Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

Failed External Seal on Engine Oil Cooler May Leak

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

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.

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Nissan Altima Questions

Where is the fuse box located.I have been trying to locate it. (1 answer)

I cannot fid it inside the car or under the hood.

Does battery/brake light come on ? (1 answer)

Is my battery going to die?

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

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Nissan Altima Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Not Deploy In A Crash

The occupant classification system (OCS) electronic control unit (ECU) installed in the vehicle may be improper for the vehicle. This could disable the passenger frontal air bag in error when an adult is sitting in the passenger front seat. Dealers will replace the ECU and update the OCS software free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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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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