2013 NISSAN ALTIMA Power Train problems & defects.

NISSAN ALTIMA Power Train problems : 68.

The Problem Began With The Transmission Locking Up Or Shuddering Going Down Hill, Throwing The Vehicle And Me Forward. Ever Been On A Golf Cart Going Down A Hill Where The Governor Throws You Forward? Multiply That By About 5 And That’s What You Get. It Has Progressively Gotten Worse, To The Point Where It Actually Causes The Wheels To Stop And “chirp” On The Pavement. Now, It Even Happens On Relatively Flat Areas And, Going Up Some Hills, The Transmission Just About Gives Out. It’s A Safety Issue For Several Reasons: (1) Locking Up Going Down A Hill Is Unsafe If Someone Is Behind You, (2) The Severity Of It Could Cause You To Lose Control Of The Car, (3) Losing power Going Up A Hill Could Cause You To Be Rear-ended. nissan Has Been Slow To Respond Even Though Other People Have Had The Same Problem. My Dealer Says That They Searched nissan‘s “tech Talk” Across Dealers And Found Nothing. Do A Google Search On “nissan Deceleration Shudder Or Lockup” And You’ll Find Lots Of Folks With The Same Problem. Very Unfortunate For An Otherwise Great Car. They Need To Identify The Problem And Recall Some Or All Of The 2013s. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP8DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in MOBILE, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Sept 10, 2012

The Vehicle Surges At Around 25mph. It Cuts Out, Slows Down For A Couple Seconds, Then Jerks Forward. When It Jerks Forward, It Slam Hard Like It Is Doing Damage To The Transmission. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in PROVIDENCE FORGE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

July 30, 2012

The Contact Owns A 2013 nissan altima. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Would Go Into Neutral While Idling And Would Slam Into Gear When Attempting To Accelerate. The Contact Mentioned That Immediatelly After The Failure The Vehicle Stalled. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Who Has Not Been Able To Diagnose The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 500 And The Current Mileage Was 700.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP5DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in PACE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 17, 2012

On October 4, 2012 I Purchased A 2013 nissan altima 3.5 Sl. It Was Obvious Almost Immediately That There Was A Problem With The Transmission. Upon Taking Off From A Stopped Position The First Shift Of The Transmission Is Very Hard, Especially Under Light Acceleration. Two Weeks After Purchasing The Veh. With Approx. 400 Miles On The Odometer I Was Pulling Away From A Stop When The Veh. Started Shuddering And Shaking Violently Before Shifting Into Gear With A Hard Bump. This Incident Lasted Approx. 2 Seconds. For The Next 700 Miles Or So The Shuddering And Shaking Occurred Six More Times. I Took The Veh. Into The nissan Dealer Where It Was Purchased And After Driving It They Advised That They Could Not Duplicate The Problem. Over The Next 500 Miles The Incidents Became More Often And At Times More Severe, One Incident Lasting For Several Seconds Before Finally Shifting Into Gear. On December 5, 2012 The Veh. Was Returned To The Dealership. I Spoke With Service Manager Explaining The Problem And My Concerns Of Maybe The Veh. Stopping In The Roadway During One Of These Incidents And Being Rear Ended. This Time The Service Manager Rode Along With Me And Drove The Veh. Duplicating The Problem Several Times. The Engineers At nissan Was Contacted By The Service Manager And They Confirmed That There Was A Problem With The Transmission Software On The V6 altimas, However They Had No Fix For It At This Time. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP4DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in COVINGTON, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Oct 18, 2012

altima 3.5 Transmission Has A Severe Shudder When Accelerating Normally At About 15-25 Mph. This Is Intermittent But Serious As It Results Is Severe Shock To The Drivetrain. This Was Not Present When New And Has Been Increasing In Severity Over The Last 1000 Miles. The Dealer Says That nissan Engineers Claim That It Is “characteristic” Of The 3.5. This Is Not True As It Was Not Present When New And Is Constantly Getting Worse. It Will Probably Soon Result In Transmission Damage Or Complete Failure Which Could Be A Serious Safety Issue. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1890 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP5DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in BROOKSVILLE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Nov 15, 2012

Approximately Two Weeks After Purchasing My Brand New 2013 altima 3.5 S The Car Developed A Shudder And Vibration When I Would Accelerate Slightly. It Also Occurred Going Up Small Hills, And When I Would Come To A Complete Stop Then Pull Off (for Instance At A Red Light). After Noticing This, I Scheduled An Appointment With The Dealer, And We Did A Test Drive In Hopes Of Mimicking The Issue. The Mechanic Advised Me That This Was Normal For A Cvt Engine, And That Everything Was Fine. I Wasn’t Quite Convinced, But I Wanted To Trust His Opinion, Since This Was My First Time Driving A Car With A Cvt Engine. However, A Few Weeks Passed And The Shudder And Vibration Got Worse. The Car Even Jerked Forward Once When I Was Pressing On The Brakes. This Prompted Me To Schedule Another Visit With The Dealer. This Time The Same Mechanic From The First Visit And The Manager Rode Along With Me. During This Test Drive The Manager Felt The Sudden Shudder, Once We Came To A Complete Stop And Slightly Accelerated. This Prompted Them To Replace My Transmission, Not Even 30 Days After My Purchase. I Picked My Car Up From The Dealer On 12/7/12 After They Changed The Transmission And The Car Drove Perfectly Fine. The Bad News Is That Now The Car Has Developed The Same Shudder And Vibration Even More Now. I Will Be Calling For Another Appointment Tomorrow, Because Something Has To Be Done About This. It’s Very Dangerous, Especially When This Happens And You Have Another Car Riding Directly Behind You. *tr ## Vin Failed

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 560 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in ATHENS, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 20, 2012

Since Buying The Car New, There Has Been A Vibration/shudder Coming From Under The Vehicle When Slowly Accelerating. The Dealer Has Looked At The Problem Twice And Has Been Unable To Find The Source Of The Problem, Even Though A Tech Has Heard The Vibration While Riding With Me On A Test Drive. I’m Concerned About This Because powertrains That Are Functioning Properly Should Not Make This Noise. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 30 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Sept 03, 2012

