Engine Burning Oil Problems of Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima owners have reported 115 problems linked to engine burning oil (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2002 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL11D62_. The vehicle has a defective catalytic converter that goes bad very quickly which results into junk being sucked into the engine. Eventually the engine gets blown or burns oil at an alarming rate. Everyone with the 2002 Nissan Altima has this problem and Nissan refuses to accept responsibility and make a recall. Nissan simply charges us thousands to replace the engine multiple times which of courses does not fix the problem. The failure date was August 19, 2013.
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#2 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2006 Nissan Altima. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1NAL11D16N_. The vehicle listed above went in for a oil change three weeks prior to the incident date listed above. Two weeks after the oil change the oil indicator began to flash, calling the mechanic instructed for the car to be brought in for inspection. The mechanic noticed that a excessive amount of oil was consumed, the mechanic further notice that there was no leak under or around the vehicle to lose oil, coming to the conclusion that the engine had consumed all of the oil. He proceeded to put more oil in the car. A week later I noticed that the engine began to knock, that the engine had been damaged. I proceeded to look to see if there was any recalls on the vehicle listed above. This issue happened on Fri., Aug. 9, 2013.. Read more...
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#3 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL11DX6_. The vehicle was a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the dealer inspected the vehicle and stated that the vehicle exhibited excessive oil consumption. The contact spoke with the manufacturer regarding NHTSA recall campaign id number: 06v223000 (engine and engine cooling) and was told that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 76,000 and the current mileage was 93,000. It was Monday, March 11, 2013 when this engine burning oil issue occurred.
#4 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the engine exhibited excessive oil consumption. The vehicle was taken to an independent auto mechanic, who advised that a quart of oil was being consumed every 1,000 miles. The technician detected that the engine dip-stick was completely dry and engine oil was dispensed at the appropriate level. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07v527000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 61,748. It was Oct. 27, 2010 when this engine burning oil issue occurred.
#5 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2003 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this Altima is 1N4AL11D53_. Recently the engine blew on my Altima. It had been function properly and received regular maintenance since its purchase date roughly 6 months ago with about 74,000 miles. The catalytic converter failed and overheated at around 78,000 miles. Currently it is burning through about 3 liters of oil a week. Because of the damage caused by catalytic converter, the engine is no longer serviceable. This engine burning oil problem happened on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012.
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#6 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Nissan Altima. The car has an unusual oil consumption related to catalytic converter problems seems like. It is too many owners of this car having the same issue and base on their information there is not accountability from Nissan. This issue must be investigated by the authorities and enforce the quality material from Nissan for these car parts (catalytic and engine). This could be a hazard issue for possible fire or undesired gases on lungs and/or environment. Nissan must accept their wrong doing and responsibility for this poor quality materials and technology sell by them in our country. We must be protect from this cheap companies products without any work ethical. The failure date was Saturday, May 12, 2012.. Read more...
#7 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL11D83_. Suddenly starting using 1 qt. Oil every 600 miles. No leaks, no smoke, no check engine light ever came on. Took it to my local Nissan dealership. They said oil consumption was from catalytic converter breaking down and getting sucked into engine absorbing the oil and scoring lower engine (cylinder block walls), thus causing oil blow by. They recommend catalytic converter and engine replacement at $5,000 dollars. There is a history of these converter failures from 2002 in Nissan products. My local dealer said my vehicle wasn't on recall. The biggest concern in this matter was that check engine light never came on and had I'd gone another 1000 miles this car could have seized up on the interstate. It was Friday, November 23, 2012 when this engine burning oil issue happened.
#8 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
I bought Nissan Altima 2003 on August 20 2012. I drove it around 800 miles and did oil change at lube express they changed oil at 67290 miles, after driving for around 200 miles car was making wiered noice from engine. I got help of a local mechanic, he confirmed that there was no engine oil in the car !!! he put full 5 quart engine oil. I again got it inspected at lube express, they also confirmed there was no leakage. The third refill does not last for long. After 3 days again 5 quart engine oil was disappeared from engine. I again got it inspected at Nissan dealership on 10/09/2012 they also confirmed that there was no oil leaks and they did burning oil consumption test, again there was no engine oil in the car. They had suggested me to change entire engine!!!. I can not drive car at all. The engine may caught fire !!! I surfed lot of websites and found that in Nissan Altima 2003, lots of people have experienced the problem and it had occured after 60,000 miles I. E. After warranty expires and same happened with me as well. I complained at Nissan but they replied that they can not do anything since warranty expires. Problem in Altima occures after original warranty expires!!!! Nissan is selling cars which can cause serious accidents and I want to stop this. Problem in engine occures after warranty expires. Please help since this may case loss of life and serious accidents. Nissan can not escape from its social responsibility since they are selling junk cars to americans. I can provide lot of website and blogs to prove that Nissan sold 2003-altima with faulty engines. They must recall Altima 2. 5l - 2003 and they must find amicable solution for this problem. I know that I am at a big loss but my effort will help to save lot of lives who are driving Nissan cars on highways with huge risk. I trust in god and law of the united states of America. Thanks, kalpit. This engine burning oil issue occurred Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
#9 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
My 2006 Nissan Altima 2. 5 sl appears to be part of a recall (ntb06-028) for excessive oil consumption. The car began exhibiting the symptoms of the recall concerning excessive oil burning at 120k miles in late June 2012. The problem started suddenly, burning one quart every 600 miles and with in two weeks one quart every 300-350 miles. Throughout my ownership of the car the vehicle had always been properly maintained at my local Nissan dealer. At 138k miles the vehicle began making a noise that sounded like a bag trapped underneath the car. Just after arriving home, the car exploded in thick, black smoke that billowed from under the hood and into the vehicle through the vents. Recall campaign id number: 06v223000 clearly states that, ?certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2. 5l engines may experience excessive oil consumption?. The extreme consequence of this problem is engine damage and fire. According to my records the recall was performed on the car on 4/24/08 at my local dealership however my initial contact at Nissan corporate said that the car was not a part of the recall. Later, another representative said that the recall was performed on 4/26/06 (this predates the NHTSA a preliminary defect report). After multiple phone calls and conversations I am extremely disappointed that Nissan will not accept any responsibility for the faulty recall fix. This issue happened on Monday, Jul. 23, 2012.
