1631 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Nissan Altima. 78 of these members
(4.8%) have reported transmission repairs for their car.
A total of 106 transmission repairs to Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.1 per
vehicle--have been reported.
I had a transmission cooling line crack. It was replaced along with 1 quart of fluid.
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
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.
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.
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!!