Brought Car In To Dealer For A Recall That The Transmission Needed To Be Reprogrammed. Several Weeks Later Noticed That The Engine Sounded Louder And Rattled On Acceleration. Proceeded To Get Worse By The Day. Brought To Dealer On Wednesday And Was Told The Transmission Needed To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Has Approximately 2000 Miles On It. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 2430 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1NYAL3AP5DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in SEYMOUR, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 02, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2013 nissan altima. The Contact Stated That After 20 Days Of Driving, While Stopped, A Strange Vibration Was Emitted From The Undercarriage. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where The Contact Was Informed That There Were No Failures. The Contact Stated That The Failure Recurred Several Times And Was Taken To The Dealer On Each Occasion. The Manufacturer Was Contacted And Informed The Contact That The Vehicle Was Not Included In Any Recalls. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 600 And The Current Mileage Was 3,333. Updated 03/13/13*lj The Consumer Stated A Mechanic Test Drove The Vehicle And Confimed The Vibration. On The Second Visit To The Dealer The General Manager And Service Manager Suggested To Buy A New Maxima Or altima. The Consumer Declined. The Vibration Only Worsened Causing A Third Visit To The Dealer. Updated 03/28/2013 *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP9DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in FALL CHURCH, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20120901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 12, 2012

When Accelerating Gently Or Decelerating You Can Heard A Rumbling And Vibration Noise. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP6DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in WOODSIDE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Jan 02, 2013

Vehicle Has Been In The Service Department Five Times For Different Things In Less Than 2 Months. Main Problem Reported Each Time In Service Is My Transmission. Between 20-50 Mph And 1000-2500 Rpm The Car Will Violently Shake And Lose power. I Have To Press The Gas Pedal Harder To Get The Car To Stop Shuddering And Pick Up Acceleration. I Have Almost Been Involved In Tow Rear End Collisions B/c Of The Lose Of power And Shuddering. nissan States That I Must Wait For A Reprogramming Fix. I Have Filed A Complaint With nissan Consumer Affairs. In The Meantime I Have To Sacrifice My Safety? Totally Not Acceptable. I Have Owned 3 Previous nissan Products With No Problems. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 2000 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in NORTH AUGUSTA, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Dec 24, 2012

I Have Owned This Car For All Of A Week. There Are At Least 2 Major Safety Concerns. The First Is The Passenger Air Bag. The Light On The Dash Indicates That The Air Bag Is “off” When My Wife Sits In The Passenger Seats. She Is An Adult, Height About 5′ 2″ And Weighs Approx. 120 Lbs. Apparently I Am Not The Only One With This Issue. Calls To nissan Are A Waste Of Time At This Point As I’m Told Nothing About How This Will Be Resolved. The Other Issue Is With The Cvt Transmission. Under Light Acceleration, At About 1200-1500 Rpm There Is A Vibration And Its Very Noisy. It Almost Seems Like The Car Is Going To Die Out. The Other Issues I Am Having With The Car Of Which There Are A Few Are Not Necessarily Safety Related So I Wont Post Them Here. Needless To Say, There Are Better And Safer Choices Out There. Choose Wisely. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3APXDN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in BUFFALO GROVE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Jan 29, 2013

Purchased Brand New With 2 Miles. At 4500 Miles, Heat Gauge Indicated An Increase In Engine Temperature. Drove 2 Miles To A Service Station, And Upon Opening The Hood, Anti-freeze Was Sprayed Everywhere. Car Was Towed To Dealer. Dealer Inspected, And Said The Radiator Had Leaked, So The Dealer Replaced The Radiator. After Replacement, The Dealer Performed A Test Drive, When The Check Engine Light Came On. Dealer Performed Pressure Tests, And Said The Engine Would Need Replacement. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP1DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 25, 2013

Transmission Slipped I Was At A Red Light Turned Green Started To Move When I Felt A Pull Back On The Car And Then Car Shot Forward. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1585 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP1DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in BROOKLYN, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Feb 15, 2013

Started To Drive From A Park Position I Was Going Already Around 15-20 Mph Before Transmission Kicked Into Gear. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP1DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in BROOKLYN, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Feb 17, 2013

Purchased A New 2013 altima Sedan 3.5sl In November 2012. At Approximately 500 Miles, Upon Acceleration From A Stop, The Car Jerked Violently For 2-3 Seconds Before Kicking In And Accelerating (as If Driving A Manual Transmission And Attempted To Start In 4th Gear). This Has Happened 2 More Times Since. Additionally, Often While Accelerating The Rpms Will Drop Significantly And The Car Will Shudders Before Kicking Back In And Accelerating. Lastly, On Occasion, While Decelerating, The Car Will Jerk Harshly (as If Driving A Manual Transmission And Shifting Into Too Low A Gear For The Speed). Took The Car Into Dealership And They Said They Could Not Duplicate The Issue. Contacted nissan Corporate 2/6/2013 And The Representative Told Me She Hadn’t Heard Of Anyone Else Having This Problem, But That She Would Open A Ticket. Called Back To nissan Corporate 2/27/2013 To Follow Up And Was Told That My Previous Ticket Had Been Closed. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP5DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Dec 21, 2012

Cvt Transmission Shutter, While Driving From Stop To Go, Car Felt It Was Going To Stall, Like When Turning Left In Traffic. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP3DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in CHICAGO, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Feb 27, 2013

When Starting The Car The Starter Would Keep Cranking After The Release Of The Start Button, The Passenger Air Bag Light Stays On Sometimes Even When A Passenger Is In The Seat Also The Rear Seat Belts Are Very Hard To Lock In Do To The Receiver End Pushes Down Into The Seat When Driving There Is A Few Problems The Low End Rattles And Shakes And 45 And Above There Is A Wining Noise From The Engine Compartment That Sounds Like A Bad Alt Bearing Or Trans Problem It Gets Louder The Faster You Go Very Annoying With Today Technology These Problems And This Is Just A Few Is A Big Step Back For nissan Not A Happy Customer Just Broke 6000 Miles. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 200 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in MANAHAWKIN, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Jan 02, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2013 nissan altima. The Contact Stated That While Driving Approximately 25 Mph, The Vehicle Jerked Violently While The Contact Was Attempting To Decelerate. The Contact Also Stated That The Failure Recurred Intermittently And When Driving At Different Speeds. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where The Failure Could Not Be Duplicated. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Contacted. The Failure Mileage Was 600.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP9DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Oct 02, 2012

