Despite a few high points, this iteration of the Nissan Altima is not competitive among midsized sedans. In a segment brimming with better cars, the Altima is a lackluster choice, ranking below  its competitors with a humdrum driving experience. Among its virtues are a roomy rear seat and good fuel economy. That said, with the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder, we measured an impressive 31 mpg overall.
Alerts
There are 12 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Nissan Altima owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"The sun roof drain clogged which resulted in the water draining down the door frame and saturating the front carpeting.The sunroof drain hose passes through the fire wall to the wheel well. Inadequately sized connector was the problem. Expensive repair $350.00."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Weather stripping since purchase whistles at high speeds. Anything 35+ You can hear it"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rain water was leaking through the edges of the sunroof. The drain channels needed to be reamed out."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud air noise within the first month. Found the windshield was not sealed properly. Replaced. continued to have air problems. Then water started to come into passenger side. Windshield was replaced 3 times before it was discovered the tube from"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Windows/doors sound like air is coming into the car from outside when you are traveling more than 50 mph"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"bad sealing around the car in general"

Teresa K., NY (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"one of sunroof repair attempts resulted in water leakage"

Matthew C., TX (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Water appeared to penetrate the seal on the rear window and traveled along the roofline staining the headliner when it rains. They removed/re-installed the rear window and cleaned the headliner. This appears to have corrected the problem"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"driver's window , when completely closed, has wind noise at freeway speeds. dealer warranty service claims they can't hear it. Everyone else can!! No water leaks, but I can feel some air rushing through. Very distracting, almost returned the car"

Gary L., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The moon roof leaked and was repaired"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The outside mirrors have both been replaced due to wind noise"

Duane T., VA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"behind the drivers seat, rear passenger floor area"

Anonymous, NB (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Condensation in driver's side turn signal"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"around the door panel. living in coloraodo when the temp. is 0 or below the car has a hard time keeping the you warm and defrosting the windows. the blower fan is loud when on high"

Joel D., CO (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"About a year after we got the car, when we accelerated after stopped at a traffic light, the windshield cracked. Nothing struck the windshield. We read online of others with this problem, likely due to torque issues. Nissan charged us to replace the windshield. The windshield area is now leaking"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Water leakage through moonroof seal"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The sunroof squeals when driving. Sounds like a poorly fitted seal."

Francis S., FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver door seal had wind noise at certain speeds and wind direction. Dealer found a repair notice that instructed the install of a kit of extra seals at specified locations to fix the problem"

Gregg B., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Weather stripping coming off"

David G., NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"we had the seal around the window come lose"

Joel D., CO (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Windshield leaks on drivers side and drips on my feet during a hard rain"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"I have a rattle that appeared almost from the day I purchased it. It is from the dash board. If I press forward on the dash that will eliminate the rattle."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Many Altima's appear to be plagued with rattles and squeaks, as outlined in previous CR's reports."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"squeaky brakes since new they have even been replaced once only problem we have had"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks coming from the passenger front door area. Squeaks from the trunk area."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes squeak terribly. The dealer says it's brake dust. But they can't fix it."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"wheel bearing, exhaust system, brakes"

Scott C., NB (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dashboard has a constant rattle like marbles in a jar. More pronounced in cold weather. The loaner I had while the dealer tried to identify did it too. They told me, well if they all do it then it's not a problem......"

Todd R., PA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle was making whining noise going down the road. it was power steering pump."

William N., KS (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"the front windsheild was not properly sealed in and had to be replaced, the inside of the roof was not properly attached the navigation system made noise, the dash made noise, we had the car into the dealer many times"

Carol C., CT (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Changing gears, I can feel the cars transmission slipping. Dealership said this was normal. I hear a lot of squeaks a other noise. I keep thinking something was coming loose and there was a bracket underneath car that came down"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Sunroof rattled under some circumstances. Dealer fixed it under warranty and its been fine since"

John G., NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Major problem with rattle in moon roof and had to take it back several times to have it fixed. Also dashboard has a rattle not fixed"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Altima)

"Sun roof tracks replaced but sunroof track continues to rattle"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

"Manufacturing defect - sunroof was loose. Good technician would figure it out in one visit. Took the dealer 5 only after I threatened Nissan directly with legal action when they actually fixed it"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"1. Sunroof rails had to be replace twice to fix the rattle. 2. A vibrating noise under dashboard. Has been to the dealer twice for repair and they have not been able to fix it. They don't even know where the problem is"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"rattle in the headliner that was repaired twice and needs to be fixed again"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"muffler rattles. was fixed by the dealer at no cost"

