The Nissan Altima is among our better rated family sedans. The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder delivers better performance than some six-cylinder engines and an impressive 25 mpg overall. The 3.5-liter V6 is very powerful yet delivers 23 mpg overall. The 2.5 S has good handling and absorbs bumps better than the 3.5 SE, which is stiff and jittery, but corners better. Interior quality is very good, but rear-seat room is a bit tight.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2008. Side and head protection air bags available from 2000, standard from 2007. ESC available from 2007, standard from 2010.
Road Test

The Nissan Altima is among our better rated family sedans. The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder delivers better performance than some six-cylinder engines and an impressive 25 mpg overall. The 3.5-liter V6 is very powerful yet delivers 23 mpg overall. The 2.5 S has good handling and absorbs bumps better than the 3.5 SE, which is stiff and jittery, but corners better. Interior quality is very good, but rear-seat room is a bit tight. A four-cylinder hybrid version and a coupe are also available.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 hybrid (198 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (270 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Nissan Altima owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"stop working, sensors failed"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Light blinks on and off"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"The calipers were sticking, likely due to corrosion from products put on the roads in icy conditions"

Jason L., CT (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Rear brake pads replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes were worn out"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"normal wear and tear"

Gene O., WI (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal replacement of rotors & pads"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Performed a complete brake job replacing rotors and pads"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"noise"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Nissan Altima 3.5-L V6)

"I have changed the brake pads twice since purchase"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"It seems to be normal wear (pads and rotors), but it is the third time on the car which is 104,000 km"

Christophe D., ON (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"apparently the rear breaks had worn out"

Guy R., ON (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Gradual wear down of rotors. Replacement required."

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"I had my rear brakes and rotors replaced. The e-brake became loose. It took three trips to the correct this issue but had been given different reasons for the loose e-brake. But it seems okay now."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes are ceramic. Wear down fast"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear pads and rotors require replacement more often than front brakes, and front brakes only wear at an "acceptable" rate. Longevity of brake parts overall is poor"

Matthew P., ON (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It is the third time I've had to change the pads and rotors, and the car is about 104,000 km"

Christophe D., ON (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"Break pads wear to nothing every 8 to 10 months. Needing replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes grab at times when applied causing the vehicle to stop abruptly."

Bruce M., TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pad worn down twice within 50,000 miles"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced brake pads under normal wear conditions"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"rotors refinished,then due to excessive wear,(too thin ) had to be replaced. Have been thru this drill AT LEAST TWICE,to the tune of $400 ~$500 each time. Oh yes, calipers in the deal too"

Eric G., MA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Consistently need to be smoothed"

Michael D., TN (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"went with new rotors rather than turning old ones and risking overheating problems"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has 162,000 and the rotors were replaced as routine service."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Had to replace the compressor."

Karen M., TN (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C stopped blowing cold air in 2016. I purchased a used compressor and it still didn't blow cold air. Then, after a few months it started blowing cold air and that lasted about 6 months. Now the A/C only blows warm air."

Bryan J., GA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The climate system was noisy and I drove to the Nissan dealer and they discouvered the compressor was the problem so I had it replaced"

Richard M., WA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"compressor replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor had to be replaced ($1,700) Ouch! Of course it was not covered by the 100,000 mile extended warranty that came with the certified used vehicle. Otherwise quite pleased with the Altima"

W N., TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C Compressor leaked coolant and both dealer and independent shop determined compressor needed to be replaced"

W A., FL (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"aic quit working and was costly to replace it"

Abraham S., TX (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Total compressor failure. Aftermarket parts & labor @ $600. OEM parts alone @ $850. Expensive and hard to find parts. It's a big problem"

Adam D., NY (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped cooling. Compressor stopped working."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have the compressor replaced"

Richard M., WA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I believe the weather shield for the engine compartment that guards the compressor fell off causing the elements to ruin the compressor"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stops working completely after it is running for awhile."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"One day the blower stopped working. Too many months to fix it on my own. Finally, with winter approaching, had it replaced along with some fuses and relays from the inside cabin. Now there's no A/C."

Gus M., MA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace electronics that controlled the blower motor, heat and A/C"

Greg S., OH (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower fan motor became clogged and would not dispense any heat nor allow fan to work properly. finding discovered a rodent made its way into the blower and set up a nest, which was a very costly repair to remove and replace. Rodent entered through engine compartment. After removal everything appears normal and functioned well. No further problems"

Guy D., IL (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Air vent smells badly after using A/C. When A/C is on there's no smell but when turned off the I can immediately sense urine like smell, the smell would go off after some time (e.g. 1 day) but reappear after using A/C again."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Lost all coolant while sitting unused for two months"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leaks.filled once or twice a year"

William K., FL (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"There were some leaks from the manifolds connecting to the catalytic converter. Had to get the pipes and CC replaced, along with two oxygen sensors. Could not replace the pipes by themselves. Was not cheap at all."

