The front struts can wear prematurely and develop a knocking noise when driving over bumps.
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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid
2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Problems
The AC system may blow warm air due to refrigerant loss caused by a leaking low pressure AC hose. These hoses commonly develop a leak at the hose crimp connection.
Screws inside the intake manifold can become loose causing internal engine damage if they fall out completely. Our technicians report that using a strong thread locker on the power valve butterfly screws can help prevent them from becoming loose.
Crankshaft and camshaft position sensors can leak oil into the connector causing Check Engine Light illumination. The engine may also stall as a result. Leaking sensors should be replaced.
The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.
2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Recalls (Recent)
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This recall affects certain vehicles equipped Occupant Classification System (OCS) control units manufactured by Continental Automotive Systems. A varistor in the OCS control unit may have been manufactured out of specification. Under certain conditions, this could interupt the signal between the OCS and the air bag control unit (ACU), causing the passenger air bag to be suppressed in an accident. If the air bag does not deploy when needed in a crash, the risk of injury is increased. Dealers will test the signal between the OCS and ACU with a special tool to verify proper function. The seat cushion containing the OCS hardware will be replaced as necessary. The recall began November 4, 2008.
2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Questions and Answers
a nissan ext. warr costs 2500.00 Go for it? The car is certified has 40,000 miles
If the weather is warm the car overheats after 30-50 miles at highways speed. Has been checked over by Nissan Hybrid certified shop twice. Found nothing wrong. Reported that it is not throwing any ...
I have been driving 55 miles/hour and the engine cut out and even by depressing the gas pedal there was no power, the cause according to nissan was BOTH of the catalytic converter need to be replac...
They told me it will cost $1000.00 and it will take a month to get the part! Does this sound right? Why so long?
2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Reviews
I picked my 07 Hybrid up in 2009 with 24k miles on it. Now just over 90k, I have had no mechanical issues with the car at all! Stock tires sucked but replacing them with good tires meant losing a bit of mileage but still regularly over 32mpg when driving mostly fwy in a spirited fashion, I cannot complain at all. Sure some cars are better now, but mine is paid for and I still really enjoy the drive. Looking forward to another 90k miles at least!
Initially the car was wonderful! After 30K we had to have the carbon build-up cleaned from the engine-thankfully it was covered under warranty. It is approaching 60K and it looks like it needs to be done again except now it will cost us $3500!! Otherwise the car handles well, great gas mileage!