Last post on Jun 07, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#34 of 113 Re: 2013 altima MPG Average [ronwalt]
Sep 08, 2012 (3:32 pm)
Not enough people own it to write reviews on the MPG. Reading all the magazine writers on Bing & Google It seems that they are recording close to EPA numbers. I suggest the next time U fill up make a note of the mileage(#A). When U fill up again make a note of the mileage( #B) Then Subtract #B from #A . U wil also make a note of how many gallons of gas u filled your tank on your 2nd fill up. DivideThe difference between #A and #B by the number of gallons on your 2nd fill up and that will be your real world mileage. I did that for one year on my 02 Altima on an Excel worksheet and that was my personal MPG. Some weeks were great, others were really bad. BTW how does the car drive? Do U hear a lot of enine noise on the highway?
#35 of 113 I feel drifting & wandering, move side to side
Sep 22, 2012 (8:44 pm)
2013 Altima 2.5s, I bought new, drive 800 miles so far. I feel drifting & wandering, move side to side. It happens when drive high speed 60-75 miles on highway.
I search Edmund review found several owners have the same problem like me.
One owner post said "it cause by steel rim out of round".
My questing is if cause by out of round rim, then I cange to alloy wheel will solve the problem?
or this drifting problem is cause by other parts not the out of round rim?
#36 of 113 Re: I feel drifting & wandering, move side to side [aaattt]
Sep 23, 2012 (7:43 am)
I test drove multiple 2013 Altima 2.5SV's with alloy wheels and they all required constant steering corrections on the highway, so I don't think changing to alloy wheels will solve your problem. Good luck on finding a solution.
#37 of 113 Re: I feel drifting & wandering, move side to side [rmanke]
Sep 23, 2012 (7:45 pm)
Thank you for your respond. If not cause by the rim then should be other parts.
The drifting problem is only complain about this car so far.
The mileage is good. 32.6mpg combine 40/60city & highway for my first 1000 miles.
#38 of 113 Re: I feel drifting & wandering, move side to side [aaattt]
Sep 23, 2012 (9:19 pm)
The constant correcting is a gift of the new electric steering.
#39 of 113 Re: 2013 altima MPG Average [ronwalt]
Sep 28, 2012 (10:30 pm)
I have been driving my newAltima 2.5 SL since August 1st. I am getting 18 mpg. I have contacted nissan consumer service and they will send a specilist to look at this low mpg issue. I don't know how the system calculates the Average MPG but I have calculated manually 4-5 times and I am getting 17-18 average. I am little disappointed with this low MPG. I had purchased this car solely based on its good MPG ads. Lets see what happens.
#40 of 113 Re: 2013 altima MPG Average [victomofnissan]
Sep 30, 2012 (10:00 pm)
Anything they were able to do? i m getting 21 on new SV 2013 that i got last week! dont know what to do!
#41 of 113 mpg in line with company claims
Oct 02, 2012 (11:02 am)
this is my second tank and I'm getting 28 mpg. this is exactly what my trip display shows and this time I am also calculating manually and so far my calculation is bang on with what is displayed in car. I've 13 altima 2.5 SL with tech package and more than 90% of my driving has been in city, will be checking out the car soon on my first highway trip
#42 of 113 Re: mpg in line with company claims [growing_credit]
Oct 03, 2012 (9:15 pm)
What should i do, abt to finish my first tank, average still 22
#43 of 113 Potential transaxle issue - pre-recall warning
Oct 04, 2012 (9:44 am)
My wife and I bought a 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL in May. It lurched and shuddered when coasting (no pedals pressed) between 30 and 40 mph, especially when going uphill. We took it to the dealership we purchased it from and picked it up today after 3 tries to fix and it being out of commission for 17 straight days. They replaced the entire transaxle on our new car. The dealership has said that the true issue was a programming issue in the transaxle that should be fixed with a recall, taking it to a dealership to reprogram the TCM (transaxle control module?) maybe. They tried to give us the car back last Friday, after replacing the transaxle, but they knocked a "boot" off when they re-installed the drive shaft causing excessive road noise even at very low speeds. Suffice to say, our car was somewhat of an experiment in this recall getting a new transaxle instead of just reprogramming the existing one. So if you have not heard of a recall (I still haven't even though the dealership said "thousands" of cars have reported the same issue), be aware of the issue and take it to a dealership to get the TCM reprogrammed asap if yours has the same issue.
Other than not having the car for 1/8 of the time we've owned it, we love the car. Even with the recent issues, I do not wish I had bought a different car.