2013 Nissan ALTIMA Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2013 Nissan ALTIMA Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1401131
 Internal NHTSA #11015962
 ManufacurerNissan North America, Inc.
 Model Year2013
 File date06/08/17
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWe purchased a used nissan 2013 altima approximately 2 months ago. We were driving westbound on interstate 71 between florence, kentucky and louisville, kentucky. The car had about 86,000 miles on it at the time of the incident. While driving the car seemed to vibrate and feel like it was missing or stalling. Frequently the tachometer would rev high without any change in acceleration. We stopped at a rest area just east of louisville. When we left the rest area to merge back on to i-71 we lost all acceleration and had to pull on to shoulder before being struck by an oncoming semi. The car jerked back into movement and we made it into louisville and onto i-64. The farther we went the less responsive the car got and we slowed to a maximum speed of about 30 miles an hour and had to pull onto the very narrow shoulder to get out of the heavy traffic. After letting the car sit for about 10 minutes we were able to get it moving again and after 2 more stops made it to corydon, indiana. At that point we rode in the other vehicle we were traveling with the rest of the way home then returned to corydon with a trailer to haul the nissan home. We hauled the nissan to a local transmission shop where the owner determined the cvt transmission pan was full of metal shavings and the transmission was deemed shot! Subsequent to this happening we found out that nissan had extended their power-train warranty from 60,000 to 120,000 miles on earlier models (through 2010), but not the 2013. We have encountered significant time lost, very significant expense, and were in danger of being rear-ended on the interstate when the car lost all acceleration.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure86000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateHUNTINGBURG, IN
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase14/06/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed30
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • 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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