Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Nissan Altima - part 1

Nissan Altima owners have reported 553 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Altima based on all problems reported for the Altima.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 07/17/2018

My wife and two young daughters were stranded for a time due to a sudden issue with the steering lock mechanism. This suddenly made the car inoperable and left them out in 102� texas summer heat. After much research this seems to be a fairly common and known issue. We bought our car from a dealership in 2014 and we not made aware of this issue or any potential warranty extension. This is a $500 part (excluding labor and towing fees) that can and has stranded people with little to no notice. How is this acceptable?.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 07/06/2018

First day of major heat wave. Fire on side of traveled road as traffic starts to move the 2017 Altima 3. 5 engine car with anout 9500 miles on it suddenly without any warning looses power and gas peddle has no response. Car felt heavy rolls backwards towards edge as it seemed it had shut down automatically. Try to restart and won't start until 4th try. Still heavy with loss of power. Managed to drive pass the danger area not knowing why a new veichle would shut down without notice. Doing some research now and getting scared. It sounds similar to other Nissan veichle problems. Worried this is a dangerous car to drive.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 06/22/2018

After the engine has started it may shut down randomly while driving. If the car is shut down for any reason it will not start back up for several hours. This is exactly the same as a previous recall on the car from NHTSA campaign number: 07v527000. It has shut down twice now while driving at less then 40 miles an hour.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 06/15/2018

Nissan seems to have defective ac components in their 2015 Altima vehicles. The below link shows additional individuals that have experienced the exact same issue with their 2015 Altima. The compressor does not always engage, which causes the vehicle to blow out hot air. However, in some cases the compressor clutch will engage and blow out cool air, but it is very inconsistent. . Read more...

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 06/14/2018

I was driving around a little while and when I came to a stop at a stop light I pushed my gas pedal to accelerate forward and my car did not move, as I pushed my gas pedal all the way to the floor my car would very lightly move. Finally after moving barely forward my car would go , I had cars almost hit me and people getting enraged I am not moving, this is an ongoing problem now, it happens often and sometimes causing a very serious and dangerous situation. After doing my research many of owners of this year make and model are having the same issue but yet nothing to come out from Nissan for recall. I read if you turn your car off and back on it will reset and then the car goes just fine till the next time and that does work but that is dangerous as well. I bought this car as I thought it would be a safe car for my children and myself. This has been a dangerous issue . When we drive it in the heat it happens worst and then will be on the freeway and it will rev the engine really high and not switch down. Please Nissan tell me you are going to do something for your loyal customers this is the third Nissan I have owned. And I have the airbag issue . It wont pick up my son sitting there and he is 160 lbs.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 06/13/2018

I was driving to the airport and out of no where, my car starts jerking and sputtering while driving down the road to the drop off terminals. I lost all acceleration control and couldn't even move. I was able to pull over and had to have my car towed. Turns out 2011 Nissan Altima has very common cvt transmission problems. It is unable to drive without jerking, sputtering, or even moving. I call the 1-800 number for Nissan and they said there wasn't a recall for the transmission for this vehicle. I was told to take it down and have it diagnosed and they can review it with no guarantee or promise of a positive outcome. Transmissions for this vehicle to be replaced are around $4000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 06/12/2018

Cvt transmission has went out. I was diving on the highway and all of a sudden my car slowed down and wouldn't go past 20 mph. Nissan stated that transmission is gone and a new one is needed. $4000. Same thing happened to my previous car. 2010 Nissan Altima.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 05/23/2018

I own a 2012 Nissan Altima and the car was running good untill 70000. After 70k mile its started making too much noise and at 80k miles its losing power even if I run the gas pedal all the way. The rpm will staty at 2500 at this point. When I researched found out that the cvt transmissions has design falw and most of the cvt transmission has the same issue. I took it to the Nissan dealer and they said I have to replace the transmission. I cant believe that Nissan cars lasts for only 70k miles. These problems are coming when I am driving on the highway all of a sudden and its very dangerous to drive this car.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 05/11/2018

Code p0101 oem specific dtc code. Category engine performance - the mass air flow sensor is part of the engine fuel injection system. When driving the engine feels like it struggling to accelerate.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 05/04/2018

Engine uses power when on the highway,have to pull over and wait two or three minutes then it starts up again. Can not trust to drive in traffic. I have taken this car to Nissan shop but they can't find the problem because it only happens once in a while.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 05/04/2018

Engine loses power when on the highway,have to pull over and wait two or three minutes then it starts up again. Can not trust to drive in traffic. I have taken this car to Nissan shop but they can't find the problem because it only happens once in a while,also when car loses power the dash goes out. The car is a lemon.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 03/13/2018

Been having trouble with timing chain. Recently replaced it 2/6/2013 and I was just told that it went out again. Very frustrating cause it�s not cheap to fix.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 03/07/2018

I started experiencing problems with my vehicle about a year ago. While driving the car seem to not change gears. I had to coast to the side of the street, turn the vehicle off and restart it which made the vehicle to what I call "reset". This did not happen again until months later. Now my vehicle from time to time, while driving the vehicle seem as if it will not go when I accelerate from a stop in traffic. I thought it need transmission fluid. I discovered that it requies ctv transmission fluid and can only be done at a dealership which was not true. My local certified transmission repair center said they could perform a diagnostic for $99, which we did. We are now being told that the transmission need to be replaced and that this was a problem on most of the Nissan Altima's. Replacement would cost about $4,800. Why hasn't Nissan recalled these vehicles after so many complaints?.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 02/18/2018

