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Investigation of Nissan Altima’s Unsafe Headlights

Defective low-beam headlights on the 2013 – 2015 Nissan Altima pose a serious safety risk, particularly as the headlamp components get older.  Caddell & Chapman is investigating potential class action litigation against Nissan because of the unsafe Altima headlights system for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model years.

Customer complaints to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) repeatedly show that there are problems with the Altima headlamps, and these problems get worse as the vehicle ages.  The dim lighting system creates a risk to Altima drivers, who cannot see a safe distance ahead.  The defective headlights may be inadequate to meet state and federal safety regulations.

On behalf of Altima owners, Caddell & Chapman is investigating how Nissan has withheld information the headlamp problem and failed to disclose information about the defect to Altima buyers.  Additionally, the law firm is looking into Nissan’s failure or refusal to make timely and adequate warranty repairs of owners’ headlamps and its refusal to issue a service bulletin or recall to remedy the problem.

If you or someone you know owns a 2013 – 2015 Nissan Altima with unsafe low-beam headlights, please contact us.  [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

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22 Responses to Investigation of Nissan Altima’s Unsafe Headlights

  1. MICHELLE August 14, 2018 at 1:34 am #

    I have a 2013 nissan altima s that has very dim headlights even after changing bulbs. It has become worse over time to the point of a serious safety issue.

  2. Durrell Joseph August 20, 2018 at 9:13 am #

    My 2015 Nissan Altima headlights are so fun I barely can see,and I did replace the bulbs

  3. Ron Singh August 20, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    I hope something is done soon. Our 2013 Altima headlights are dangerously dim, have to use high beam some times which puts other drivers in danger

  4. Deborah whitby August 24, 2018 at 4:27 am #

    I have a 2014 Nissan Altima. I have to drive with my high beams on. It’s not safe to drive with them or without them. It’s horribke.

  5. Valarie Satterwgute August 25, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

    I have a 2017 Nissan Altima. I have to drive with my high beams on. It’s not safe for me or oncoming traffic.

  6. Ruby August 25, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

    I’m having the same issue. It’s almost impossible to drive at night now so when I travel I have to be home before dark.

  7. Mandy August 27, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

    I have a 2014 Nissan Altima SL with the same issues. Its very hard to drive a night as I cannot see. The manager at the dealership is aware of the issue and said its a projector issue and said replacing the bulbs would not fix it. So Nissan is aware that this is a issue yet chooses not to do a recall or fix the issue at no cost.

  8. Melissa August 28, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

    I have a 2013 Nissan Altima with this problem. Nissan refuses to fix or even acknowledge this as a safety concern.

  9. Bonnie P August 28, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

    I have had the same issue for about 2 yrs now. paid dealership to research problem and said they could find none i would have to leave it longer. in the meantime i commute 100 miles a day to my job and home. driving at night almost impossible. Will not even drive 3 blocks to store on the corner of my house after dark

  10. cosrat August 29, 2018 at 1:25 am #

    i own a 2013 nisssan altima s 2.4. The headlights are extremely dim while driving at night, i have also tried many different bulbs still no solutions,

  11. Sally K September 2, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

    I have a Nissan Altima 2013 dim headlights make it terrible to drive at night. Had to drive home in the rain at night for miles it was the worst driving experience I have every had. It is bad enough at night but with rain it is really unsafe. Nissan knows they have a problem and should own up today it. I have had friends in the car with me who have asked me if I have my lights on. Now I think that is pretty bad.

  12. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

    My 2014 Nissan Altima sedan headlights can barely illuminate a foot in front of my car and I’m worried for my safety and others.

  13. Anonymous September 10, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    Our 2014 Altima has the same issue. Tried replacing the OEM bulbs with very bright LED’s but that did not fix the problem.

  14. Anonymous September 10, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

    I own a 2013 Altima SV and it is horrible driving at night. Headlights are super dim. It’s really dangerous!!

  15. Scott A September 11, 2018 at 12:02 am #

    I have a 2014 nissan altima s and my daughter a college student is driving it and also working at night and I am afraid for her safety as the dealer says both complete headlight assemblies must be replaced at the price of $865.00. This is a safety issue and this needs to be resolved by Nissan immediately.

  16. Danielle L September 12, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    I have a 2013 Altima with the same problem. I cannot see without my brights. Any update on this?

  17. Judy R September 13, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    I just purchased a 2016 Altima & the low-beam lights are hazardous. Vision is poor w/ these head lights., I tried the led lights I purchased on line & still no improvement! Very dangerous to drive at night.

  18. Nancy M September 15, 2018 at 1:46 am #

    I own a 2014 Altima SV and the low beam headlights are increasingly dim. Replaced bulbs but no change. Must use high beams when driving at night. Complained to two local Nissan dealerships and they said I’d have to pay for any repairs. I believe this is a safety issue that Nissan must take responsibility for.

  19. Tammy September 17, 2018 at 1:32 am #

    Bought a 2015 nissan altima and cant see barely with low beams on. Definately unsafe.

  20. Jeffery September 18, 2018 at 11:32 am #

    Own a 2015 Altima. same issue, the low beams are so dim you cant see to drive. don’t see any need to waste money on light bulbs when the obvious reason is the lenses or projector. Nissan needs to do something.

  21. Dan B September 18, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    I have a 2013 altima which I just replaced the halogen bulbs on. Made almost no difference. Very hard to see at night.

  22. Najia S September 18, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    I have HORRIBLE Nissan headlights and they are to the point that they are a huge safety risk. Nissan wants to change over $1000 to repair them and is taking zero responsibility. I have spoken with corporate headquarters to no avail.