2013 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Nissan Altima

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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.

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The occupant classification system may malfunction, resulting in the front passenger air bag not deploying when needed in an accident. Dealers will update the system software free of charge to resolve the concern.

The secondary hood latch may bind, and as a result, the hood may not be fully secured. This could cause the hood to open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will correct the problem free of charge (the procedure is unavailable as of the time of this writing).

The hood latch may be misaligned and impeded, resulting in the hood not being properly secure. The hood could open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will modify the bend angle of the hood latch lever and clean and lubricate the latch free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Worst car ever. It is nothing but junk and waste of money.

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