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2010 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 77 repairs.

2010 Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (5%)

Chart based on 20 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2010 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Nissan Altima in Virginia, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
Feb 2011

16000 mi
Nissan called it a brake harness replacement. Car would not start had tow to dealer. TSB regarding issue was out it took two work days to order part and replace. Car was in over a weekend. Problem seems fixed after over 500 miles. 
Nissan Altima in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2015
Nov 2011

28700 mi

US $300
severed brake line, replaced brake line 
Nissan Altima in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010 Splash guard was falling off (bolts came out) and dragging on the ground. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2015
Oct 2011

11200 mi
Performed -3 TSB's .surge/hesitation, hesitation and touchy brakes. Also, condensation in driver side mirror-turn indicator 
Jan 2012

17000 mi
Battery replacement, less than one year old passenger door weather stipping was splitting 
Jun 2012

24000 mi

US $120
front and rear rotors replaced due to warpage 
Jan 2013

37000 mi
left & right mirror turn signals accumulated water in them all windows were barely working 
Jun 2013

44000 mi
left & right mirror turn signals accumulated water in them...again! 
Aug 2013

48700 mi
Right mirror turn signal accumulated water- was repaired in June and lasted less then 2 months 
Aug 2014

68000 mi

US $45
left & right mirror turn signals accumulated water in them...again! 
Sep 2015

89000 mi

US $50
Heated rear oxygen sensor. Replace sensor under extended warranty 
Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2015
Aug 2011

44000 mi

US $1550
The VDC and Slip light came on - took car for repair - that problem was fixed but it created another problem wherein I ended up paying $1550 for a new harness on a 2010 Altima. Extremely disappointed with Nissan. 
Jun 2012

67000 mi

US $570
Another problem with this car - used AC twice had to replace hose! 
Sep 2012

74000 mi

US $392
Had oil changed and replaced front brakes - will have to replace back brakes and purchase new tires next month (November 2012). 
Nissan Altima in British Columbia, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2015
Aug 2011

12240 mi

C $800
Alternator and water pump making high pitch noise - similar to the noise of a loose belt 
Jun 2015

55180 mi

C $150
Battery died within two years of replacing the original one that came with the car. I am now on my 3rd oem battery but this time dealer has implemented a new warranty policy that'd cover the battery for 5 years. 
Nissan Altima in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

3720 mi
Rear driver seatbelt was not installed properly. Seatbelt removed and re-installed. 
May 2011

7440 mi
Re-tighten gas cap 
Nov 2012

20420 mi
Clean a slight amount of rust around gas filler & Retighten gas cap. Reset check engine light. Unclear if rust caused light, or just loose cap. 
Mar 2013

25420 mi
Creaks coming from centre console. Remove & re-install centre speaker cover & vents and added more padding. Creaks returned after a few days. 
May 2013

26040 mi
Creaks from centre console 
Nissan Altima in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

8000 mi
After a long run on I95, several hours, we got off and came to a stop sign. When we tried to accelerate, car would only go very slowly until we were able to get some speed. This happened every time we stopped after a long run 
Nissan Altima in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2015
Apr 2010

7000 mi
Evaporator leading condensation into passenger compartment. Hose re-attached. 
May 2013

80000 mi

US $664
Compressor failed. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Nissan Altima in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2010 - Feb 2011
Jun 2010

2000 mi
Vehicle has vibration from rear at highway speeds. Tire rebalance did not help. Nissan Tech Center told dealer issue has been reported for other '10 Altimas. No solution yet. Car has less than 1k miles.  Nissan tech center told dealer vibration is "normal" 

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2010 Nissan Altima Repair Histories

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