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Nissan Altima
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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 4, 2019

I bought My Altima SV in 2015 and I just traded it in for another on Saturday (an SR). The car NEVER broke down. In fact NOTHING ever needed to be fixed except the rear brake pads at about 65,000 miles and the front brakes made it the entire 83,000 miles without a peep. I understand others had problems but not all of them are bad... I hope this new one does well too, but so far the issue is the windshield has a curve at the bottom that acts like a magnifying glass and gives me a headache when I drive as it warps the lines in the road (definitely a dangerous hazard).

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 21, 2018

The 1999 Nissan Altima was a good car except the tires and the brakes went at the same time. We fixed that and then eight months later the muffler, alternator, and the starter all went at the same time. Since all three things went it wasn't worth repairing the car even though we'd replaced other things already. When the alternator went the automatic windows had been down so we weren't able to put the windows up and it rained outside getting part of the interior wet. Outside of that the car ran great. Good little car for the money. I liked the radio and how the car ran for a used car. There were no problems the first year that we owned the car. It was very fast for a non-sports car and handled really well except on ice. We chose the car because our friend has one a year newer than the one we bought and really liked it except when it broke down.

3 people found this review helpful
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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 17, 2018

The 3.5 SL Altima is an incredible vehicle to own and drive. The comfort and handling are very luxurious and comfortable. I would recommend this car to anyone.

7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 12, 2019

I bought a 2018 Altima in April of last year, the third Nissan I have bought. Obviously loved the brand until now! I have had trouble out of my transmission for the last 3 months where it literally loses power and has decreased acceleration in traffic! This vehicle is so dangerous I am terrified of driving. Nissan consumer affairs sent a regional inspector after I had it at the dealership 4 times. Still cannot duplicate issue so they refuse to do anything!! Nissan knows there are issues with the transmissions and the vehicles are dangerous but they don’t care! From a previously loyal buyer do not buy Nissan!!

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: June 7, 2019

2014 Nissan Altima AC Compressor. Overall I like my car. It has been reliable and we can depend on it. We bought the extended warranty and had to use it because AC stopped blowing cold in July 2017. 20 months later it is happening again but this time no warranty. I wish I would have known that the AC system in Nissans have a bad reputation. Living in Dallas requires a good AC in the summer. The warranty on the new compressor was 1 year. Hence, we are paying out of pocket to get it repaired. Not happy.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 6, 2019

2007 Nissan Altima bad CVT transmissions. I think it is important to warn everyone about these terrible transmissions that Nissan put in a lot of their older vehicles. Mine of course went out at 105k miles. Yours will go out as well and they are $4,500 to replace. Please do not buy the older Nissans with the CVT transmission! They will go out and you will be stuck looking for a cliff to roll it off! Nissan is refusing to help me even though my car only has a 105k miles on it! Ridiculous!

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 6, 2019

I own a 2013 Nissan Altima bought in July 2013. My car has had multiple recalls for the OCS sensor for the passenger airbag light. It took multiple trips to get it fixed after complaining constantly. It’s had a hood latch recall. I have had condensation in my taillights. Apparently that is my problem and not covered under any warranty or extended warranty. I have had airbag sensor issues on the driver side. Took three times to get it fixed. First time service blamed me for something under the seat. (Not true) 2nd time stated connection was loose. 3rd and final time they declared it was the seat belt. Today light is on again, for the curtain airbag on the driver's side. Extra warranty covers the part. I have to pay the deductible. I feel I shouldn’t have to. I think I got a lemon but too late to do anything about it. Consumer Affairs is worthless just like the service and sales department at Nationwide Nissan Timonium MD. So over it.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 3, 2019

Purchased a Brand new vehicle 2019 Nissan Altima 2019 SV. Air conditioning issue within 20 days and USB also not working on day 4. I'm not happy about that with brand new vehicle. My request please don't go for that 2019 Nissan Altima SV.