Abnormal Transmission Grinding / Lugging Noise Of The Transmission At Low Rpm (1200-1600). nissan Claims Noise Is As Designed. How Is Grinding Noise In The Transmission With A Car That Has 3000 Miles Normal? Again nissan Claims That This Is Normal. 1800-343-6913 Ext. [xxx] Case # [xxx] Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP3DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in KENT, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Jan 08, 2013

I Purchased This Car On 3/8/2013 As Brand New With 24 Miles On It. 7 Days Later When Starting Up The Motor The Engine Struggled To Catch Or Start Running. This Has Happened 3 Times Now. Will Be Contacting nissan. This Is Unacceptable For Having A Week Old “new” Car. Still Waiting For Response From Dealership. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 280 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP8DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in DYERSBURG, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 15, 2013

I Have A 2013 nissan altima Sv With 10800 Miles On It. About 5000 Miles Ago Began To Hear And Feel Vibration With Acceleration. Noise Continued To Get Worse. Took It To A Local nissan Dealer And They Said The Issue Was Coming From The Cvt Transmission. They Had To Replace The Serpentine Belt And The Tensioner. Vibration Is Currently Better But Concerned This Is Just A Short Term Solution. I Think nissan Needs To Put A Recall Out And Find A Long Term Solution. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 10800 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in CHAMBERSBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 19, 2013

After The First Car With 2000miles Air Bags Did Not Go Off In The Accident So Went Bought Another New One The Airbag Light Was On In 70 Miles So Put A New Seat From Another Car nissan Did Not Have A New Seat No The Air Bag Light Does Not Work Properly And The Car Has A Viberation That nissan Cant Fix Need To Stop Selling Lemons. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4000 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in HORTON, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Feb 01, 2013

The Cvt Transmission Is Vibrating Violently From 1200~1800 Rpm Which Could Potentially Cause Premature Transmission Failure During Driving. Such Vibration Also Compromises The Mileages That nissan Has Declared Therefore More Green House Gas Emission For Same Miles. Many 2013 altima Owners Complained About The Same Thing In Forums Such As Edmunds, Cars.com And Etc. It Is A Mechanical Design Flaw The Could Severely Jeopardize The Car And Hurt The People In It Though nissan Never Admit It Or Fix It In The Past One Year. I Sincerely Request Nhtsa To Look At This Issue. Thanks. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP0DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in CHESTER SPRINGS, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Apr 19, 2013

There Is A Shuttering Vibration In Drive Train When Engine Is At 1500 Rpm And Going Up An Incline. Eventually It Is Going To Cause Loosing Of Bolts And Cause Crash. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 20 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP0DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in THROOP, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Dec 14, 2012

When Coasting From A Low Speed (45-55) To Near Stop The Transmission “locks Up” While Nowshifting. The Vehicle Violently Locks Up, So Bad That It Feels Like You’ve Hit Something. The Steering Wheel Is Also Affected To The Brute Force. nissan Issued A Mandatory Recall Transmission Reprogram Which I Promptly Had Done To The Vehicle. However, Just This Friday, 5/3/13, The Transmission Again Did This. Both Times I Was Lucky That I Was On Back Roads With Little To No Traffic And That I Was Able To Maintain Control. This Is A Serious Problem That In The Wrong Conditions (ice/snow/rain) Or When Oncoming Traffic Is Coming Could Get Someone Killed. I Can’t Explain Just How Violent The Downshift Is, Other Than To Say The First Time My 6 Year Old Began Crying In The Rear Seat Because He Thought We Wrecked, And That The 2nd Time My Cell Phone Was Jarred From A Very Rugged Cradle. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP3DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in DRY RIDGE, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Sept 12, 2012

Vehicle Stutters And Vibrates At Lower Speeds. Also Their Is A Knocking Sound Coming From Underneath The Vehicle. Brought Back To Dealership 3 Times Since March. All 3 Times I Was Told It Is Perfectly Normal For The Car. I Read Online That Other People Have Experienced Similar Issues. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 900 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in PORT JEFFERSON STATION, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 20, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2013 nissan altima. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Jerked Violently While The Contact Was Attempting To Decelerate. The Failure Recurred Intermittently And Without Warning. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Where The Failure Could Not Be Duplicated. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 500 And The Current Mileage Was 6,000. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP8DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in ARROYO GRANDY, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 31, 2012

Rpm Drops Suddenly From 1200rpm To 800rpm In 20-30mph Speed Level And Vehicle Bounces With Bang Sounds At Transmission Area. When I Feel Car Loosening The power At Low Speed Driving By Dropping Rpm Gauge, I Have To Press Brake Or Accelerator To Keep Vehicle’s Rpm Safe Level To Run The Car. This Is Very Nervous Thing. This Problem Have Happened Since Middle Of March And Went To Car Dealer To Check This Point. But They Said No Problem In My Car. I Will Visit Again Next Week For This Issue. I Found Many Of Cases This In nissan altima Forum And Other Sites, All Owner Complained About This But nissan Did Not Reply Any Yet For This. This Is A Major Problem Related With Safety Issue. Http://www.carproblemzoo.com/nissan/altima/vehicle-shudder-problems.php. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP5DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Mar 15, 2013

Well The Main Selling Point On This Vehicle Is That The Dealer Told Me They Were Top In Mpg’s With 27 City And 38 Highway. After A Week Or So I Noticed That My Mpg Average Is No More Than 23.1. And That Was With More Than 50% Travel On Highways With No Traffic(never Went Under The Speed Limit). I Figured It Had Something To Do With It Being New And It Would Average Out Better Later. So After 5,000 Miles On The Car I Took It In And They Told Me That This Is Just Because Every Driver Averages Different And I Kept Saying But I Am Not Even Getting Close To The 27 City And I Drive More Highway. But They Told Me That Everything Is Normal And They Reset The Average Calculator. After A Week It Was Worse Than It Was Before And I Was Bringing It Back For My Many Other Problems I Have With This Car. They Had My Car For 4 Days And Finally Told Me That While They Had It A Check Engine Light Came On Saying That My Air Fuel Ratio Sensor Was Faulty. They Replaced It And Told Me That Was The Fix. I Have Put About A Tanks Worth Of Mileage On It Since And I Am Getting Under 23 Mpg Still. Either Something Is Very Wrong With My Car Or nissan Is Lying About The Mpg’s And Yes I Get That They Are Presented By The Epa But nissan Does The Test First Then Sends It To The Epa And Then The Epa Tests Later On. Either Way The Mpg’s Are Wrong And I Drive To Try To Get The Best Mpg’s I Don’t Even Go Over 2,000 Rpm’s Unless Going Up Hill. Which Brings Me To The Vibration From The Trans. But That’s In Another Complaint. nissan Needs To Fix This Problem Because I Chose This Over The Honda Accord Just For The Mpg’s. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP3DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in RESTON, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 07, 2013

