent me a message saying they were able to duplicate the issue without the mat being in there just in case and they are sending a request to Nissan tech support to see what to do because there are no error codes. They still have my car as of now and I am waiting to see how they rectify this. My car is still under warranty so they need to take care of this but I am concerned as to if they say they fixed it, and then it occurs again after the warranty is up. Then what?
March 9th, 2018 at 10:47 am
I have a 2008 Nissan Altima. I took my car to get an oil change from a mechanic that I’ve been using for years. A few days later the check engine light came on and I took it back to the mechanic. He hooked it up to the machine and told me it was transmission issues. Nissan only covered this at this time up to 60,000 miles I did research on the internet and found that they extended it doubling the coverage from 60,000 miles to 120,000 miles. I contacted Nissan auto department and ask them about this of course they gave me the run around saying that they are not sure if it’s the transmission or not they would have to check it. The rap dear tell me that they are covered up to 120,000 miles. I took my car to the El Cajon dealership. Now when I went in here I was already armed I knew it was the transmission and this Nissan dealership told me that it wasn’t that I just needed my battery tables cleaned. I then asked the tech to provide me with a list of codes that came up when he performed the diagnostic test. He gave me the codes and these were the same codes that I have from the printout of my mechanic. I didn’t ask him are you sure it’s not the transmission he stated yes I said my goodbyes. I immediately contacted the Nissan on the mile of cars in National City California and made an appointment. I went in the next morning and explained what was going on with my car but the service rep stated that he believes it’s the transmission and he said wait let me get my mechanic up here. I explain these issues to the mechanic in the mechanic say yes it’s your transmission you are under warranty so we’ll fix it for you. I then gave him the printout of the previous dealership who said there was nothing wrong with my car. Mossy Nissan of National City went ahead and corrected the problem they gave me a loaner car free of charge their customer service was beyond what was expected. I did contact corporate and explain the situation to them and I am formed corporate that I wanted my money back for the diagnostic test. Corporate did send me a refund check in the amount of 130 something dollars and I receive that check about a week later after talking to the lady in the corporate Department. I want everyone to know that Nissan does cover your vehicle for the transmission up to 120 miles and as long as no one else has tampered with your vehicle transmission. Please share this information with anyone you know that has a Nissan
March 12th, 2018 at 6:41 pm
I have a 2013 Altima shifter stock in park the car was driving fine for a while out of nowhere it won’t go pass 10 miles transmission won’t shift will not buy another Nissan bad alternator bad cvt everything wrong with Nissan
March 14th, 2018 at 7:59 pm
I have a 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5SL. The transmission was suffering from severe shuddering around 1400 rpm, especially when going uphill. It became worse on warm days or with a heavy load.
I recently had my CVT oil replaced by Valvoline with their synthetic CVT oil, and all my previous transmission issues have disappeared. The transmission now runs smooth as silk hot or cold. Not sure what crap oil Nissan uses, but it will break down quickly and ruin your transmission. For a $130, change your oil. No need for a dealer to do this if your warranty has expired. It takes about 8 quarts. I drive about 40,000 miles per year, and for the small charge, will continue to replace it annually.
March 25th, 2018 at 2:34 am
My 2011 Altima just hit 100,000 miles and now isn’t drive able. Had it towed to a transmission place in town and was praying that it wasn’t what it looked like. Unfortunately it was the transmission and gonna cost 4000 to replace it. I’m still making car payments and have no other options but to try and find the money to fix it. I am so ticked off/ disgusted at the lack of responsibility that the Nissan Company feels that they have for the crap CVT transmissions that they put in their vehicles. Why isn’t there a recall or something being done to right this wrong that’s being done ???
March 31st, 2018 at 12:25 am
I have a 2016 Nissan Altima with 28,000 miles currently at the dealership getting the transmission replaced. The car would hesitate when pressing on the gas. This happened twice in a two week period so I took the car in to get checked and was told the transmission needs to be replaced.
After reading all the comments, I’m afraid the transmission replacement will give me problems in the future.
April 4th, 2018 at 1:38 pm
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April 4th, 2018 at 9:22 pm
Hello I just purchased a used 2016 Nissan Altima. At times the acceleration on the car seems to drag before it speeds up. The rpm is starting to shutter kinda like some videos on YouTube. There’s been times that while going at the same speed the rpm goes from 1.5 to 2.
I bought my car from a Kia dealership with 100,000 mile warrant but for a transmission/engine isssues would I have to have extended warranty through the actual Nissan dealer?
April 6th, 2018 at 2:51 pm
This our 3rd Nissan. Only purchased because of the sales staff is excellent. 2002 Nissan Maxima, replaced the transmission twice as well as the engine within 120,000 miles. All service done by the dealership. 2009 Nissan Titan. Poor quality build. Parts actually fell off while driving. Engine was solid though. 2016 Nissan Altima, transmission went out at 40k, turns out to be Trans Valve Body. Appears to be common as well as complete trans failure at 75 to 100k miles. No thank you. Selling as soon as possible.
April 13th, 2018 at 7:32 pm
I have a 2012 altima, only 74 k miles. Replaced the horrible cvt to the tune of $3888.00 because it also needed a mass airflow sensor, at first it would make a loud noise when i stepped on the gas, then lately it just sounded like i had a broken toaster oven inside the hood. We need to sue nissan its not fair we have to get new transmissions on cars under 100 k miles, we need a good lawyer whos gonna fight for us. I want my $3888.00 back damn it!!
April 14th, 2018 at 10:04 am
I got used 2014 Altima with only 33000 km on it. Drove it for about 600 km strate then it started knocking, lagging and after 150 more km it stopped. After cool off for 60 min coud continuer on my way for about 100 more km. A week later was going back home and did the same. Only at the end it stacked in the 1 st gear. Nissan dealer replaced it free of charge according to the warranty. But after I got rid of the car. The transmission they put in is the same. I mean it is new but the problem in it will come again. Piece of crap.
April 21st, 2018 at 4:17 pm
I purchased a 2012 Nissan Altima with less than 75000 miles on it a week later transmission goes. I also experienced the loss of acceleration. LETS GET TOGETHER AND DO SOMETHING! Email me if your interested in taken action. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 25th, 2018 at 9:49 am
Got a 2013 Nissan Altima used at 83,000 miles May 2016 as of yesterday the cause stop running on me in the middle of the street would not shift in drive or reverse they tell me it’s the CVT and even though they have a recall for the CVT reprogram but I’m not covered under it already being broke down still owe $8,000 on this car I feel like I’ve been robbed
April 26th, 2018 at 8:56 pm
Have a 2013 nissan altima had only for 2 years and only a year left on payments and my transmission goes out check on the recall and of course my vehicle is not on it.
