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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 virtually all of 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 a commendable 31 mpg overall.
Alerts
There are 7 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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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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

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 virtually all of 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 a commendable 31 mpg overall. And if you're looking for a family car, the Altima's spacious rear seat makes it easy to install child seats.

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
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (182 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (270 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Nissan Altima owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“Would lose colour occasionally”

Anonymous, NB (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The side-of-car sensors (blind spot) frequently false trigger”

David G., PA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Side sensors for cars next to you shows a failure warning”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Back up camera-Screen went black during use once. No picture. Shifted Transmisson out of Reverse, put it back and picture returned, but had static lines and fluctuation picture”

John T., NC (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“We've had the car in several times for issues related to entertainment unit/backup camera. In one instance (multiple dealer visits) the camera would not work at all. Other times, the screen flickers in/out”

Chris W., NE (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“The backup camera would hang up when shifting gears. It was repaired finely after sending a picture of it to the main office. It would not do it when I took it in for repair”

Donald A., OH (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“When the nav system, radio becomes inoperative, the camera is also”

Anthony C., NJ (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

“Same comments as the last question, the two issues are related. Also, it would appear S/W is also an issue, since Nissan now FEDEX's thumb drives with the exact S/W build for exact cars, so they can track what works and what doesn't. Customers are S/W beta testers!”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Non functioning screen”

William B., NJ (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“screen went blank so all features were unavailable and had to take to dealer to get it rebooted”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Issue began with display and all other nav/radio controls freezing up when I tried to program the nav. The whole system and backup camera were replaced. Months later, the system randomly rebooted and screen buttons are finicky. Firmware update done”

Teressa C., NH (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“The display would freeze up. You'd hit buttons and nothing would happen. Then it would either shut off or unfreeze and go through all the buttons you hit while it was frozen”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“Not only did the screen go blank, it stayed blank until the next day. I had it freeze several times as well. Nissan finally replaced it, under warranty, the service tech said it cost $4000. While it no longer freezes, I've had random radio station changes after phone calls, display saying one radio station while playing another, etc”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It goes blank, radio will turn on SOMETIMES when I start vehicle”

David L., OH (2014 Nissan Altima Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“everything in the radio console would go completely blank. No lights on anything. Intermittent issue but dealer fixed under warranty”

Anonymous, MO (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Unit at times goes completely dead for up to a day or more”

Anonymous, NM (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The system shuts down, no radio,CD,etc. Sometime for a short period of time, sometimes for a day or two”

Anonymous, MO (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“Virtually nothing works, sometimes cannot unlock door w/o key”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“When starting vehicle, navigation screen crashed”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Display went blank, couldn't see anything including backup camera, lasted for a day then started working again. Went to dealer and they performed a software update and it hasn't happened again”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The screen went black several times took it back they reprogrammed it”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Whenever the car sat in the sun for any length of time, the screen would not work. It took four trips to the dealer to fix it”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The screen would go blank and reset every once in a while. It seemed to happen more often when it was cold out. Usually within a few minutes of starting up the vehicle”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“Navigation and radio cut out.Spent three days at dealership to change system and reset sensors”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The navigation system does not work. The Nissan dealership admitted to problems with it; but did not have an answer as to how to fix it. The Nissan dealership installed an aftermarket product to fix it; but it still does not work”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Bad hard drive from factory affected all other areas. One issue caused multiple problems”

Anonymous, AB (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“The entire system, nav, back-up cam, am/fm/sat radio, all become inoperative several times while motoring down the road and the system reloads. Navigation system not up to date. Subscription required to maintain it”

Anthony C., NJ (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The GPS gave up, the dealer had to reprogram the GPS”

Pierre V., QC (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“When using the Bluetooth speakerphone, the phone connection is cut off every time I make a left turn”

Joseph M., NY (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Won't stay paired”

Anonymous, MT (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Bluetooth did not work. Fixed by dealer when I returned to complain about the problem by replacing an item”

Judy M., VA (2014 Nissan Altima Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Samsung Galaxy 4s stopped working with bluetooth and I cannot re connect it”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Not compatible with iPhone”

Sheri C., FL (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“occasionally the head unit freezes up and needs to be reset”

David G., PA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The sound goes out even though the display shows the stations. The sound goes out for AM/FM, XM and Navigation. This has happened 3 times since purchasing in 6/14. Restarting car doesn't help. Next day it's ok. Dealer ran tests with no results”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Entertainment system required replacement. No problems since”

Kevin S., MI (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“display of info of channel and what was on went out. Stopped at Nissan dealer in Clermont Fl last October that reprogrammed and updated system. No trouble since”

Ronald E., PA (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio unit would intermittently stop working. Had it replaced. Replacement unit was MUCH louder, to the point of distortion. Then had the amplifier replaced, which fixed volume”

Chris W., NE (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“They do not work - an aftermarket microphone was installed by the dealer but that did not fix the problem and it made it very difficult for people to understand me when i used my blue tooth”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

“my front left speaker started to sound distorted. Problem replaced by dealer under warranty”

