Right Side Engine Mount May Wear and Cause Excessive Movement on Nissan Altima

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 111,158 (22,000–280,000)
Engines affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.5L V6
16 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015
271 people reported this problem
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3 motor mounts are cracked the motor vibrates a lot when it changes speed I am going to report a complaint to the better business bareu to get a recall on this car if everyone do this we could get better results
Right side motor mount is cracked all the way through. This car has been nothing but problems and Nissan always acts like its normal wear and tear. TPMS sensors have to be replaced once a year. I have a 96 Honda Accord with 246,700 miles and have only replaced, plugs, oil, muffler, timing belt, tires and fluids. Nissans are junk and Nissan does not stand behind the junk they make.
Front Top-Right Engine Mount - [Near Drive BeLt] w/ Rubber HoLder Broken !!!
Motor mounts shot. engine shaking and jerking on acceleration and deceleration. Have not yet repaired.
vibration when stopped at lights, more vibration felt on right, have not gotten fixed yet.
My engine would knock real bad whenever i shifted from R to D or P to D also if I was stopped with the car in D, it was so bad that i would shift slowly (like it helped) anyway, my friend is a mechanic and looked at it turns out all my mounts were cracked and needed to be replaced. I ordered all of them for about 85 a piece and had him change them for 120. Not bad but thats only because he was a real good friend.......
Good luck to anyone with this type of problem, its never fun having to hear something major is wrong with your car, the expense is always bad!!
I was surprised when I took my car in to be serviced and they told me that I needed 3 motor mounts replaced. I could only replace 2 and $800 later I still don't understand why this happened. Seems to me that when you have something that hold your motor, it shouldn't fall apart after only about 100,000 miles.
Motor mounts shot
Engine moves and makes clunk-like sound when starting from full stop. Feels like transmission is engaging hard. Took to dealer while still under warranty. Nissan dealer replaced two motor mounts. Much better after dealer replaced two motor mounts but could still feel a slight tug when starting from a stop. Took it back to dealership and was told it is fine, could not duplicate problem. Problem has slowly been getting worse. Recently noted rubber is torn in upper passenger-side motor mount.
broken motor mount, failed cam and crank sensor
The right side engine mount was cracked and Nissan claims that this is just normal wear and tear.
Was told that my motor mount is "going bad" and would cost $350 + tax to replace. The vehicle only has 66,000 miles on it. I have never had a reason not to trust who I take my car to so I'm now questioning the quality of Nissan.
Diagnosed motor mounts
Motor mounts need replaced
Motor mount was replaced year ago and seems to be bad again
Motor mount on upper passenger side is shot
Right side engine mount rubber had degraded, thus allowing the engine to contact the frame when hitting any sort of bump.
Stearin wheel shakes when cars in park, but put in park and it stops, also when you take off from red light it's like the trammison slips
Dealer view broken mount and suggested fixing before more serious problem occur.
I am in the process of having the mechanic fix the issue. When it is completed I will post online again.