Well I Have Noticed That I Have A Bad Vibration And Grinding Noise Between 1,200 And 1,800 Rpm’s Worst At 1,500. This Happens No Matter What Speed. I Have Brought It In To The Dealership 2 Different Times For This And They Tell Me This Is Normal. I Am Sorry But When A Transmission Is Vibrating Or Making Bad Noises Like This It Has Something Wrong With It. I Believe This Is Contributing To My Very Poor Gas Mileage. Also While From A Stop And Accelerating I Have Had My Car Surge And Have No power While Trying To Accelerate. This Has Happened Three Times And 2 Of The Times I Had A Car Come Up On Me Fast Because I Was Not Able To Accelerate. This Can Be A Big Safety Issue. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP3DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in RESTON, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 08, 2013

Transmission Is Locking Up At Any Speed While Coasting Or Decelerating,feels Like Motor And Transmission Is Going To Come Right Out Of It. On Way Back To Dealership, It Happened At 55mph Going Around A Bend,and Front Tires Locked Up And Chirped,this Was The Worse One, If This Happened On Snow Covered Roads,there’s No Doubt That I Would Have Went Right Into The Ditch..we’ve Only Had The Car 3weeks And Put Less Than 1500 Miles On It.the Car Started Doing This 3 Days Ago,today Took It To Dealership,took Serviceman On Test Drive And Within A 1/4 Mile, He Had Seen Enough,what Is Wrong With These Cvt Transmissions,this Is A Very Dangerous Situation When A Transmission Locks Up At Highway Speeds!!! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 19000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP5DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in FULTON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

May 29, 2013

The Cvt Transmission Causes The Vehicle To Shutter And Vibrate At Light Acceleration Between 1200-2000 Rpms. I Have Contacted nissan Consumer Affairs Division 800-343-6913 Ext457206 Several Times And Have Case #’s [xxx] And [xxx] On Two Separate Vehicles With The Same Issue. I Have Been Told Repeatedly That nissan Engineers Are Aware Of The Problem And Are Working On A Solution. There Are Many, Many Complaints Of This Same Issue On Several Web Sites. I Have Heard Nothing Since 3/26/2013 From nissan In Regards To My Complaint. I Have Had My Car In For Service At Orland Park Nisan, Orland Park, Il And Have Also Contacted Them Numerous Times To See If There Was Any Repair That Has Been Issued To Rectify This Problem. They Acknowledge And Are Aware Of This Problem. There Answer Is They Have Done The Recommended Service Bulletins Sent To Them From nissan To Repair This Problem. There Is Absolutely No Difference In The Performance Of The Vehicle After Performing These Repairs. nissan Knows They Have A Problem And Should Be Forced To Stand Behind The Performance Of Their Product. Please Help!!!!!!!! Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP0DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in ROMEOVILLE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Mar 02, 2013

Turning Right From A Stop And As I Was Accelerating, Had Violent Thunk And Vibration In Car With Loss If Acceleration For 1-2 Seconds. Before And After That, Consistently Experience Vibration/shudder And Decreased Acceleration At About 20mph When I Let Off The Gas Or Don’t Continue With Same Level Of Acceleration. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 800 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in SWANSEA, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

June 07, 2013

Resuming After A Stop The Car Was Sluggish. It Felt Like The Transmission Was Slipping. There Were Several Strong Jerking Motions For A Few Seconds. Then When It Fully Engaged The Car Lurched Forward At A Higher Than Expected Speed. I Did Not Have Enough Reaction Time To Brake And I Hit The Car In Front Of Me. I Didn’t Realize What Had Happened At The Time But Since Then The Car Has Done The Same Thing Starting Out From A Stop. It Happens Several Times A Week. I Have To Leave Plenty Of Distance Between Me And The Car In Front To Avoid Another Accident. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3APXDN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

May 20, 2013

Noticed Problem Back In Jan. Car Would Make A Banging Noise & Jolt Forward When Coasting To A Stop. Same Problem Also Occurs When Stopping And Going To Accelerate After Stop. Have Take Car To Dealer I Purchased It At 5 Times & Was Told There Was Nothing Wrong , They Could Not Duplicate The Issue I Was Having. On July 11, 2013 The Technician Took The Car Home & They Finally And Was Able To Document The Issue Was Real And Now A New Transmission Is Required! In Dec 2012 There Was A Recall Done On The Tcm That’s When The Problem Started After Recall. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 8324 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP4DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in CLIFTON HEIGHTS, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Jan 23, 2013

The Best I Can Do To Explain The Problem I Am Having With My 2013 altima Is To Compare It To The Jerking You Will Experience In A Stick Shift Vehicle If You Do Not Clutch And Shift Properly Almost Causing The Vehicle To Stop. Once I Was Entering Onto The Highway, The Car Acted As If The Parking Brake Was Applied While Driving. I Took My Car To The Dealer From Which I Purchased It (st.clair Auto Mall), The Mechanic Drove It And Almost Immediately He Experienced The Problem. We Drove Back To The Dealership (service Dept.). He Looked Up Some Information In The Computer, Said Diagnostics Tests Were Ran But The Test(s) Turned Up Nothing. And Also There Were No Lights On The Dash Indicating A Problem. So, For That Reason Nothing Could Be Done. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1100 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in OFALLON, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