Larry P., TX (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

“The toggle switch on the steering wheel that is suppose to reverse or take you back to the last informaton display screen has been non-functional since day one”

Joseph M., NY (2014 Nissan Altima S 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

“ROAD NOISE,CLUNKING NOISE FROM GAS TANK,ESPECIALLY WHEN BACKING UP AND STOPPING”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“rear rattle, started 500 miles out of warranty”

David L., OH (2014 Nissan Altima Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“loose cable "clanging" against another metal part under the hood.....dealer fixed problem”

Matt M., IA (2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 3.5-L V6)

“asked them to investigate a weird cranking/squeaky noise when car gets up to 50 miles per hour, they could not determine cause”

Chrystal W., AZ (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Headliner was squeaking a lot which needed to be brought in twice for repair with loaner car given each time”

George W., OR (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Roof liner rattled right over drivers left ear. Brought it back three times. They replaced the liner once, and finally corrected the problem the last time as it was a factory defect in the hangar for the roof liner”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise in header (roof) when closing door. Not serious”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear or Right noise with suspension travel inside car”

Curtis R., AL (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

“The outside mirrors made noise, but were repaired at no cost”

Tom C., MO (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The driver's side door does not seal properly resulting in an annoying wind noise by my left ear. The dealer has tried to adjust the door three times but the noise has persisted. Also have a noisy power steering pump that they can't seem to fix”

Gary C., NV (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Car is so noisy it is hard to hear the radio”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“it"s not as quite as I was informed”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“sun roof”

Gary H., ON (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“just too much wind noise”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Sunroof leaked stained headliner”

Anonymous, DE (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Nissan replaced the weather stripping on the car...was installed improperly”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Sagging head liner”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Nissan Altima Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Trim is separating from where it's attached. Dealer fixed it twice now I give up”

Anonymous, IN (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the molding by the rear center brake light was built loose. the vibrations and noises from it drive us crazy. i've taken the car to several dealers and they know of the problem already. they still will not do anything. i put paper to stop the noise”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“paint scratches easily, occasionally chips”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Blemishes in paint near roof line on passenger side rear noticed at time of purchase”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

“Rust spots forming on the trunk around where the license plate goes”

Gabe G., PE (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Can see rust starting to form around the emblems on the trunk lid”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“found small rust spots on truck in nissan emblem and chrome strip”

Ronald E., PA (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Above the license plate at the bottom of the trunk under the chrome strip started to rust. Also on the lower lip of the trunk”

Willie M., OH (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust leaking out from moulding on trunk area. Hardware needs to be changed underneath. It is covered but a pain to have to do”

Mary F., IL (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust around trunk license plate area”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)
Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Plasitic part that keeps water from engine”

David D., FL (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“wheel well trim came loose”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Part was missing from the windshield area when we purchased the car. We had to return to the dealer twice to have it resolved”

Gary M., NY (2014 Nissan Altima Unsure Unsure)

“Front windshield moulding came loose and was flapping around”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“A bottom deflector under the car at wheel well became loose and clip fell out but had one so installed it myself!”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Began making a knocking noise while driving. Took to transmission shop and they referred me to dealer. Started to get the runaround but when they heard I had taken it to another shop they took off the pan and found metal shavings. Said the belt had frayed. Replaced transmission with rebuilt transmission Under warranty”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission became erratic under hard acceleration. Dealer replaced entire transmission under service contract”

Richard C., GA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission has torque shudder and was replaced TWO times in the first 18 months of ownership”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission shuttered and shook almost from the start of ownership. Discussed with dealer several times and even showed numerous accounts of same problem o”

Anonymous, NV (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“CVT transmission issue Severe sputtering upon acceleration”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“It failed at 15,000 miles. The dealer provided a loaner but they had my car for 6 weeks trying to understand why the transmission failed”

James O., OH (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Cruise control interface with engine did not work correctly. Vehicle was replaced after the second transmission developed the same problem”

Anonymous, MA (2014 Nissan Altima Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Had this car less than 1000 miles and had to have the transmission replaced!”

Anonymous, MS (2014 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

“after 120 km transmission became to slip and shutter”

Anonymous, BC (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission needed to be replaced at 6500 miles”

Bob F., ID (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“Loud "screeching" sound was diagnosed as a transmission problem”

Howard H., MN (2014 Nissan Altima)

“Car shuddered at low speeds with low RPMs. Nissan techs kept saying it was normal until I could finally reproduce it for them. They replaced the transmission but now it's starting to do it again”

Teressa C., NH (2014 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

“sticking caliper”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“have them replace a now they need replace again”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes replaced at 16000 mi. Front and rear at 27000 mi”

Anonymous, NV (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“The car vibrates upon braking from high speeds. Dealer resurfaced the rotors and the problem is back after 2000 more miles. This is a known problem with Altimas, especially the 2014. I am taking it back and asking for a complete brake job and overhau”

Robert C., MA (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The rotors relate to the overall brake problem described earlier”

Robert C., MA (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

“the brakes screech when ever backing up”

