The Nissan Altima is one of the top-selling midsize sedans on the market today, holding its own amidst competitors like the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord. Excellent sales, however, do not mean that every Nissan customer is satisfied with their vehicle. The 2019 Nissan Altima has been the subject of a high volume of consumer complaints discussing a wide range of issues, from shuddering to service brake failure. 

Common 2019 Nissan Altima problems involve the following systems:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEB)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Continuous Variable Transmission System (CVT): Shuddering, Stalling, Jerking, Hesitation
  • Forward Collision Warning System (FCW)
  • Camshaft or Crankshaft Position Sensor
  • Brakes
  • Engine 
  • Nissan Altima Warning Lights: Check Engine, Anti-lock Braking System, Automatic Emergency Braking System, Continuously Variable Transmission 
  • Windshields

The 6th generation Nissan Altima is known for having extremely brittle windshields. In multiple complaints about the vehicle, drivers note that the windows crack at the slightest pressure. In several accounts, Altima owners tried to smash bugs on their windshield and ended up cracking or even shattering it entirely. Some drivers report that the tempered glass in the sunroof of their vehicles also shatters easily. 

Another common lemon issue reported in 2019-2020 Nissan Altima vehicles concerns the electrical system, key fob, and doors. Many Altima owners say that their car’s doors do not lock using the fob and that they instead must manually lock and unlock the doors. Other drivers have passenger and rear doors that do not lock electronically or manually. This issue is one of the most common electrical problems reported in the 2019 Altima.

Faulty locks and cracked windshields may seem like minor inconveniences, but both issues can potentially impact the safety of your car. If you own a 2019 Nissan Altima or other vehicle and have taken it in repeatedly for repairs to any of the items listed above, you may own a lemon. Luckily, there are plenty of legal remedies available should that be the case. 

Nissan Altima Transmission Problems

It is widely known that Nissan’s CVT Transmission performs poorly, and the auto manufacturer seems to be well-aware of the issue but has done little to nothing to resolve it. Nissan consumers have dealt with CVT transmission problems in the Altima since the release of the 2007 model. Plagued with CVT issues, the automaker has been forced to extend its powertrain warranty for several vehicles within its lineup, including the 2019 Nissan Altima. You may have experienced one or more of these CVT transmission problems in your vehicle:

  • Difficulty Accelerating
  • Shaking
  • Shuddering
  • Engine Failure 
  • Jerking
  • Loss of Power

Repairing a Nissan CVT Transmission can be costly. The price to repair the transmission can be between $3,500 -$5,000 or more. Some Nissan drivers have tried replacing the transmission fluid every 25,000 miles, completing a Nissan CVT transmission reset, among other temporary fixes. Unfortunately, in many cases, the CVT transmission often ends up failing anyway. Among Nissan vehicles, trouble with the CVT transmission is one of the most common lemon problems. 

Common 2019 Nissan Altima Complaints

Issues with the 2019 Nissan Altima run the gamut from cracked windshields to transmission failure. Several Altima drivers have filed serious complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about safety concerns involving their vehicles, some of which occurred at around 20,000 miles or less. 

“Back in July I got into a rear-end collision, the emergency braking should have kicked in, but it did not. Since then, the emergency braking has applied multiple times in the open by itself with no cars ahead or in view. It makes me very nervous to drive.”

  • 2019 Nissan Altima Owner

“My rear doors won’t unlock or lock using the key fob or pressing the unlock/lock button on my door. I have to manually lock it or unlock it. This happened out of nowhere. I checked the fuse box but they’re all good.”

  • 2019 Nissan Altima Owner

“While driving over a bridge, my automatic brakes engaged with no objects in front of my car. This caused my front brakes to lock which caused me to drift left into the left lane, at which point I was almost crushed by a speeding 18-wheel truck.”

  • 2019 Nissan Altima Owner

“The contact owns a 2019 Nissan Altima. The contact stated while driving 60 MPH the vehicle sunroof shattered without impact. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact had small cuts to his right shoulder from glass.”

  • 2019 Nissan Altima Owner

“My vehicle was in motion on a city street. I went to make a turn because of a curve and my steering wheel and brake would not work. My emergency brake system- which is supposed to stop my vehicle before impact- did not deploy. I ran straight into a stone wall and fence. I received a recall letter in the mail about the back sensor, but my sensors were working up until my accident.”

  • 2019 Nissan Altima Owner

2019 Nissan Altima Lemon Law: Ask a Lemon Law Expert About Your Nissan Today 

State lemon laws can offer you several different solutions if you find yourself stuck with a lemon. Your vehicle may be a lemon if it has a substantial defect that hasn’t been fixed within a reasonable number of attempts under warranty. A “substantial defect” is any that affects your car’s value, use, or safety. This problem should first appear during the warranty period. If your vehicle is determined to be a lemon with a substantial defect, then you may qualify for a replacement vehicle, cash recompense, or a refund. 

To confirm that your vehicle qualifies, your next best step is to contact a lemon law attorney. Our award-winning team of Lemon Law Experts is more than happy to help you determine if you have a lemon law claim. Car manufacturers like Nissan use lemon law attorneys who solely dedicate their practice to lemon law and there is no reason why you should not do the same. The manufacturers are familiar with how far the Lemon Law Experts are willing to go for their clients. Don’t delay, you could potentially be missing out on thousands in recovery. Contact us today.