Michael G., HI (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a droning noise coming from the engine compartment. Nissan replaced the alternator and problem was resolved"

Anonymous, MB (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dash squeaks continuously. Dealer said couldn't find anything. It still squeaks when driving"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The dash area seems loose and makes a lot of noise especially when its cold outside"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle/vibration in dashboard around 15-25 mph"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"sunroof rattled from right after purchase in June 2013. took over a year to resolve"

Matthew C., TX (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Continual plastic squeaks"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"some losse screw noise but dealer cannot do anyhting about it even on repeated complaints"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle around steering column"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

"The noise is in the dash, and it would have to be removed to access the problem. It is a rattle and occurs constantly over 25 miles per hour"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"sunroof rattle"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

"Noise on acceleration. Rattling (growling) sound. Alternator was replaced, but sound continues. Under manufacturer's warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"it has a noise like something does not fit right in the dash"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"During low range RPM their is a dash rattle that the dealer couldn't fix. Dealer confirmed after hooking up a sound device, as did I in loaner, they all make the noise. Sounds like a computer hard drive when it rattles"

Todd R., PA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks in dash"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"The console makes many squeaking noises if you brush against it while driving. The sunglass holder rattles, even when empty. There are several other rattling noises that seem to come from inside the dash area"

Karen R., GA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission cause vibration at 1500 rpm. Also has consistent high pitched whine"

Christopher P., CA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"General body integrity with numerous rattles, some as if exhaust system is loose. Overall,just poor workmanship"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My fault loaded garbage bag in trunk knocked off 5 dollar clip"

Don C., IN (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"It is just a noisy ride any time I drive the vehicle. It is not loud, just at the nuisance. The noise may be due to the type of car it is. It drives okay, but I do not want another one."

Anonymous, AR (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"WIND noise has been a problem almost from the beginning. Appears to be a design defect as service dept unable to fix. I believe resolved in subsequent models"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sun roof has wind noise"

Anonymous, (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Exhaust and wind noise "loud"."

Anonymous, DE (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The door and window seals are not as effective as when the car was initially purchased. There is more road and wind noise."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"The wind noise in this vehicle is really bad. The radio volume is turned way up to compensate for the wind noise. There was not a resolution to this. Find out later that this particular year is really bad with wind noise."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 3.5-L V6)

"Constant problem from new. Poor design unable to fix"

David B., SK (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise coming from around windows seems excessive"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise comes through the closed windows. It is unclear if new weather stripping would help stop the noise. ."

N P., GA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

"this car seems to have a lot of wind noise"

Carol C., CT (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The wind noise is very apparent on both the driver's side and the passenger side. This started about 6 months after purchasing the car"

Suzanne G., TN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"All windows leak. the dealer says there is nothing to be done. Lots of road noise also"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The moon roof makes a whistling sound if the cover (not the window itself) is open. When I shut the cover, the noise stops. Mostly it is just irritating"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive wind noise on the driver side, coming from window corner next to mirror housing. Dealer not very interested in addressing. Online comments indicates a flaw in the mirror design"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I think the seals around all doors need to be improvements"

R M., OR (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fairly loun wind noise around driver side window beginning at 45 mph"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"excessive wind noise at 50 plus miles an hour"

Anonymous, NM (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"From the moment I purchased vehicle there was wind noise. Nissan replaced gaskets on side mirrors and weather stripping in those areas, but I still hear wind noise and it can be loud. Nissan customer services is terrible"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise was confined to driver's side and caused by some problem with the side view mirror. Nissan replaced mirror and problem was gone"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Just to much road noise at varing speeds"

Teresa K., NY (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise on the drivers side has become worse in the past 6 months. It is not terribly bothersome but sometimes annoying"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise sounds as if the window is not closed properly. Not so. Very disconcerting and adds to noise in the cabin"

Roberta M., FL (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sunroof seal twisted. Sunroof replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had the car at the dealer where a mechanic has heard the wind noise. Dealership kept telling me that it's a problem with some altimas and another model and they were waiting to see what Nissan would do. Found out it was NOTHING"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"First time it had to be sent out to fix. I could still hear the voice, but it wasn't as bad. The voice came back about 7 months later. This time it was fixed at the dealer. It was fixed right"

Virginia E., IL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"drivers side wind noise around door/window"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

"The drivers side mirror creates excess wind noise constantly, but is significantly worse with a strong cross wind"

