2012 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2012 Nissan Altima

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2012 Nissan Altima Problems

Engine May Stall Due to Failed Crankshaft and/or Camshaft Sensor

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.

Check 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.

Failed External Seal on Engine Oil Cooler May Leak

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

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2012 Nissan Altima Questions

Car will shut off without any notice but will start right back up (1 answer)

Why dose my wifes car go dead with out any notice she she can stop an it will start right back with no problem

Car cranks but will not start or run (1 answer)

the engine turns over but will not start or run

Why does my AC work at times and sometimes it does not? (1 answer)

I added a can of Freon and everything was working fine until a couple of hours later it started blowing hot and I noticed the temp getting pretty hot. Over heating. Next day had someone ads the Freon for me. Same thing. Blowing hot air. Water temp too high.

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2012 Nissan Altima Recalls

Loose 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.

Side Curtain Airbags May Not Deploy

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.

Airbags May Not Deploy as Expected

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.

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2012 Nissan Altima Reviews

based on 6 customer reviews
my 2012 2.5s has been a great car.36,000 mi. and not one mechanical problem.plenty of pickup,rides great but,as mentioned, doesn't like cross winds. my only complaint is the paint on black hood is chipping alot even with several coats of mothers wax.can'rate the paint highly. otherwise,love the car.
This will make the 2nd Nissan I owned a Sentra never had any mechanical problems. We purchased the Altima in September 2012 has 48K miles its an nice looking car to say its the 2.5s Limited Edition drives good. Gets 32mpg highway has couple features very comfortable audio sounds great no we don't have the (Bose) but seems that way. The Altima very roomy has lots of spacious with my husband bein...
Probably several thousand dollars overpriced but aren't all cards. I would say it's one of the best cars ever owned and ride is excellent on a good set of tires. Regular gas is what it drinks, so that's a money saver. Seats seem a bit too stiff and V4 engine power at low speeds seems almost dead. Great on gas and once on 70 mph its a grand cruiser. You want be racing any one in this car, if you...

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