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 ID942099
 Internal NHTSA #10476614
 ManufacurerNissan North America, Inc.
 Model Year2013
 File date10/09/12
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThe problem began with the transmission locking up or shuddering going down hill, throwing the vehicle and me forward. Ever been on a golf cart going down a hill where the governor throws you forward? Multiply that by about 5 and that's what you get. It has progressively gotten worse, to the point where it actually causes the wheels to stop and "chirp" on the pavement. Now, it even happens on relatively flat areas and, going up some hills, the transmission just about gives out. It's a safety issue for several reasons: (1) locking up going down a hill is unsafe if someone is behind you, (2) the severity of it could cause you to lose control of the car, (3) losing power going up a hill could cause you to be rear-ended. Nissan has been slow to respond even though other people have had the same problem. My dealer says that they searched nissan's "tech talk" across dealers and found nothing. Do a google search on "nissan deceleration shudder or lockup" and you'll find lots of folks with the same problem. Very unfortunate for an otherwise great car. They need to identify the problem and recall some or all of the 2013s.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure800
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateMOBILE, AL
 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 purchase27/05/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed50
 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
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 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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