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2011 Nissan Altima Problems and Repair Histories

54 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Nissan Altima. 19 of these members (35.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 39 repairs to 2011 Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 Nissan Altima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 Nissan Altima problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 Nissan Altima problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2011 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

18% of the 2011 Nissan Altima repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 3% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 31% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 39 repairs.

2011 Nissan Altima repair cost distribution

Of the 2011 Nissan Altima repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 67% between $100 and $499, and 22% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 9 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

Nissan Altima in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 25000    
26000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
1000 0 Headliner was separating from roof and bent New headliner installed 
3000 0 Headliner was installed incorrectly and fixed. Parts damaged from installation of headliner ordered, rattle in dash demonstrated and new clips ordered. 
4000 0 Replaced scratched panels from previous headliner work 
5000 0  
7000 0 Rattle behind stereo. New tape placed which was thicker to prevent rattling sound. 
8300 0 Rattle in the dash. 
40000  
Nissan Altima in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
21500 0 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 
37000 0 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 
41000 0 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. 
82000 180 AC compressor clutch failed and had to be replaced. 
Nissan Altima in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 0    
9700 0 Faulty front passenger seat airbag sensor took 8 days to TRACK DOWN WIRING ISSUE.Dealer provided free rental vehicle 
12000 100 Front rotors glazed, prduced knocking noise and vibration 
16000 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 
20000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2012 34000    
48700 0 Mass air flow. Easy fix but about a $300 part and labor for bout an hour. 
63000  
Nissan Altima in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2013 1000    
26000 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. 
51000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 24000    
29000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 0    
5000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 0    
16000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 4000    
38000 0 Check engine light. Dealer said transmission was faulty and needed to be changed. 
73000 850 clutch for AC compressor won't engage. had to replace entire AC compressor 
79000  

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