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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

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

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Problems

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

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.

The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.

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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Questions

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?

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...

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

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

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!

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...

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