June 03, 2013

We First Began Noticing What Felt Like A Hard Downshift When Coasting At Speeds Under 50 Mph. The Problem Was First Diagnosed As A Antilock Brake Programming Error, But Repairs Did Not Solve The Problem And The Severity Increased. When Traveling At A Speed Of 30 – 45 Mph And We’d Take Our Foot Off The Accelerator, It Almost Felt Like We Were Being Rear-ended. It Became Clear That This Was A Problem With The New Continuous Acceleration Transmission (i.e., No Shift). Once The Maintenance Technician Felt The Problem When It Happened, A New Transmission Was Ordered And Installed (approx. At 10,000 Miles). After The New Transmission Was Installed, We Had No Problems Until Around 15,000 Miles, When The Problem Resurfaced. We Took It Back In For Repairs, As The Vehicle Is Not Safe To Drive With Such A Hard Jerking Problem. They Tried Replacing The Transmission Controller, But That Also Did Not Work. When They Told Us That They Were Going To Need To Install Another New Transmission We Told Them We Didn’t Want The Car Any Longer. The Dealership Worked On Our Behalf To Try To Get Help From nissan For A New Vehicle, But With Very Little Success. Fortunately, Our Dealership Still Did The Right Thing And We Have A New Vehicle. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP8DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in SATSUMA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

May 01, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2013 nissan altima. The Contact Stated That While Driving Approximately 15 Mph, The Vehicle Shook Violently Without Warning. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Dealer Where It Was Diagnosed That The power Transmission Needed To Be Replaced. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Stated That The Part Needed To Complete The Repair Was On Back Order. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 15,000 And The Current Mileage Was 16,300.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP9DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in KENT, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

July 01, 2013

The Contact Stated That While Using The Air Conditioner And Coasting From 45 Mph To 35 Mph, The Vehicle Downshifted Hard Enough To Jolt The Car. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For Diagnosis. The Mechanic And Service Manager Test Drove The Vehicle And Stated When Inspecting The Vehicle The Failure Could Not Be Duplicated. It Was Recommended To Bring The Car Back When The Problem Recurred. The Failure Recurred Numerous Times. Around 20000 Miles The Hard Shifting Also Began To Occur While The Car Was Accelerating. The Owner Requested To Bring The Car To The Dealership While The Incident Was Occurring, But The Dealership Declined As They Were Busy And To Call Back After The Holiday. When The Owner Called Back After The Holiday, The Service Person Asked If The Car Felt Like It Was Shifting Hard. The Owner Stated Yes, And Was Told That This Feeling Is Normal In A Cvt Transmission And There Was No Need To Bring The Vehicle Into The Dealership. The Car Shifts So Hard, Sometimes The Tires Squeal. This Happens Often In Traffic And Will Cause An Accident, Especially In Icy Or Wet Conditions. To Date, The Vehicle Had Not Been Repaired. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP0DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in LEVITTOWN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 36 mph.

May 15, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2013 nissan altima. The Contact Was Driving Approximately 45 Mph When The Vehicle Down Shifted Automatically. In Addition, The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Would Jolt Forward And Exhibit An Abnormal Banging Noise When The Air Conditioner Was Activated. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified. The Failure Mileage Was 10,500. The Vin Was Not Available.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 10500 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in SKOKIE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 23, 2013

Sporadically When Starting Car (from A Cold Start Or After 2 Hours) The Rpms Will Do The Normal Going Up Then Slowly Down And Then Lower Once In Gear; However, Once Started To Drive And Stop The Car Will Shake And Appear To Be Trying To Choke….took To Service Dept Could Not Duplicate The Problem And Nothing Is In The Log…..took To Dealership While Problem Occurring The Mechanic Felt The Shaking And The Big Bump And Said The Idle Rpms Needed To Be Changed To Higher Level Within 36 Hours The Car Would Do The Same Sporadic Problem Just At A Higher Rpm……took It To Dealership Again Left Overnight They Did Not Find A Problem Stated Everything Is Normal And The Salesperson Demo Supposedly Does The Same Thing (which It Started Normal). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP4DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in ALEXANDRIA, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Sept 17, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2013 nissan altima. The Contact Stated That The Torque Converter Would Remain Locked Until The Vehicle Came To A Stop. In Order To Maintain The Torque Converter In The Locked Position, The Rpms Would Have To Be High Above 1,000, Which The Contact Stated That The Normal Idle Was 750. The Contact Stated That The Brakes Were Also Prematurely Wearing Due To The Engine Not Assisting In Decelerating. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Dealer Where It Was Advised That The Vehicle Was Performing As Designed. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Failure. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure And Current Mileage Was 4,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP2DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in AGOURA HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 03, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2013 nissan altima. The Contact Stated That While Driving Approximately 60 Mph, The Vehicle Abnormally Swayed Back And Forth. The Vehicle Was Easier To Control Once The Speed Decelerated To 50 Mph And Below. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Who Was Unable To Diagnose The Failure. The Technician Stated That It Was A Manufacturing Defect. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Problem. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 10,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP9DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Mar 17, 2013

Car Is Vibrating When Going 40 Mph. Vibration Also Occurring After Long Drives And Then Coming To A Stop. Car Will Shake. It Is Not Happening All The Time, But Is Nerve Racking When It Does. Intermittent Issue With The Key Id Not Being Recognized When Entering The Car When The Doors Are Locked And You Press The Unlock Button On The Door Handle. Or When Getting Into An Unlocked Car The Key Is Not Recognized. Lock The Doors And Auto Start The Car Button On The Key Fob Not Starting The Car. Happening On Both Key Fobs. Headlights During Long Trip Were Dimming, Then Would Brighten. This During A 6 Hour Drive. Gas Mileage Has Dropped From 38.4 Mpg To 33.1 Mpg Highway Driving. Same Issue With Around Town About 5 Mpg Drop. Mileage Seems To Differ When Filling Up Car. Goes From Over 600+ Miles To Around 580+ Miles. Not Sure Why When You Fill It All The Way Up The Mileage Is Not The Same. Tire Pressure Seems To Differ. Not Sure That Is Reliable Reading. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 13657 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP8DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in HOLLAND, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Nov 30, 2013

