Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
NTB-12-05707/06/201210044570Nissan: if continuously variable transmission (cvt) fluid temperature rises above a certain threshold, it will go into fluid protection logic mode (fail safe mode), as designed. *pe07/13/2012
NTB:09-04406/11/200910030088Nissan: affected vehicles has cvt fluid and that is discolored and/or has unusual odor. mil is on with dtcs p0840 and/or p0845 stored in consult iii/engine and /or transmission. the mil is on and p0710 is stored in consult iii/engine and/or07/31/2009
NTB08-04904/28/200810024689Nissan; special automatic transmission fluid requirement. 2004 to current nissan vehicles. *nj05/06/2008
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
NTB12-03504/10/201210043950Nissan: ecm replacement procedures with consult iii plus. applies to all 2004 and later (does not apply to leaf/ev) vehicles. *js05/02/2012
NTB-10-14712/20/201010036733Nissan: delayed engagement when shifting in drive or reverse. the cvt has a delayed engagement after shifting in drive and/or reverse; there are no dtcs stored in the ecm and/or tcm. *pe04/12/2011
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
NTB:09-04406/11/200910030088Nissan: affected vehicles has cvt fluid and that is discolored and/or has unusual odor. mil is on with dtcs p0840 and/or p0845 stored in consult iii/engine and /or transmission. the mil is on and p0710 is stored in consult iii/engine and/or07/31/2009

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
10/04/20121
 I own a nissan altima with a transmission that has failed. this is a very dangerous situation when acceleration is needed. the car rpm's run up at the same time and the car can not accelerate over 40-45 mph. i have found out nissan has had major problems with these transmission from 2007 on. nissan will not do anything about the problem. *tr
10/04/20121
 I own a nissan altima with a transmission that has failed. this is a very dangerous situation when acceleration is needed. the car rpm's run up at the same time and the car can not accelerate over 40-45 mph. i have found out nissan has had major problems with these transmission from 2007 on. nissan will not do anything about the problem. *tr
06/07/2011118000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 nissan altima. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled without warning. the failure occurred sporadically. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis who stated the transmission would need to be replaced. in addition, the technician informed the incorrect oil dip stick was installed in the vehicle. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. there was a technical service bulletin associated with nhtsa item number 10030088 (power train: automatic transmission). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 118,000. pmb
06/07/2011118000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 nissan altima. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled without warning. the failure occurred sporadically. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis who stated the transmission would need to be replaced. in addition, the technician informed the incorrect oil dip stick was installed in the vehicle. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. there was a technical service bulletin associated with nhtsa item number 10030088 (power train: automatic transmission). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 118,000. pmb
08/14/2007450001
 I was driving my car heading home from work on the highway in steady traffic and the car wouldn't go just dropped down to zero, however the car was going about 35...i contacted my dealer and they said it was probably bad gas and to bring it in for a check..after going in and paying the 90 plus dollars i was told nothing was wrong..after time passed it didn't do it for a while and around 95thousand plus miles it did it all over again.. took car in and was told nothing was wrong..after driving and finally it wouldn't go anymore and my cars was at about 160 miles by now i took it in and was told that i need to maybe get a tune up after getting a tune up. it drove fine until i drove out of state and the car was driving but speedometer was @0. finally made it home safe after letting car cool on the highway every 50 miles and took back to shop and was told that when gettin a tune up if fluids look ok they aren't changed..so upon finding this out i was told i needed a new transmission @ a different shop put new transmission in and drove fine for 35 plus thousand miles and everything started all over again..took back and was told i needed a catalytic converter a new down flex pipe and a new transmission...i would like to know how to get a car transmission recalled or off the market cause i've never had to deal with a car like this before..i guess that's what i get for stepping out on the acura and honda family...:-) please look into this for me thank you!! *tr
06/07/2011118000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 nissan altima. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled without warning. the failure occurred sporadically. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis who stated the transmission would need to be replaced. in addition, the technician informed the incorrect oil dip stick was installed in the vehicle. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. there was a technical service bulletin associated with nhtsa item number 10030088 (power train: automatic transmission). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 118,000. pmb
