Nissan Altima Transmission Issues

The list of unhappy 2016 Nissan Altima owners is long. Most of them are unhappy about their costly and premature transmission replacements. Some complaints Nissan has received include:

  • “Many transmission problems – had to have it replaced 3 times in the first year.”
  • “Engine light is always on and rides badly, and the fuel pump sensor gives out.” 
  • “Left the lot with 7 miles on the car. After one year, the transmission went out.”
  • “I would never buy another Nissan. Everyone that has owned it has had transmission problems.” 
  • “There is always a problem with my car. I had to replace my transmission, as well as my alternator, last year.” 
  • “My transmission failed during the first year I bought it. I already passed the mileage warranty, and have to pay for a transmission replacement.” 

Some Nissan models have turned out to be lemons. If you have serious problems with your under-warranty or new Nissan, contact a lemon law attorney right away. 

2016 Nissan Altima Transmissions At a Glance

It’s never hard to dig up a few one-star reviews about a product, but the following data shows that 2016 Nissan Altima owners are pretty unsatisfied with their transmissions across the board:

  • About 350 complaints have been received by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association regarding the 2016 Nissan Altima. Roughly 50% of those complaints are about the transmission. 
  • Most faulty 2016 Nissan Altima transmissions require a new gearbox, the cost of which can run as high as $5,000. Most of these cars are not worth.

Other Problems With the 2016 Nissan Altima

As if the transmission problems aren’t enough, the 2016 Nissan Altima has other serious defects:

  • The rear passenger door windows have been subjected to not one but two recalls. The problem? The passenger door opened without cause.
  • Overall, the 2016 Nissan Altima has been subject to a total of four recalls, which meant millions of people had to schedule an appointment at their local Nissan dealer, drive out there, site for probably a minimum of two hours each time a recall took place. 
  • Currently, three separate investigations have taken place to assess the fracturing suspension components and the rupturing airbag inflators.
  • One recall was regarding the passenger airbags not deploying. That’s pretty scary.
  • Sometimes the 2016 Nissan Altima’s hood opens unexpectedly. Going down the freeway at 70 mph, your hood popping open could be seriously problematic.

What Exactly Is Wrong with the 2016 Altima’s Transmission?

The most common complaints are jerking and shaking while driving. The transmission can start malfunctioning with as little as 20,000-30,000 miles on the vehicle. This can lead to the engine just stalling completely. Some Altima owners say that this defect causes their “check engine” light to come on. Others have no emergency indicators activating when their Altima’s are shuddering and stalling. 

One 2016 Altima owner had to replace their transmission as early as 40,000 miles (Nissan’s warranty covers just 30,000 miles), then less than 100,000 miles later was already having problems again. No recall was ever issued by Nissan for this infamously bad transmission. At least one class action lawsuit has been filed against Nissan for the 2016 Altima’s transmission problems.

Own a 2016 Altima? An Anaheim Lemon Law Attorney Can Help!

If you are experiencing issues (transmission-related or something else) with your Nissan Altima and the dealer’s repairs are not resolving the issue, you need a Nissan lemon law attorney. Please contact the “Lemon Law Lady” today for a no-cost review of your case.

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