Kyle S., IN (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Too much noise in the car due to wind / traffic etc. Looks like the car is not sound proofed enough"

Arun K., TX (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks air through door seals! Have replaced alldoor seals, outside mirrors, sun roof seals & taken many other window seals & chrome stripes & miscellaneous other items. Nissan service manager has become hard of hearing & will no longer meet with use or address these issues! Results of a new Dealership General Manager the Service Manager had so many customer complaints the he is no longer employed there... We are currently looking for a replacement vehicle for my wife & she will not own another N"

Richard W., SC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Since we purchased the car, dealer could not correct problem"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind,road noise loid enough to hinder conversation and driving directions with the navigation"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes you think the windows are not completely closed because of the wind noise. In particular, the rear windows"

Karen R., GA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"There is fairly significant wind noise coming from around the front doors or windows especially when it is windy outside"

Michael S., CO (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"About 15% of the time, the backup camera fails to turn on. When it does turn on, about40% of the time the camera brightness/screen brightness is way too dark to be able to see anything. Also, when the sun hits the screen, it renders the camera useless."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Back-up camera is almost useless...blurry image and poor quality picture. Had it replace once under warranty and there was no improvement in picture. It is not safe to rely on"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The blindspot indicator goes off randomly; expecially in the rain. The airbag light stays lit sometimes even when someone is in the passenger seat"

Jennifer B., WI (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Image is not clear and/or bright"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera screen image is blurry and never shows things in focus"

Dave B., VA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Picture dark and difficult to see, also out of focus"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The lights indicating someone is in my 'blind spot' are not accurate. They light-up when no one is there"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"Stopped working altogether in the Fall of 2019."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player does not eject or read the cd all the time. When I brought the car to Nissan they said it would cost $2300 to fix. It is too costly and I don’t think it should have broken"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"Backup camera screen is impossible to see when daylight hits it"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer states its the best they can do. (Next car will be a Mercedes.)I think the dealer made a big mistake by not solving the problem"

H K., AR (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5)
Display screen freezes up

"I took it to the dealer because of the screen freezing up but they told me they couldn't fix it and I should bring it back when it freezes up again. This was not convenient. We just knock on the screen and it usually comes back."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When connected to my iphone via bluetooth, the display often does not change when the song changes"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When I plug in a USB device for music, the car's display occasionally freezes up and then suddenly, the whole system reboots as if the car is starting. We have had this diagnosed several times by Nissan but no resolution so far"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The display screen cannot be viewed during daylight due to its poor location in the dashboard. The sun /light washes out the displayed image. It can be viewed OK at night. The screen is also way to small for easy observation."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"driving down the road and display screen would go blank then on then blank then on several times"

Michael E., OH (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Thermostat displays incorrect temperature. Also, display of audio information in main dashboard would not work when starting the engine"

Al H., IA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Display and all electronics reset back to zero"

F D., NC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen went blank intermitantly in cold weather. Replace under warranty. No problems since"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Display screen flashes bright dark, when going under overpasses then freezes and goes blank. sometimes comes back up when restart car sometimes not"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"See prior description"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The whole dashboard went blank It cost more than $1000 to fix"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Radio is faulty, but not serious enough to leave at a dealer for a week"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Unable to control IPad through in-car system"

Brian B., CT (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the voice activation/phone is terrible at recognizing my voice. I was born hereI have no accent, I can scream, whisper or talk normally right in front of the microphone and it doesn't hear me or doesn't understand me. Road noise makes it worse..grrr"

Gary L., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Satellite radio will stop playing and screen will say "Loading". Bluetooth sometimes just stops working. Ipod/iphone music playing system stops working randomly when connected to iphone"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Text to voice doesn't work and never will, they won't help me with my iphone"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Periodically the navigation system freezes up. The dealer said that I would have to bring it in when it happens, but it's usually at night. Then it resolves itself the next day."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The voice recognition system is basically useless. Repeated returns to the dealer when the car was new resulted in a they all are like that response. When I can get the GPS to recognize a location (usually by typing it in), it is very slow to develop a route. I paid close to $3,000 to get the GPS package, and my cell phone is far better!"