08/14/200745000
 I was driving my car heading home from work on the highway in steady traffic and the car wouldn go just dropped down to zero, however the car was going about 35...i contacted my dealer and they said it was probally bad gas and to bring it in for a check..after going in and paying the 90 plus dollars i was told nothing was wrong..after time passed it didnt do it for a while and around 95thousand plus miles it did it all over again.. took car in and was told nothing was wrong..after drving and finally it wouldnt go anymore and my cars was at about 160 miles by now i took it in and was told that i need to maybe get a tune up after getting a tune up. it drove fine until i drove out of state and the car was driving but speedometer was @0. finally made it home safe after letting car cool on the highway every 50 miles and took back to shop and was told that when gettin a tune up if fluids look ok they arent changed..so upon finding this out i was told i needed a new transmission @ a different shop put new transmission in and drove fine for 35 plus thousand miles and everything started all over again..took back and was tole i needed a catalytic converter a new down flex pipe and a new transmission...i would like to know how to get a car transmission recalled or off the market cause i've never had to deal with a car like this before..i guess that's what i get for stepping out on the acura and honda family...:-) please look into this for me thank you!!
06/07/2011118000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 nissan altima. while driving approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled without warning. the failure occurred sporadically. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis who stated the transmission would need to be replaced. in addition, the technician informed the incorrect oil dip stick was installed in the vehicle. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. there was a technical service bulletin associated with nhtsa item number 10030088 (power train:automatic transmission). the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 118,000. js
08/14/200745000
 I was driving my car heading home from work on the highway in steady traffic and the car wouldn go just dropped down to zero, however the car was going about 35...i contacted my dealer and they said it was probally bad gas and to bring it in for a check..after going in and paying the 90 plus dollars i was told nothing was wrong..after time passed it didnt do it for a while and around 95thousand plus miles it did it all over again.. took car in and was told nothing was wrong..after drving and finally it wouldnt go anymore and my cars was at about 160 miles by now i took it in and was told that i need to maybe get a tune up after getting a tune up. it drove fine until i drove out of state and the car was driving but speedometer was @0. finally made it home safe after letting car cool on the highway every 50 miles and took back to shop and was told that when gettin a tune up if fluids look ok they arent changed..so upon finding this out i was told i needed a new transmission @ a different shop put new transmission in and drove fine for 35 plus thousand miles and everything started all over again..took back and was tole i needed a catalytic converter a new down flex pipe and a new transmission...i would like to know how to get a car transmission recalled or off the market cause i've never had to deal with a car like this before..i guess that's what i get for stepping out on the acura and honda family...:-) please look into this for me thank you!!
08/14/200745000
 I was driving my car heading home from work on the highway in steady traffic and the car wouldn go just dropped down to zero, however the car was going about 35...i contacted my dealer and they said it was probally bad gas and to bring it in for a check..after going in and paying the 90 plus dollars i was told nothing was wrong..after time passed it didnt do it for a while and around 95thousand plus miles it did it all over again.. took car in and was told nothing was wrong..after drving and finally it wouldnt go anymore and my cars was at about 160 miles by now i took it in and was told that i need to maybe get a tune up after getting a tune up. it drove fine until i drove out of state and the car was driving but speedometer was @0. finally made it home safe after letting car cool on the highway every 50 miles and took back to shop and was told that when gettin a tune up if fluids look ok they arent changed..so upon finding this out i was told i needed a new transmission @ a different shop put new transmission in and drove fine for 35 plus thousand miles and everything started all over again..took back and was tole i needed a catalytic converter a new down flex pipe and a new transmission...i would like to know how to get a car transmission recalled or off the market cause i've never had to deal with a car like this before..i guess that's what i get for stepping out on the acura and honda family...:-) please look into this for me thank you!!
