Nissan Altima owners have reported 539 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.
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.
See all problems of the 2005 Nissan Altima.
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.
See all problems of the 2016 Nissan Altima.
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.
See all problems of the 2014 Nissan Altima.
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.
See all problems of the 2008 Nissan Altima.
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.
See all problems of the 2015 Nissan Altima.
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.
See all problems of the 2017 Nissan Altima.
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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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.
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.
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(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.
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.
See all problems of the 2012 Nissan Altima.
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.
I have received several recalls from Nissan and mossy Nissan el cajon refused to repair: most recent today for airbags.
See all problems of the 2003 Nissan Altima.
My car doesn�t pick up speed correctly I have had the car for 3 years the place closed down I couldn�t take it back I�m stuck with it and also my compressor doesn�t work as well it stopped working a couple months after I got the car I really want something else.
See all problems of the 2013 Nissan Altima.
When starting from a dead stop, pressing down on the accelerator peddle no forward car acceleration, no increase in rpm. After a short period of time ( 2-3) seconds fast increase in rpm and fast forward acceleration. This is very unsafe when trying to merge from a dead stop and expecting forward motion and there is none. This has been a Nissan problem since 2008 and no fix or test when taken to dealer. This is a sporadic problem only noticed from a dead stop, city streets going straight or making turn on start, gas tank quantity no issue in this problem.
"takata recall" I've only had my car for a month I bought it on 9/15/2017. Now my transmission went out. I bought the car from houston auto group.
At very low speed (as in searching for a parking space) the car will accelerate, without warning, and then fall back to an idle. My current 2015 Altima is at the body shop now because of an accident (due to this unannounced accelerlation) where my wife ran through a wall at riteaid drugs while attempting to park. The vehicle was in the parking space and almost completely stopped when it accelerated. My wife was not badly injured, but could have been, not ot mention any pedestrians that might have walked in front of the her car. I have police report, pics, etc. , but unable to load them. I complained to tenneson Nissan about this and several other issues at the 5000 mile service visit, to no avail.
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. While operating the vehicle, the check engine indicator illuminated and the vehicle hesitated and bucked. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the camshaft sensor malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The sensor was replaced, but the vehicle later experienced difficulty starting. The local dealer (sumerian Nissan in fort myers, FL) and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03v4855000 (engine), although the failures were identical. The failure mileage was 133,000.
See all problems of the 2002 Nissan Altima.
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. While operating the vehicle, the check engine indicator illuminated and the vehicle hesitated and bucked. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the camshaft sensor malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The sensor was replaced, but the vehicle later experienced difficulty starting. The local dealer (sumerian Nissan in fort myers FL) and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03v4855000 (engine). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 133,000.
My Nissan Altima 2014 engine caught on fire while driving on va 286 interstate 66 w exit toward front royal for merging onto I-66 w virginia. Luckily I got out safely. I saw smoke come up from under the hood so shut the engine off, so I pulled over to the side. Then a flame came up and I ran out of the car. Within a matter of seconds the whole car was engulfed in flames and is destroyed 75% and I hardly saved my life but lost laptop, mobiles, baby car seat, stroller and other personal stuff. We lost our car which costed us $22,000. 00 even engine was under 5 year warranty which caused a reason of fire but Nissan is not ready to take responsibility of its product even their product will take your life. We still owe to bank for Nissan Altima 2014. Help us to cover a total loss from Nissan. This stuff should not be happening!! I do not have gap insurance either. Nissan should give us new car as a replacement!!!!.
I was stopped at a red light and the car just turned itself off. I turn it back on and as soon as I put it in drive it turns itself off again. I finally get it going and get to my destination without anymore problems. The next day I go to start it and as soon as I put it in drive the car turns itself off, I continue to try to get it going but never did. I get it towed to the Nissan dealership and they said the entire transmission needs to be replaced. I get the transmission replaced. Now 3 months after I get a brand new transmission it's doing the same thing again. I start the car go to put it in drive and it turns off.
On 9/10/17 about noon while driving on the highway, the brake light on the dash board came on, pulled to the side of the road. While looking for service phone number, smelled something burning, exited the car, and almost immediately the engine compartment and then the car was engulfed in flames.
Transmission failed while driving from tampa, FL to chicago, IL. Car died in normal, IL. Had it towed to the local dealership, had to get a rental car, was told that the transmission had metal fragments in it and that it would be a week to get a new one and cost $4,500.
Transmission problem the car when I try to put in reverse he start to jump and them is shut off same when put in drive position somebody tell me is the cvt transmission.
Loss of power. Can't drive over 60 mph. Rpms keep going up but car won't go any faster.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
|Engine Burning Oil problems||
|Service Engine Light On problems||
|Catalytic Convertor problems||