Dennis S., MN (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The GPS system did not work properly since new. Nissian was no help in solving this problem. Just purchased a GPS update which may or may not solve this problem"

Gerald R., SC (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't always pick best route"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Can't operate while car is moving making it basically useless as a mobile navigation system. Should have a passenger seat override so passenger can use while moving. WOULD NOT PURCHASE AGAIN"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't update to 2017"

Lawtton T., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"One phone stays paired all the time. Second phone is paired only for the duration of the trip and has to be paired again at the beginning of another trip."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Pairing works intermittently"

David C., WA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes it says the SD card must be inserted when I'm trying to make a call"

Jennifer B., WI (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car does not always recognize phone. Took car to dealership and they were unable to correct. Have been asked to return car to dealership for further tests. Car is still under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"fails to recognize my voice or the commands to operate phone. voice commands don't work when heating and air conditioner fan is on because if you turn defrost setting for heat and air it blows on mike for voice commands and fails to recognize my voi"

Michael B., NJ (2013 Nissan Altima)

"To make calls trough the hands-free unit, one must sync one's phonebook from one's cell phone. the memory capacity and lack of any filtering capability make that impossible with a large phone book. Internal organization also makes it barely USble"

Leslie N., IL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Refuses to pair-up for hands free cell calls"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There are times when the car does not automatically connect with my phone. Rare, but it happens"

Harold C., AZ (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"One of our phones (regular type cell phone) eventually will not automatically connect via bluetooth & has ro be re-paired with car"

Alan B., NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After serious reprogramming from major failure at 15,000 miles. This is where I had to stop and turn off car to reboot audio system to disconnect bluetooth AND restart Radio after hanging up from Blue tooth It still hasproblem connecting to iPhone b"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes fails to load"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car often struggles to pair with phone when I first get in car"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Will not pair with one family phone"

Gary G., PA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"While taking the car back for multiple airbag warning like recalls, they managed to eliminate the CD/track or Radio Station/Song from the on screen display on the driver information screen. All still displays on the head unit, just not on the driver display screen between the Tach and Speedo."

Todd R., PA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio display cuts in & out. Replaced radio head unit"

B B., IL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Satellite radio freezes up after changing the channels several times. Car must be restart in order to get it to work again"

Carlos V., NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"Recalled for issue with passenger airbag light not functioning. Software update changed light from coming on when passenger in seat to light being on only when not passenger in seat, as designed. However after uploading music display in instrument pod (not the radio head unit display) no longer functions, that used to show station/song/artist or CD/song/artist."

Todd R., PA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Software update fixes

"Needed to replace seat belt sensor on passenger front seat. Done under warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Front passenger seat assembly is broken and the software to check front airbag cannot be tested without seat replacement."

Steven F., FL (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"part replaced and computer had to be be reprogrammed"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"This car is an electrical disaster. Steering wheel audio controls become unUSble with no warning. Satellite radio goes dead with no warning and no interference. Only solution is to turn car off and back on. Dealers were notified multiple times and w"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Voice commands relating to placing a call only work intermittently. The screen advises to use a Nissan SD card. This is the card that came with the car. The card may not be the problem. It may be the card reader but the Nissan dealership is not sure. Very disappointing that the dealership can't determine what the problem is."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"I have tried to place a telephone call many times and system do not call the assigned contact, even following manual instructions. I read on CR Magazine (Car Section) that this problem have been reported by others."

Juan F., PR (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cumbersome and doesn't respond well"

Lawtton T., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The voice commands never work very well. I have had the voice call a wrong number several times"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"See previous answer. Same problem"

Shane S., RI (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Roygh, jumpy shifting ar speeds around 25 and again at 50"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"TRANSMISSION BECAME NOISIER WITH TIME, BUT WORKING STILL OK, AND THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AND THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY AT NO COST TO ME."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed at about 62000 miles. Dealer said it was a design defect. Covered under extended warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem of car bucking transmission slipping. Typical Nissian problem"

Anonymous, (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Trans had episodes of rough shifting from the purchase date. Reports to the dealership brought the response that the trans was adjusting to out driving habits. Finally, 1/19 the shifting problem made the car unsafe to drive. We were told we needed a new transmission at a cost of over $4200. We appealed to Nissan. After checking all the paperwork, Nissan agreed to cover 80% of the cost and reduced the overall cost by $800. No problems with the new trans in the last 14 months."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"CVT transmission failed and eased not covered by 2 different recalls because it was out of warranty. Nissan wouldn't honor"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed the dealership didn't want to replace but had to since I had extended warranty. They knew there was a problem with the transmissions in these cars but would not admit there was a problem. Also the windshield spontaneously cracked. Again not accepting that this was a problem"

Anonymous, (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"They have a reputation of transmission problems around 75000 miles because of the CRV transmission (I think those are the letters). Makes a whining sign all the time but this CRV issue makes us not want to get another vehicle with that in it. We had to fight with dealer to replace under warranty"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The problem was very intermittent most of the time, but when it failed, it required the vehicle to be towed. The Nissan dealer would not warranty the repair until the problem occured in their presence and they could hook equipment to the vehicle computer to read error codes. Once this finally happened, they warranty replaced the transmission & torque converter with a re-manufactured one. So far, so good."