Gus M., MA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It became noisy and had to be replaced. It is an expensive repair."

Christophe D., ON (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"Leak in catalytic caused cabin to have fumes"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It failed. The replacement was about $1000. It was performed at the Nissan Dealership (Collins Nissan, Louisville KY)"

Virgil G., KY (2007 Nissan Altima 3.5-L V6)

"The catalytic converter and the rest of the undercarriage exhaust system had deteriorated and needed to be replaced"

Lance C., NJ (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There are 2 catalytic converters on our Altima Hybrid. The rear CC was replaced earlier this year. A second rear CC was replaced later under warranty. The front CC was replaced last month. So far these are the only major repairs we've had during its 140,000 miles driven,"

David E., TX (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Exhaust leaks

"exhaust is loud(er) on start, and when accelerating"

Tim S., OH (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparently rock hit a pipe and caused noise and possibly a leak"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise from engine comprtment"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The exhaust and Catalytic Converter are incorporated together. The cost to replace was expensive, but with a new exhaust and converter, the gas mileage increased significantly"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It bad"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"The manifold had two problems over the past 12 months. Carbon buildup and a crack in the manifold were the two problems"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A hole in a pipes that could compromise the catalytic converter. All csts were borne by the manufacturer by virtue of 7-year warrantee. I was surprised when dealer told me. I thought I'd have to cough up c. 880$"

Frank D., QC (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust manafold was leaking"

Anonymous, RI (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Began several months ago - mechanic advised I leave it alone."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"During a state inspection, found a manifold leak. Manifold was corroded, had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cracked and leaking. Noisy and fixed by dealer under warranty"

Eugene A., CA (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Pipes

"Regular problems with the tailpipes needing to be replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Clock

"Periodically, the illumination for the clock and radio stations/volume goes out. It's on most of the time, but it's very inconvenient when it goes out."

Anonymous, GA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Fog lamp keeps going out"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Gauges

"Gauge cluster back lights flashing. Had to replace the entire gauge cluster"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Very difficult to replace, have to take much of the front end apart to get to it"

Mike H., SC (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"The driver's door will not lock with keyless entry. Door must be locked and un locked manually. All other doors work properly. It is too expensive for me to fix"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"low-pressure light comes on when weather changes"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Tire pressure warning light comes on with colder weather; told by dealer weak battery on monitor sensor-too expensive to replace."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Warning light keeps coming on about every 3 months, even after it's reset. Probably the batteries in the sensors are dead, but the car doesn't let you know which ones are dead, and it's too expensive to replace them all at once"

Derek C., AB (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"even though I replaced gasket sealer when purchased new tires, tire pressure monitor does not work"

Benigno P., FL (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Two TPMS sensors failed. Dealer replacement cost is ridiculous!"

Robert B., TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"It has never worked correctly. Came on shortly after we left the dealership, brought it back. They said they fixed it, came back on"

Mckee S., WA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The dash light for low tire pressure kept coming on. When I check the pressure the tires were fine. I was told to fix the problem it would be very expensive so I didn't fix the sensors."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Had to replace the alternator"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Tire air pressure Sensor failure"

William K., FL (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The tire pressure monitor lights up even if the tires are at full pressure. This essentially renders it useless. It's my understanding that it could cost $350 or more to fix it, which I have not chosen to do."

Anonymous, GA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"General warning light which usually indicated low tire pressure would come on a lot. Now to the point where it is permanently on. There is no actual issue other than the light stating there is one when there isn't"

Brad S., MA (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Brake warning light illuminates when accelerating or tilted back for no reason"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Pulling slightly. Alignment corrected the issue"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Shocks or struts

"The springs broke and one of them even lost a piece"

Christophe D., ON (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced strut mounts, which had worn and resulted in noise when hitting bumps"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front struts leaking oil, making noise while driving"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front shock was leaking oil"

Duane T., VA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Spring broke on front passenger side at 110,000km, caused excessive wear on struts"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The car has 162,000 miles and I replaced the shocks and struts as a routine repair."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"shocks and struts and control arm needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Normal maintenance issue. Replaced struts"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Springs or torsion bars

"rear torsion bar broke and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"A bushing in the lower control arm was worn and resulted in steering jerks and wandering. This led to alignment issues. Unfortunately the first mechanic misdiagnosed it and unnecessarily replaced the axle. The service department at the dealer made th"

Jason L., CT (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Took 3 visits to 2 dealers to get this repaired. Is beginning to make noise again after only 3000 miles"

Brenda T., FL (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replacement of rack-and-pinion due to leaking and looseness"

Tom T., QC (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Axle replacement"

Peter D., FL (2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Right rear wheel bearing was making noise. It was replaced the dealer."