8 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 8, 2019

I bought a 2019 Nissan Altima in December. After purchasing, I noticed many damages on the vehicle itself. After contacting Nissan Affairs, they did absolutely nothing. My CarPlay and Bluetooth occasionally do not work, I contacted Nissan Affairs and once again they did absolutely nothing to resolve this issue. I am very unhappy with how I am being treated as a customer.

7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 14, 2019

We have a 2014 Altima and the headlights are UNSAFE!!! You can't see more than 10-15 yards out in front with them on and this is unsafe. Nissan had us check them at a dealership and determined it was due to the cars age... this is unacceptable, I have a 2002 Toyota Tundra that has ZERO problem with the headlights. They need to replace the headlight assembly on their dime.

4 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Feb. 12, 2019

The secondary hood latch on our 2013 Altima failed and the hood flew open at 60 miles an hour. My wife was driving and was able to pull to the side of the road without incident and force to hood back down, allowing her to slowly drive back home. When we took the car to our Nissan dealer to get an estimate on the body repair we were told that there was a recall on the latch (due to it not always latching). I contacted Nissan North American and asked if they would help with the cost of the $3500 damage done and was told the dealer would provide a new latch and that was all. This is our 6th and last Nissan vehicle. I will not say a good thing about the brand if the subject ever comes up.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 25, 2019

Nissan Altima Has Defective made CVT Transmission Purchased at (Alexander Nissan Inc Muncy PA). 2013 Nissan Altima SL purchased off the showroom floor was made with faulty parts. We bought our first new car in 2013 after driving old junk for too long. Nissan old junk would rust out bad by the time they had 200,00 to 250,000 miles on them. The thing that made us by a Nissan was that the engine and transmissions would last with no major problems. I put protective coating on all the spots that rust on our new car. I was not aware that the CVT Transmission and Air conditioning pumps were made defective.

Our car sits out at the dealer with a bad CVT transmission and AC pump. The owner's manual says to change transmission fluid at 60,000 mile. I had taken extra good care of the car my wife drives by changing transmission fluid at 29,859 and at 59,950 miles. When our Altima was towed in and hooked up to code reader they said 11 error code came up saying transmission is no longer good. Nissan mechanic agreed that I should not have to pay $3200 for a used working defective transmission or $3400 for a rebuilt defectively made transmission. I think in 2016 Nissan was reported to have fixed the problem with faulty made transmissions.

I want Nissan to pay for the repair with a free new transmission made after 2016. Our car investment should also get some money for the value lost by Nissan building Altima with faulty parts. If you Google 2013 Nissan Altima transmission the first pages are full of lawsuit information and complaints. Nissan needs to correct the problems by replacing all these bad transmission free of charge. OUR AC has been out for a year. I read pumps are made faulty.

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7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 6, 2018

Purchased 2016 Nissan Altima "New". The battery has failed 6 times. 3 times after it was replaced by dealership. They can't find any reason it fails. I feel this car is unsafe. Burlingame, CA dealership and Nissan don't care. Dealership has had the car for weeks at a time, trying to find the problem. They say I'm leaving something running and that is what kills the battery. AAA has checked the car, they say it's impossible to leave anything running in the car.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 4, 2018

I trusted the Nissan dealer and employees in Stockton, CA when I purchased my 2015 BRAND NEW Nissan ALTIMA (with 12 miles on it) in November of 2016. It's now December 2018 and my transmission is completely out of service and I'm blown away by the lack of customer service and the fact that no one will call you back. This was a huge purchase! I also wanted to further protect my investment, my only transportation to work by purchasing the bumper to bumper extended warranty, which of course expired 2 thousand miles prior to my transmission failing me. If you know what's good for you and don't have funds to waste - you would stay AWAY FROM ANY NISSAN and their garbage CVT transmissions! Their CVT Transmission reviews speak for themselves. The research is in the pudding.

