Chart based on 115 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
2014 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan
270-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
CVT had shudder under light acceleration was inconsistent and difficult for dealer to verify. After three trips the dealer identified the problem and replaced the CVT. About two weeks later the problem began occurring with the new tranny.
CVT has shudder under light throttle. Transmission was replaced. Problem was not corrected after new transmission installed.
CVT Transmission shuddering during acceleration, typically at 18-24 MPH and light acceleration. Transmission was replaced with rebuilt transmission under warranty. Issue re-occurred after pickup of repaired vehicle.
Transmission shuttered and stumbled. Replaced transmission.
Transmission is shuddering upon slow acceleration; also jolts randomly while stopped
Transmission is shuddering upon slow acceleration; also jolts randomly while stopped. 3rd time in for this repair
Transmission is shuddering upon slow acceleration; also jolts randomly while stopped. 4th time in for this repair. CVT replaced.
Transmission was replaced; still judders when slowly accelerating. Dealer unable to replicate this time. Still unresolved (5th repair attempt) 2nd transmission still experiencing violent shudders. 3rd transmission ordered and installed
3rd transmission still experiencing shudders and lags, bought back by Nissan under lemon law.
Transmission would viberate at 1500 to 1800 RPM. They replaced the torque converter and seems to be OK now.
4 transmissions in a 2 year span. Trans would start out surging then stop totally
They test drove the car and we were told this was a known problem with the V6 Altima and it is being investigated. We have since contacted Nissan customer support as the issue is still being investigated. We have asked to have the car rela.
Transmission would jerk like it was slipping and shake the car
It was slipping from the third day purchased. Finally had a dealership care about my issue, needed a new transmission. Well after this I found out the car was resold back to Nissan from a guy in New Jersey he had 6 installed.
Stalling at 1500 RPM's and shaking of the exhaust. Turned out to be a transmission firmware update. The question i have is had i not payed attention to this, it would never have been fixed.
Transmission not smooth after ecm update
The infamous issue. Started as the car stalling at a stop. 3 trips to the dealer and a few no problem found...but they did update the tracking software. Bucking vibrating until a final trip...the transmission.
Replace transmission under third party warranty
Transmission failed for the second time. The first time it went out was 17000 miles. Second time was 53000 miles. This cvt transmission is a piece of junk. Do not buy.
Transmission failed with less than 3000 miles. Problem surfaced within 1000 miles. Tried to get a replacement car. Don't want a reconditioned car.
CVT transmission upshifts too quickly resulting in low power and shuddering with vibration and noise. No codes displayed - dealer suggested $1000 for parts replacement that "may help" - no guarantees.
Transmission upshifts too quickly, vibrates strongly below 2000 RPM and jerks. Transmission judged to be good by dealership and there are no pending software updates. Fluid was flushed and filled.
There are hoorible vibrations and grinding noises when under load at 1,200-1,800 RPM's, also when you are decelerating from 45 mph(coasting).
Check engine light. Dealer said transmission was faulty and needed to be changed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
lack of power and poor gas mileage fixed without problem. transmission was repaired.
vehicle would lose power when passing
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.
Had TSB performed and computer updated to fix stuttering/jerking CVT issue with torque rod kit. Not covered by warranty.
Performed two TSBs for surge/hesitation: NTB10-150 and NTB10-121A. First replaced transmission control vale assembly, second included a torque rod service kit. Helped, but not sure it was a 100 percent fix.
I took the car in for a funny noise. New transmission.
Cracked boot on drive shaft. Had to replace drive shaft - covered under Extended Gold Plus warranty.
CVT began whinning while in a long (approx. 120 km) slope up at around 35°C. Had the dealer diagnose the CVT, came up that everything was fine and that oil needed to be replaced. Replaced CVT oil (not included in maintenance manual).
Clutch was slipping when hot due to hydraulic system problem (either master cylinder, or improper bleeding at factory). First replaced the clutch itself, but that didn't solve the problem. Fixed by replacing the master cylinder.
Fixed loose cotter pin on right CV axle, causing clicking noises
Transmission went out completely on freeway at 80 mph, no warning lights, no indication of problem at last service.
Repaired under warranty for CVT Transmission issue. The issue was that my car would not accelerate past 40 mph. After a few days I was driving at 20 mph and heard a loud sound and my car came to a stop and would not accelerate or move in reverse.
Dealer replaced bad front driver side wheel bearing under powertrain warranty.
Noise from transmission at all speeds both w/ throttle and while coasting. Diagnosis was Spun bearings in CVT. Replaced under Nissan's extended 10yr/120k CVT warranty. Quoted 5 days, took 2. Loaner provided.