K B., IL (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"left and right front hub bearings were replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Car started making low rumbling noise when slowing down. Took it to repair shop and needed left front hub bearing replaced. Cost around $700"

Gary S., NJ (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"type of transmission meant it had to be replaced and could not just be rebuilt."

Karen R., AR (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"tranny bearing started going out.....bought a used tranny and had it installed"

Dan K., OR (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Was told by dealer the transmission was going. Had the extended warranty, so it was replaced for free, including a free loaner car"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Made noise for months, asked dealer about it each time I took it in for service. Took a second dealer to identify the issue"

Brenda T., FL (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fault in direct drive component that resulted in an extension of warranty by manufacturer"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a recall on the Nissan transmissions for 2007 and other years. After noticing erratic noises in my trans, I went online and found that there were problems with the CVT Trans in The 2007 Nissan and after review and inspection the MFR. would rebuild or replace if it was within a ten year period which ended March of 2017, I was very fortunate to discover the problem within the replacement range and the MFR. approved a rebuild and replacement CVT Transmission. Everything is running like a"

Guy D., IL (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cannot be rebuilt only replaced with a used or new transmission"

Anthony A., TN (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission began to make very loud "whirring" noises when driven at speed in warmer weather"

Christian R., TX (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission began leaking, so replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission went out but was covered under a special extended warranty by just a few miles Nissan dealer is the only place you can get work on transmission done"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bought the car used. 15 miles later, doesn't run. Installing used transmission to replace failed CVT"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission failed but was covered under a special extended warranty $4000 repair"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Dash has developed many cracks and splits and is becoming gooey to the touch. I believe this will greatly affect resale value of the car."

Anonymous, MS (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"It has experienced fading, chalking about the same as other Altima's of the same age"

Jimmie S., CA (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car wash brushes scratched the finish"

Donald A., NV (2007 Nissan Altima 3.5-L V6)

"front hood has spots where paint disappeared"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint started peeling, or the covering started bubbling."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"clearcoat peeling"

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"Paint chips on hood probably cause by stones"

William B., NY (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"after ten years on non garage exposure to the weather,"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is fading and wearing on the hood and on the roof leaving white splotchy spots. The car will need to be repainted"

Lance C., NJ (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"There is rust on the edges of the rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"significant rust around wheel wells, hood, bottoms of doors, fenders"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"headlights have water inside. very difficult to repair"

Brad B., CA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Found driver's floor wet after a hard rain. Ended up being leaking sun roof and kinked drain tube. Pulled drain tube from firewall connector and inserted a rigid tube to prevent kink from recurring. Works fine now"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"there is water getting into the trunk through the air escape under the trunk bed. It comes up from the road and is getting the trunk wet. The vent is there to let air out when closing the trunk but doesn't prevent water from getting in"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking drain from sun roof"

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Altima SE Unsure)

"When it rains there is some leakage into the driver's side floor. I need to look at the drain channel for blockage, I have not taken it to a mechanic."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After rains, the door has water in it because the windows no longer provide a tight seal"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The weather-stripping on the drivers side front door does not seal properly."

Anonymous, MN (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Water (rain) goes into the door through the lack of seal of the windows"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Clunk in rear since I got car i n 2007. No-one could ever find it. soured me on Altima"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a very noisy rattling in the engine area that the mechanic could not find the source of."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent rattle has developed somewhere in the left side of the rear deck/speakers area."

Anonymous, AB (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"Engine running rough, hesitating and making odd noises. Local repair shop was able to improve the situation but not resolve it 100%."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Oil cooler gasket leaking and had to be replaced."

