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2011 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (17%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 64 repairs.

2011 Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (39%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 18 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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2011 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

Nissan Altima in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

70000 mi

US $200
air fuel ratio sensor bank 1 sensor 1 
Nissan Altima in Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

26000 mi
when i placed electronic key in holder, dashboard would indicate no key present in car. 

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2011 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Altima in Vermont, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2016
Apr 2013

30300 mi
Chrome on trunk loose, caused rust damage 
Dec 2013

42000 mi
Got a p0101 code, faulty Mass Air Flow. Went to dealership and of course the code went away. Code came back and dealer found a TSB and reprogrammed the ECU after verifying MAF was in working order. No cost despite being just over warranty. 
May 2014

48000 mi
Plastic guard beneath car was decimated over the winter. Dropped down to 16" tires w/ wider base, may have contributed. Tried to tack up, ripped off completely. Shop advised not worth repairing. 
Oct 2014

50700 mi

US $700
Full brake job, replaced rotors and pads. 
Nissan Altima in Colorado, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2016
Jun 2011

1000 mi
Headliner was separating from roof and bent New headliner installed 
Jul 2011

3000 mi
Headliner was installed incorrectly and fixed. Parts damaged from installation of headliner ordered, rattle in dash demonstrated and new clips ordered. 
Aug 2011

3500 mi
Replaced scratched panels from previous headliner work 
Sep 2011

5000 mi
 
Nov 2011

7000 mi
Rattle behind stereo. New tape placed which was thicker to prevent rattling sound. 
Jan 2012

8300 mi
Rattle in the dash. 
Nissan Altima in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2012

9700 mi
Faulty front passenger seat airbag sensor took 8 days to TRACK DOWN WIRING ISSUE.Dealer provided free rental vehicle 
Dec 2012

12000 mi

US $100
Front rotors glazed, prduced knocking noise and vibration 
Nov 2013

16000 mi

US $90
Issue with tire replacement and correct balance resolved by changing shops. Also the second time ythe front rotors have needed to be turned due to a scaling issue 
Jul 2014

21700 mi
Windshield sealant was melting along the top of the windshield and oozing out from under the rubber trim piece. No leakage - primarily cosmetic 
Feb 2015

24700 mi

US $700
Brakes glazed over at least once a year. Had to turn rotors to remove but rotors now too thin. replace 4 rotors with Brembo cryo-treated rotors, all pads with " Green Stuff" pads. Outstanding results. Much better than "new" 
Nissan Altima in Maryland, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2014
Feb 2012

21500 mi
Blower fan intermittent when ambient temp below 40 degrees. Dealership replaced defective relay but it did not resolve the issue. I have to take the vehicle back to have them address issue again Trim piece around 3 vents in center of dash was misformed during manufacturing and was not secured on left side. This caused creaks and squeaks in bumpy roads. Part was replaced by dealership 
Jun 2012

37000 mi
Ventilation blower still will not work at times. On this visit dealership contacted Nissan and was instructed to replace the blower motor along with replacing the relay that was replaced back in February 
Jul 2012

41000 mi
Blower motor not working again. Dealership witnessed problem this time. Replace contoller in dash. Note that this car is equipped with the auto air system. Blower failed to work within 1hr of picking car up from dealership. Dealership stated that while they had the car the car failed to start one morning. They replaced the battery. 
Oct 2013

83700 mi

US $180
AC compressor clutch failed and had to be replaced. 
Apr 2014

94000 mi

US $40
AC compressor would not run due to all refrigerant escaping from system. Recharged system and appears to be working fine. 
Nissan Altima in Washington, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

59000 mi
Front passenger brakes groaning. Cleaned slide brackets and moved pads,rotor to other side to isolate problem. This seems to have fixed it for the time being. 

