2004 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Nissan Altima

2004 Nissan Altima Problems

Overheating Due to Stuck Closed Thermostat

The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light/Loss of Power Due to Throttle Body Unit Failure

The electronic throttle actuator (throttle body) can fail causing a loss of power and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Right Side Engine Mount May Wear and Cause Excessive Movement

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

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2004 Nissan Altima Recalls

The Eingine May Stall Without Warning

The engine coolant temperature can vary at the coolant sensor due to its unique location. If these variations are large enough, a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor may occur. If the signal interruption is so brief that the electronic control module (ECM) logic does not have time to diagnose the condition, the engine may stop running without warning. This condition will commonly occur only at low speeds. If the engine stalls without warning, a crash may result. Dealers will reprogram the ECM to correct this concern. The Nissan recall number is R0606.

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2004 Nissan Altima Reviews

Best car every made, bought it new in 2003 with 80 miles now 8 years later has 340,000 miles and still going strong. I am a commuter and drive this car approx an 1hr 1/2 each way 5 days a week. Only problem is some transmission slipping, but as long she cranks we're rolling. :) Love, Love this car....
Good overall running car with normal issues if you buy quality oils and Brake parts it lasts. Dealers are dealers, by now we know how to deal with them too. Tested Mobil 1 5w30 syn and oil filter after every 10K. It was still all good for another 2k or more. Drain Transmission fluid one gal and replace, Transmission will run like butter forever. Buy or have installed quality Brake rotors and ...
I just had a baby and I needed a new car. Something in a 4 door and fast!!! After doing extensive research and adding a few mods I had the ultimate sleeper. It was December 2003 and I went and bought my first new car, a 2004 Altima 3.5 SE. On the ride home I was very dissapointed with the handling so the very first thing I did was install heavy duty front & rear sway bars and that did the trick...

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