CVT transmission started self-destructing on vacation--noise while accelerating
Service Engine Soon light came on when mileage was 2500 miles over extended warranty (120K). Valve body assembly and torque converter needed to be replaced, and fluid was changed.
The car is a lemon, have experienced 4 serious driveline failures. Worst car I have ever owned.
1. sticky shifter. They did not fix because they all do it. I took it home and fixed it myself.
The CVT Transmission started to not engage when you would give it power. Took it in and found out the transmission had a major malfunction and needed replacement. Received a free loaner and had the car back in a couple days.
2nd time replacing transmission (1st around 50k miles). Same early symptoms that happened before my transmission failed the 1st time: humming at 3000+ rpms, slight loss of power on hills as if transmission was slipping. Replaced by warranty.
Vehicle went in to have the rear speaker looked at becasue it was buzzing. The cone apparently separated and a new one was ordered. In the mean time, the right front cv joint started making noise and a new axle was ordered and installed.
Passenger side front axle seal found to be "seaping". Parts replaced.
Relaced transmission for vibration
previously attempted oil leak repairs did not resolve defect.this dealer visit resulted in the replacement of the crankshaft seal located behind the harmonic balancer pulley.dealer assures me that the leak was difficult to isolate but they are certain tha
I had a transmission cooling line crack. It was replaced along with 1 quart of fluid.
CVT transmission was replaced, it was making a growling noise, similar to a dry speedometer cable. the sound varied with the speed of the vehicle.
Replaced left axle seal under warranty. Seep.
The CVT transmission had a catastrophic failure. It was replaced with under 1k miles on the car. At the first visit, they just cleared the CEL and said it was fine, although when the CEL came on the car lost power and couldn't even climb a hill... The trip reported in April was followed by a trip two days later, in which they had the car for 5 business days to replace the transmission. It was 'successful' the second time, as it took a few months for the new transmission to fail again.
Another catastrophic CVT failure, this time 3 hours from home in searing summer heat. If this is another transmission replacement this early on (the car has only had one oil change!) the car is done for and will be 'returned' for a Mazda6 or something th
Replaced the CVT under warranty (10 year / 100,000 mile CVT warranty). The transmission was making a growling noise, most noticeable at low speeds and when coasting to a stop.
New transmission installed under warranty
Performed diagnosis and transmission replacement per Nissan Technical Service Bulletin.
CVT failed with P0710 Temperature Sensor Circuit, P0826, Manual Mode Switch Circuit and P0841, Trans Fluid Pressure Sensor. Dealer advised replacement of CVT assembly per service bulletin NTB09-044a and Altima sedan with QR25DE engine.
Cold start, drive for 4-8 miles. Stop briefly and turn car off (To go into a store), restart, will not shift into fourth (overdrive) for half mile.
Cold start, drive for 4-8 miles. Stop briefly and turn car off (To go into a store), restart, will not shift into fourth (overdrive) for half mile. Transmission replaced due to metal contaminents in trans oil. Problem still exists.
Road noise was increasing over time. Car still driving OK, but noise was getting worrisome. Turned out to be a defective front wheel bearing, replaced under warranty.
noise from front of car while accelerating. Replaced both cv axles.
Hard shift between 1 and second gear. Did drain and refill. worked for a few weeks. Mechanic then recommended Lucas Transmission fix 1 pt. Helped and is much better, but starting to come back as of late Jan.
hard 1st to 2nd shift Lucus Transmission stuff helped will do again in 5K
Check engine light came on, first shift was "hard." According to dealer, new ECU (installed previous week) allowed existing problem with the transmission solenoid to surface, which required the replacement of the transmission solenoid.
Problems with transmission - hard shift. Dealer could not figure it out, had to take it to transmission specialist. Turned out to be a bad wire in wiring harness -- was bypassed.
Low pressure in clutch pedal on occasion, engages close to the floor, no slippage felt. Hard to put in gear one cold morning. Dealer diagnosis was clutch replacement needed. Decided to get other opinion. I suspect hydraulic system problem.
I had low pressure in the clutch pedal. I first flushed clutch fluid and then I had to replace clutch master cylinder. Clutch problem seems fixed.
Engine failure due to Nissan defect!! Nissan refuses to warranty like many other other claims! From 02-05 Nissan customers replaced over 60,000 2.5 L motors in these cars and majority was out of customers pocket!!! NO MORE NISSANS!!!! Motor went out again Nissan told me they could not garantee me it wouldn't do it again. Nearly caused a catastrophe!! Department of Highway Safety needs to look into this problem and do something about it!!