2012 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Nissan Altima
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2012 Nissan Altima ProblemsNissan Crankshaft and Camshaft Sensor Recall
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.
Welds on the catalytic converter heat shield can corrode causing a rattle during acceleration and possibly causing Check Engine Light illumination. The common repair for this issue is replacement of the damaged catalytic converter.
2012 Nissan Altima QuestionsWhile driving loss of power, pedal all the way to floor no revving, why? (2 answers)
When I turn on my air conditioner, the more I increase the fan a noise starts happening. It reminds me of a small plane, getting louder and louder the more I turn up the fan. What might be the problem?
2012 Nissan Altima RecallsLoose Steering/Suspension Bolts
These vehicles may have been assembled with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification. The affected bolts could become loose and fall out, which may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper torque specifications to correct this concern.
A propellant with an incorrect specification may have been used during assembly of the side curtain airbags. As a result, one or both side curtain airbags may not deploy in the event of a crash, which can increase the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the side curtain airbag assembly as necessary to correct this concern.
Fifty-four vehicles are being recalled because the airbag control unit (ACU) was assembled incorrectly. As a result, the airbags may not deploy as expected in the event of a crash. This could increase the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the airbag control unit to correct this concern.