Is your 2015 Altima still under warranty? If not, how long ago did the warranty expire? Nissan finally said they would pay half. Actually, they are paying more than half of what the dealership told me last month it would be ($1,000.00). My part is now going to be $410.00 (this price includes tax,etc.).
My warranty had expired but I had brought it in right before the warranty expired. At that time, Nissan dealership couldn't find anything. After warranty expired, of course they found the whole light assembly needed to be replaced.
If your warranty has not expired, I would highly recommend going to the dealership and document it.
From what I understand, just replacing light bulbs will not help.
Sadly, you're right. If anyone wants to know WHY the lights are dimming, it's because the reflective material in the light assembly has burned off from the heat of the bulbs. The attached picture is one that I just pulled out of my daughter's assembly, after replacing them with a set I got from Rockauto.com. The shiny silver around the edge of the reflector is what should be inside, but as you can see, it's been oxidized off. My guess is that there was a fault in either the manufacturing process, the chemicals used, or both. I agree that this is something that NISSAN should have put a recall in for, and put the manufacturers of the assemblies to task on it.There's no solution. You all probably know that by now. This is a well known issue for all the 2013/15 owners
Here is the link to the class action lawsuit.
Please join. Nissan is refusing to help us
I also had the same problem with the headlights being so dim I couldn't see at night. I installed a set of HID headlights I found on amazon on my 2014 Altima SV and it helped a little but not much. But, I also installed a pair of aftermarket fog lights and the fog lights light up the road more than the actual lights do. I am looking into changing the headlight housings with the aftermarket types because I was reading on here and people are saying that the stock housings are cloudy and I am noticing they are right. I can take some pics of my setup if you would like to see what I am working with?I have a 2014 Altima S. It has 33,000 miles on it. The headlights have been a problem for a while. The headlights are so dim I can barely see a foot in front of me. Traveling through my neighborhood on the way home from work, I have to put my brights on to see. I can see with those on. I haven't had anyone bright me back. I'm thinking the brights must not be too bright.
I've read some posts on here but have not seen any solutions. I've seen where people have been successful on replacing them DIY. But, I do not see any posts after stating it fixed the problem.
I'm not having any other electrical problems right now.
Nissan dealership said it would be about $1,000.00 to fix the problem. They said they would have to replace the projectors also. They tried new bulbs but it didn't help.
I'm not into paying $1,000.00 to fix headlights. Thought I could find someone that knew the solution. Then, I might be able to find a competitive price for someone to fix the problem. Crossing my fingers someone on here knows the solution! Thanks!
It's the insides of the lenses that are cloudy, the outsides are fine. Can I use your method on the insides?You can refinish the lense on your headlights in 30-45min with a $15 kit and a bucket of water. Ask at any auto parts store for a 'headlight refinisher kit'.