altima 2.5l Eng. Problem: Engine Vibrations/cvt Shuttering Since Approx. 3600 Miles, But Has Continually Gotten Worse With More Miles (7000 Mi 12/31/13). Vibrations Felt At 1500-2000 Rpms (enough To Shake And Vibrate The Dash Components), Then Vibration Goes Away. Slight Acceleration Under Load At 1500-2000 Rpms And At Any Speed (20-30, 40-55, 72 Mph) Will Result In Droning/vibrations (everytime). Had nissan Service Mgr. Ride With Me, Then He Drove The Vehicle And Confirmed The Vibrations. He Said To Return The Vehicle In Jan 2014 To Further Document This Problem That nissan Does Not Admit Exists. However, This Problem Has Been Reported To nissan Many Times Over This Past Year (2013). I Now Believe This Vibration Is Coming From The Engine And Not From The Cvt Since I Can Feel Vibrations 1500-2000 Rpm Even When The Vehicle Is Stopped (in Park Or In Neutral). Update: 1/08/14 nissan Dealer Replaced Engine Alternator, Problem Still Exists, No Change In Vibrations. 1/10/14 nissan Replaced Tensioner And Engine Serpentine Belt, Problem Still Exists, No Change In Vibrations. 1/13/14 Filed Complaint With nissan Consumer Affairs. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP0DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in LEBANON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

June 14, 2013

The Contact Owns A 2013 nissan altima. The Contact Stated That While Driving 25 Mph, The Vehicle Failed To Shift Into Gear And There Was A Sudden Increase In Engine Rpms. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer. The Technician Was Unable To Duplicate The Failure. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 15,000 And The Current Mileage Was 36,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP4DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in WESTFIELD, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

June 05, 2013

Noticed Car Shaking Violently While Coasting At About 17 Mph And Then Accelerating. Contacted Dealership. Was Told That It Is A Defect With The Torque Converter That Causes It To Shift Between Gears At About 28 Mph. I Told Them That Mine Was Happening At About 17 Or 18 Mph. Was Told They Were Looking Into It. Called Again About A Week Later, Was Told That It Was A Design Flaw And nissan Was Not Going To Do Anything About It. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3000 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 17 mph.

Nov 21, 2012

altima 2.5l Eng. Engine Vibrations/cvt Shuttering Started Approx. 3600 Miles But Has Continually Gotten Worse With More Miles (7000 Mi 12/31/13). Vibrations Felt At 1500-2000 Rpm (enough To Shake The Dash Components), Then Vibration Goes Away. Slight Acceleration Under Load At 1500-2000 Rpm And At Any Speed (20-30, 40-55, 72 Mph) Will Result In Vibrations (everytime). Had nissan Service Writer Ride With Me, Then He Drove The Vehicle And Confirmed The Vibrations. Said To Return Next Week Jan 2014 To Further Document. Guess What, He Said They Haven’t Had This Problem??? However, This Problem Has Been Reported To nissan Many Times Over This Past Year. I Now Believe This Vibration Is Coming From The Eng Not From The Cvt Since I Can Feel The Vibrations When The Vehicle Is Stopped (in Park Or In Neutral). nissan Has An Engineering Design Problem They Have Been Unable To Resolve And Fail To Admit.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP0DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in LEBANON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

June 18, 2013

11 Month Old Car. 22,000 Miles. Transmission Failure. Car Would Start – But Stalls Out When Placed In Gear. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 22000 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in HAMMONTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Mar 04, 2014

While Leaving A Stop, The Vehicle Was Moving At About 5 Mph And When I Pressed Down On The Accelerator To Move Forward The Engine Rpm Went To 5000rpm But The Vehicle Failed To Accelerate. It Maintained The Constant Speed Of Approximately 5 Mph. After Backing Off On The Accelerator And Then Pressing Down On The Accelerator Again The Car Accelerated. This Event Has Occurred Three Times In The Past Month. I Have Taken The Vehicle To The Dealership To Determine The Problem But They Could Not Duplicate The Problem. This Is Not An Isolated Incident And I Consider The Fact That The Vehicle May Fail To Respond To A Need For Increased Speed A Safety Issue. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 22170 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP6DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in LA VERNIA, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Mar 03, 2014

Cvt Transmission Failure. This Is An Event In Which The Automobile Transmission And Throttle Simply Stops Working While The Car Is Being Driven. I Experienced This Event This Past Saturday On A Trip Into Boston. It Is Quite Terrifying To Be Driving Along In The Middle Of Traffic And Have Your Car Stop Functioning With Respect To Having No power Or Gears Such That You Have No Control Or Ability To Make The Car Respond. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 31764 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP9DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in PORTSMOUTH, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Apr 12, 2014

My Cvt Transmission Problem Was At 900-miles Took To Dealer Wilkes nissan In Wilkesboro,nc Like 8-times And 2-times To Another.cvt Would Shudder At Highway Speeds.wilkes nissan Said That Was Normal In One Sentence,then In The Next Say They Could Not Get It To Duplicate.after Several Attempts To Get It Fixed The Service Manager [xxx] Was Walking Out In The Service Bay And Was Telling Me As My Girlfriend Was Hearing This That “nissan Knows That This Is A Problem,but Doesn’t Have A Fix For This And That They Should Have Never Let That Out Of The Factory Like That” While He Was Saying This A Employee Had Walked By And Overheard This.and He Was Shortly Fired Afterwards?they Took My Car In And Had It For Like 2-days And Put A 124-miles On My Car,i Had Explained That He Didn’t Need To Do That Just Take Off Get Up To Highway Speeds And Slow Down Then Take Off,it Will Start To Shudder.i Came Down And Got The Service Manager [xxx] And The Tech Rode With Me And I Got It To Shudder Inside Of 15-minutes With Them With Me.we Got Back To The Dealership And Within 15-minutes [xxx] Service Manger Said “we Just Got A Technical Service Bulletin In October 2013 In Which Was A Lie.i Found Out A Technical Service Bulletin Was Issued On June 13th 2013 For A “cvt Clutch Engagement Shudder” & [xxx] Looked Mad When We Got Back From The Test Drive.they Decided To Replace The Torque Converter And Had My Car For 16-days,when I Returned To Pick Up The Car,the Wilkes nissan Dealership Said That Everything Was Fine And Within 11-miles They Car Started Shuddering Again At Slow Speeds As Well As Highway Speeds.i Was Got So Sick From All The Arguing That I Went Into The Hospital In December 2013 For 5-days.i Had The Problem And Was Sick For Months So When I Started To Feel Better.i Took The Car Down To Wilkes And They Said nissan Refused To Work On My Car Even Though Under Warranty. Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP6DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in BOONE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 03, 2013