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 3 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 20, 2018

I purchased a Nissan Altima 2 years ago and I am now having problems with the transmission. I took my car to get a diagnostic test because my check engine light kept coming on, they showed the reading was my transmission, so I took it to dealership and they kept my car and gave me a loaner car, after the supervisor and I exchanged words. My car is at 64,000 miles which means the powertrain warranty is expired. I spoke with an agent in Consumer Affairs and she put in a claim for me, now I am awaiting the response from their decision. I pray that their words are music to my ears, if not I will be contacting an attorney. I will not sit back quietly and allow Nissan to get away with this madness. With tax season, right around the corner, I am going to alert the public to this nonsense Nissan is trying to get away with. We work entirely so hard for our money to just give it away to money hungry corporations that have no hearts.

16 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 3, 2018

I bought my wife a 2017 Nissan Altima from Don Davis Nissan last year in May for Mother’s Day. Within two months we had to put it in the shop for making a popping and crackling noise when turning it also was riding uneven. They replaced the front strut assy. Within two months it was doing the same thing. In less than a year it had been in the shop four times to fix this problem. The last time we tried to take it in for service Nissan service department told us not to bring it because they didn't know what else to do to fix those problems.

We filed with the BBB and Nissan declare it a lemon and they replaced it with a 2018 Nissan Altima. We pick this car out in August 2018. It only had 144 miles on it. Two months later with 3,400 miles on the car it is doing the exact same thing. So, this time we took it in to Waxahachie Nissan Dealership Service Dept. just maybe they could fix it for good. When we told the service adviser what the problem was. He drove it around in the parking lot with us in the car. He acknowledges he hears all the noises. He even told us what was making the noise. He said it was coming from the suspension and the linkage in the steer wheel. Then he had the audacity to tell us it was normal that all Altima make those sounds. Let me remind y'all that we had been thru this process about a year ago and Nissan tried to fix but couldn't and declared our other Altima a lemon. COME ON MAN REALLY!!! So, needless to say we are filling another case with the BBB on Nissan.

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7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 25, 2018

Nissan Altima 2016 - Transmission went out just after 60,000 miles, just a couple hundred miles past. I've had battery/starter related issues time & time again. Lucky for Allstate Roadside Assistance! Transmission cost $3,000. Now on top of my car not starting today, the left-side passenger window struggles to go down. It makes a crunching crackling noise about halfway down and it has nothing to do with the child lock. It's something that's going to require the door panel be removed because of a minor issue - the passenger can't open the door from the inside. They're trapped. Surefire way to keep friends riding with ya! Never again Nissan... oh yes, I must not forget. If you like music, the slightest boost in lower frequencies will cause your speakers to rattle. Yea you can't listen to music without your speaker cabinets rattlin'. That's okay though, it's probably not starting or in the shop anyway.

7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 28, 2018

Nissan should be ashamed of themselves. All their CVT transmissions should be recalled. Thousands of customers screwed! In my case, I have a 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5L. Only 129,000 miles and the tranny is junk. Even with all my proper servicing, and maintenance. They know the transmissions are junk so they extended the coverage of the 09 & 08 models to 120,000. I’m 9 thousand over and screwed!! Thousands of dollars to replace, and the car doesn’t even blue book at that value. How are they getting away with this crap!?! If you don’t want to find yourself paying for a car that you can’t drive, steer clear of Nissan! At one point I was so proud to own one and felt safe. Now I’m totally screwed!! Thanks Nissan for NOTHING!

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 18, 2018

I purchased a 2007 Nissan Altima new in 08/2007. On 12/11/2009 I received a letter from Nissan which doubled the powertrain warranty to 10 years / 120,000 miles. On 3/1/2014 with 117,540 miles the CVT transmission began making whining noises and was replaced by the dealer under the powertrain warranty. In September 2018 the replace CVT started whining again. On 09/8/2018 I brought the car to the dealer to change the CVT transmission fluid. I was told the transmission fluid smelled burnt and the CVT showed slight signs of buckling during their test drive. The dealer declined to change the fluid for fear it would cause more problems. The car has 177,354 miles but the transmission is under 5 years/60,000 miles. Unfortunately, the replacement CVT is only warrantied 1 year / 12,000 miles.