11/07/2011
 No accelerate after brake at intersection
06/30/20073500104/28/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 nissan altima. while driving 55 mph, under normal driving conditions the vehicle began to jerk. the check engine light came on and contact pulled over, placed the vehicle in park, and the emergency lights illuminated. the front end of the vehicle quickly caught fire on the front drivers side and consumed the vehicle along with it's contents in less than five minutes. the contact stated that the vehicle did not loose power while it was on fire, but before the vehicle stopped it did loose its gas pressure. while the vehicle was on fire the contact could see liquid burning from the vehicle. the contact did not smell gas before the fire. the driver received bruises exciting the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the mechanic. the current and failure mileages were 3,500. the contact has pictures available. updated 02-01-08 *bf the consumer stated the vehicle was on fire when he stopped. updated 02/01/08 *tr
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
02/26/201185000
 I bought this car brand new when it was released in late december 2006, almost 2 years later, i had informed my tech when i would bring my car in for scheduled oil changes that i hear a slight noise coming from under the car and sometimes a vibration, over these next few months and yeas i have been told it was either a bend in my rim, needing new tires, to having exhaust leaks or alignment needed. so i would take it to another shop and they would tell me different or if they confirmed i would get the service done at a licensed mechanic. over time the noise grew louder and louder and dismissed each time i bought the car in for service. until recently i figured out that the noise would only be heard and present after highway driving for 45min or more. so i reproduced the conditions before i took the car to the dealer for diagnostics then the advised me that there was sever rust taking place inside the transmission. the the tech preceded to tell me that may have started when my car was in an accident 3 years ago in 2008. i contacted the bodyshop that did the repairs the provided paperwork proving that my transmission was never effected or touched as part of the accident. the transmission is still under warranty, and i even have paperwork from the same nissan dealership that shows that nissan did a multipoint inspection where they inspected the transmission and its fluid just 8 months prior and found it to be in good condition n no presence of rust or fluid issues. nissan is refusing to own up to the malfunctioning of there cvt transmission and cost for replacement.
02/26/201185000
 I bought this car brand new when it was released in late december 2006, almost 2 years later, i had informed my tech when i would bring my car in for scheduled oil changes that i hear a slight noise coming from under the car and sometimes a vibration, over these next few months and yeas i have been told it was either a bend in my rim, needing new tires, to having exhaust leaks or alignment needed. so i would take it to another shop and they would tell me different or if they confirmed i would get the service done at a licensed mechanic. over time the noise grew louder and louder and dismissed each time i bought the car in for service. until recently i figured out that the noise would only be heard and present after highway driving for 45min or more. so i reproduced the conditions before i took the car to the dealer for diagnostics then the advised me that there was sever rust taking place inside the transmission. the the tech preceded to tell me that may have started when my car was in an accident 3 years ago in 2008. i contacted the bodyshop that did the repairs the provided paperwork proving that my transmission was never effected or touched as part of the accident. the transmission is still under warranty, and i even have paperwork from the same nissan dealership that shows that nissan did a multipoint inspection where they inspected the transmission and its fluid just 8 months prior and found it to be in good condition n no presence of rust or fluid issues. nissan is refusing to own up to the malfunctioning of there cvt transmission and cost for replacement.
02/26/201185000
 I bought this car brand new when it was released in late december 2006, almost 2 years later, i had informed my tech when i would bring my car in for scheduled oil changes that i hear a slight noise coming from under the car and sometimes a vibration, over these next few months and yeas i have been told it was either a bend in my rim, needing new tires, to having exhaust leaks or alignment needed. so i would take it to another shop and they would tell me different or if they confirmed i would get the service done at a licensed mechanic. over time the noise grew louder and louder and dismissed each time i bought the car in for service. until recently i figured out that the noise would only be heard and present after highway driving for 45min or more. so i reproduced the conditions before i took the car to the dealer for diagnostics then the advised me that there was sever rust taking place inside the transmission. the the tech preceded to tell me that may have started when my car was in an accident 3 years ago in 2008. i contacted the bodyshop that did the repairs the provided paperwork proving that my transmission was never effected or touched as part of the accident. the transmission is still under warranty, and i even have paperwork from the same nissan dealership that shows that nissan did a multipoint inspection where they inspected the transmission and its fluid just 8 months prior and found it to be in good condition n no presence of rust or fluid issues. nissan is refusing to own up to the malfunctioning of there cvt transmission and cost for replacement.
