Cruise Control Problems of Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima owners have reported 16 problems associated with cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).
#1 - Cruise Control problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2006 Nissan Altima. I was driving on the freeway in texas going 70 miles an hour on cruise control then two unexpecting jerks in the engine happened and loss of speed and the service engine soon light came on. This issue happened on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
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#2 - Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Nissan Altima. While going 75mph on cruise control all of a sudden all the gauges (rpm, mph, fuel, engine temp) dropped down to zero. Only the cruise control lights remained on. All while a combination of #'s and letters came up on the odometer (even the odometer went blank). It was a shock and I did not know how to react to this. My first reaction was to turn off the cruise control via the buttons on the steering wheel, as soon as I did it this caused all the gauges to come back to life including the odometer. Very weird issue. This cruise control issue occurred Sunday, December 11, 2011.
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#3 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2007 Nissan Altima. While driving 60 mph the car jerked forward as if there was a hard shift, the rpms dropped, and vehicle started to decelerate. I thought the cruise control disengaged so I pressed the gas pedal and I was still decelerating. I pulled to the side of the highway. Within 30 smoke started coming out from underneath the hood on the drivers side and through the vents. I got out of the car and went to safe place on the side of the road and turned to see the inside of the car completely filled with black smoke. Within a minute the flames came out from under the hood of the car. Within 10 minutes the car was completely engulfed in flames. This was a rental vehicle that was just completing a round trip of 180 miles. It was approximately 93 degrees with a heat index of 100. He vehicle was rented through enterprise rent-a-car. The agreement number id d-590774 with claim number 76j52. It was Tuesday, June 19, 2007 when this cruise control issue happened.
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#4 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 2007 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4AL21E67_. Cruise control set light keeps flashing intermittently, won't shut off just flashes cruise control set. It was February 2, 2009 when this cruise control issue occurred.
#5 - Cruise Control problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the car is 1N4AL11E96_. : the contact stated while crusing at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and automatically shut off. The dash lights started to get dim seconds before the incident occurred. The vehicle's steering wheel locked up after the vehicle stalled and rolled to a stop. The automatic transmission was shifted into neutral when parked, although it was only able to be shifted into park after 3 attempts. The vehicle started up normally after the transmission was in park. This incident occurred during the afternoon during damp road conditions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on 05/26/06 which determined that the contact was putting bad gas into the vehicle. The same incident occurred on 06/09/06 and 06/17/06 where the vehicle was travelling at 45 mph. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer 3 additional times, but was told that there was no problem with the vehicle. The failure date was Friday, May. 26, 2006.
#6 - Cruise Control problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima
Crash was involved with the Nissan Altima. The vehicle is a 2005 Nissan Altima. While driving 40mph, the driver engaged the brakes and the vehicle failed to stop. He attempted to engage the emergency brake and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The cruise control was not engaged. There were no warning indicator lights present during, before or after the crash occurred. The contact was unable to stop or gain control of the vehicle. The vehicle crashed into a tree and the vehicle was destroyed. The driver had back injuries in three places. A police report and photos are available. The police report indicated that they observed the driver attempting to stop for two hundred feet. After the vehicle was destroyed, the contact received a recall notice. The recall notice stated that there is a possibility that the engine may stop running while being driven due to the computer and could cause a crash without warning. The current and failure mileages were 31,000. This cruise control problem happened on 11/02/2007.
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#7 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2004 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that a safety recall repair was performed on the vehicle prior to receiving the safety recall notice. The manufacturer will not reimburse the contact. Before the repairs were made the cruise control would automatically deactivate. The contact stated that the engine hesitated and stalled when driving 70 mph. The engine indicator light illuminated intermittently. The contact would attempt to reset the failure, but after 10-15 minutes it would duplicate. The contact waited three to four days to bring the vehicle to the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 61,947. This cruise control issue occurred Jan. 23, 2007.
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#8 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this vehicle was 1N4BL11E74_. I have a 2004 Nissan Altima 3. 5se. Over the last couple of years, while in cruise control, and I press the steering-wheel mounted "coast" button, the car - occasionally and unexpectedly - accelerates hard for several seconds, prompting me to hit the brakes. I reported this to the dealer, and was told that as long as the cruise control light/indicator was not blinking, there is no problem with the cruise control system. I completely disagree with the dealer's statement. It was Jan. 1, 2010 when this cruise control issue happened.
#9 - Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL11D93_. At approximately 45,000 miles, my cruise control set button popped off my 2003 Nissan Altima. I took it to the dealership and they said since the car was out of warranty (over 36,000), it would cost $92. 00 to replace the entire part. This should not happen on a fairly new car. I previously owned a Saturn 1996 sl2 and never had a problem with the cruise control button falling off. I feel this is flimsy workmanship and the Nissan corporation should pay to have the problem fixed. This cruise control problem happened on Saturday, April 1, 2006.
