2009 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Nissan Altima
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2009 Nissan Altima ProblemsCheck 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.
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.
The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.
2009 Nissan Altima QuestionsWhy does my Service engine light turn on and then off consistently? (1 answer)
My Service Engine Light continues to turn on for a day or two then off for a day or two for over 2 months. I have yet to figure out why.
Suddenly when driving on the highway, I loose acceleration, with my gas pedal to the floor. When I pump it, the rmps will jump to 3, then immediately return to 2. New spark plugs and oil change. The check engine light isn't on and the temp is good. It doesn't happen every time I drive on ...
And I was not notified of this?
2009 Nissan Altima RecallsNissan Recalls 2008–2010 Vehicles with Garmin Nuvi 750 Nav Systems Due to Overheating
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.
Nissan has recalled 2009-2010 Altima and Maxima models because the upper front strut insulators may have been manufactured out of specification, which may cause the strut insulator to crack. If this happens, the strut rod may come out of its mounting position, which could affect vehicle stability and lead to a crash. Dealers will replace both left and right side front strut insulators free of charge.
Nissan is recalling 2009 Altima models with 16-inch alloy wheels because they may not have been manufactured to specification, which can cause one or more of the five lug nuts attaching the wheel to the vehicle to become loose. If they become loose, it could lead to a loss of control and a crash. Dealers will replace affected wheels.