Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

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

Nissan Altima Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failure of Catalytic Converter Closest to Cylinder Head

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.

Nissian 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.

Low Pressure AC Hose May Leak at Crimped Connection

The AC system may blow warm air due to refrigerant loss caused by a leaking low pressure AC hose. These hoses commonly develop a leak at the hose crimp connection.

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Nissan Altima Questions

When you turn on car it makes a vacuum suckling noise? What can it be? (1 answer)

My car wont start after an overheating problem due to a radiator cap not being put back on. What could the problem be? (1 answer)

After I noticed the car over heated I fixed the problem and drove it right home. Tried to start it a few hours later & it won't start

Changed engine. No start. Got fire and fuel to the rail. Changed crank sensor and dist w cam sensor. Ecm? (1 answer)

When I spray gas in the intake it will crank it's a 2000 model 2.4 in a 96. Had to change everything on the block for wiring harness. Intake manifold and all sensors injector rail dist etc... Please help

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Nissan Altima Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy In A Crash

The occupant classification system may not appropriately detect an occupant in the passenger front seat, and as a result may not power the passenger frontal air bag for deployment in an accident. Dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit and occupant classification system electronic control unit in some vehicles, replacing the occupant classification system electronic control unit additionally in other vehicles free of charge to resolve the concern.

Hood Opens While Driving

The secondary hood latch may bind and remain in the unlatched position. This could result in the hood opening while driving. Dealers will replace the hood latch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Brake Caliper Bolts Loose

The front brake caliper bolts may not be tightened properly. This can result in the calipers becoming detached, reducing braking ability. Dealers will inspect and tighten the bolts as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Nissan Altima Reviews

I purchased my Nissan Altima 2002 new in 2001 and now have 189563 miles. I have the 3.5L engine and once put 87 octane gas in the car. The car does not like any gas except for the 93 octane recommended. Never had any problems with this car until now. It runs great but stalls unexpectantly without warning. I suspect one of the sensors on the vehicle is causing a hick-up in the main control c...
We have (2 Altima's) my wife has the coupe and I drive the sedan. Luckily we are Nissan PPL my Altima is a 2008 with 140K miles while wife's has 60K miles a 2011 SR coupe. Been getting Nissans for last 20 years drove Nissan truck to a Sentra now my wife is looking in purchasing another we both are trading off the '08 Altima for a Maxima its looking good as well too though we don't like the styl...
Worst car ever. It is nothing but junk and waste of money.

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