Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

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

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Nissan Altima Problems

Rattle/CEL Due to Cracked Welds on Catalytic Converter Heat Shield

Welds on the catalytic converter heat shield can corrode causing a rattle during acceleration and possibly causing Check Engine Light illumination. The common repair for this issue is replacement of the damaged catalytic converter.

Loose Screws Inside Intake Manifold Can Cause Internal Damage if They Fall Out

Screws inside the intake manifold can become loose causing internal engine damage if they fall out completely. Our technicians report that using a strong thread locker on the power valve butterfly screws can help prevent them from becoming loose.

Overheating Due to Stuck Closed Thermostat

The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.

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Nissan Altima Questions

my air blowers stopped working simultaneously with radio? How do i fix? (1 answer)

air conditioner and radio both die at same time

Engine Cranks but wont start? (1 answer)

I Got this 2006 Nissan Altima and it over heated on me (cause it had a 4" crack in the top front of the radiator that had been previously patched.) I replaced the radiator and now it wont start. I've had a Diagnostic run on it and a person look at it to make sure there was no internal da...

why isn't the outside temp displaying? (1 answer)

Outside temp reads icy------ but it is 95 degrees out

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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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