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2010 Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (5%)

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2010 Nissan Altima electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (59%)

Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

95000 mi

US $65
Battery terminal corroded and needed to be completely replaced. 
102000 mi

US $200
Both rear door locks started intermittently working so they had to be replaced. Doors wouldn't lock or unlock. 
14500 mi Nissan called it a brake harness replacement. Car would not start had tow to dealer. TSB regarding issue was out it took two work days to order part and replace. Car was in over a weekend. Problem seems fixed after over 500 miles. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

25900 mi

US $150
Shop suggested to replace the battery. 
32000 mi

US $160
Took it in for a failing battery (which was a replacement of the original) and the mechanic said the serpentine belt should be replaced. 
32700 mi Found the positive battery cable moving, but it was tight on the btry post, OEM btry. The btry post had broke loose inside the battery casing and could move post up/dwn. I had noticed days prior intermittently was cranking slower than usual. 
57000 mi The audio head unit does not switch on at all. It is dead !! Tried replacing the fuse, but that did not resolve the issue. 
7000 mi Evaporator leading condensation into passenger compartment. Hose re-attached. 
80000 mi

US $664
Compressor failed. 
83000 mi

US $1300
Complete and sudden loss of cooling due to AC compressor failure 
67000 mi

US $570
Another problem with this car - used AC twice had to replace hose! 
11240 mi

C $800
Alternator and water pump making high pitch noise - similar to the noise of a loose belt 
55180 mi

C $150
Battery died within two years of replacing the original one that came with the car. I am now on my 3rd oem battery but this time dealer has implemented a new warranty policy that'd cover the battery for 5 years. 
65700 mi New alternator. 
17000 mi Battery replacement, less than one year old 
37000 mi all windows were barely working 
43700 mi Radio display was not working. Radio worked normally but screen was blank or scrampbled. Nissan replaced the radio. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

61500 mi

US $81
Battery growing weak. No confidence in its future performance. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

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

15000 mi Tire pressure warning light 
15000 mi

US $87
Battery randomly discharges completely. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

82400 mi

US $125
Driver side Door actuator was replaced. (Door wouldn't lock or unlock. 
19240 mi

C $90
Airbag cable plug came apart. It snapped back together easily but needed the airbag light to be reset. 

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2010 Nissan Altima Electrical Problems

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