April 27th, 2018 at 7:17 pm
My 2013 Altima with 82,000 just shut down without any warning. The dealership says it would cost about 4,500.
I am so disappointed. Why doesn’t Nissan care about it’s consumers. Why is this happening?
May 1st, 2018 at 7:42 am
2013 altima cvt
May 5th, 2018 at 1:20 pm
Bought my car back in september of 2017. Its a 2016 altima at the time 20k but now at 37k miles and transmission already giving me problems. Jerks when i try and gain speed, rpm gauge cause up and down like crazy, was left stranded at 2 lights because the car wouldnt move when i would hit the gas. Then after continuous pumping the car would start moving but with a jerk when shifting variables in the transmission. Have an appointment monday at nissan and from whqt i read in here sounds like i might need a transmission.
May 8th, 2018 at 5:04 pm
Purchased a brand new 2016 Nissan Altima a couple of years ago. Drove to the Kentucky Derby only to have the car start shuddering and driving poorly on the interstate once I arrived to Louisville, KY. Took the car to Collins Nissan on a Friday night and had to wait for a diagnosis until Monday morning (everything closed on Saturday due to Derby). They informed me that it was a problem with the transmission in what I considered to be a dismissive manner. They agreed to cover a rental for me only after I asked about it as I needed to return to Virginia to work while waiting for the car repairs. I live about 10 hours away and will have to make a 20 hour round trip this weekend (less than a week later) to retrieve my car. I asked if Nissan would cover the cost of having my car shipped since the issue is covered by the warranty and is an apparent factory defect. I was told that I would have to pay for it. I will never buy another Nissan and plan to share my story broadly to protect as many people as possible from my fate.
May 9th, 2018 at 3:01 pm
I own a 2014 Nissan Altima S @ 64,000 miles (4k over the powertrain warranty). I bought it from a dealership and everything looked and worked perfectly, but on that very day I bought it, I noticed a small jerking while driving. I took it back to the dealership and they said it’s “probably bad gas. Just bring it back if it happens again.” It didn’t happen again until 2 months later. This time, the jerking causes the engine to completely turn off. We had it looked at by a Nissan specialist and he confirmed that the engine is good, but the transmission is BAD. The dealership will not take it back unless I have a lot of money for a trade-in and Nissan will not do anything about it. Thousands of dollars have gone towards that car and I feel scammed.
May 10th, 2018 at 2:32 pm
1 have altima 2012 with cvt and the transmission have broken compltely at 128988kms,the dealer says not covered by warranty 5years 100000kms,its the same cvt for 2010 and its cover ten years 200000kms help me
May 14th, 2018 at 12:05 pm
i have used car lot
if I buy 10 altimas from auction i will find 8 of them with transmission problems ,
all nissan quest van same transmission problems ,
maxima 04-08 same thing transmission problems ,
xterra same thing transmission problems ,
nissan was best cars but now most people find out that issue with transmission problems ,
The manufacturer need to take action and recall
stop making cars we dont need to see or hear more problems .
May 16th, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Bought a 2016 Nissan Altima, it has 55,415 Miles on it. Car begins to idle up an down while driving. Then jerking at times. Got to Red light, when light turned green I lift my foot off brakes press gas, car started to roll backwards. Nope wasn’t on a hill at all. Press brakes, then tried again car jumped into gear. Took it to dealership, they said I needed transmission. I’m so afraid of this happening again. When I get a chance, I’m getting out of this car, especially after reading all these comments. Next time I will research before I buy any car!
May 19th, 2018 at 7:07 pm
I just crossed 60k miles, and now start facing transmission issue. Dealer recommend to replace transmission with my own cost as warranty has been expired.
Looks from all of your comments that after expiration of warranty transmission goes out.
I have Nissan Altima 2014 model.
Please share what was done to replace transmission on Nissan’s cost(manufacturer’s cost)
May 26th, 2018 at 3:06 pm
My daughter has a 2014 Juke…..the transmission shuts down when it gets hot outside…a mechanic told her Nissan should recall all cars between 2011 and 2017 because they know about this problem….the car won’t go over 35mph when this happens…BEWARE!
May 26th, 2018 at 7:27 pm
2013 Nissan Altima 75,000 miles and transmission stopped out of nowhere . I called Nissan and they are giving me the Run around . I thought nissans last long time but I was wrong . This is what I hate about big companies taking advantage of people . I need to read the consumer protection act and see what is our options if not we all need to hire an attorney and take all our cases .
May 29th, 2018 at 10:24 am
2016 Altima. Bought it spring 2017 at 26,000 miles. Owned it exactly a year and now have 70,000miles on it. Car wouldn’t accelerate after about an hour driving but engine still running. Have to turn off and wait like 10 mins before it would move again. Just went to the dealership today still with no engine light on. They come back to me after an hour and tell me it’s the transmission and it’s gonna cost $4,400. Not all of us have money just sitting there for these contingencies to occur. That’s why I bought a car I thought wouldn’t give me a transmission issue until after about 4 or 5 years. I guess Nissan is not on par with Honda or Toyota because my previous cars from those companies went beyond 245,000 miles before I got rid of them and they didn’t even have transmission issues. Should have researched the cvt issues on Nissan. Well, last Nissan for me I just have to bite the cost, man up and sell it.
June 10th, 2018 at 10:01 pm
I am very disappointed in Nissan they put faulty parts in these cars. I have a 2014 Nissan Altima it only has 53,000 miles on it the transmission is going bad it sounds awful and jerks at times, also passenger seat belt lights come on and says its off. Not only is the transmission bad enough now they say the air compresser is also bad in it . This car is not that old and does not have that many miles on it to have this kind of problems,we have kept all the maintenance up to date on it. Nissan needs to take their junk and make it good instead of trying to have way fix them.
June 11th, 2018 at 4:10 pm
I have a 2013 Nissan Altima. Cuts off when I put it in drive or reverse. Dealer just call saying transmission. This was my 3rd Nissan i used to be a nissan lover never again will I purchase another one.
June 13th, 2018 at 5:22 pm
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING new to explain here, ’16 ALTIMA, via HERTZ RENTAL(w/Uber financing for long term rental). What an Absurdly AWFUL, ASSANINE & yet AVOIDABLE…that is, if only THE NISSAN CEO/ had even a fraction as much integrity &/or professionalism as these buckets they continue to deceptively pawn off to the public at large. The Bossman needs 2b relieved of duty, then swiftly replaced by any1 w/even half a brain. What is the economic society come to, when a manufacturer (DOM.OR INT’L) is able to sell trash to millions of citizens… over a 5+year period … but never us held accountable…this is a govt.situation, as the swindle con-job spans across the entire continent, PLUS other countries as well.