While already in motion the vehicle accelerated extremely slowly once again as I have reported on this website before, but this time it was more dangerous because as I was merging onto the freeway, I was pressing on the accelerator and when the rpm got to 2000, it stopped and the vehicle was accelerating extremely slow. There was a 18 wheel truck approaching me fast from behind, but I could not get any speed. Luckily he swerved on to the next lane and passed me. The rpm meter stopped at 2000 and it took 22 seconds to get from 60 mph to 75mph as the video shows. It happened several more times during this drive and I was able to record each instance panning from the gauge display to the accelerator showing I am pressing it all the way down and the vehicle doesn't respond. I took the vehicle to Nissan and when I showed the video to the service representative, he immediately tried to blame the issue on my floor mats. He said that it appears the floor mats were preventing the accelerator from going down thus causing the vehicle to not gain speed. However I explained to him that that is not the case as the floor mat was not touching the accelerator at all. You can clearly see my foot pressing it down all the way without any interference from the mat. In addition, if the floor mat was preventing the accelerator from being pushed all the way down as he claims, how is it possible for the vehicle to continue to gain speed, all be it extremely slow? that right there proves his theory wrong because if the accelerator was indeed stopped by the mat, then the mph as well as the rpm would maintain at the same rate. I also reminded him that this happened on a local street when I was only going 35 mph and the accelerator would have been no where near the floor board. Nissan advised me they were able to duplicate the issue and are contacting Nissan tech support for direction.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 02/12/2018

My vehicle stopped on the highway in a busy evening traffic. For 10 minutes I was not able to do, but sit idle. After that car started but it was juddering and shaking every time I used to stop at red light or stop sign. The vibrations were very violent and scary. Even, in neutral, car engine revs up to 2k-3k rpm without accelerating. Nissan company and dealer are not helping and putting my life in danger as I could have got hit by another car/ trailer.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 01/10/2018

Loud bang and oil cooler busted while driving down the road at 55 mph, it started smoking and then fire coming from under the hood I pulled over turned of the ignition and got out and the car was fully engulfed in flames within minutes.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 17
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

I have had problems with my brakes, they sqiuk all the time. The engine light come on and I was told that I had to replace the mass air flow senser my car is only a 2015. This is not right.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

2009 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes seeking reimbursement for vehicle repairs.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Nissan Altima 19
Failure Date: 01/04/2018

The insulation that wraps the electrical cabling to engine and other working parts to car are wrapped with a corn and soil product and rats ate the inside of my car to the point that the car would not work. It is 5 months old with 7,000 miles.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 12/16/2017

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while the contact�s wife was driving at 40 mph, there was a strong burning smell coming from inside the vehicle. The failure occurred without warning. The contact pulled over to the side of the road. The contact lifted the front hood and noticed there was fire coming from inside the front hood. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was not towed or was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted at 800-647-7261 and was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer stated that the investigators will contact within 3 days. A case number 27217273 was provided. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000. Sj.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 21
Failure Date: 12/13/2017

2005 Nissan Altima1n4al11d. . . Slow to accelerate after a turn or from a full stop. Slow to accelerate when speedometer goes to zero during drive time. Vehicle speeds up even when brake applied causing jerking motion.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 22
Failure Date: 12/04/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the service engine soon warning indicator illuminated. The independent mechanic stated that the mass air flow sensor may need to be replaced. The dealer (ben mynatt Nissan, 629 jake alexander blvd s, salisbury, nc 28147, (704) 633-7270) stated that the vehicle would need to be inspected and diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified and issued 8 tsbs on the engine, but there was no manufacturer recall. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 23
Failure Date: 11/24/2017

(kh - dealer info inadequate) tl the contact owns a 2015 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of engine power. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to autoeastern Nissan of meadowland where the technician diagnosed that the cvt transmission was defective and the valve body needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified and offered to partially pay for the repair. The failure mileage was approximately 67,600.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 24
Failure Date: 11/20/2017

The contact owned a 2012 Nissan Altima. While the vehicle was parked at home with the engine turned off, it caught on fire. The contact noticed the flames coming from the front of the vehicle between the hood and windshield. Prior to the fire, there were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact extinguished the fire with a water hose. The fire department and police were not notified. The auto insurance company inspected the vehicle and deemed it a total loss. The contact stated that the insurance inspector was unable to determine the cause of the fire as the wires behind the engine block were melted. The vehicle was not inspected by an independent mechanic or dealer to determine the cause of the fire. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 46,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 25
Failure Date: 11/12/2017

My car caught fire and was totaled. I had been smelling something the day before it caught on fire. I was driving on the city street and I smelled the smell I had been smelling stronger and I looked at the hood and it was smoking. I pulled over and more smoking started pouring out from my car. Then the dashboard went off. I got out and called 911 and by the time they got there the front of my car was on fire. After it was put out the fire had burned through just about everything under the hood.


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