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Nissan Altima Hybrid Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front struts can wear prematurely and develop a knocking noise when driving over bumps.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Crankshaft and camshaft position sensors can leak oil into the connector causing Check Engine Light illumination. The engine may also stall as a result. Leaking sensors should be replaced.

Engine -- Verified

The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.

Nissan Altima Hybrid Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 4, 2008

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This recall affects certain vehicles equipped Occupant Classification System (OCS) control units manufactured by Continental Automotive Systems. A varistor in the OCS control unit may have been manufactured out of specification. Under certain conditions, this could interupt the signal between the OCS and the air bag control unit (ACU), causing the passenger air bag to be suppressed in an accident. If the air bag does not deploy when needed in a crash, the risk of injury is increased. Dealers will test the signal between the OCS and ACU with a special tool to verify proper function. The seat cushion containing the OCS hardware will be replaced as necessary. The recall began November 4, 2008.

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Nissan Altima Hybrid Questions and Answers

samtan821, 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid, 4 Cylinder, San Francisco, CA

I have 07 nissan altima hybrid it was runing fine , but today I was
driving and the car die on me , I try to start it , but it won't start ,
someone can help me !!

rhm, 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid, Broadway, NC

my problem with my car is that the a/c and heater control broked ,, and i change it by buying a new one but it dosnt work ,, do i need to a program for it ? or what i have to do ?

ladybug123, 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid, Los Angeles, CA

I also need a sway bar. How much do you think the total cost would be?

jagx35x, 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid, Yakima, WA

i recently slid into a curb and it bent my rim a little and now when i drive the car makes a rubbing noise but it's not rubbing on anything and when i turn right it's louder what could th...

will1395, 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid, Bridgeport, CT

Was told u could mess up the electrical system if the r134a was used

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Nissan Altima Hybrid Reviews

Just received an estimate for engine repair on my 2007 hybrid with 76,000 miles on it. Apparently I need a rebuild due to carbon build up in the engine. $3500.00 plus tax, of course. I wish I knew about this potential complication before I bought the car. So much for gas savings. How about Nissan stepping up and helping out it's hybrid owners, since I am told this is a problem specific to the hybrid model? Hope they are working on a fix.

160,000 miles on it now no repairs other than headlight bulbs tires and a regular 12 v battery. i just replaced the ignition coil and finally the brakes now need replacement what a car !

I picked my 07 Hybrid up in 2009 with 24k miles on it. Now just over 90k, I have had no mechanical issues with the car at all! Stock tires sucked but replacing them with good tires meant losing a bit of mileage but still regularly over 32mpg when driving mostly fwy in a spirited fashion, I cannot complain at all. Sure some cars are better now, but mine is paid for and I still really enjoy the drive. Looking forward to another 90k miles at least!

Initially the car was wonderful! After 30K we had to have the carbon build-up cleaned from the engine-thankfully it was covered under warranty. It is approaching 60K and it looks like it needs to be done again except now it will cost us $3500!! Otherwise the car handles well, great gas mileage!

This car is a great find! We average 38 mpg's and the car handles like a dream! My largest issue with the car is the trunk size. The hybrid batteries cut down the trunk to a minimal size. So you just have to pack light. The rear seat is wide enough for two child seats and an adult to sit comfortably - which is more than most people can say about any car! And the drive train is smooth as it transitions between the electronic motor mode and the gas operated engine. Great car. Awesome gas mileage! and you dont have to suffer comfort for having a GAS SAVER!!!
thank you nissan!

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