2013 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Nissan Altima

The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.

The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.

Crankshaft and camshaft position sensors can leak oil into the connector causing Check Engine Light illumination. The engine may also stall as a result. Leaking sensors should be replaced. Certain 2002 models were recalled for a separate camshaft and crankshaft sensor issue. For more information on the recall please click here»

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At night time the climate control buttons are completely dark. I can't find out how to make them illuminated so I can find them in the dark.

I thought this was extremely excessive. By the way there is nothing wrong with the car.

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The secondary hood latch may bind, and as a result, the hood may not be fully secured. This could cause the hood to open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will correct the problem free of charge (the procedure is unavailable as of the time of this writing).

The hood latch may be misaligned and impeded, resulting in the hood not being properly secure. The hood could open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will modify the bend angle of the hood latch lever and clean and lubricate the latch free of charge to resolve the concern.

The airbag system uses a sensor in the front passenger seat to detect if the seat is occupied by an adult. The affected vehicles are being recalled because this sensor, part of the occupant classification system (OCS), may incorrectly identify the passenger seat as empty when it is actually occupied by an adult. When the passenger seat is determined to be empty, the passenger airbag is disabled. Failure of the passenger airbag to properly deploy when necessary would increase the risk of injury to someone seated in the passenger seat in the event of an accident. Dealers will update the OCS software to correct this concern.

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Worst car ever. It is nothing but junk and waste of money.

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