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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Nissan Altima - part 1

Nissan Altima owners have reported 514 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 10/05/2017

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. While operating the vehicle, the check engine indicator illuminated and the vehicle hesitated and bucked. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the camshaft sensor malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The sensor was replaced, but the vehicle later experienced difficulty starting. The local dealer (sumerian Nissan in fort myers, FL) and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03v4855000 (engine), although the failures were identical. The failure mileage was 133,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. While operating the vehicle, the check engine indicator illuminated and the vehicle hesitated and bucked. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the camshaft sensor malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The sensor was replaced, but the vehicle later experienced difficulty starting. The local dealer (sumerian Nissan in fort myers FL) and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03v4855000 (engine). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 133,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 09/19/2017

My Nissan Altima 2014 engine caught on fire while driving on va 286 interstate 66 w exit toward front royal for merging onto I-66 w virginia. Luckily I got out safely. I saw smoke come up from under the hood so shut the engine off, so I pulled over to the side. Then a flame came up and I ran out of the car. Within a matter of seconds the whole car was engulfed in flames and is destroyed 75% and I hardly saved my life but lost laptop, mobiles, baby car seat, stroller and other personal stuff. We lost our car which costed us $22,000. 00 even engine was under 5 year warranty which caused a reason of fire but Nissan is not ready to take responsibility of its product even their product will take your life. We still owe to bank for Nissan Altima 2014. Help us to cover a total loss from Nissan. This stuff should not be happening!! I do not have gap insurance either. Nissan should give us new car as a replacement!!!!.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 09/08/2017

Transmission failed while driving from tampa, FL to chicago, IL. Car died in normal, IL. Had it towed to the local dealership, had to get a rental car, was told that the transmission had metal fragments in it and that it would be a week to get a new one and cost $4,500.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 08/29/2017

Transmission problem the car when I try to put in reverse he start to jump and them is shut off same when put in drive position somebody tell me is the cvt transmission.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 08/28/2017

Loss of power. Can't drive over 60 mph. Rpms keep going up but car won't go any faster.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 08/23/2017

2014 Nissan Altima s. I was driving on the freeway car just stopped running almost got hit by 2 cars transmission stopped working with no warnings of any kind lots of complaint s on this transmission on the internet. Very dangerous. We dont have money to pay for it. Only 3 years ols car. 60 thousand miles.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 08/22/2017

At around 11:50 pm Monday August 21, 2017 my son parked his Nissan Altima on residential street in front of a friends house while he ran in for a bit before heading home, about 10 minutes later 2 loud "pops" rattled the home. They stepped out front to find that his 2008 Nissan Altima was fully engulfed in flames 20-30 feet high. At 00:11 the fire department arrived and worked to extinguished the car, finally finding it safe to leave at 01:17. They car is obviously a total loss. I am requesting an investigation into the cause of this random "explosion" of the vehicle while parked. Thankfully, no one was injured and no other structures were damaged (possible damage to the city road), this very well could have resulted in a devastating outcome.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 07/07/2017

After driving vehicle for 1 hour or more, vehicle goes into fail-safe mode, meaning the rpms will not go over 2500. So, if one is on the highway going 70 mph, then arrives at a hill, then the vehicle speed could decrease to 40 mph. According to mechanic, this is a known issue and Nissan has a service kit for this exact issue. I am not sure why it is not a recall. . .

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 07/07/2017

Takata recall, got in a car accident and the air bags didn't deploy. My car was a total loss. Were there any airbags in the car??????.


 
car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 07/05/2017

I was on my way to my destination and every time I would press the gas pedal the car wouldn't accelerate. It would hesitate to go. Then later that afternoon I was at a red light and the car turned off. No warning lights came on at all and I had plenty of gas.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

Enigine/transmission issues on our way out of town, not 45 minutes into our trip and without warning the car goes from 65 miles to less. The car will not accelerate. With a two lane highway and trucks behind us. I am very concerned of getting stranded in the desert, killed or severely injured. This is not the first time. It's occurred numerous times. Our dealer peoria Nissan in az said, they could not find anything wrong even after we insisted. Something's wrong, I swear it's a faulty transmission issue.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 06/30/2017

While driving down the interstate once the engine gets hot the car loses all power. No warning lights come on and once you stop the car and let the engine cool down it runs fine.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 06/19/2017