I Was Driving My Car On The Highway When It Started To Shutter. It Was First Happening On Inclines Then All The Time. It Eventually Just Slowed Down And I Had To Quickly Exit To Avoid Getting Stuck In The Middle Of The Highway. I Have Brought The Shuttering/jerking Issue To The Dealer Previously And Was Told That No Issue Was Found. Now I Am Told That I Have To Replace The Transmission Which Is $3,500. After Doing Some Internet Searches I Learned That Several Other Drivers Are Having Issues With The Transmission On Their “new” nissan altima (2013). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 67725 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP4DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in MAHOPAC, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 11, 2014

While Slowing Down For An Intersection All Electronics On Car Stopped With No Warning And Motor Shut Down. No Indicator Lights On Dash. Car Became Completely Malfunctioning In An Instant. No power Breaks Or Steering, Dash Lights, Console Display Or Ignition On Indicator. Got Car To A Stop. Put The Car In Park And Restarted With No Errors Or Indications That The Car Mechanically And Electronically Just Died. Clock Was Set To The Correct Time But Trip Odometer And Many Other Customized Settings Were Reset. Acted As If The Ecm Did A Reset While Driving. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 24000 miles. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in HUDSON FALLS, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

June 16, 2014

I Bought A New 2013 nissan altima 2.5 S In August 2013 And The Next Month I Noticed A Shudder In The Cvt Transmission At Approximately 20 Mph. Since Then It Has Occurred Numerous Times But At All Speeds, Ie 20 Mph, 35 Mph, 45 Mph, It Will Happen At Any Speed. I’ve Mentioned It To nissan And They Say Its Normal. Even The Wife States That Something Is Wrong With The Transmission.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1NXBU40E69Z. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in TROUTDALE, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Oct 02, 2013

I Have Had Major Issues With This Vehicle Since The Third Day After Purchase. The Brakes Have Malfunctioned. The Brake Light Would Intermittently Come On And I Had It In Several Times, But The Dealership Could Never “duplicate” Anything. Then The Car Started To Misfire And Emit A Thick Black Smoke From Exhaust. I Contacted The Dealership And At First They Said It Was Normal Because The Car Has A Cvt Transmission. Then They Said Bring It In For Assessment. A Service Technician Test Drove With Me And Experienced This First Hand. I Was Told They Could Not Service It That Day, But To Bring It Back In. When I Took It Back A Week Later, They “could Not Duplicate” The Problem. There Has Been Much Back And Forth. I Asked Them To Buy The Car Back Because The Problems Were Life Threatening. The Car Actually Shut Off On Me, Twice, In Traffic. When I Last Contacted The Dealership, On July 24th, 2014, About The Major Issues I’ve Been Experiencing; The Earliest They Said They Could See Me Would Be On August 11th, 2014. On Yesterday, It Finally Shut Off For Good, In The Middle Of The Interstate. As I Was On A Trip, I Had To Have The Vehicle Towed 125 Miles To My Hometown Dealership At The Cost Of $230.00, Out Of Pocket. The Only Reason I Got It Home That Cheaply Was Because I Have Four Roadside Assistance Coverage Packages And Luckily One Of Them Covered Towing Up To 100 Miles. The Car Is Now Sitting On The Dealership’s Parking Lot.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 328 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP0DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in GREENVILLE, MS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 25, 2012

Occurrence Has Happened 8 Times While Driving. The Vehicle Shudders Which Leaves About 4 Seconds Of No Throttle Response. A Loud Noise Is Heard From The Transmission Area, The Vehicle Jerks Hard And The Rpms Drop As Well. Usually Occurs When Driving 25-35 Mph While Slowing Down And/or Turning

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 28000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP4DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in BREMERTON, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Aug 01, 2014

2013 nissan altima. Consumer Writes In Regards To Defective Transmissions. *smd The Consumer Stated For At Least Two Years, nissan Has Been Selling Cars In The Us With Defective Transmission. These Defects Caused The Vehicle To Hesitate, Shudder Or Even Stall When Accelerating From Low Speeds, When Entering Or Merging Into Traffic. *jb

NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in HAMPSTEAD, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 01, 2014

I Purchased A 2013 nissan altima In July 2014 With 36,000 Miles. About 3 Weeks After Purchasing This Vehicle, The Check Engine Light Came On. I Took It Into The Local nissan Dealer To Determine The Cause. I Was Told That They Couldn’t Find The Source And It Would Require Further Diagnostic Testing For $80. I Disagreed And Left. Two Days Later, My Daughter And I Were Traveling Along Interstate 10 When Suddenly The Car Wouldn’t Accelerate. As I Merged Over To The Left Lane, Every Light On The Dash Came On And The Engine Went Dead Just As I Made It To The Shoulder. I Put The Car In Park And Waited 10 Minutes Before I Attempted To Start It Up Again. The Following Day, I Took The Car Back To My Local nissan Dealer. At That Point, They Told Me There Was An Electrical Malfunction That Was Covered Under Warranty But They Would Need To Order A Replacement Part. I Was Without A Vehicle For 3 Days When I Received A Call That The Car Was Ready. I Sent My Mother To Pick Up The Car Because I Was At Work. They Didn’t Provide Any Repair Summary To Show What Repairs Were Made. Fast Forward Three Weeks…my Family Was Traveling To Mobile, Alabama To Depart For Our Annual Walt Disney World Trip, When You Guessed It…the Car Wouldn’t Accelerate Although My Foot Was Literally On The Ground. I Pulled Over Once Again And Didn’t Try To Start The Engine Again For About 20 Minutes. The Service Engine Light Has Been On Every Since. I Have Constantly Fought With The Seller (bob Tyler Toyota) About Returning This Vehicle. I Sold A 2006 Honda Accord Ex-l With 176,000 Miles To Purchase This Lemon. It Is An Absolute Clunker. Will Someone Please Suggest Other Options For Me???