There are so many complaints from Nissan customers with CVT transmissions. The 2007 CVT transmissions lasted longer than the 2014 with the new ones failing around 60,000 miles. The Nissan CVT transmission problem has not been resolved, it’s actually worse. In today’s disposable society most owners don’t keep cars long enough to experience a failed Nissan CVT and others never post their experience. This allows Nissan to hide the issue and not correct the problem. Nissan CVT transmissions problems are no secret to dealers and mechanics.

I called NISSAN corporate customer service. They looked up the service history based on the VIN. They declined to repair or replace the transmission because the 12K mile warranty on the replacement had passed. If it were a new car the transmission would have been covered under the 60k miles. I have been a loyal Nissan owner of four cars dating back to my 1977 Datsun 210. I WILL NEVER BUY OR RECOMMEND NISSAN AGAIN!

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8 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 17, 2018

I purchased a 2009 Nissan Altima in 2015. The transmission started sputtering after a few months. After researching the issue, I found the recall, however I was 1000 miles over. The transmission is now completely out. I was told it would cost 3500 to replace. If Nissan knew these CVT transmissions were faulty, they should replace ALL that were involved at NO cost to the consumer. Forget the recall date and mileage. I am extremely disappointed in Nissan. They need to make this right to everybody that had this misfortune!

7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 10, 2018

I bought a 2016 Altima 7 months ago. My car has a current total of 70000 miles and I just was told that my transmission is about to go out. The dealership did not mention anything to me about a recall but instead traits you double dip on my car and put me in something different. I am ready to sue Nissan and the dealership for all of the headache and frustration they have put me through who wants to do with me.

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Aug. 20, 2018

I own a 2015 Nissan Altima. My car is around 80,000 miles. My transmission and my air compressor have gone out. I have contacted Consumer Affairs about this matter and they refuse to help me. I have been doing research and these are BOTH very common issues with the Altima. Nissan has lost me forever as a customer. I am so disappointed they would do nothing to help me. Who has 5,000 just lying around to fix a transmission? My day has be destroyed.

9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 2 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 4, 2018

I have a 2017 Nissan Altima that I purchased brand new. On June 30th my car will be a year old. On June 16, 2018 my car transmission failed with approximately 12000 miles on it. When I purchased my new car I was so happy with it, now I am skeptical of it. I am in the process of talking with Nissan consumer affairs and when I first talked to them I was very upset that I told them if I could I would wanted to get out of the car. I actually like the look and features of the car, so I hope that in good faith Nissan will replace the car with a reliable working car so Nissan and I can start our relationship over on good terms. However, I am still waiting on an answer.

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 27, 2018

My 2014 Nissan Altima is barely 4 years old and requires a new CVT transmission. I filed a claim with NISSAN USA and they made a decision to deny covering the cost for the new transmission with the wrong car mileage. They stated my car had over 127,000 miles on it when it was 117,000. Additionally the claims representative, Kasha, made a point to emphasize that it was still going to be denied despite the wrong information. I was then referred to her superior and the same occurred, stating it was still going to be denied. I am currently awaiting another response from someone in a higher position.

How can you put a car on the market with a life expectancy of 4 years and have the nerve to sell it to hardworking American families for over $21,000? Then make no effort to reconcile the issue by taking responsibility for your faulty product. I'm not asking for a handout. I'm asking for a quality car in return for what pay for every month. I still owe over 8k for this car and am now expected to pay another $4200.00. NO ONE should PURCHASE A NISSAN. The corporation doesn't care how hard you work for your money nor about the quality of the product they put out. If they did, they would take responsibility for this poor product.

