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2011 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 63 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 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 Colorado, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2015
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 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 Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2015
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" 

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2011 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Altima in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
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 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 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 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 

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2011 Nissan Altima Repair Histories

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