BURN! This should be a segment on DATELINE…I can see STONEY PHILLIPS having a field day w/thus debacle. Call it…. “THE FLEECING OF AMERICA”. THAT IS: Unless, it’s already been DONE!
June 15th, 2018 at 7:24 pm
Own 2011 Nissan Altima, having same issues with the transmission, have had to replace fuel pump, air flow sensor, water pump and found oil in spark plug holes. Water pump should have been caught at general maintenance but when I have taken it in service has been substandard. Found no water in radiator, tape in air filter and the oil all right after maintenance. Now transmission…..? My husband has a 1996 Geo with almost 500,000 miles on it. No transmission problems still. I will join a class action suit Nissan needs to be made responsible for this on all years that have this issue.
June 24th, 2018 at 11:13 am
We bought a 2015 Nissan Altima a 4 cyl 2.5L engine. I have done all the service as required and I have all the service records. I am a 77 year old male & I have never driven the vehicle hard from a standing stop. At 111,300 miles the CVT transmission failed. I am going to have it repaired at the Nissan dealer where I purchased the vehicle. Is there any recourse back to Nissan for any or all of the repair cost since I just found out they have had a lot of trouble with this CVT transmission?
June 26th, 2018 at 1:56 pm
My 2013 transmission won’t go in dr or reverse. I owe a lot of $ on the car still and I can’t drive now to go visit my elderly mother. I have to take the bus to work. I am crushed. I can’t believe that this hasn’t been rectified yet. I with anyone who wants to sue Nissan. email@example.com
July 2nd, 2018 at 2:24 pm
I bought a 2017 Nissan Altima in Sept 2017 and I have done the maintenace on it. I was driving home Saturday from getting oil change and tire rotation and the RPM started acting crazy and the car was being sluggish. I was coming off the exit from the highway and at the stop light I put the car in park. Once I did that and put in drive it started off slow but began to accelerate. Then I was driving and it did it again. So I decided to take it to Nissan. Once I got the the dealership I was to turn in and my car stopped all together and would not start. They had to push it into the shop. I got a loaner and today I learned I needed a transmission. My car only has 22,700 miles on it and I have not had it a year even. I am disgusted that I am reading all the transmission issues these cars are having as the 2 other Nissans I had in the past gave none of these issues. I am not paying yet as they said it was covered under warranty but I am afraid that now they are talking a 12,000 mile warranty and he said it will pick up from the 60,000 mile warranty. Which is it? I am not sure I am to trust anything. There should be a recall and we need to have a class action since they are not caring about us as the buyers of what we thought were great cars. This will definitely be my last one. I will go with a Toyota or Honda.
July 3rd, 2018 at 9:15 pm
I have a 2017 Nissan Altima. I bought it March of last year. Two days ago I could feel my car having issues switching gears and then after driving about 30 miles, I tried to accelerate over 65mph and there was NO acceleration at all but my RPM would shoot to 4 or 5. Got off the freeway and stopped at an intersection and tried to proceed forward and my car wouldn’t budge, no acceleration again, just my RPM shooting up and revving. Had to pull over and turn it off for a few minutes and then it decided to drive after being turned back on. I had it towed to my Nissan dealer and they said I’m no longer under warranty and that my transmission blew. Now I’m screwed and they are trying to over charge me to have it fixed. I haven’t even had it for a year and a half and my transmission is done. And they really sounded like they could care less.
July 5th, 2018 at 2:16 pm
I have a 2016 Nissan Altima, 63,000 miles. Was just told by Nissan Dealer I need a new transmission. This is crazy for a car that is just 2-years old.
July 10th, 2018 at 6:39 pm
I bought a 2007 Nissan Altima back in 2007. I didn’t know the warranty was extended to 120000 so after 70k I started getting oil changes at a different location. Well at 112000 miles the transmission started acting up. At 121000 while on a trip out of state Jt totally went kaput. I had to buy a 6k transmission. FF 3 years, the transmission did the same thing at about 50k on this transmission. Note I went to only Nissan dealerships for this transmission and oil changes. They tell me the replacement transmission only had a 12000 mile warranty or a 1 year. I sent messages to consumer services and they told me that was correct. I bought a new car and decided to never buy another Nissan product.
July 16th, 2018 at 9:45 pm
Bought a 2012 Nissan Altima too in 2015 , got a little over 100k miles and it star slowing down and not picking up speed. Took it to the Nissan dealer for a diagnostic check and low and below they told me it needed a transmission. Still owe 2 and a half years payment on the car. That is so ridiculous. I am so disappointed in Nissan and it happen right after the extended warranty expired.
July 18th, 2018 at 10:45 am
I purchase a brand New 2016 Nissan Altima off 811 Thornton Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122 within 2 years they are telling me that I have to replace my transmission I only have 60,000 miles on it..I have been back and forth trying to get my car fix..This transmission needs to be RECALL….I will never buy another NISSAN again..
July 27th, 2018 at 1:08 pm
I took my 2012 altima to the shop and it was leaking both oil and anti freeze so they changed the engine oil cooler. Warranty on it is only good for a year. well about 13 or 14 months later its leaking again so back it goes. Only this time they change the engine oil cooler and the engine oil sensor. That was 5 months ago. Now my engine light is on. So we go back. It’s the mass air flow and catalytic converter. They replace it. And now it has a whining noise and wont drive over 40 mph. Say my trans is going out. I am done with Nissan and am trading it in before it gets to where i cant.
July 27th, 2018 at 7:15 pm
2013 Altima S bought preowned in 2014. Not one problem til it just died pulling off the highway at a light. No warnings or anything. Towed to Nissan Dealership. Had the CVT reprogramming recall done. Out of extended warranty by 300 miles. Problem seemed solved til 3 weeks later and exact same issue happened again. Towed back to dealership, diagnostic performed showed nothing, couldn’t get to duplicate problem. 30 minutes later they call back and say it’s the transmission and needs to be replaced for 4000.00! Obviously the CVT reprogramming doesn’t do what it is designed to do either. No warnings, just stops driving. Nissan will not accept any responsibility since I drove 41,000 over factory warranty. My Toyota Sienna ran for 12 years, 240,000 miles without ever having a transmission issue! EVER!! Replaced with this car, that I did love, til this happened. Now I’m upside down on the loan and have no car!
