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2010 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 93 repairs.
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2010 Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (19%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 27 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

Engine not specified

Nissan Altima in Maryland, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

71000 mi
car kept shutting off because of major exhaust issue. I thought it was the CVT. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Altima in Georgia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2017
Nov 2012

32500 mi
Cold engine startup noise 
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. 
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 - Dec 2016
Nov 2011

28700 mi

US $300
severed brake line, replaced brake line 
Nissan Altima in Georgia, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

95000 mi

US $65
Battery terminal corroded and needed to be completely replaced. 
Dec 2016

102000 mi

US $200
Both rear door locks started intermittently working so they had to be replaced. Doors wouldn't lock or unlock. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Altima in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2014 - Dec 2014
Mar 2014

45880 mi

C $2300
Power steering pump failure which had a knock-on affect to the rack (as in rack and pinion. Nissan wouldn't touch it under warranty. Only has 74,000kms on it. 
Dec 2014

52700 mi

C $400
Three warning lights came on including the red one to indicate traction control and stability control was not working (which it wasn't). Problem was combination of sensor, brakes being worn. 
Nissan Altima in Illinois, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

46000 mi

US $100
CVT failed. A very expensive repair was covered under the extended warranty (120,000 miles/10 years) which Nissan offered after they learned of this problem. Pretty happy right now with Nissan and my Altima. 
Nissan Altima in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

25700 mi

US $150
Shop suggested to replace the battery. 
Feb 2015

32000 mi

US $160
Took it in for a failing battery (which was a replacement of the original) and the mechanic said the serpentine belt should be replaced. 
Jun 2015

35000 mi

US $500
Burning smell coming from rear tires. Shop said the calipers have gone bad. Replaced rear calipers, rotors and pads. 
Nissan Altima in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

98300 mi

US $900
Nissan Altima in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

58000 mi

US $350
Needed new rear shock absorbers 
Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2014
Apr 2014

66300 mi
I took the car in for a funny noise. New transmission. New alternator. 
Nissan Altima in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Feb 2015

57000 mi
The steering would not electronically unlock and the car would not start as a result of it. Replaced the Steering Assembly. The audio head unit does not switch on at all. It is dead !! Tried replacing the fuse, but that did not resolve the issue. 
Nissan Altima in Nebraska, United States
Nov 2014 - Jan 2017
Jun 2015

84000 mi

US $50
Catalytic Convertor 
Jan 2017

105000 mi
Oil leak 
Nissan Altima in Oman
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
May 2015

45880 mi
Gets wobbly at speeds. Wheel alignment and balancing done. The suspension set up needs replacement as per the center 
Nissan Altima in Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2015

124000 mi

US $550
Replaced rear shock, pads, and rotors 
Nissan Altima in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

45000 mi

US $1100
Main accessory belt required replacement. It was not broken, but had significant cracking There was a seal under the engine which was leaking oil slowly. 
Nissan Altima in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

44300 mi
Radio display was not working. Radio worked normally but screen was blank or scrampbled. Nissan replaced the radio. 
Nissan Altima in Alabama, United States
May 2015 - Aug 2016
May 2015

61000 mi

US $300
Had TSB performed and computer updated to fix stuttering/jerking CVT issue with torque rod kit. Not covered by warranty. 
Aug 2016

83000 mi

US $1300
Complete and sudden loss of cooling due to AC compressor failure 
Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

33000 mi
Found the positive battery cable moving, but it was tight on the btry post, OEM btry. The btry post had broke loose inside the battery casing and could move post up/dwn. I had noticed days prior intermittently was cranking slower than usual. 
Nissan Altima in British Columbia, Canada
May 2010 - Jan 2017
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. 
Jan 2017

76260 mi

C $900
brakes pads worn, machined front rotor. rear replaced pads and rotors.  Also been told my shocks and control arm needs replacing, total quoted was close to 3000. 
Nissan Altima in Illinois, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

29000 mi
Drivers side window squeaks when it rains 
Apr 2014

39000 mi

US $272
Replaced rear wheel beaaring 
Jun 2015

51000 mi

US $140
Replaced both stabilizer bars 
Mar 2016

58000 mi

US $40
Repalced front brake pads 
Nissan Altima in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2011

10000 mi
After routine oil change the idle engine speed is erratic and a firmware fix or reset the engine control unit by the dealer was performed to correct issue. Wife still claims problem is there. 
Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2016
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). 
Apr 2016

150000 mi

US $896
Ujoint had to be replaced 
Nissan Altima in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2010 - Dec 2016
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 Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2016
Apr 2010

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

80000 mi

US $664
Compressor failed. 
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 Nevada, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2016
Jan 2012

12700 mi
Brakes squeaking during use. Dealer replaced pads and turned disks under warranty to correct problem. 
Feb 2015

37000 mi

US $350
Front strut leaking so replaced the set. 
Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2016
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 
Nov 2015

94000 mi
replpaced front and rear pads and rotors 
Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2012

12000 mi
Irregular idle when cold, especially after oil change. 
Aug 2012

22300 mi
Vibration since new but got much worse. Replaced RF wheel bearing. 
Jun 2013

35000 mi
Irregular cold idle, especially bad after oil change. Dealer reprogrammed ECM. Not sure if it helped. Idle is still irregular but adequate. 
Nissan Altima in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2013
Mar 2012

15000 mi
lack of power and poor gas mileage fixed without problem. transmission was repaired. 
Dec 2012

26000 mi
vehicle would lose power when passing 
May 2013

31000 mi
no power. computer codes checked and fuel pump replaced. 
Nissan Altima in Michigan, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2012

40000 mi
Took in for noise coming from front of car. Dealer said I needed a new transmission but they are on back order. New Transmission installed three weeks later. dealer supplied rental free of charge. Noise from front of vehicle, dealer replace both front hubs. 

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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" 
Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2016
Apr 2014

90000 mi

US $212
Both tie rods replaced. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Altima in Arizona, United States
Jul 2014 - Jan 2017
Oct 2016

76300 mi

US $1800
Clutch slave cylinder blew out. Car towed to dealership. Replaced hydraulics and installed new clutch kit. 
Jan 2017

77000 mi

US $81
Battery growing weak. No confidence in its future performance. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

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

Nissan Altima in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

88480 mi

C $700
replaced LF wheel bearing assembly Repair rattling exhaust 
Nissan Altima in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

33000 mi

US $300
The area around the wheel interior was damaged. 
Nissan Altima in Arkansas, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

55000 mi

US $270
pads replaced front and rear 
Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Apr 2012

15000 mi
Tire pressure warning light 
Jun 2012

15000 mi

US $87
Battery randomly discharges completely. 
Mar 2013

22000 mi
Dealer replaced plastic seat trim but failed to put seat back overhear properly. 
Nov 2014

35000 mi

US $1200
Brake light would come on during hard acceleration. This happened because rear brake pads were worn. 
May 2015

40000 mi

US $461
Front brake pads replace and rotors turned. Drive belt snapped. Dealer said belt needed replacing in inspection paperwork, but never spoke to me about it. As the owner I should have been more on top of this. Belt should be replace every 30K miles. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Altima in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2015
Apr 2015

79000 mi

US $600
front end links needed replacing. very squeaky while driving. 
Nissan Altima in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2015
May 2015

84300 mi

US $125
Driver side Door actuator was replaced. (Door wouldn't lock or unlock. 
Nissan Altima in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Oct 2012
May 2012

18440 mi

C $90
Airbag cable plug came apart. It snapped back together easily but needed the airbag light to be reset. 

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