2008 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

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

2008 Nissan Altima Problems

The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.

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 Questions

if I buy a American 2008 Altima with the odometer in miles, can I switch it to kilometers, because the car is for sale in Canada

It just started running rough. #4 plug was real black and gummy when I replaced it. Every so often there is blow by smoke when he starts the car. if I unplug any of the coils the engine nearly shuts off, but if I unplug #4 nothing happens. Is it the fuel injector?

The car was caught in high water and it was up in the floorboard. The motor died and now it will not start. Is ther a reset button or some fuse burned out?

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2008 Nissan Altima Recalls

Nissan is recalling 2008–2010 models equipped with Garmin Nuvi 750 navigation systems because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Nissan will notify owners and Garmin technicians will replace the unit's battery and insert a spacer to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

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.

Nissan is recalling 2008 Altima models because the left side front suspension transverse link bolt may not have been tightened to specification. If the bolt were to become loose and fall out while the vehicle is being driven, the driver may experience loss of control, which could result in a crash. Dealers will tighten the transverse link bolt to specification.

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2008 Nissan Altima Reviews

Hi Guys. I bought 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5S with sunroof in 2007 October. The car is good but has given me alot of problems.. 50K the gearbox CVT gave up on me then the strut front kit. then the sunroof assembly was changed twice Speedometer has been changed once becus of faulty handbrake sing and its LED speedometer so u cant even change single bulb. The steering started making squ...

This car has such potential. I do a lot of highway driving with this car in all weather conditions since I live in the North East, New York City, and went to school in south western ohio. A 670 mile trip each way. While the car is a dream on the highway averaging over 30 MPG at an average of 75-85 MPH and is extremely smooth, there are some problems with the design of the car. At some point dur...

I purchased my 2008 Altima in June of 2008. This car is much like any other car, you take care of it, it will take care of you. The car has ~120,000 miles on it now and still drives like new. I change the oil every 3000 miles and have maintenance completed as the manufacturer recommends. The only mechanical problem I had with the car was with one of the master calibers. Fortunately the...

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