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2011 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Altima in Indiana, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2015
May 2014

22000 mi

US $138
Rear brake light burnt out. It took about 30 minutes to access the light bulb. It cost $138! 
Feb 2015

26000 mi

US $250
The car's computer said the engine needed servicing. It did not. It cost $250 to update the software. 
Nissan Altima in Oklahoma, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2016
Oct 2015

106700 mi

US $72
Accessory Belt Tensioner bearing failed, repaired myself in about 2 hours. (tensioner is difficult to access). 42.99 for tensioner $35 for Gates belt. 
Nissan Altima in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

35500 mi
Loud rattling sound coming from the car began a month ago. Took into the dealer, diagnosed as separation of the catalyst and the heat shield. Intake/catalyst replaced. Under extended warranty. 
Jul 2015

52000 mi

US $50
Rattling noise under the vehicle. Clamps placed on exaust components. Problem solved 
Nissan Altima in New York, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Jul 2014

32500 mi
Rear brakes and rotors replaced 
Jun 2015

46000 mi

US $597
car would not start 
Nissan Altima in Alabama, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

61000 mi

US $750
Replaced the AC compressor and the Reciever Drier. 
Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

25000 mi
Battery short, lost the ability to take a charge 
Nissan Altima in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2015
Sep 2014

43000 mi

US $400
Worn down brakes 
Nissan Altima in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jan 2016
Dec 2015

122140 mi

C $150
Worn stabilizer bar. I live on a dirt road with pot holes and is very hard on the car. These things are bound to happen. 
Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

51000 mi
Battery failed and had to be replaced. I was able to jump the car to travel to a place to purchase a replacement battery and install myself. 
Jul 2015

60000 mi

US $200
Door lock on rear driver's side stopped unlocking but would still lock successfully. 
Nissan Altima in Nevada, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
Jul 2013

47000 mi

US $374
Car wouldn't start even with key fob inserted in dash. Replaced safety switch sensor, NOT covered under extended warranty as well as the towing! Right Control arm bushing separated and left tie-rod end separated. 
Dec 2013

52000 mi

US $108
Original battery only lasted 2 years 
Nissan Altima in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
Oct 2012

38000 mi
Check engine light. Dealer said transmission was faulty and needed to be changed. 
Oct 2013

73000 mi

US $850
clutch for AC compressor won't engage. had to replace entire AC compressor 
Nissan Altima in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Oct 2013
Sep 2012

16000 mi
Water was leaking between the door and the frame on the driver's side. They said the door was warped and adjusted it, but also wanted to install a new filter. I've not gotten around to going back for that. 
Nissan Altima in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2013
Jul 2012

29000 mi
The CVT transmission generates a lot of vibration in low speed when rpm is between 1400 - 2000, did the bulletin which postpone the torque converter lock to a later time. MPG may go down up to 4 miles/gallon. 
Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2012
Sep 2011

5000 mi
The computer in the transmission was fixed. Had upshift problems initially, then one day would not move in D. 
Nissan Altima in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
Jan 2013

48450 mi
Mass air flow. Easy fix but about a $300 part and labor for bout an hour. 
Nissan Altima in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2013
Mar 2013

26000 mi

US $350
The Cvt make a hesitation at acceleration and also a windy noise coming from the transmission. Took in to Nissan Dealership to get look at. They said it was normal. TSB done, going to change out torque rods. 
Apr 2013

51000 mi
My CVT transmission was replace because of jerky feeling and a slipping feeling had. The dealership notice it right away, they check for codes, No codes where found. Good thing I still had Warranty on the Drivetrain till 60,000 miles. 
Nissan Altima in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2013 - Apr 2016
Oct 2013

42760 mi
Recall on master brake cylinder leaking, symptom was brake warning light illuminating 
Dec 2014

53320 mi

C $200
Replaced front and rear brakepads, rotors OK, noticed rubber boot on calipers was damaged on 2 wheels. 
Apr 2016

66340 mi

C $55
Rebuild front calipers because the dust boots were torn. 
Nissan Altima in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2016
May 2013

48000 mi

US $500
Replaced rear disc pads and resurfaced rotors 
Jun 2013

49000 mi

US $300
Interior water leakage from sunroof drainage hose. This is a known repair issue. 
Mar 2014

66000 mi

US $958
Drive belt replacement Front brake pads replaced, rotors turned 
Aug 2015

96000 mi

US $482
Heat shield clamp repair 
Nissan Altima in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

28000 mi
Compression in cylinder replace short block 
Nissan Altima in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2016
Nov 2013

39000 mi
Bad Battery 

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2011 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Nissan Altima in Washington, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2015
Oct 2013

35700 mi
Water leak attributed to clogged drain pipe in sunroof area 

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2011 Nissan Altima 4-door

4-cylinder CVT 2WD

Nissan Altima in Maryland, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
Jul 2014

60000 mi
Cracked manifold 

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2011 Nissan Altima Repair Histories

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