really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
22,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. dealer reprogrammed the ECU (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace sensor (1 reports)
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problem #3

Oct 102018

Altima SV 4 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 58,000 miles

When it's cold outside as it is in the winter in Ohio, the car will not start with the remote auto start. You cannot warm your car up -you have to get in the car, depress the throttle to get it to start. Upon starting it bucks and blows black smoke. Ken Ganley Nissan in Medina had the car for multiple days to repair. What they did was change parts from other cars, but still could not repair the problem. They told my wife it was probably low grade gas and gave her back the car. She then filled the tank with high test but nothing changed- again the car went back to the dealer and they could not repair the problem. Now the car has sixty-one thousand on it so it's out of warranty. So I guess the twenty six thousand we spent on the car was really a waste. My wife has had this brand for over twenty years- this is the last one.

- moplinger, Norton, US

problem #2

Dec 032013

Altima SL 2.5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles

Woke up in the morning, the car wouldn't start-it would only crank. After hauling the car to the dealer, they reprogrammed the ECU. So far it's running fine. This is the last Nissan I buy.

- Mark S., Jersey City, NJ, US

problem #1

Feb 062013

Altima FullSpec 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 373 miles

It's really suck!!!

Never expected this new car will come with such of this problem. Mileage is just around 600km and don't even go for the 1'st service.

Symptom: Suddenly the car can't start at all. Immediately contact salesperson and luckily he came at the location after 30 minutes. He tried to help with all of his efforts and suffering for about 2 hours and, suddenly it can start again. Suggested to refer to Nissan's Service Center.

Solution: They change new engine censor. Then, everything back to normal.

- mjohadii, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia