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Overheating Due to Stuck Closed Thermostat on Nissan Altima

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 132,028 (30,000–260,500)
Engines affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.5L V6
11 model years affected: 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
41 people reported this problem
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thermostat goes up randomly for minutes at a time (10-25 minutes) and back to normal after i pull over and squeeze the hoses.The fan,AC/heat,water pump and hoses are all good.
Car keeps overheating. I have no coolant and the heater blows out cold air. Finally the car went out and had to call tow truck. Waiting to hear cost of repair
Engine overheats after 30-40 minutes of use. Will go "normal" if I turn heater on full blast.
A/C works only upon acceleration. Blows warm air when idle at traffic light.
2 years ago my car kept overheating, temp. guage showed no movement to alert me, with numerous related problems up until this day and 2 rebuilt engines. NEVER AGAIN will i buy a Nissan product!!!
gauge flactuates
I started to smell coolant when I would get out of my car, it never did over heat. So I took a flashlite and pointed it into the radiator resivor to light it up and it was almost empty. Dropped it off at the dealer and they called me saying my thermostat is stuck closed and I have a very small leak on the top radiator hose. Went ahead and changed the bottom radiator hose also.
Have a water leak someplace the auto ran hot. check engine light came on. The fan works good but water circulation in radiator with cap off is an off and on process.
Overheated only once, took straight to shop. Head gasket warped and had to be replaced. Very expensive.
Car over heated pulled over turned it off...now wont start..water now in spark plugs/cylinders..not in oil..got very hot from hole in small hose..what is wrong??
Engine overheated, check engine light came on. Brought car to repair shop, had cracked block and needed to be replaced. Water in all cylinders.
The standar thermostat is not opening causing overheating conditions i gonna buy the genuine thermostat
I got my head gasket changed and I believe the needle is not showing true. I have not heard the fans turn on but I know that it's getting power to it because I checked it with a Meter