Nissan Altima Defects

Owners of the Nissan Altima have experienced multiple problems  Recalls and bulletins have failed to satisfactorily address the problems for many consumers.

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Consumers with significant repair histories may be entitled to compensation,  new vehicles, or full refunds.  Problems reported include,

CVT Transmission  CVT shuttering, vibration, hesitation, running roughly, gear shift stuck in park. shifting at stop/idle, transmission makes growling noise at low rpm, severe whine when transmission is in park and engine cold

Equipment door latch keeps breaking, back up assist camera faulty, console latch issue, bluetooth not working properly, interior door handle broken

Electrical  instrument cluster failure, dashboard lights went out,

Steering  drifts at highway speed, steering pulls to the side, steering wheel freeze while driving, vibration

Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation about compensation.

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2013-2014 Nissan Altima Earns “Clunker”

The website, which tallies complaints on vehicles as reported to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board, has tagged the 2014 Nissan Altima with its “clunker” badge due to the number of complaints about the CVT transmission.

If you are having problems such as shuddering, jerking, or transmission problems like other consumers, contact the Law Office of Howard Gutman at 973-598-1980.

2014 Nissan Altima Car Complaints

Nissan Altima’s CVT Transmission Problems: Consumer Reports an article from October 2015, Consumer Reports reports on the emergence of problems with Nissan’s new version of their CVT transmission.  Fast forward two years later and this prediction came to pass.  Nissan’s consumer confidence and vehicle reliability has taken a hit because of issues with the 2013 and 2014 version of the CVT transmission.  Customers complain of shuddering, jerking, sluggishness, and other problems in their Nissans with this transmission, particularly in 2013 and 2014 Altimas.

car-1751750_960_720“’We’ve seen a number of brands struggle with new transmission technology, ‘ said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ director of automotive testing. ‘Whether it’s a complex system such as a dual-clutch gearbox, a continuously variable transmission, or one with eight or nine speeds. Many vehicles require repair and replacements because of rough shifting among the gears and slipping CVT belts.'”


If you are having problems with your 2013 or 2014 Nissan Altima – or other Nissan – call the Law Offices of Howard Gutman for a free consultation, 973-598-1980.



Nissan Altima CVT Transmission

Woman and man looking at car engine under car hoodCoverage of customers’ problems with Nissan CVT Transmission, particularly in 2013 and 2014 model years, is spreading.  “…[H]undreds of owners have been complaining to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and online about their transmissions slipping… ” Other symptoms are revving, shuddering, jerking, vibration, hesitation.  Nissan has extended the warranty on these transmissions and yet consumers continue to have problems.

Some owners are on their second or even third transmission, and continue to experience problems.  If you are having trouble with your Nissan Altima transmission, call the Law Offices of Howard Gutman for a free consultation on your options, 973-598-1980.



2013 & 2014 Nissan Altima Transmission Problems

2013 and 2014 Nissan Altimas experience the highest number of consumer complaints out of all model years of the past five years.  Owners are experiencing problems with the 2013 and 2014 Nissan Altima CVT Transmission – problems such as shuddering, hesitation, vibration, jerkiness, and even transmission failure.

2013 Nissan Altima

If your 2013 or 2014 Nissan Altima is having transmission problems, contact the Law Office of Howard Gutman at 973-598-1980 for a free consultation on your case.


Nissan Altima Transmission Problem-3

Multiple consumers have complained of various transmission problems on the Nissan Altima.  The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This may be  due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.Lemon law claims lady

One sources suggests the NHTSA has received (512) five-hundred-twelve consumer complaints between August 2005 to May 2012 regarding transmission problems.
Nissan Recall Transmission Failure


Here is a typical complaint

My daughter  has a 2014 Altima while driving the engine will over rev (sometimes red lining) but lose speed especially during times of high humidity or rain events ( as a matter of fact every time ) Wright Nissan of Wexford, PA. says no code, can not duplicate. now mind you this has been in the shop now for the fourth time. even though maybe a fuel issue but this time it was full and it was recorded trying to make a left from full stop onto a side road (25MPH) and it couldn’t do it.

The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This is due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.

Nissan Altima Transmission Problem

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Owners of the Nissan Altima have complained about transmission problems.  The variable automatic transmission may malfunction with problems including hard shifting,  stuttering between gears, hesitation and sputtering, vibration, or failure.  No recall to address this has been issued though Nissan has been aware of the problem.  Vehicles with problems include,

2013 Nissan Altima (four-cylinder engine)

2014 Nissan Altima (four-cylinder engine)

2015 Nissan Altima (four-cylinder engine)

2014 Nissan Rogue

2015 Nissan Rogue

2016 Nissan Rogue

A service bulletin attempted to address the problem.  Corrective action: Dealers will either replace the transmission or the valve body inside it. If a new valve body is installed, a new oil pan with an additional magnet will also be installed to collect excess metal fragments that develop over time as a result of normal transmission operation. Read more at

Nissan Altima Sensor Defect

A Federal court has allowed claim based upon problems with the Nissan Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra.  The consumer claimed  his 2013 Nissan Altima has faulty sensors that could render the air bags inoperative. He can proceed with his deceptive-business-practices claim against Nissan North America, a federal judge has ruled.  Zaccagnino et al. v. Nissan North America Inc., No. 1:14-cv-03690, 2015 WL 3929620 (S.D.N.Y. June 17, 2015).
U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton of the Southern District of New York ruled that plaintiff Andrew Zaccagnino plausibly alleges that Nissan knew but did not disclose that a 2014 recall had not remedied the defect in all affected vehicles.
“That is sufficient to plead that those omissions were materially misleading,” the judge ruled.   According to the complaint, the sensor software can register an occupied passenger seat as empty, deactivating the air bag and increasing the risk that an accident could injure the passenger. The plaintiff filed suit on behalf of all owners and lessees of the 2013-2014 Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra; 2013 NV200 cargo van; 2013 Infiniti JX35; and 2014 Infiniti Q50 or QX60. Westlaw Journal Automotive, Vol. 34, Iss. 4, 34 No. 4 WJAUTO 8).
In refusing to dismiss the business-practices claim, Judge Stanton said N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 349 prohibits deceptive acts or practices that are “misleading in a material way.”

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