02/26/201185000
 I bought this car brand new when it was released in late december 2006, almost 2 years later, i had informed my tech when i would bring my car in for scheduled oil changes that i hear a slight noise coming from under the car and sometimes a vibration, over these next few months and yeas i have been told it was either a bend in my rim, needing new tires, to having exhaust leaks or alignment needed. so i would take it to another shop and they would tell me different or if they confirmed i would get the service done at a licensed mechanic. over time the noise grew louder and louder and dismissed each time i bought the car in for service. until recently i figured out that the noise would only be heard and present after highway driving for 45min or more. so i reproduced the conditions before i took the car to the dealer for diagnostics then the advised me that there was sever rust taking place inside the transmission. the the tech preceded to tell me that may have started when my car was in an accident 3 years ago in 2008. i contacted the bodyshop that did the repairs the provided paperwork proving that my transmission was never effected or touched as part of the accident. the transmission is still under warranty, and i even have paperwork from the same nissan dealership that shows that nissan did a multipoint inspection where they inspected the transmission and its fluid just 8 months prior and found it to be in good condition n no presence of rust or fluid issues. nissan is refusing to own up to the malfunctioning of there cvt transmission and cost for replacement.
08/18/2008190001
 I owned a 2007 altima at the time. the problem occurs at speeds over 45 mph. if emergency brakes are slammed and lockup until vehicle comes to complete stop the throttle becomes totally unresponsive for up to 1 minute. this happened to me at an intersection and scared the
08/31/2009600001
 Follow up to complaint number 10198578. the entire cvt transmission was eventually replaced while the car had only 4500 miles on it. at around 60,000 miles the check engine light came on (8/31/09) so i took it to do the dealership and they received transmission codes. nissan headquarters got involved and determined another transmission was needed. this will be my third transmission on a car that is a little over 2 years old and has only 60,000 miles on it. nissan has said that the cvt transmissions have had few problems, and instead of repairing them, they are just getting replaced. no further explanation was given. i think it's ridiculous. *tr
07/01/20072500110/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 nissan altima. the vehicle rolled backwards as the passenger was exiting. the door bent backwards and scratched the entire side of the vehicle. the contact jumped into the moving vehicle to depress the brake pedal. the dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. the current mileage was 4,600 and failure mileage was 2,500. the consumers daughter injured her arm, when she tried to get out of the way of the rolling vehicle. updated 12/12/07
07/13/20073700306/02/2007
 After heating up (an hour or so of driving), the check engine light comes on and the transmission begins to fail. push the gas pedal all the way down, and the rpm's go way up, but car barely accelerates. first attempt at dealership, they could not find the problem. a day later, the problem happened again. the second attempt, they replaced the transmission control module. a day later, it happened again. currently at the dealership for the third time. car only has 4,500 miles on it. beginning to get pretty frustrating. *tr
06/30/20073500104/28/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 nissan altima. while driving 55 mph, under normal driving conditions the vehicle began to jerk. the check engine light came on and contact pulled over, placed the vehicle in park, and the emergency lights illuminated. the front end of the vehicle quickly caught fire on the front drivers side and consumed the vehicle along with it's contents in less than five minutes. the contact stated that the vehicle did not loose power while it was on fire, but before the vehicle stopped it did loose its gas pressure. while the vehicle was on fire the contact could see liquid burning from the vehicle. the contact did not smell gas before the fire. the driver received bruises exciting the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the mechanic. the current and failure mileages were 3,500. the contact has pictures available. updated 02-01-08 *bf the consumer stated the vehicle was on fire when he stopped. updated 02/01/08 *tr
04/18/2007343104/07/2007
