Nissan Altima Hybrid Repair and Maintenance
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Nissan Altima Hybrid ProblemsFront Struts May Wear Prematurely and Cause Knocking Noise
The front struts can wear prematurely and develop a knocking noise when driving over bumps.
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.
The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.
Nissan Altima Hybrid QuestionsSounds like an airplane, 100% related to car speed, not engine RPM or gear. Why? (1 answer)
When accelerating, the noise gets louder and higher in pitch, when slowing down, the opposite. It makes the noise in Neutral, Drive, or Brake (engine breaking). When going down a hill in Neutral and accelerating under its own weight, it acts the same. Everything about the sound is related to ca...
My car smells like burning coolant and it's Leaking somewhere towards the front of the car
Is this a major issue that needs to be repaired right away? Can it do harm? What are the effects on the vehicle?
Nissan Altima Hybrid RecallsPassenger Air Bag May Not Deploy
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.