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 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.
2012 Nissan Altima QuestionsWhy 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.
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.