Gregory G., IA (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“when you first backup in the morning”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Windshield wipers super noisy like scraping windshield. Hate it. Sister has Nissan Rogue. Same noise. Nissan thing enough I wouldn't buy another Nissan”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“loud squel when braking”

Rosemary C., PA (2014 Nissan Altima S 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

Gauges

“Computer problem resolved”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“gauges wouldn't light”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

“dim for night driving they adjusted but the same. Headlights just stink”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

“just the lights for the seats wouldn't light”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 3.5-L V6)

“Seat and back only had high setting. Repaired by recall”

Michael W., ME (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“remote engine starter died too easily with slight contact with water. (in the pocket of clothing that got damp)”

Chrystal W., AZ (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“for whatever reason the alarm would go off and the only way to get it reset was to disconnect the battery. for electronics Trunk release stop working had to take it to dealer to get to open”

Dan L., DE (2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

“sometimes the interior lights on the dashboard just stop working. when i shut off and then turn the car back on, it resets and works. dealer says they've heard of this before and too bad because it works when they try it”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Sometimes the lock button on the door does not work, but the key fob works all the time”

Willie M., OH (2014 Nissan Altima SL 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

“i believe this is due to the change from hydraulic to electric power steering pump but it is absolutely impossible to drive the car in a straight line. the driver has to fight the steering wheel back and forth to make it stay in a lane. When the air”

Kerry S., TX (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

“Steering rack leaked fluid. Dealer replaced unit under service contract”

Richard C., GA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“This was closest to problem, but not correct. This model Altima supports power steering electronically. The power steering went out due to grounding wire falling off its anchor point. We understand other Altimas have also had this problem”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Altima Unsure Unsure)

“Front end developed a vibration. Service said it was a bad tire probably caused by a pot hole. Replaced the tire and required an alignment”

Gilbert B., TX (2014 Nissan Altima SV 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace the front left wheel bearing on the car when it had less than 42,000 miles on it. Was causing vibration issues”

Anonymous, MO (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

“Vehicle was missing shock tower bushings from the factory causing a noticeable clunk over bumps where suspension travel is higher than average (speed bumps, potholes, etc)”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Very rough ride. I fill my trunk and back seat with pillows to transport camera equipment the ride is so rough”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Altima Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Steering column had excessive up and down play at the steering wheel. Dealer replaced steering column under warranty”

Michael W., ME (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Transmission has a rough spot in it that we've had checked by the dealership. They keep upgrading the computer software to try and remove it. That has not completely eliminated the issue”

Anonymous, MO (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Beginning at about 25,000 miles the CVT transmission began slipping and has gotten steadily worse. The feeling is similar to an inexperienced driver trying to operate a manual transmission... not giving the car enough gas when letting out the clutch”

Greg D., CA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“two days after picking up new car and 120 km on the dial..the car transmission began to shake and vibrate.at low speeds”

Anonymous, BC (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“Recall for adjustment”

Ralph B., AR (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I feel that after the computer transmission adjustment I have lost mpg”

Jack M., CA (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

“Have replaced windshield 3 times due to stone chips and cracks developing”

Anonymous, MO (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“power seat only on drivers side passenger seat is very difficult to control”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Safety recall hood latch”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Windshield showed alot of pitting”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

“while accelerating there was vibration at some point”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Wheel bearing failure which requied three trips to dealer before it was correctly diagnosed”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“vibration continues”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission failed and was replaced by the dealer”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

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

“Has never worked right and Nissan admitted the compressor was bad. I had to pay $100 deductible and Nissan warranty company picked up the rest”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)

“I live in Florida, and my air conditioning would stop working on occasion, especially when stopped or parked. When I took it to Nissan, they said it needed a new compressor. After replacement, it's nice and frosty. I was forced to leave it over night for repair”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Nissan Altima Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“Assembly Error. Ref. line installed to close to moving parts and wore through”

Brian K., TX (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

“Leaked at weld”

Anonymous, SK (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

“the Nissan Connect is a joke. they have 3 apps that are most available for Android devices and not iPhones. It must be connected with a cable to function at all and it rarely if ever works. I have opened many different trouble tickets and have update”

Kerry S., TX (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“"Infotainment" system has been replaced 2 times and still doesn't work correctly. Reboots frequently. Radio has refused to shut off even after the car is turned off and doors are open. At times, the back up camera doesn't come on for several secon”

Sheri C., FL (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

“Check engine light on within a week of delivery: replaced faulty O2 sensor; check engine light came on within days: replaced O2 sensor again. Problem solved”

Tommy T., CT (2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

“Car didn't want to start, but finally did”

Anonymous, IA (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Fuel pump went bad, car had to be towed to dealer”

Timothy C., MS (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

Ignition switch

“Car has push button start. Trouble with Key ID doesn't allow car to start. Have to open/close door, turn off/on alarm to get it to finally start. Have had it in the shop twice to fix”

Tracy S., WA (2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“The oil leaks a 1/2 quart a month and dealership says that's normal. I have put cardboard in my garage”

Anonymous, IN (2014 Nissan Altima SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

Engine Major

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

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