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 ProblemsFront Struts May Wear Prematurely and Cause Knocking Noise
The front struts can wear prematurely and create a knocking noise when driving over bumps.
Crankshaft and camshaft position sensors can leak oil into the connector causing Check Engine Light illumination. The engine may also stall as a result. Leaking sensors should be replaced. Certain 2002 models were recalled for a separate camshaft and crankshaft sensor issue. For more information on the recall please click here»
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.
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.