July 29th, 2018 at 10:28 am
I have 2016 Nissan Altima that I am financing. I purchased the car about a year ago from a used car lot and it only had about 1000 miles left on the warranty about 6 months later (well over the 1000 mile warranty) I was at a stop light and the car would not go and I had the Excelerator all the way to the floor and I then thought to just to turn the car off which I did and started it back up and it was fine. At that time I thought it was the fuel problem because I was stopped on a hill and my fuel was low but it wasnt fully empty so I was boffeled as to what it may be. The next day I took my car in for a regular oil change and it was fine the whole year till just about a week ago. Now it does quit often especially after driving it for a long distance. I can’t afford for anything to go wrong this car I can barely afford the payments I’m takeing it to the Nissan dealership to have it looked at. Don’t know what to do at this point.
July 29th, 2018 at 9:52 pm
Wow I have a 2011 and also have these transmission problems. I am scared to drive it out of town it drops speed whines, Nissan needs to be made accountable for this. Too many have this problem and should not have to pay for this. My husband is driving a 1996 Geo and it has 500,000 miles on it no problems with transmission. Nissan is piece of crap and should be shut down
August 7th, 2018 at 5:14 pm
We bought a 2011 Altima 2.5S new six years ago At 98k I brought it to the dealer reporting similar transmission problems as mentioned above and asked for their computer diagnostic. I was told nothing was wrong and had the fluid changed. As the weather warmed up the slippage became more frequent and now at 104k it occasionally won’t go into either drive or reverse rendering the car unreliable. My recommendation is DO NOT BUY A NISSON
August 13th, 2018 at 10:06 am
I have a 2015 Nissan Altima with 70K+ miles. Purchased this car for my son as a college car. I previously owned 2000 Maxima SE. I got over 300k miles on that car, so I decided to stick with the Nissans. On his way to school we encountered a lot of stop and go traffic. We noticed that the cars had a hard time changing gears. Luckily we decided to get of the interstate and take the locale roads to the school. I spotted a Nissan Dealership and pull the car into the service center. When I explained the problem to the Service Advisor, he knew right away what the problems was.
Nissan has (had) a good record of reliable dependable cars. If there is a problem with their transmission, they need to own up and fix it. When I get it fixed, I will be changing to Toyota.
August 15th, 2018 at 1:49 am
I bought a 2016 Nissan Altima so that I can take my daughter back and forth to the dr being that I’m a single mother and have a disabled daughter who had a heart transplant seven years ago and also so I could get to work had two other Nissan no problems my 2016 has 90000 miles but with that being said I bought this brand new car for the sake of making sure my daughter gets to and from the dr but now I cannot do that missing days from work and on top of that car at dealership waiting on the Nissan company to get results from dealership about the car of course CVT so what am I to do about this because from reading other post I’m probably gonna be stuck paying for a car that I can’t drive smh ♀️ SO NISSAN WHOS RESPONSIBLE WHEN IM IN THE HIGHWAY TRYING TO TAKE MY DAUGHTER TO THE DR AND MY CAR STALLS AND A LING DISTANCE TRUCK TAKES THE LIFE OF A CUSTOMER THAT HAS PURCHASED ONE OF YOUR SO CALLED FINE VEHICLES WHOS RESPONSIBLE THEN ♀️YOU ARE NISSAN BECAUSE YOU MANUFACTURED THE CARS I AM VERT HURT THAT YOU WILL PRODUCE A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT CAN STALL AT ANY TIME AND COULD POSSIBLY TAKE SOMEONE LIFE THINK ABOUT IT WHAT IF IT WAS YOU ONLY HAD THE CAR TWO YEARS WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO TELL THE BANK !!!!!!?????
September 3rd, 2018 at 6:38 pm
I also have a 2015 Altima with same problems I. The tranny warenty ran out bought a used. From salvage yard. Had my mechanic install had no towards gears.warenty ran out before I got it in. I took it to Nissan the. Said that will have repiace valve body. And re program it for 4,000. So I ask them if I get a nother used tranny if they would put it in they said no. If I get it put in will they reprogram it. They said no we will still have to bring it back here for New valve body at 4,000. I think they are just saying this to get the work. Has any body ever heard of this before?
September 7th, 2018 at 10:11 am
Nissan Ultma transmissions are keeping my transmission guy working 6 days a week.he loves . Nissan keep them coming he wants to retire at 50
October 5th, 2018 at 12:43 am
Ok, Ive had 4 nissans 3 alitmas, and a 2018 pathfinder, have been waiting for 2019 Altima to show up to trade my 14 Altima in and my tranny went WTF? Spoke with dealership, and they said over the phone , it would be 3-5 k for new tranny, waa also told that they stock the all the transmission parts because it happens all the time!! I’ve been doing research on this problem and its obviously a common occurrence with the 2014 nissan altima,2.5 SL i assume I have just been given the finger by Nissan??? Tomorrow, i will no longer be waiting for the 2019 to show up I WIll be shopping for a new Honda.
October 5th, 2018 at 5:02 pm
I just purchased a 2014 Nissan Altima S a few weeks ago. It has 106,000 miles on it. I got it used. At the time it seemed like a great pick from the other 2 cars we were considering and I had to choose quickly because my wife had no vehicle due to hers getting totaled. 1 week after purchase, transmission goes out! Then after contacting Nissan and corporate they refuse to help at all. I spent everything I had and told her we were getting a good reliable replacement but now I look like a jackass. I should’ve gotten her another Hyundai Sonata. Never will get another Nissan! Fool me once…
October 7th, 2018 at 7:58 pm
I just purchased a 2010 Altima coupe I’m having the same shuddering at low speed and in reverse.is there any kind of fix for this? how hard are they to rebuild? I can use all the help I can get. thanks
October 18th, 2018 at 4:25 pm
The first thing I noticed was after stopping for a light or a stop sign, my car would hesitate as I tried to take off. I would push the pedal all the way to the floor and nothing would happen for a few seconds.
I next noticed after driving a certain distance, the car would start jerking, the RPMs would be all over the place and the car seemed to be having trouble changing gears. I asked my husband to drive it but by the time he got around to it, the car would be driving fine. (I guess because it had cooled down)
I took the car to the dealer and my 2015 Nissan Altima with a little over 61,000 miles needed a new transmission. I could not understand how a 3 year old car could need a new transmission.
Luckily, I had purchased the extended warranty and I only had to pay $100 of the $4100 it cost.
My concern is they are replacing my faulty transmission with the same type of transmission. The guy at the service department said that Nissan had improved the newer transmissions. Yeah right!
I will be shopping for a new car before my extended warranty expires. After reading all the comments, I have no faith that the transmission will not go out again AFTER my warranty has expired .
October 20th, 2018 at 10:40 am
Bought my car brand new in 2013. In 2016, I had to replace the ac compressor. $1500. I was driving home, car started jerking. I come to a stop light and it completely cuts off. Turn the car back on, put the gear in drive and it cuts off again. Had to tow my car to the downtown Nissan where I bought the car, $130 to do the diagnostic test. Now my transmission is going to cost me $4800. I’m pregnant and I don’t need this kind of stress.