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#10 - Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Nissan Altima s class. The contact stated that the motor has failed. On two occasions, the vehicle has automatically shut off while driving 60 mph. The most recent failure occurred one week ago and smoke ascended from the engine. The first time he took the vehicle to Nissan, they did not offer an explanation other than possible engine failure. They are not providing any solutions to the failures and did not state whether the vehicle was affected by the recall. The dealer claimed that the recalls pertaining to the engine were previously repaired. The contact stated that the cruise control no longer works. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 71,000 and failure mileage was 69,000. This cruise control issue occurred Monday, January 1, 2007.
#11 - Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2000 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the car is 1N4DL01DXY_. I have a manual transmission. The engine idle becomes erratic at times, sometimes when you start it the idle will go up and down from 1000 to 2100 continuously. Most of the time the idle remains high when you push in the clutch around 1600rpm until you come to a complete stop. Other time the idle goes very low near 400 rpm almost to a stall condition. Nissan says its normal. I have seen this same complaint not only with the Altima but with the Nissan frontier 2. 4l with manual as well (same engine as the Altima). The failure date was Oct. 15, 2000.
#12 - Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Nissan Altima
I bought this 2000 Nissan Altima new. Since approximately December of '03 the instrument cluster has repeatedly (too many times to keep track of) malfunctioned at arbitrary times giving either no info (gauges all go to 0) or incorrect info (130 mph at 1k rpm w/no water temp and suddenly full tank of gas). Problem can last any where from minutes to 24 hours+. The cruise control also malfunctions whenever this occurs. First took to dealer on 12/31/03, they could not diagnose problem, told me to bring it back while malfunctioning. Finally was able to get the car while malfunctioning to same dealership on 8/1/05. Problem has started to increase in frequency and duration. The second they hooked diagnostic equip to it the cluster corrected. They kept for 2 days, did not malfunction again so they could not diagnose 100%. They want to try replacing the speedometer head at $320, but 1) can't guarantee it will solve problem and 2) can't get part. They estimate 6-8 wks minimum to get part. When I went to leave dealership cluster malfunctioned showing no information, but no technician was available to diagnose. Showed zero on all gauges except gas which arbitrarily read 3/4 tank for entire 20-25 mile trip home. This car is an accident, or worse, waiting to happen. This issue happened on Wednesday, December 31, 2003.
#13 - Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Nissan Altima
I own a 2000 Nissan Altima gxe, and have been experiencing a failure in the speedometer, tach, odometer, and temp gauge while driving. The gauges will freeze up at any time and stay at their last position, while the car continues to operate as normal. The cruise control will also kick off if it is being used at the time. This leads to a vehicle that is only drivable by using the naked eye and judging your speed by other cars, and a failure in correct reporting of mileage. A solution is still under investigation, and a dealer has not been able to diagnosis it yet. I have seen many other reports of this same problem on several models of Nissans of this year (frontier, sentra, pathfinders) posted at various online car forums. Obviously this is a dangerous issue that has been overlooked by Nissan USA. It was Sunday, September 2, 2007 when this cruise control issue happened.
#14 - Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 1999 Nissan Altima. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The sway bar doesn't stabilize the vehicle. When driving the vehicle it bounces sideways, there noise when going over bumps (possible bent strut), and bounces sideways. The rear seat behind the driver collapsed upon the impact of the accident. The cruise control didn't appear to cancel when the vehicle was out of control. The cruise control is fine when driving straight, but if the vehicle swerves, the vehicle goes out of control. The antenna squeaked-was greased, the wipers are wrong-replaced, and the vehicle made a humming noise when accelerated. Scc. This cruise control issue occurred Friday, Jan. 17, 2003.
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#15 - Cruise Control problem of the 1998 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 1998 Nissan Altima. Crash was involved with the Nissan Altima. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4DL01D5W_. The sway bar and cruise control needed to be replaced. This cruise control problem happened on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003.
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#16 - Cruise Control problem of the 1998 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 1998 Nissan Altima. 1. Was driving south on hwy 101 in California at 60 mph. 2. Brakes failed to slow car down, only released an odor as the pads appeared to be smoldering. Accelerator appeared to be frozen and for a couple minutes actually accelerated. 3. Applied brakes repeatedly, pulled on hand brake, pressed on cruise control on off switch, pressed on cruise control cancel and set switches. Up until then the cruise control was not working at all anyway. But, it appeared that cruise control was on and non-responding to the brakes. Went past exit and continued down highway toward gilroy, CA with no ability to stop vehicle. After approximately 10 miles, car began to slow down by itself and I exited. While driving on a city street, on the same day, the incident occurred again while traveling 30 mph. I was able to force the transmission into neutral and stop in the right lane of traffic by pulling forcefully on the emergency brake. At the auto shop, I was shown completely disintegrated brakepad on the left and a paper thin brakepad on the right. Both rotors were 80% covered with large black blotches. Brakes and rotors were replaced one week later. This problem occurred on 11/04/09.
Other Vehicle Speed Control related problems of Nissan Altima:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||98|
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||23|
|Accelerator Pedal problems||16|
|Cruise Control problems||16|
|Speed Sensor problems||7|
|Speed Control Linkage problems||4|
|Accelerator Stuck problems||3|
|Speed Control Cable problems||2|
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||1|