The problem: Affected Nissan Altima vehicles may exhibit a whining or grinding noise while driving at highway speeds; the noise level may increase with vehicle speed. This condition may be due to a faulty bearing inside the constantly variable transmission, or a faulty CVT itself.
Altimas affected by this service campaign:
- 2013 Nissan Altima
- 2014 Nissan Altima
- 2015 Nissan Altima
Only Nissan Altima sedans with a 4-cylinder engine are affected.
Corrective action: Dealers will inspect the CVT for internal damage and replace faulty parts. If the internal damage to the transmission is extensive, dealers a replacement CVT will be installed.
Warranty info: This service campaign is being performed free of charge for consumers under the Nissan new car, extended, or powertrain warranty, whichever applies.
What owners should do: Call your local Nissan dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if your Altima is involved in this service campaign. You can call Nissan direct at 800-647-7261, you can also call the NHTSA hotline at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 15-102.
Need to find a Nissan dealer for service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find a local Nissan dealer.
Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.
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