October 22nd, 2018 at 11:20 am
I own a 2012 Morano with 66,000 miles. I noticed that the transmission started to slip while riding down the interstate and when I would come to a stop and try to accelerate the car would hesitate. I took it in to the dealership where I have it serviced and they said I needed a new transmission. I am not a car guy but I do know transmissions supposed to last longer than 66,000 miles. My warranty ran out at 65,000 but fortunately I bought an extended one. When I reached out to Nissan and told them I did some research and that there was an issue with the transmissions they were putting in cars they told me my specific vehicle wasn’t affected by that recall.
October 26th, 2018 at 4:59 am
I leased a 2016 nissan sentra. Supposed to be new (no miles) but the dealer says it was a floor room model. So there was 2k miles. Being a single mother didnt seem too bothered by them, i felt It was new to me n my kids. But then I noticed upon driving off the tps sensor light was lit. So I was told to put air at service center. He put air in all the tires, not knoing which 1 it was tht needed air. So i drive off thinkin it would turn off.nope. Ended up paying 300 for a whole brand new tire 1 month later. Thats when i was informed it was indeed a factory warrAnty covered part or issue. But that the part was on back order and they didnt kno when the part would be in. They didnt call me in 6 months I had it. Month 7 I was in a accident and smashed into 2 parked cars by it locking up or pulling. My car was totaled. My insurance didnt pay it all off so Im out a car and still owe for what i believe was a defective vehicle. Not to mention I was on my way to my 1 st day at a new job and lost that too. CAn i still be reimbursed??
October 27th, 2018 at 8:31 am
I have a 2013 Nissan Altima. Just made my last car payment had 81,000 miles on it. Was have problems for about 6 months with hesitation and engine light on. I was told first it was a airflow sensor problem 4 months later I needed a new transmission. I did call Nissan Consumer Affairs and they gave me a rebuilt transmission even though I was out of warranty. Now I’m having issues with the airbag light and the dealership keeps blowing me off guess I’m going to have to call again.
November 27th, 2018 at 10:02 am
I have a 2011 Nissan Altima just Bought it from a friend I have 165000 miles on it the cvt transmission just went out in it I was looking on line for one and run across all the lemon law complaints on line how Bad the Cvt transmission is The Nissan Dealership needs to Be held accountable for that faulty transmission Something needs to Be Done about that issue
January 22nd, 2019 at 11:44 pm
Have 2007 nissan altima with 108,000 miles the transmission just stopped working today.
February 4th, 2019 at 7:10 pm
I have a 2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5 with 175,000 miles, which I bought brand new. The first CVT went out around 70,000 miles. That cost me $5,000 for a brand new CVT Transmission, without any help from Nissan. Nissan basically stated exactly what each of you have experienced. At approximately 120,000 miles, the new CVT Transmission began doing the same thing as previously. I called Nissan again and asked them to pay for the repairs to be made; they were not willing to work with me at all (in any way). Their rely was, “No, we will not be helping you!” And this came from a senior advisor at Nissan.
About two weeks ago, I looked up recalls for Nissan’s. I noticed there has been a recall for the Altima’s, however, my vehicle was not on the list (remember, I have a 3.5 engine); It is only on the 4-cylinder vehicles. So, I decided to call Nissan again; call was placed 1-18-2019. I spoke with another representative. I informed in what the issue is and why is the CVT Transmission recall only for the 4-cylinder vehicles? He could not answer the question (not surprised, nor amused). He gave me a case number, told me to go to a “Nissan” dealership to have the car examined, then give Nissan a call regarding the diagnosis. Well, I called a Nissan dealership (the exact same one that replaced the first one); they new exactly who I was. Actually, I spoke with the same service person who wrote up my ticket back in 2016. I asked her about scheduling an appointment and asked for a courtesy vehicle so I could get back in forth from my job, etc. I was told I would have to pay for the courtesy vehicle each day it was in my possession. She did say, “If Nissan decides to pay for the second CVT Transmission, they would pay for the courtesy vehicle too.” Really??? Moreover, the service person requested that I come by tomorrow, 2-5-2019 (if her manager approves my request) to pick up a courtesy vehicle.
Once diagnosed, I will contact Nissan to see how they will handle the issue. I am very confident that the issue will be the exact same issue in 2016. I am expecting a good outcome, but I am not holding my breath either.
Anyone car shopping, good luck! Just remember, STAY AWAY FROM NISSAN’S!!!
Stay tuned!!! Update will be soon!
Oh, PS. I failed to mention that the Nissan Plant is in my area.
February 5th, 2019 at 6:07 pm
My 2014 Altima S had transmission failure and got replaced in Sep 2017 under 100K miles extended waranty and I’m having same issue today and went to Nissan dealer. The replaced transmission last only 30K mies?? Isn’t it something wrong? Can you review my case whether Lemon Law can be utilized?
***first transmission failure happened around 80K miles.
***second transmission failure happened around 118K miles.
February 7th, 2019 at 11:20 am
I have a 2010 Nissan 3.5 SR and like everyone else the transmission is terrible. I’m over 150,000 miles and I’m on my 3rd transmission. Between 50,000 to 60,000 these transmissions seems to fail. Nissan Corporate headquarters was not helpful at all. I will be trading this car in because I do not feel safe driving this car in fear of it stalling in the middle of rush hour traffic. Bye Nissan.
February 11th, 2019 at 7:23 pm
I bought a brand new Altima 2.5s back in 2012. It has been serviced regularly ever since it was purchased and seemed to be a pretty reliable car until the mileage reached 100,000. That’s when things started going south with the transmission. It started about an hour into a trip on a hot summer day when I noticed a high pitch whining noise. Shortly after that, the car lost power while driving down the interstate and wouldn’t go over 40 mph. Luckily I was near an off ramp and was able to pull over. After letting the car cool down about 30 minutes, I drove it home on back roads without the problem occurring again. I took the car to a reputable mechanic the next day and was informed that I would need a new transmission. He also told me that I was lucky I got 100,000 miles out of this one because they are pieces of crap and usually don’t last nearly that long! Then he informed me that it would be around 3-4 grand for a transmission. I went home and read countless complaints online about this issue. I still have the car but it can’t be fixed or driven until I somehow find a few thousand dollars laying around. I’ve owned and driven Toyota’s and Honda’s all my life and never had to put a transmission in one even if it had three times as many miles on it. NEVER ANOTHER NISSAN FOR ME OR ANYONE I KNOW IF I CAN HELP IT!!!