Anonymous, (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At 46,000 miles, the transmission stops working suddenly. While coming to a full stop (say at a stop sign) and starting back (all while in drive mode), the car rocks and engine shuts off. Mechanic said transmission slips and does not come to neutral on a full stop. Nissan replaced the transmission after a lengthy negotiation."

Atma M., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was having problems with shifting into gear, then it died a couple of times in an intersection, and I was barely able to get the car home. Fortunately, when I took it to the dealer for service, it was still covered by the warranty that was up to 100,000 miles."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stuttering"

Ron G., ON (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Problems at 51,000 mi but no stored codes, replaced as good will at 70,000 ith rebuilt, failing again at 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Car would not shift into gear. Intermittent problem that happened a year or so ago and thought was fixed. This time diagnosed as torque converter and it was easier to replace he whole transmission as it was likely damaged too."

Shane S., RI (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CVT failed and needed to be replaced."

Melissa G., VA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

"check engine light would not turn off. but car still functioned. had to replace cvt transmission. but replacement was under warranty"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission blew at 46,000 miles. I was over the 5 year warranty and Nissan would not assist in the expense."

Jack Z., MA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"New transmission required"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It wouldn't move, so I had to have it towed to a Nissan car company."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I AM ON MY THIRD TRANSMISSION"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Shuttering, typical for the Nissan CVT transmission"

Anonymous, (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission was needed to be replaced. Dealership rebuilt a new transmission in old transmission shell. Within 7 months, the transmission went again and they replaced with a new transmission."

Jonathan G., MA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"shuddered around 20 mph, was adjusted and was also shuddering again at 40 mph. replaced with rebuilt trans and torgue conv. at 26,385 miles"

Ronald L., NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"torque converter lockup clutch slippage / shuddering. it seems to be a design defect (inadequate fluid pressure at low rpm's). Transmission was replaced, but problem occurs with replacement as well. many owners are complaining about this on forums"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"the transmission would shutter at various speeds"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed while stopped in traffic. Have to push car out of the road. After two weeks at the dealer they replaced the transmission with 32000 miles on the car"

Jack M., IL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"at 7600 miles transmission started making a whining noise; dealer replaced complete transmission at no charge"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Complete transmission failure. Replaced under extended warranty we purchased when be bought the car"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"TOTAL TRANSMISSION FAILURE. TRANSMISSION REPLACED BY NISSAN DEALER UNDER FACORY WARRANTY"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission replaced at 21000 miles"

Stephen H., VA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission Failed at about 12,000 miles. Was replaced under warranty. No problems since"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem with transmission shuddering"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

"While dealer gave me a loaner car, my car was in the shop for 2 weeks. The longest part of the time was for the dealer to perform tests required by Nissan, get approval to replace transmission, and get new transmission delivered. Fortunately, it was"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Should be factory recall. Trans was repl when car was about a 1yr old. Need to schedule repair - gone bad again. Problem is all over internet. When coasting, the torque converter or belt tensioner fails to release. @ ~30mph car shudders and lurches"

Jason A., FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission had to be replaced at 30000 k due to total failure"

Bryan M., ON (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At 61000 (CVT transmission) began to make unusual sound at 63000 went out entirely. Out of warranty and after numerous calls received NO assistance from Nissan. This is third NIssan I have owned and it will be the last"

Anonymous, MS (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was bought "used" / may have been abused? Had to replace the transmission (CVT) in June 2014 and again replaced in May 2015. Axel thread was found to be stripped and replaced. All work performed gratis/under warranty with "loaner" provided at no"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At 61000 miles (just 1000 miles above the powertrain warranty) the tranmission failed. The car would shut off when put into drive or reverse"

Carlos V., NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"none it was covered by warttny"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"CVT replaced due to severe vibrations (shakes whole car) on occasion. Vibrations still occur but infrequently, dealer "unable to replicate" and can't repair"

Joseph B., CO (2013 Nissan Altima)

