2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid

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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Problems

Check Engine Light and/or Engine Stall

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.

Knocking Noise From Front Suspension

The front struts can wear prematurely and develop a knocking noise when driving over bumps.

Check Engine Light Due to Catalytic Converter Failure

The catalytic converter closest to the cylinder head can fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. Prompt repair of this problem is recommended because the catalyst material can be sucked into the engine and cause internal damage.

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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Questions

The dealer told me my ignition lock assembly needs replacement. (2 answers)

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?

Loss of power (1 answer)

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 replace this was at 42k miles. Now at 92k miles, the engine power was lost at a stop light and nissan stat...

extended warranty worth the cost? (1 answer)

a nissan ext. warr costs 2500.00 Go for it? The car is certified has 40,000 miles

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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Recalls

Passenger Air Bag May Not Deploy

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.

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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...
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!

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