Transmission Fluid Leaking Problems of Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima owners have reported 5 problems related to transmission fluid leaking (under the power train 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   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 11/09/2017

Complaint: misleading service interval letter promises cvt fluid inspection - but this isn�t done and can�t be done on Altima�s sealed transmission. In October 2017, Nissan mailed a glossy letter reminding me that my � 2013 Altima is due for its 48 months scheduled maintenance �. � inspect the automatic transmission/cvt fluid � is one of 23 items listed in the letter for the 48 month service interval. The Altima was taken to Nissan of richmond for its 48 months maintenance on Nov 9, 2017. The next day, the gas pedal stopped working, and the sheehy Nissan glen burnie dealership where it was towed determined that the transmission would need to be replaced based on diagnostic codes p2813, p0776, and p0965. The vehicle was bought new with only 39,848 miles at time of break down. In a follow up phone call to Nissan of richmond on Nov 20th � I was educated on what � inspect the automatic transmission/cvt fluid � means: per the service advisor � cvt fluid isn�t added or checked at 48 months. Because the transmission in the 2013 Altima is sealed, �inspect� simply means looking under the car to make sure cvt fluid is not leaking. No service is done on the cvt fluid otherwise � until 60,000 miles. Which coincidentally � is when Nissan�s powertrain warranty ends for 2013 Altimas. Particularly frustrating is that per the service advisor � any cvt fluid leak would be reported on the multipoint inspection report card -- but their computer failed to attach it to the repair order in Nissan of richmond�s system -- so no record of a report card exists in their system. Circling back to the diagnostic codes � online research shows causes for the p2813 code may include contaminated transmission fluid; causes for the p0776 code may include low transmission fluid level and/or dirty transmission fluid. Causes for the p0965 code may include low or subpar transmission fluid.

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car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 03/11/2016

The transmission went out after 65k miles. I took it to the dealership and because the warranty is only up to 60k they would not help me or warrant any repairs. Because of dealer cost I was able to rebuild it at a different repair shop for $4000. 00. The mechanic told me that this was caused by a leak in the radiator, the coolant leaked into the transmission fluid causing damge to the transmission. It seems that Nissan had a recall on models up to to 2010 and also gave extended warranties. However the 2012 is not on this reacall. I feel that the problem still exist and a recall for my model should take place. My cost was 4000 dollars, it just doesnt seem fair. No transmission shuld go out before 100k. This is my daughters vehicle and it quit functioning in traffic in the middle of the road where she could have been in an accident. This is a huge problem that the dealership should own up to.

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car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 09/06/2013

On 9/6 at approx. 3:30pm mnt the car began having issues accelerating past 60 mph on I-70 e in colorado. At times it would even start DE-accelerating. Around 4pm, smoke was coming out of the front hood. My boyfriend and I then pulled over to the side of the highway, and after about 10 minutes we noticed that transmission fluid was leaking from the car. After being towed to the mechanic about 20 miles away, he worked on the car for about an hour and completed an official diagnostic. He said the transmission fluid had overflowed from the transmission and that we could have had a fire on the highway. He also came to the conclusion that the transmission was blown and the car was not driveable. We had to store the car in the mechanic¿s parking lot for the night and get a rental car. We then had to stay in a hotel for the night in grand junction, CO. The next day we called around to find a Nissan service center that would be open to accepting the car and could get the parts in a reasonable amount of time ¿ given that we were stranded in colorado. We found a service center in aurora about 250 miles away from grand junction. We worked with aaa to get the car towed to the dealership just before they closed. Since they were closing the Nissan service center did not have time to look at the car until Monday. I ended up being stranded in colorado for a 6 days with my boyfriend, until the car was fixed. I am very displeased with Nissan's customer service. I called specialists for 3 days with no help. They have refused to compensate me for the other damages incurred by the faulty transmission. This trip cost $2,000 in unexpected costs due to be stranded,and my life was put in danger because none of the Nissan service adviser's told me about the issues with the cvt transmission (I took my car to be checked before the road trip in may 2013 and late August 2013).

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car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 02/26/2011

I bought this car brand new when it was released in late December 2006, almost 2 years later, I had informed my tech when I would bring my car in for scheduled oil changes that I hear a slight noise coming from under the car and sometimes a vibration, over these next few months and yeas I have been told it was either a bend in my rim, needing new tires, to having exhaust leaks or alignment needed. So I would take it to another shop and they would tell me different or if they confirmed I would get the service done at a licensed mechanic. Over time the noise grew louder and louder and dismissed each time I bought the car in for service. Until recently I figured out that the noise would only be heard and present after highway driving for 45min or more. So I reproduced the conditions before I took the car to the dealer for diagnostics then the advised me that there was sever rust taking place inside the transmission. The the tech preceded to tell me that may have started when my car was in an accident 3 years ago in 2008. I contacted the bodyshop that did the repairs the provided paperwork proving that my transmission was never effected or touched as part of the accident. The transmission is still under warranty, and I even have paperwork from the same Nissan dealership that shows that Nissan did a multipoint inspection where they inspected the transmission and its fluid just 8 months prior and found it to be in good condition n no presence of rust or fluid issues. Nissan is refusing to own up to the malfunctioning of there cvt transmission and cost for replacement.

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car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 04/20/2004

While driving automatic transmission didn't shift properly from first to second gear. Dealer inspected vehicle several times, and could not duplicate or correct the problem. However, a technician indicated that transmission was leaking fluid.

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