"the first 2013 we had was covered under Maine lemon law and was replaced by the Nissan corp"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car stopped moving while in Drive. Problem was a broken CVT"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Altimas have problems with belt tensioners they can not fix"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission totally failed during trip from Maine to Arizona.. Vehicle would not move an was towed to dealer. Dealer replaced transmission with factory rebuilt transmission under warranty at no cost to me"

Anonymous J., ME (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CVT kept jerking around 20 mph after coming from,a stop. Also hesitated after accelerating from a stop light"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

"We had an issue with the car dying about a year prior and Nissan said it was a software update. A year later, the car died again. The transmission had to be replaced. We had an extended warranty, which covered it. Without the warranty we don't know if they would have covered it. Nissan customer service is not very helpful"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Just had to get a new transmission. Original went out at 69,800 miles. Had taken car in for recall re: transmission at approx. 1,500 miles before the transmission went out"

Donna P., TN (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission went out. Don't ever buy a car with cvt transmission. Cost $3000. I will never buy another nissan"

Janice P., GA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed a new transmission with approximately 48000 miles. Was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise in transmission that calls for replacement as soon as we get a computer code"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CVT transmission failed. Nissan replaced the transmission under the factory warranty at no cost to me and I am the second owner"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission went out completely, apparently due to a common problem Nissan has with CVT. Was under warranty and thus replaced without cost"

Anonymous, KY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced one at my cost then it was recalled for the same problem no refund??"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My transmission failed, slipping to the point of not being able to move it out of traffic, and had to be replaced because there is currently no way to repair that type of transmission"

Todd N., FL (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission needed replacement at 65,000. Vehicle would stall when stopped and would have trouble running once restarted and shifted into gear"

Ernest F., RI (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

"After 100000 miles compressor just wore out"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wasn't cooling appropriately."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"it was not cooling properly but Nissan paid for 90% of the replacement."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This is the 2nd time the A/C had to be replaced in this vehicle. Thank goodness for warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor failed. Cost $1200 to repair at dealership"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"The AC has stopped cooling the vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Summer of 2019. I noticed not keeping car cool. My mechanic diagnosed a bad compressor. Replaced compressor and car stayed cool."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The car does not cool down. I took it to Nissan and spent 700 dollars but the air conditioner is still not working properly"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor had to be replaced and was very expensive."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After using defrost mode and then turning off, the compressor continues to run until you select A/C mode and then turn off AC. So without knowing, you are driving with the compressor running and reducing your MPG. Deal says it is 'functioning properly'. Won't be buying Nissan again...."

Todd R., PA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC is blowing hot air. I took it in yesterday and paid $236 to get it fixed. It still does not work and now I told it needs a new compressor and condenser etc. bill is $2000 plus. I really can't believe that they have to replace this on a car that spends 95 procent of it time in a garage and only has 3100+ miles on it."

Aase H., NV (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Takes a long time to cool the car, and the temp has to be set very low (e.g., 62) to begin to make a slight difference. AC was recharged once with only modest benefit."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Annual spring check resulted in the dealer replacing the compressor under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC will periodically stop blowing cold, and not start blowing cold again. Required replacement, was just out of warranty. Took 4 weeks to get repaired"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC Compressor failed - needed to be replaced under Warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"72000 miles AC compressor fail as reported by Nissan dealer service.. Previously at 60000 miles AC would not come on first day of warm weather. Took to ind. shop. They opened hood looked around did some adjust and it was OK. at 72K m, servie at nis"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My mechanic noticed that the compressor was leaking (air still working). It was within warranty time (1st servicing), and the dealership ordered the part and replaced it within the week"

Kirsten S., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C failed during a hot spell. Dealership did not have parts to repair & initially could not tell me when they would get them. I asked for a loaner & was refused. I waited over a week for the parts & repair"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor failed after 25 months use"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Total fail of A/C compressor. On a car with only 44000 miles. Should not have happened. $1000 repair bill on a 1.5 year old car. Not happy with my Altima"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Will be addressing this problem with dealer this month at oil change visit. Just started to happen with little or no a/c working in vehicle"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"worked fine when we went to doctors office after driving 22 miles. after the office visit we got into the car , started it and had nothing but HOT air. drove to dealership and they confirmed the compressor was bad. since repaired it is fine"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At 32000 miles the compressor died"

Patrick B., FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have the compressor replaced as the air conditioning system was no longer cooling"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fails to provide adequate cooling"

