2009 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Nissan Altima
2009 Nissan Altima Problems
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.
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.
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.
2009 Nissan Altima Questions
My car was running fine the whole day. But now it won't start. I am able to push the break down but it's tough and won't go down all the way. But I can crank it over but it won't start.
When it rains, I hear water sloshing around in the passenger door of the front seat. How much should this repair cost? Is it simple involving a wait or does the car really have to be left at the shop? Please advise.
2009 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.
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.
2009 Nissan Altima Reviews
I am having problems starting my car. I press the brake and press the start button but nothing. The intelligent warning light is on and the radio dont even come on. Do anyone know how to get it started before I take it to the shop and get charged $1,000 for it?