March 3rd, 2019 at 4:12 pm
I drove a 2016 nissan altima driving for lyft, I drove this vehicle for a total of 60K miles straight! 12hr days, almost 500 miles a day running all day all the way up to 90k. I never once had a single issue.. NOT ONE! The CVT transmission is one of the most brilliant transmissions ever designed. Most people have no idea what a CVT transmission actually is. A CVT transmission is actually a ONE SPEED. 2 pulleys linked together by a steal/chain belt , one pully moves up and down hydraulically/electronically changing the almost infinite & optimimum gear ratios which makes for an incredible “power on demand” driving experience while giving your great fuel economy as well. I will say this, driving a CVT requires a a change in your driving style (throttle response) Aside from its ability to handle higher torque power ratings, most gear heads dont like it because of how “different” it is. As a car enthusiast and technician, I personally love it. The mechanical flaws with it though are the seal on the hydraulic pully going bad and leaking which leads to reduced pressure giving you irratic gear ratio changes and in turn making the steel belt slip on the pully which in turn leads to burnt fluid and pulley damage. NISSAN does know this issue and truely needs to address this issue for those customers who JUST SO HAPPEN to get a flawed transmission. The easiest fix would be a revised seal and a thourogh investigation of the programming to be sure its reacting properly to road speed and throttle response. All in all, The altima is a fantastic vehicle and the CVT is an amazing driving experience. I actually hope to see one of these transmissions in a higher power “automatic” vehicle due to its instatanious power delivery. (More heavy duty belt design???) In closing, Dont let these complaints scare you or chase you away from an over all great economy vehicle. AS FOR NISSAN!!!! HONOR YOUR PRODUCT AND MAKE THE FIX FOR THESE PEOPLE! NO QUESTIONS!!!
March 9th, 2019 at 5:48 am
I bought an Altima 2015 with 38700 miles on it. after 3 months on 46k I noticed I hear bearing noise from transmission in high speed around 60 miles. The engine rpm runs fast in low speed to be able to accelerate the car and not stable in cruse control mode in free way. I stopped at Nissan dealer and they said its valve control assembly is broken and they will changed it. After a few hours they called me back and asked to get there to take a rental car because they are going to change whole unite. I am happy but worry about issues which will probably show up again. I am going to take Toyota next time because they do not USE CVT crap. I am sad about Nissan now because I loved their car style until 2015.
March 17th, 2019 at 9:30 am
Transmission problems already cost me 2400 radiator problems two radiators are installed engine light on airbag light on
March 17th, 2019 at 9:31 am
Transmission problems already cost me 2400 radiator problems two radiators are installed engine light on airbag light on Two 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5
April 15th, 2019 at 8:40 pm
I bought a 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR coupe April 2012 oft off West Covina. I do have a slight jerk from 1 to 2nd gear when I get the car going. One time I did have to get a diagnostic, free at O’Reilly’s, because the transmission would govern when I would go passed 2500 rpms. Didn’t know what the problem was, but would have to pull over, turn the car off and give it a second start and it would be fine. I guess I’m one of the lucky ones, driven the vast back and forth to Texas from California and back, drive over 20,000 miles with Door Dash. My car has 123,000 and I only had one major problem, my AC compressor $400 after my 5th year anniversary. Had to reset my passenger airbag light, and airbag light on my panel. Very little maintenance, oil changes and air filter, just recently changed transmission, radiator fluid, and brake pads front and back. Getting the brake fluid flushed out next month. I have worked in autobody as a repair collision tech for 4 years. Does this sound like I may have a lemon?
May 3rd, 2019 at 1:20 pm
Purchased a 2016 Nissan Altima nine months ago with over 30,000 miles and thought it was a good car. At 63,000 miles while stopped at a light and getting ready to go, I accelerated and car does not move. I pressed hard and the car took off fast. I took it to my service person and he diagnosed it as a P0776 Solenoid B Transmission problem. I took it to the dealer and the cost to get a diagnostic is $130.00 and a new transmission will cost over $4,900.00. I am done with Nissan and will never buy another one. I want every one to know that there is a transmission problem with this vehicle. Nissan does not have a recall. Do your research before buying Nissan cars.
June 1st, 2019 at 5:42 pm
I have a 2016 altima SR with the 2.5l version. There are 29500 miles on it and bought it was new. In the past few months i have notice some strange sporadic stuttering at acceleration from stop or when turning and accelerating, but i brushed it off until today i was waiting behind a line of cars and the side lane opened up so i accelerated to get out of the line, but it was as if my car forgot what i was trying to do. I had push it to the max and then it over accelerated til i regained normal driving. Several times it did that from any start position, but went away after a while. It was to say the least scary and dangerous as other cars behind me could have hit me. What the heck!!! Still under warranty…going to the dealer Monday morning!
June 13th, 2019 at 11:39 am
2016 Nissan Altima started having problems with RPM raising up higher and dropping. This issue started but then stopped. Nisaan dealership in Tuscaloosa Al indicates that I needed transmission. I looked up the information and seen where others were having problems also. It finally stopped pulling where i had to buy transmission and have installed myself. Ridiculous is what it is money that i didn’t really have to spare. Also for a car i only had a year. A real bad situation leaving u hopeless.
June 21st, 2019 at 7:08 pm
Bought my 08 Altima used from a private party. I had no clue about the transmission issue everyone was having. Computer goes into “Safe Mode” after a 30-40 miles or high temps. Recently after a 20 mile trip, computer went into safe mode again and when I stopped there was smoke coming from under the hood. Why is Nissan not being held accountable for faulty products? And do I have any recourse as a second owner?
June 26th, 2019 at 6:29 pm
I just had my transmission replaced in my 2013 Nissan Altima. I called the manufacturer, and explained the issue. After I had it diagnosed. I educated myself first though, gave me a little more bargaining power. They ended up covering 60 percent of parts and labor, was still $1600. I cant complain too much, I was fortunate they did that much, but it is a very common issue and they should’ve fully covered. Is anyone experiencing a/c issues?($1400 repair♀️)
June 29th, 2019 at 7:53 am
I have a 2010 nissan Altima coupe 2.5. I bought the car at 99,000 miles and was able to get up to 250,000 miles on it. Transmission has left me in traffic on a hot day with my son. I’m not sure if the dealer I got it from had put a new transmission in it or not but the issues started all of a sudden with no warning. I kelp maintenance on it up to date do to a lot of traveling. Is it possible to put a different type of transmission in it?
July 4th, 2019 at 10:37 am
I have a 2017 SR Nissan Altima. a few days ago I could feel my car having issues switching gears and then after driving about 30 miles, I tried to accelerate over 65mph and there was NO acceleration at all but my RPM would shoot to 4 or 5. I stopped at an intersection and tried to proceed forward and my car wouldn’t budge, no acceleration just my RPM shooting up and revving. Had to pull over and turn it off for 10 minutes and then it decided to drive after being turned back on. Bringing in my car for service. It better be under warranty I only have 48,000 miles on it. Some of these stories I wish I knew before buying this one. This is my 4th Nissan and they were an excellent car now they are just CRAP!! They truly should be recalled and fixed.