Ed D., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Continues to run after using defroster. Must hit A/C button to turn on, then again to turn off and shut off compressor. Nissan dealer recognizes problem, but has no fix for it"

Todd R., PA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C never gets very cold. Replaced compressor last year at dealership at start of summer and worked great but know start of new summer and the issue has returned"

Craig B., OK (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed at 58000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor went when the car had 44103 miles on it. The repair was not covered by warranty. The cost was $1,318.94. I would not recommend buying a Nissan"

Michael P., FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It went out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace compressor and dryer"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/c not keeping car at a cool temp"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"no cool air"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C not working - Compressor failed"

Kyle B., TX (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"car was 31/2 years old. whole air conditioning unit shit the bed.$1200 to fix. what a ripoff"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"Not sure if it's under the category climate system. Interior air filters had to be replaced. Thought they were rather expensive. No one has ever smoked in the car. Not sure why this was needed so soon. Perhaps these filters are not meant to last that long."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"alternated between blowing cool the heated air"

Susan G., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittant automatic function"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"External temp monitor failed periodically, causing the AC to shut down when the temp indicator fell below 15 degrees F. (It was actually 100 degrees outside!) This happened whenever highway driving for over an hour. Outside temp indicator would fa"

Harold C., AZ (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Just stops blowing on its on after about 1hr of use. Nissan dealership was unable to remedy after 3 visits. I just live with its deficiency now"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"During the summer months the blower has been getting progressively louder every year."

Anthony D., SC (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Starting working intermittently"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

"Dealership still has not been able to solve. A/C and Heat work great, but after a period of time the blowers reduce blowing so much, they don't even move a ribbon tied to the vent and when turned on high, it makes lots of noise like it's working, but no further air. But the small amount of A/C or Heat that does make it through is sufficiently very cold and very warm."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"when the fan is on it sounds as though it is catching on something or hitting something, reported it at last service and the dealership said it was leaves that had gotten into the vent and they had blown it out, 4 weeks later same noise but louder is"

Keith R., CA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy. Replaced immediately after delivery. Noisy again"

Dave B., VA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"The fan was noisy and the dealership replaced it at no cost"

Sonja F., FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower motor failed and needed to be replaced"

Kyle S., NH (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"I have had to have the A/C fixed twice - would have been several thousands of dollars both times if I hadn't had extended warranty."

Beth H., FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

"The AC started blowing hot air after only a year. Turns out the AC condenser went out and had to be replaced. Also when turning corners, the blower changes from head area to heat and foot area"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"takes a very long time to heat & you have to constatly switch from window defroster to heat for upper & lower"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Heat is minimal on feet and legs when set on that location, but too hot on upper body"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima)
Refrigerant leaks

"Low Freon levels due to a leaking line"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The charge in the system was half full. No major leaks were found"

Brad P., PA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking hoses"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"dealer shop used uv to detect leaks. Fond them by fall 2016 (at 3 years ownership.) I have not had to add refrigerant, or replace compressor yet"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS light would come on and off probably due to normal wear & tear. During service at dealership no problems were mentioned and after brake pads being changed no further issues"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes were worn down too soon..."

Joann W., CT (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This caused instability in the braking. It would grind sometimes and then jsut not engage for a second or 2. It was definatley unsafe to drive."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"when backig up terrible squeal,the can not repair and the passenger side seat belt is on all the time which the said had to be program that way ?"

Gerald R., KS (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have the wheel sensor replaced under warrantee"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The ABS light came on. The Dealer said they had to replace it. They insisted I take a loaner. It took them three weeks to correct the light issue"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake light came on and stayed on...took to dealer...problem was in ABS software....fixed program...false warning light...brake system was ok"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Normal wear and tear"

Eddie N., IA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Brake light was on, I took the car to the dealer and they said it was the master cylinder. They fixed it, but it took them over a week"

Peter S., CO (2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"I did not experience any operating problem it was just an expensive repair recommended by the dealer when I had a regular service."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The car has 86,000 miles & was due for new brakes!"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The work was done in the second half of 2019 and was the second time that I replaced the brakes."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes didn't last long on vehicle, all worn out the same time"

Calvin W., PA (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Can not shift from park. Started intermittently. Now always an issue. Need to insert key in shift over ride to be able to drive."

Anonymous, NV (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Front brakes required premature replacement with unknown cause."