Karen M., TN (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The oil leaked and the system did not warn me about it. I only suspected it because the engine was running rough"

Anonymous, NE (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noted oil leaking from oil pan. Tightening oil pan bolts appears to have stopped or minimized leak"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"oil pan disintegrated and leaked oil. had to be replaced. NEVER had to replace an oil pan before EVER even on cars up to 15 yrs old"

Tim S., OH (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a huge crack in the undercarridge which resulted in spewing oil. Only $250 to repair. The brakes were worse. Without warning, the discs had to be replaced for $800"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"engine oil leak at the oil cooler seal"

Chad G., UT (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed slight Oil Leak, . Apparently valve cover cracked. Dealer replaced valve cover and gasket $234 with tax"

K B., IL (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When one leak is fixed another soon appears."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Burns oil and have to refill engine oil every 2000-3000 miles."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Catalytic converter failed. Shop I went to for repair informed me that it was on a recall list and told me to take it to Nissan Dealership for repair. Nissan refused to repair it saying it was not on a recall list, even though I had documentation showing that it was. I was told that since the documentation did not come from Nissan it was invalid. I called the Nissan customer service line and was told the same thing. I had to pay for the repair so I took it back to the shop instead of Nissan"

Phillip K., TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"it failed did not work. car would not start"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"timing & cam sensor fail"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Service Engine light came on two occasions. 1. Technician found Consult Code PO133 A/F Sensor 1 Circuit. Cost $222.00 to fix. 2. Two months later engine light came on again. Code P2AD0. Air Fuel Ratio Sensor. Cost $450.00"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Both sensors failed, leading to engine stalling on road"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light came on two different occasions requiring two different oxygen sensors to be replaces."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Car had failed emissions inspection. These items had to get replaced. Not one but two of them. Wicked expensive part."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"The car jerks at slower speeds ( between 20 and 30 mph)."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"Transmission solenoids have failed which causes mechanical and shifting problems. Diagnosis testing indicates a step down motor failure which requires a new transmission"

Marbry H., GA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Slips every now and then. Car is still totally driveable. Do not plan to get it fixed due to the age of the car."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission would slip anytime 3000 r.p.m. was exceeded"

Anthony A., TN (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"Not sure if it's the transmission that's leaking. When I take it in for an oil change I am told there is oil all over the place. I image other areas are leaking. Since this is the original transmission when I bought the car, I don't plan to get it fixed."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks developed and know making noise"

Anonymous, OK (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD player failed entirely. Radio, Aux, amplifier and speakers kept operating correctly. I purchased a used replacement unit on eBay and installed it myself."

Anonymous, KS (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Will not recognize cds"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The radio/CD/clock screen goes blank from time to time or is partially shown. I can tap it and sometimes it comes back on. The CD function no longer shows times of the songs, it just shows No display but plays the music."

Anonymous, IL (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"navigation screen has gone black. Music display is fine"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"There is an 18 second delay when pairing the phone with the car the first time it connects. After that, it connects immediately until the car is restarted"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"Had to replace all four coils and spark plugs"

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Distributor or rotor failure

"car wouldn't drive faster than 25-30 mph, one of the spark plugs was not firing"

Benigno P., FL (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"Ignition coil failed. Limped to shop on 3 remaining cylinders."

Anonymous, HI (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"auto will not start 1. IPDM has internal failure 2. replace brake switch and harness"

Anonymous, DE (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Service engine light kept coming on. Diagnosis said to replace plugs. Had them replaced at dealer. Engine light came back on. Diagnosis by dealer sai #2 cylinder not functioning. Currently trying additive and using premium furl and will see if that works. Engine is balky."

D K., OH (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"Discovered that the sway bar had broken in the driver's front corner of the suspension. This caused the car to wander and hop around at highway speeds and even at normal road speeds sometimes"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Driveshaft or axle

"The ABS hub developed a dent that caused the braking to mis-communicate with the regenerative breaking in our hybrid system, causing an awkward stopping sensation. It took more than 3 years for a technician to properly diagnose the issue"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Electrical failure

"Hybrid battery needed replacing"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The Hybrid battery failed"

G L., MO (2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Door latches routinely freeze in winter. Cable frequently comes disconnected. Dealer wants $300 to change latches. Very dissatisfied with body integrity"

Tom T., QC (2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

"Side view Mirror casing fell off. Mirror was totally replaced and one year later the casing fell off the new mirror."

Lee M., NJ (2007 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"Power seat switch started working in spurts, and then stopped altogether. Had to replace"

Mckee S., WA (2007 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"this is a 4 cylinder engine. The 2nd cylinder failed this year and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Car stopped running while driving due to oil leaking from engine on to spark plugs. Car would restart but would only accelerate up to 25 mph and then miss and backfire"

Phillip K., TX (2007 Nissan Altima SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

"Radiator"

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
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