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP0DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in GULFPORT, MS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 07, 2014

Vehicle Has A Shudder When Decelerating From 65 To 60. Has Progressively Been Happening More Often. In Addition To The Shudder At Higher Speeds, It Now Has Started To Shudder And Lack Response At Lower Speeds At Random. The Gas Mileage Has Dropped At Least 5 Mpg Since All Of These Issues Started. I Have Taken To nissan Service Twice For The Same Issue. Both Times The Problem “couldn’t Be Duplicated” And There Isn’t A Code That Shows Anything Wrong On Computer Diagnostics. All Searches For These Issues In Relation To A 2013 nissan altima 3.5 Sl, Return Numerous Complaints About The Same Problems And No Resolution. Current Mileage Is15,000. I Have Been Told To Keep All Reports From Service So If There Is A Problem Later I Have Documentation That It Has Been An Ongoing Issue. It Appears nissan Should Get In Front Of This Problem Quickly As It Is Not Leaving A Good Mark On Their Name To Have Such New Vehicles With This Drastic Of A Problem.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 11000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP2DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in NECEDAH, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

May 01, 2014

Vehicle Has A Shudder When Decelerating From 65 To 60. Has Progressively Been Happening More Often. In Addition To The Shudder At Higher Speeds, It Now Has Started To Shudder And Lack Response At Lower Speeds At Random. The Gas Mileage Has Dropped At Least 5 Mpg Since All Of These Issues Started. I Have Taken To nissan Service Twice For The Same Issue. Both Times The Problem “couldn’t Be Duplicated” And There Isn’t A Code That Shows Anything Wrong On Computer Diagnostics. All Searches For These Issues In Relation To A 2013 nissan altima 3.5 Sl, Return Numerous Complaints About The Same Problems And No Resolution. Current Mileage Is15,000. I Have Been Told To Keep All Reports From Service So If There Is A Problem Later I Have Documentation That It Has Been An Ongoing Issue. It Appears nissan Should Get In Front Of This Problem Quickly As It Is Not Leaving A Good Mark On Their Name To Have Such New Vehicles With This Drastic Of A Problem.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 11000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP2DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in NECEDAH, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

July 01, 2014

Was Driving Down The Road And The Car Just Wend Dead. The Steering Was Difficult As I Am 18 And Not Very Strong. I Was Unable To Get From The Highway Which Was Very Dangerous. After Research Many People Are Having The Same Problem Which I Feel Is A Safety Hazard. This Has Been Going On Since 2003 And nissan Has Not Remedied The Issue.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 45368 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3APXDC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in CANTONMENT, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Oct 25, 2014

When I Test Drove And Purchased My Vehicle, Everything Seemed Great. It Was A Very Short Test Drive Though. Not Even 1month After Buying The Car, I Have Problems With It. I Noticed The Suspension And Steering To Be Not As Tight Or Responsive (diminished) And Also Notice A Lot Of Wander In The Font End And Understeer/oversteer. Along With The Suspension And Steering Problems Came The Transmission Shutter. At Lower Speed Acceleration (approx. 25-40mph), There Is A Shutter Or Jumpy Feeling. Took The Car To nissan Multiple Times To Fix The Problem And Has Yet To Be Done. My Service Tech Has Been Able To Duplicate All The Problems, But nissan Tech Line Refuses To Fix Anything Because “it Is Up To nissan Standards”. In Order For Them To Even Begin To Replace Or Work On Anything, It Has To Meet Certain Circumstances (basically Jump Through Hoops), Even Though It Is A Known Problem With The Car And Has Been Duplicated By One Of Their Own Techs. I Have Contacted The Bbb And Have Started Arbitration To Get This Matter Resolved. This Entire Ordeal Has Cost Me Time Off Work And About A Total Of 4weeks Without My Car.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP9DN. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in COMMERCE CITY, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

June 20, 2014

Transmission Shudders During Acceleration, Generally Between 1st And 2nd Gear Thus Hesitation Occurs When Entering Higher Speed Lanes.(i.e. A Momentary Hesitation In power During Acceleration)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP4DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Dec 02, 2014

Very Hard Shutter At During Acceleration Low Speeds Of Approximately 20 Mph. This Shutter Causes A Hesitation Which Could Prove Dangerous.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4BL3AP1DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in LEAWOOD, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Jan 01, 2014

I Was Parked In Front Of A Store. I Exited The Car To Put My Mother’s Walker In The Trunk. I Had Reached The Rear Of The Vehicle (on Driver’s Side) When The Car Began To Move. I Ran After It And Grabbed The Driver’s Side Door Handle To Try And Slow Or Stop The Vehicle But It Was In Gear And I Was Thrown To The Ground Injuring My Knee. The Car Proceeded To Crash Into Two Other Cars Before It Came To A Stop. I Was In Shock And Taken To The Hospital In An Ambulance. I Was Not Thinking Clearly And Assumed That I Had Accidentally Left The Car In Drive. Several Weeks Later, When I Was Able To Drive Again I Noted That When I Took My Foot Off The Brake With The Car In Drive, The Vehicle Would Immediately Start Forward, Rendering It Impossible To Get Out Of The Car Without Being Painfully Aware That It Was Already Moving. The Surge Forward Would Not Have Occurred Several Seconds After I Got Out. I Returned To The Scene Of The Accident To Test Out The Hypothesis That I May Have Left The Car In Neutral. The Road Was Perfectly Flat And The Car Did Not Move When In Neutral. I Repositioned The Car Up And Down The Road In Five Yard Increments And At No Point Did The Car Move Forward From A Stop When Shifting Into Neutral. I Called The Dealer And Explained The Problem. He Did Not Ask Me To Bring The Vehicle In. He Gave Me The Phone Number Of The National nissan Consumer Affairs Department. I Called And Was Assigned A Case Number. I Have Yet To Hear From The Investigator Assigned To The Case.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3APXDC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in ROSLINDALE, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Dec 06, 2014

I Was Driving On High Way Car Suddenly Started Making Noise And I Was Not Able To Accelerate More Than 20 Mph And Finally It Stopped Middle Of The High Way.after Visiting The Service Center They Told Me Transmission Is Broken,i Saw Same Posts In Other Blogs As Well.please Take A Action As Soon As Possible.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4AL3AP7DC. NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 problem was reported in UNION CITY, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Dec 27, 2014

2013 NISSAN ALTIMA problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used NISSAN ALTIMA, driving a 2013 NISSAN ALTIMA, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

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