8.1

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$3,290
Average Mileage:
34,550 miles
Total Complaints:
44 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace transmission (24 reports)
  2. not sure (19 reports)
  3. performed cvt software update. resolved the issue (1 reports)
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problem #4

Sep 012014

Altima LS

  • CVT transmission
  • 6,000 miles

My 2014 Altima SL 3.5 CVT transmission shutters at low speed. This is now showing up as a slight vibration at higher speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour. It was first noticed about 2500 - 3000 miles.

The radio will stop working or locks up at which time I've needed to turn the car off and restart to get the radio, CD, Bluetooth to work. It was first noticed second day of driving. I was not sure if I had pushed a button that stopped everything. I now have found others who have the same problem with their 2014 Altima SL 3.5.

Still under warranty but if the transmission is removed and replace what else my be damaged? Will I then start to have leaks?

- Michael H., Sacramento, CA, US

problem #3

Aug 132014

Altima SL 3.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 7,000 miles

Got new transmission at 6k miles and it temporarily solved the jerkiness. It returned after about 1k miles. Still working with Nissan to get this fixed.

- Ben C., Mountain Green, UT, US

problem #2

Jul 012014

Altima SL 3.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 6,000 miles

Car had bad transmission shake usually at low speeds when gradually accelerating like coming back on the gas after exiting the freeway, stop-n-go traffic or just crusing through a neighborhood. It also had minor vibration when cruising on the freeway at about 65 mph. It would just shake for miles if you didn't give it more gas to cause the transmission to rethink what gear it was in. The bad shakes were much like a manual transmission that in the wrong gear and about to stall. The transmission was fine for about the first 1k miles then it started to act up. It was replaced at about 6k miles and was fine for about 1k more miles before it started to shake again.

- Ben C., Mountain Green, UT, US

problem #1

Feb 272014

Altima 3.5SL 6 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 6,000 miles

Car shuttered when driving between 15 n 19 mph and radio system needed to be replaced. After two months the dealer could not find the problem nor could Nissan America. They drove my car almost 400 miles to find the problem. Took the car back and after two more months dealing with the same issue and now the 2nd radio system not working either. Took the car to another dealer and in two days they recreated the problem, sent the info to Nissan America and now are putting in a new transmission. Next they will replace or repair the radio GPS system. I am sick and tired of driving a car that does not run right. It is a new car with major transmission issues. I have not been able to drive it for almost three months as well. So far Nissan has been slow to react and not very customer service orientated. The new dealer is great so far. Auto nation Nissan Dallas. I do not trust the car and want a buy back!,,,,

- Andrew R., Dallas, TX, US