July 10th, 2019 at 10:36 am
I have a Nissan Altima 2010 and with this summer and the air conditioning on the transmission gets hot and puts the car on safe mode, so the car does not run over 40 or 50 MPH. With the air conditioning off and the windows open the car works for a longer period of time until gets hot again. I call Nissan and they say the car still under an extended warranty, but they check the car and it is branded, it has been repaired the front part, only the bumper and it makes the warranty available. I told them that the motor or anything there was not touched, but still the same answer void warranty.
I bought the car with 55.000 Miles, now it has 75.000 miles.
July 22nd, 2019 at 11:03 am
I REPLACED MY TRANSMISION ON MY 2014 NISSAN ALTIMA BACK IN FEBRUARY. IS THERE ANY CHANCE THAT MISSAN WILL PAY FOR THAT? IT COST ME $3100 AND IM REALLY UPSET WITH THAT AND THE CAR AT THE TIME ONLY HAD 104,000 AND IT SHOULD NOT NEED A NEW ONE. PLKEASE ADVISE. IS EEM TO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS AS EVERYBODY ELSE. WITH REGARDS TO THE STALLING AT RED LIGHTS, SPUTTERING AND NO GAIN OF ACCELEARATION AND WHINING WITH HIGH RPM’S. SINCERELY, ANNETTE
August 1st, 2019 at 8:50 pm
I bought my 2015 Nissan Altima Second Owner. No accidents no damage at all. The transmission in my car is causing my car to shake and shudder very badly. its scheduled to go to them so i hope they replace it under the warranty. It only has 39,290 miles on it
August 1st, 2019 at 9:29 pm
2014 Nissan Altima with 61,000 miles left me stranded on the side of the road. It would start back up, but when I put it in gear it would shut off. Towed it to mechanic which quoted me $4,000 only to find out the CTV transmission(junk), only the dealership can replace because of the computer reset after installation. There is no recall for these transmissions although thousands have suffered this I’ll date from the 2013 to 2016 models. THE GOOD NEWS IS AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION THE DEALERSHIP SAID “IN GOOD FAITH” WE WILL COVER THE $4,500 that we quoted you. The remanufactured tranny is good for 12,000 miles or 1 year. Definitely selling this.
August 19th, 2019 at 2:45 pm
I bought a Nissan Altima 2013 model, SL model brand new. Last year there was a transmission problem, needed a transmission assembly replacement. Luckily I bought an extended warranty 6 years/100k miles, and that was covered. As soon as that 100k/6years crossed, I am got into transmission problems again. This is unacceptable. I need to pay 4k now to get that fixed. What can we do to bring the Nissan company on to take it seriously and not cheat customers?
August 22nd, 2019 at 8:58 pm
Well, wife and I bought a 2015 altima sv from carmax in february with only 20k miles. Everything was fine til today! Just about to hit 30k miles and the engine light comes on and my wife says the car doesnt seem to move right like its struggling. Eff me right!!? Wish i would have done some research before buying this car but we desperately needed a commuter car for my wife. Not even sure what to do, bring it to Carmax and try to sell it back to them or go to Nissan and see if we can get it repaired under manufacture warranty!? For damn sake it hasnt even hit 30k miles yet!!!! Ugh!!!
August 23rd, 2019 at 4:52 am
I bought a 2016 Nissan Altima with 15, 000 mi @ NISSAN UNION CITY IN GA. Well at 74036 car will go from 65 on the hwy and then try to droo down to 35. Well took it home and the next day car wouldnt start. Jumped it off drove it to the first stop light. Would press on gas and would only go like 3 mph then gear would kick in. Took to Nissan in Morrow Ga. Need new transmission. Help! No Fair Nissan!
August 29th, 2019 at 10:20 pm
purchased used 2014 Nissan Altima with 47,000 miles. fast forward 2017 june transmission fails at 63,000 miles. i was happy when Nissan agreed to honor the warranty and pay for a new tranny. fast forward 2 years later, at 99,000 miles the transmission is gone AGAIN! Nissan—SHAME ON YOU FOR DENYING ALL THESE PEOPLE THE RIGHTS FOR A DECENT TRANSMISSION.
ANNOYED IN NEW YORK
September 10th, 2019 at 3:12 pm
I have a 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 s model never had a problem with the car before all of a sudden I’m starting to back in to do a parallel park I put it into reverse in the engine dies it starts right up no problems no noises no lights on the display I put it in reverse it dies again after three times I decide to put it in Drive same response it kills the engine instantly so I contact Extended Warranty company then I sent it over to Nissan dealership so they can do a diagnosis now they say that the torque converter had locked up they can’t just replace the torque converter it’s something about all-in-one unit they have to replace the whole transmission therefore I’m out of work for five days have to rent a rent a car get a tow truck and pay the deductible which just happens to be out of the network for the warranty company so much deductible doubles in cost right now I’m sitting in a rental car waiting for my car to get fixed
September 30th, 2019 at 8:37 pm
Had my Altima for only 3 yrs and already needs a new transmission?????? WHAT KINDA CRAP IS THIS!!! I didn’t purchase the extended warranty bc my dad was my mechanic but he died unexpectedly a yr after i bought my car. My question is why in the hell are we having to pay for another transmission when they knew the thing was crap in the beginning! I’m totally pissed and Nissan has seriously lost me as a future customer.
October 11th, 2019 at 3:34 pm
Add me to the lawsuit I bought a 2008 Nissan Altima and my transmission when out. Stop on me in the middle of the road
October 24th, 2019 at 6:00 pm
I bought my 2013 Nissan Altima with 36,000 miles from a used car dealership so had no warranty. At 42,000 miles transmission had to be replaced. Nissan did pay for it because transmissions were covered up to 60,000 miles. Now at 67,000 miles, I need another transmission. However Nissan dealership states the transmission they put in only had warranty for 12,000 miles which I am over by 3,000 miles and will cost me $4,400. I will never have another Nissan! I am so discouraged
October 26th, 2019 at 11:04 pm
I have a 2009 Altima and my transmission went out on IH35, Austin Tx. Add me to this long list please cuz I don’t have the money to replace it and no transportation.
