Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

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

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Nissan Altima Problems

Nissan fuel pump recall

Nissan issued a recall on the fuel pump for premature failure. There was an owner notification program and labels were placed on the fuel pump access panel and next to the AC charge label in the engine compartment.

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.

Cars shuts off

the only problem I find with my car is that sometimes it turns off while I'm driving! Every time I can start it back up with no problems, I notice that is off because the lights on my dashboard, I break and turn it back on and keep going, it doesn't do it all the time, so now I'm afraid to drive it on the freeway, what can be causing this?

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Nissan Altima Questions

Why 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.

why is my check engine line still on? (1 answer)

Check engine light is still on, it was the catalytic converter but we changed it. now that?

The door over my gas cap doesn't stay closed. Is this able to be replaced? (1 answer)

The little door that protects the gas cap used to stay shut until I pulled the level but now it never stays and I can see it swinging when I drive in the mirror. I'm not sure if they can properly be replaced.

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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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