 On some minor slopes, but not all, the cvt transmission-equipped 2007 altima will roll backwards several feet while in drive posing a hazard to objects and persons behind the vehicle. this is consistently reproducible in our home driveway but not on steeper slopes such as a parking garage. the surprising condition caused my wife to panic and almost lose control, nearly striking another vehicle. the dealership has been very responsive. however, as of this posting, nissan north america acknowledges but refuses to fix the issue. *jb
01/26/20071507/18/2006
 1.)when the car warm ups after 15-20 minutes, the slip and traction control off light come on. 2.) the speedometer fails, the wipers sometimes fail (in the rain!), and now the headlight go on off by themselves (at night!!!) 3.) the car was taken to a dealer. they adjusted a lose wire 1st, second they replaced an abs actuator, the 3rd time at the dealer they ordered a transmission computer gizmo (is on order and not replaced). *nm
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
10/01/2007368109/16/2007
 Car purchased new 9/07. immediately following purchase car began shaking while driving at speeds over 60mph. car has been serviced for same problem 4 times between 10/07 to present at dealership with unsuccessful repair of problem. *tr
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
01/02/20087420506/22/2007
 Purchased a 2007 nissan altima 2.5s. 1. first problem started when i heard a loud rattling noise when i start the car (this was 2 months after i bought the car). increase rpm to 1.5 rpm to get a louder, crisper noise. took it to the dealer and was told that the heat shield was cracked and needed to be replaced. took 2 weeks for the dealer to fix the problem. noise went away. 2. noise came back again 2 weeks later after it was fixed. brought it to a different dealership to have it checked out to get different opinion. finds out the heat shield was installed incorrectly. resolved, and later told me that there was many complaints about this noise. 3. had a 110lb passenger on the front passenger seat and the air bag off light turned on. have yet to go to the dealer to see why this is happening. 4. after all this, i start the car on december 10th, 2008 and did not warm up car. when starting to accelerate car on street, clicking noises started to emerge. was wondering if there was a problem with the clutch motor or the belt. noise starts disappearing when the car is warmed up (after 8 minutes) decided to test it out by warming up the car first later in the day after it had cooled down, and then driving it, clicking sound emerged again. bought it to the dealership, and told them to make sure to check noise when the car is cold (giver or take 3 hours), they did not listen and checked it when warm, when there is no clicking occurs. deemed fine. 5. brake squeals once in a while when used. have yet to check this one out to the dealership. 6. on a morning of jan. 2, 2008, i have started the car only to notice that the air mode has switched from defrost/foot air mode to foot mode. i thought the air control unit was supposed to memorize the last time i had the mode on but once every often, it switches back to the foot air mode plus turning on the a/c every time the car starts. computer problem maybe? have yet to go to the dealership for this. *tr
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
11/19/2008185871
 I own a 2007 6-speed manual transmission nissan altima that persistently malfunctions. since that november date and having reported this problem to the nissan dealership on january 5, 2009, i have experienced on the highway and city streets with passengers, the manual transmission would not upshift, would not downshift, nor release from the position it was in. after repeatedly returning the vehicle to the nissan dealership for the same under warranty repair, the same problem persists to date! despite the dealerships claim of clutch master cylinder and transmission replacement, pressure plate and disc replacement, i have no confidence that this problem will cease to occur, as it is idiopathic and the re-occurrence is unpredictable. thus, operating this vehicle could cause accidental injury or even death. i continue to report my concern to nissan north america usa and to date have not received any satisfaction to quell the unsafe fear factor in owning and operating this vehicle that has not owned up to the nissan manufacturer's moniker, made to drive. built to last. this internet correspondence serves as my official complaint and request for the office of defects investigation (odi) to open an investigation regarding the 2007 6-speed manual transmission nissan altima. *tr
06/23/2009140001
 After 14,000 miles of use the clutch failed to engage the transmission. while driving up hill and shifting lost all drive gears and forward power. stranded in traffic unable to get to the side of the road. problem was that the clutch had burned out which required replacement of the clutch disc. *tr