Anonymous, (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes and rotors needed replaced before they should have been"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"i have had to replace 3 sets of brakes in 60000 miles my hondas never had this problem"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The front and rear brakes had to be replaced at 47,000 miles"

Jack Z., MA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At about 35,000 miles the brakes needed brake pad replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes needed to be replaced with less than 30000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Took car in for regular check up and needed brake work earlier than expected. Front brakes only"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealership service indicated rear brake wear at 65000. Not normal for high freeway driving. Further, constant problem with the warning light being on with no evidence of any electrical issues"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"The rotors warp too easily which causes a vibration when braking"

Anonymous, (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the vibrations were the result of a bad front rotor"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"a front rotor went bad and the car had a lot of vibration."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe the problem was from not changing the brake pads soon enough."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"front rotors never have been problem free. Lots of brakes left, but rotors are not round, so they grab on a downhill braking. Plenty of brake left, so I'd need to do a premature brake job to fix it."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I consider this normal wear, @ 80,000 miles; The rotors and pads were replaced. All were working fine prior to replacement. Pads were minimal. Rotors were at minimum thickness"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"The first time each day brakes squeak badly while backing up. Goes away after driven a few minutes."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Even after replacement of brake pads, the squeaking Noise didn't go away"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"With less than 30,000 mi on the car the brakes screeched like fingernails on a chalkboard. We repeatedly had the car taken in to have the rotors resurfaced and pads changed but the noise has always come back. Nissan would not do anything about it beyond that."

Anonymous, KS (2013 Nissan Altima S 3.5-L V6)

"Loud screeching or squeeking noises when brakes are applied at slow speeds"

John R., MN (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes squeaked and were replaced under warranty at 11000 miles. I had the front brakes, rotors and brake pads replaced at a neighborhood garage at out expense for squeaking again at 32500 miles. There is still a slight squeak in the front brakes."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"noisy brakes"

John D., FL (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes would squeak sometimes early in the morning"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the brake squealed when coming to a stop. I went to the nissan dealer twice about this matter. The second visit they installed new pads (no cost to me ) and that remedied the problem."

Benjamin B., SC (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the brakes have been squeaking since the car was purchased new. Have taken it to Nissan several times and their mechanics are still unable to solve the problem"

Jim A., CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes squeak EVERY morning after sitting all night. Took it in 3 times to dealer to check and they said was just dust or moisture. However, we have had other Nissan's and they didn't do that.We even paid for new brakes and turned rotors but it has not stopped. No further help from Nissan."

Francis S., FL (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"During the first service, the dealer actually volunteered to change the brake pads in the front. This only briefly helped. The different dealership service departments have said the squeaking is normal in this humid climate. I don't hear other car"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes were squeaking took it to dealer and the resurfaced the rotors under warranty, but less than a year later the brakes needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes "glazed" over and had to be replaced, covered under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes always squel"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brakes squeaked. They were fixed at no cost, which I assume was covered by the warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory Brake pads have always squeaked"

Volkan B., MO (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes squeal when first backing up. Dealer did not know how t repair"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes began squeaking after a year of ownership. Have brought it repeatedly to the dealer only to be told this problem can't be corrected for these brakes"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The breaks squeaked loudly in reverse and required a major break job"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes were squeaking; we had them replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Since I bought the car the brakes have squeaked when backing up. New brakes put on in March and they still squeak"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes squeal most of the time"

John D., FL (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

"Out of alignment"

Steve W., FL (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"car wanders despite numerous attempts to realighn"

Richard B., PA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Clicking/popping from front end at city speeds. No steering wheel or any other type vibration. Under warranty. Took to dealer who heard no evil so didn't find or do anything. Took back again with recordings. Dealer replaced some front end suspension parts on one side. Heard noise again before leaving dealer parking lot. Dealer had head honcho mechanic ride with me to assess. Hadn't driven 10 yards and front end let loose with loudest pop ever. Dealer replaced many parts on front end. Problem solved."

Anonymous, (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace front driver wheel bearings and it was very expensive"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"cracked bushings"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Part of previously discussed front end problem."

Anonymous, (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering leaked. Fluid was added by dealer. But problem was with the steering mechanism."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The electrical steering squeals. It's annoying. I've returned it to dealers four times, but it's never been fixed"

Gerry G., PA (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering failed due to fluid leak"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Steering became difficult. Was serviced by dealer. Worked well for a few months and then became almost impossible to steer. Steering mechanism was replaced."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The power steering pump became defective which made steering the car nearly impossible. Fortunately, I was driving at a slow speed. If I had been driving at a high speed on a highway, the defective steering might have caused a fatal accident"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy power steering motor"