2013 Nissan ALTIMA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2013 Nissan ALTIMA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID937050
 Internal NHTSA #10471844
 ManufacurerNissan North America, Inc.
 Model Year2013
 File date29/07/12
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI bought a new 2013 altima 2. 5 sl on 7/26/12, with 104 miles on it since it was delivered from another dealer. On 7/29/12 a warning light came on and the owner's manual said that possibly the gas cap was not tight. This was not the case. Manual said that if the light was not flashing, then it would clear after a few trips. It did not clear, so i drove 25 miles to dealer 8/3/12 for them to test. They said it was a bad catalytic converter and would be replaced the next day. The following day, the service manager called and said that when they removed the converter that its contents spilled on the shop floor; and that their contacts with nissan was that this had happened on others and thus the engine had been ruined and that nissan would replace the engine. I stated that i did not want a replaced engine because of all of the required disassembly and reassembly involved, especially with a car only a few days old and having driven only approximately 160 miles. I had paid for a new car and wanted a completely new car as a replacement. I have filed a case with nissan, but so far they have done nothing but say that they are reviewing the situation. The selling dealer has been very cooperative, said that they agree with me and have stated that they have also contacted nissan on my behalf and requested that a new replacement be provided. Since nissan has seen this situation on more than one occasion, they were aware that they had faulty catalytic converters and that catastrophic failure was the result. These are not cars with several thousand miles use and several months old; but rather mine was less than a week old. Nissan should not give the buying customers the run-a-round, but do the proper thing and replace the cars with new ones like we paid for. I was under the impression that they sold quality products and had a reputation for good customer service.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure207
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBATESVILLE, MS
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase11/08/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
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 Vehicle speed20
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 Location of tire code
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 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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