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11 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 18, 2018

I’ve got Nissan Altima 2015 end of the 2015. In 35,000 mile transmission broke down, in 165,000 mile transmission broke down again. In 170,000 mile AC broke down. In 100,000 mile headlight broken. In 2 years rear shock absorbers broken. In 2 years engine start/stop broken, in 1 years driver seat cover and frame broken. "Nissan? Never again”. Good like for the future Nissan buyers.

14 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 15, 2018

I love my Nissan Altima. I've never had a bad experience with these kind of cars. They are very reliable and I would most definitely recommend a Nissan Altima to anyone. Nissan Altimas are very spacious and roomy. The seats keep me warm at all times considering I get cold easily. I also love the boss system that is made into the car. It sounds just like a real car system. The newer Altimas have the good handles, but my car has the brand older pull up ones and I dislike that the door handles break easily when it snowed.

5 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 13, 2018

I do not usually write reviews about anything but after my whole ordeal with the Nissan Corporation I felt it necessary. After I had purchased a 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe I recently ran into some transmission issues. Upon research I discovered that Nissan had done a lazy job in constructing their transmissions for their CVT motors. As such they did initial offer an extended warranty on these models that was covered up until 120,000 miles and July 2017. Learning about this extended warranty I decided to file my claim, however they decided not cover this even though it would be no trouble to them whatsoever. However for someone such as myself being a recent college graduate behind on student loans and working on paying for applications and exams necessary to be accepted into graduate school naturally I barely have any money, let alone transmission replacement money.

As such something of this circumstance is truly detrimental to me. It's truly amazing that a billion dollar company who cut corners on a product that affects a person's livelihood felt no sense of responsibility to correct their shortcomings. Because for me it is not the fact that the transmission went bad (it's like nothing is going to last forever). It's the fact that they put individuals who trusted their business in this circumstance by cutting corners and offered someone such as myself (and I know I cannot be the only one they denied) no assistance at all. To say that I am disappointed and disgusted in this corporation is an understatement, sufficient to say I will never in my life purchase any Nissan product and will strongly discourage any individual I know or who asks me from also buying any Nissan products as they are clearly a company that does not believe in or practice accountability.

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9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 13, 2018

It is a brand I trust, that I have purchased before. It is good quality for the price, which is the reason I chose it. It is very comfortable and reliable. It has newer features such as push to start. It is great on gas mileage, more so than others. Low maintenance and it will last me a long time. But I wish it had remote start. The particular one I purchased did not have in dash navi, that was an upgraded feature that I did not get. That would have been nice though. It also did not have tinted windows which is something important to have in Texas.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 3 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 12, 2018

It drives good and it have a Bluetooth speaker and radio. Drive smooth and it have safety. It brake work really good too. The headlight is ok on the vehicle. It turning light ok. It just yellow. Like the color of the vehicle and the seat the color of the light inside the vehicle above the steering wheel under the hood is new. It up to date. It do have a safety book that comes along with it. The seat have heat on it that give you comfort too. Nissan Altima do take you where you need to go from here to there. You can travel where you want to go. It won't break down on you and it can hold gas too. It like it talk to you when you driving it. But don't like the tires and the trunk. The vehicle light on the outside is not bright at all and it take a lot of gas to fill it up.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 7, 2018

I will never buy another Nissan ever again. Those CVT transmission are a piece a crap. Consumer affairs will not take the blame for it even though I see from just reading that it's an ongoing issue with them. They are very costly (as if they care) it's time consuming and overall a rip off. Smells like a scam to me...something has to be done. Yes I'm reaching out to any and everybody about this. I just don't think it's right. Something has to be done, this has got to stop. Yes I went to the BBB after contacting Consumer Affairs...I got somewhere but not where I think it should be.

Nissan should FULLY TAKE 100% blame and fix it at NO cost as many customers are complaining. DO SOMETHING NISSAN. RECALL THEM. MY car (Nissan Altima 2013) has been in the shop over a week with nothing done because who just has thousands of dollars to just give up. Praying for a better outcome. I'm one more complaint added to the list...Regional Manager Jerome was no help. They just don't care at all.

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