October 31st, 2019 at 2:50 am
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 and yup you guessed it! The transmission died. Called Nissan America and it’s not under warranty for 2012. 115k miles and I bought the car In 2013. Third and last Nissan I will ever own. This is not okay!! I’m just going to have to let this car go- I’ve been told and Ive read here even getting it repaired will not solve the problemand I don’t have money to keep dumping in this car. My dash has been getting extremely hot lately causing it not to illuminate..car hesitating going around corners, decreasing speed real bad and making revving noises..a gawd awful metal sound when starting and accelerating..yeah..Shame on you Nissan
November 4th, 2019 at 9:40 pm
Use to love everything about Nissan until we purchased a 2008 Altima (our second Altima) and have experienced the same problem with the CVT transmission. We have been to Nissan dealership repeatedly since purchasing for transmission problems. Last Nissan we will ever own.
November 6th, 2019 at 9:54 pm
I have a 2008 Nissan Altima with only 95k on it. I bought it brand new and am the sole owner of the vehicle. Unfortunately, even though I’m 25k miles short of the extended warranty limit, since the car is over the 10 year mark, I will not receive any funds or assistance with fixing it. Feel like the time should have nothing to do with the warranty. Cars are aged by how many miles they have if someone, like myself, took good care of it. So, had to use my savings to pay for a $4000 transmission fix on a 2008. The car isn’t even worth that much. Thought about buying a new car, but I can’t afford a car payment because of student loans. I had to take a loan against my house to pay for this. Thanks Nissan for knowing a problem existed and did nothing about it. Toyota at least does routine warranty checks and updates people when they see obvious problems in their vehicles. My savings is wiped out and I have yet another loan I have to pay off. I know there is a lawsuit for the 2013-2016 CVT. So tell me this, why just these years!? Based on everything I’ve read, people have been having CVT issues from the 2008-2016 models. This lawsuit should have included vehicles under a certain mileage as well. I do not plan on buying any more Nissan’s in the future and I will recommend other to stay away as well.
November 12th, 2019 at 9:03 pm
I’m also a disappointed Nissan Altima owner. Beautiful cars but crappy transmission! I’m an older student and also cannot afford $4000 for a transmission! Guess I’m walking ! Thanks Nissan
December 25th, 2019 at 4:14 pm
I have a 2008 Nissan Altima. I have had it to the dealership I am buying it from because the check engine light on. It brought up a lot of codes for the transmission. They said there was nothing wrong with it. It was when it was under the warranty at the time. Not it isn’t. The transmission went out on me of all days on Christmas.
March 17th, 2020 at 4:51 pm
I have a 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 and that’s got 225,000 miles on it and transmission just went crazy out limp mode everything please help
March 24th, 2020 at 6:00 pm
I have a 2012 Nissan Altima and having the same issues. The transmission will go into a “fail-safe mode” once I’ve been driving the car around for a while (traffic) or trying to drive up (or down) in the mountains. Nissan dealership was not helping and said that my warranty has expired. Please add me to the lawsuit.
March 31st, 2020 at 6:52 pm
I have a 2012 Nissan versa SL, the POS, CVT transmission just quit on me, no forward drive, just reverse. Felt a small jolt, like I knocked the shifter into neutral with my knee, but it never went back into drive. Don’t have the $$$$ to buy a new one. Fck!!!!
June 28th, 2020 at 12:29 am
Absolutely disappointed! I purchased my 2013 Altima and a couple of years later purchased a 2013 Sentra for my college graduate. We BOTH started having issues with the cars last year. Although the issue with the Sentra was resolved, I had to pay to have it fixed, and luckily it was not transmission related. My Altima however continues to have issues with stalling and loss of power. As as a one family income family, I am devastated at their response! Even though I pleaded how unsafe I felt, and how I hoped they weren’t waiting for me and my family to get into a crash or left stranded somewhere, they did not help me. Getting the issue to register is not easy, when it only does this from time to time. Bottom line, I feel unsafe and constantly have to rent cars for trips. I’m so angry and disappointed. My next car was going to be a newer Altima or Maxima, and honestly, I think Nissan just lost our business for good – not that they care, but NO family should feel this unsafe and disappointed about a big purchase like this. While my daughter’s car is fine, I worry she too could have this issue in the future. What kind of company puts people at risk this way.
August 21st, 2020 at 2:23 pm
I have 2013 Altima 160000 ks on it . 2.5 engine . Shuts down when you put it in drive and the same when you put it in reverse. Other then that engine runs fine . Brought it to dealership . They replaced VVT solenoid , 500 dollar fix . Car operating best kind now . New transmission easy way out for some dealerships and garages . Hopefully my transmission don’t give out .
October 7th, 2020 at 3:19 pm
2011 Nissan Altima
Transmission is slipping, RPM’s are going up high before changing gear.
Took to shop, said it was a bad CVT transmission.
Car has 113000 miles on transmission.
Nissan will not help at all
October 23rd, 2020 at 2:53 pm
Transmission is slipping
February 3rd, 2021 at 5:16 pm
I have a 2017 Nissan Altama it has 95000 miles and I am experiencing the same problems with the CTV Transmission. I am 75 and on social security and there is no way I can replace the Transmission. I cannot drive very far because the car starts shifting up and down. My check engine light came on but, it is not the engine. I am contacting Nissan but I just don’t think they will help. I only had 36000 mile warranty. My Grandson is driving a 2009 Hyundai we had, it has 225000 mile no problems. The Nissan will just have to set if I cannot get help from Nissian..
March 30th, 2021 at 10:02 am
Owner of 2009 Nissan Altima and having the same issues with transmission CVT I’ve had it replaced twice. Would like to file a settlement action suit on this model. Where do I start?
May 21st, 2021 at 10:44 am
I bought a 2011 Nissan Altima 3 months ago with dirty transmission fluid and I was told Not to change it because there will be problems…..Is that true? seems like it was NEVER Serviced….
May 29th, 2021 at 12:12 pm
I have a 2016 Nissan Altima with 57040miles on it and the check engine light is on. It is bucking and not excelerating properly. The diagnostic computer is pulling up a code: 57. I am hoping this won’t be a costly repair. I am having to take it to the dealer for repair. Wish me luck.
February 2nd, 2022 at 12:12 pm
I have had a 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5s. I do most of my own work and the CVT Transmission fluid must be changed on a regular basis because it will over heat. That is why when you shut off the car and wait it will start back up. It will not accelerate after a while, make a funny hissing noise when you hit the gas. When I changed the transmission fluid after long overdue it fixed the problem. I first changed my throttle pedal(gas pedal-where the throttle is), but that was not the problem. I do not like CVT engines-the shifting is supposed to be quiet with all the pulleys insid the transmission, but it is not. I bought this car brand new. I have had no issues till now. I changed me fuel pump, cleaned out fuel injectors and now it won’t start. The other night my gas pedal stopped working. Now it just cranks, but does not turn over so diagnosing the problem before I have to put in the shop.