I tried to start my car and the onboard computer screen say no key detected, I have the key in my hand and still it will not start, I can unlock the doors, trunk etc. Fine, I even went and bought the same exact new battery for the key fog and the problem persist, I went online and look up Nissan owners with similar problem with Nissan Altima key fog problem and it seem like a common issue, but surprise that there is no recall on the issue, everybody I know that owns a Nissan told me there is time they be driving and the onboard computer state no key detected, thank god I don't live I a remote location or else I would be stranded, online everyone that had the problem had to end up paying $500 or more to fix the issue, which I feel is a defect in Nissan engine control unit system, I contact the dealership that I bought my Nissan Altima from and they wanted to charge me over #500 total to fix the issue, I think it is a scam, I found a work around the issue but it is just not right that they know the engine control unit has a problem and the refuse to address the issue, except leave the customer with a new bill or stranded.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 06/04/2017

We purchased a 2003 Nissan Altima, after making a stop on the way home, 3 hours away, the car would not restart. We were stationary in a residential parking lot. Had it towed to a certified Nissan dealership in northern virginia and it was determined it was the crankshaft/camshaft positioning sensors. Nissan would not honor the recall because our Altima has the 3. 5 v6. Apparently the recall is only for the 4cyl. Well guys, the sensors in the v6s don't work either. So after paying the $1,068. 17 repair cost and multiple trips back and forth to northern virginia (if you have ever been there you know traffic is horrible) we finally brought the car home. Bad business!!.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 05/30/2017

A local auto shop has replaced the crank position sensor twice but the same obdii code appeared again. The car will crank but not start for several minutes. This problem (which is associated with a recall but not for our VIN) is also associated with the engine shutting down during vehicle operation, possibly causing crashes. The Nissan dealer has claimed that there is no repair nor recall they can do. I suspect that Nissan is failing to report the extent of the problem which has been widely reported in owner interest groups on the internet.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 17
Failure Date: 05/13/2017

Nissan used parts in the timing chain system which prematurely fail and will not cover the repair after warranty. The issue was not able to be discovered until it had already failed and in this case, is not a repair the owner can perform on their own. Certain mechanics have even chose not to perform this repair and the ones which are able to, charge in the $2000+ range. When contacting Nissan about this issue, they were aware of this problem but had said it would have to have been repaired while under warranty. Once the timing is effected, the engine and drive train seem to have dropped in performance in which I have very sluggish acceleration and cannot ready speeds over 30 mph. There is no way I was able to even check if the timing chain system had signs of going bad, and if there was a recall, this issue could have been avoided for myself and others. This faulty system creates an unsafe, unreliable machine which Nissan should take full responsibility.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 04/03/2017

My car cut off byself and it take long time crank up.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 19
Failure Date: 04/01/2017

Timing chain.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 03/28/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Altima. While stationary, the vehicle would not start when prompted by the key fob. In addition, while driving various speeds, the vehicle would not stop when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact was able to place the vehicle in park to stop. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,090.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 21
Failure Date: 03/22/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the cam sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 22
Failure Date: 03/20/2017

Takata recall my car seems like it won't crank up or like it is not getting gas.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 23
Failure Date: 03/07/2017

Letter from senator franken on behalf of constituent re a recall 03v-084 repair that years later seems not to have fixed the problem. The consumer stated the recall, #03v-084, was performed on or about 01/15/04 but, was not effective in preventing engine damage. The consumer would like for the vehicle to repaired again under the recall. The consumer stated the vehicle consumed about one quart of oil per tank full of gas.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 24
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

2002 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to power valve screw issue. The consumer stated he was quoted a price of $1,000 for a catalytic converter and $5200 for a new engine with less than 90,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 25
Failure Date: 02/28/2017

I drove my car on February 28 from my garage in my house in bolton, MA to lexington MA at 9 am. Upon starting, I noticed a slight strange smell. It was a bit like oil or maybe chemical smells but I am not sure as I had not smelled this before. I rolled down the windows as I drove to clear it and kept an eye on the temperature gauge, which was normal. After 5 mins, the smell cleared, the heat temp was normal and I drove for about 40 mins while talking on my bluetooth. I parked in front of grace chapel in lexington on the street and as I pulled to a stop to park on the street in front of the church, I noticed some smoke. I immediately shut off the car. Within moments there were flames and I called 911 as I got out. I had only time to get my purse, my bag and the food in the trunk I was bringing for the pantry and moved away. Within 3 minutes, it was engulfed about 30% up to the windshield as the first police arrived. He moved the car parked right in front of mine, thank god. Two minutes later firemen came and about two minutes later they had water on the car but it was fully engulfed. They were able to keep the damage to only affect two other cars parked in the parking lot next to the street across from my car, separated by a sidewalk. The vehicle has been meticulously maintained by us. No accidents. No mechanical problems. All recalls followed. I drive normally. Oil changes are done regularly. No mechanical work has been done on the car. There are recalls on the v6 2013 Altimas for possible fire issues. Mine is a v4. Here's one website but if you google 2013 Altima fires, you will find others. . Read more...

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