#10 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
Consumer has a 2002 Nissan Altima. An independent mechanic was performing a diagnostic test on the vehicle to determine what cause the check engine light to illuminate; he stated that the exhaust and the catalytic converter were defective. The vehicle was also consuming oil excessively. The mechanic informed the contact the vehicle needed a new catalytic converter system, 3rd such repair. Oxygen sensors, a new ecm reflash and a new engine the 1st catalyst had apparently cause parts to be sucked into the engine which subsequently led to the failure of additional converters and engine oil consumption . The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that he would have to pay to have the vehicle repaired. The vehicle is having a remanuafactured engine, catalyst and sensors replaced at a cost of nearly $3000. This engine burning oil issue occurred Sep. 15, 2012.
#11 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle was 1N4AL11D92_. My car has been burning oil at a very fast rate, the check engine light has turned on, and my gas has lowered. My check oil light has never turned on, not even once in the 2 years that I have owned it. The failure date was July 31, 2012.
#12 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2003 Nissan Altima. My car began to shake uncontrollably and my check engine light started to flash. I've brought it into a shop 3x now and they can't seem to find the problem so my car has been sitting in my driveway since the incident. My oil is burning at an extreme rate. I only drive max. Maybe 20 miles in 2 days and keep having to put 2qts. Of oil in my car. It's smoking really bad too. I keep paying for labor when the problem hasn't been solved. I found the following on Nissanhelp. Com: ntb03-070c safety recall campaign -revised- 2002-2003 Nissan Altima, 2002-2004 sentra; voluntary recall campaign engine exhaust pipe hanger pin and pre-catalyst for 2002-2003 model year Altimas and 2002-2004 model year sentras, there is a possibility that certain engine operating conditions may cause damage to the pre-catalyst. Material from inside a damaged pre-catalyst could enter the engine and result in increased oil consumption. If the engine oil level is not checked on a periodic basis and drops below the low level, and the driver continues to operate the vehicle ignoring noticeable engine noise, engine damage may occur which could result in a fire. I don't know what to do. I keep paying money, but no one seems to fix the problem and I need a car. It was Saturday, July 14, 2012 when this engine burning oil issue occurred.
#13 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Nissan Altima is 1N4AL11D96_. The vehicle involved is a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the engine was burning excessive oil, causing the catalytic converter to fail. In addition, the rear suspension was sitting abnormally low to the ground and was sitting noticeably lower than the front suspension. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed him that the engine and catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified who advised the contact that there were no recalls for the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 166,000. This engine burning oil issue occurred Apr. 9, 2010.
#14 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2003 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL11E13_. Due to faulty cat converter which Nissan failed to replace the engine is burning oil excessively due to debris from cat converter going inside the engine. Roughly at around 100k miles car needs new cat converters and new engine block. This issue is very famous among 2002-2006 Altimas and Nissan is well aware of this. The oil indicator fails to inform the driver of pretty much zero oil in engine and this creates a catastrophic damage to engine which can result in fire. This engine burning oil issue occurred February 1, 2012.
#15 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the car is 1N4BL11EX2_. My car burns a quart of oil a month at least, were is it going its to much to be evap from loose rings and my gaskets are good and I cant just keep changing catalytic converter 1 a month also my clutch doesn't seem to hold pressure it stays pretty sloppy and sometimes starts grabbing real low. The failure date was Thursday, Jul. 5, 2012.
#16 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2002 Nissan Altima. I purchased this car from a dealer used (2nd owner) in 2005 with approx 37,000 miles. Ran fine. During the first year it was noticed it burned alot of oil, however had no oil leak. Also began having heating issues (which persist)in the way that it will only give off heat if car is moving at 2rpms or higher. Check engine light was on probably within first 6 months and has only not been on since then when a mechanic "resets" it--and that lasts short period(like week). This car died while driving on the interstate for no apparent reason winter of 2009. It was found to need new engine. Replacement with used engine approx $4,000. 00. This engine promptly died in less than a month and yet again needed to be replaced. A 2005 motor was then put in my car, but guess what?? same problem with oil mysteriously vanishing and no leaking on ground and no leak to be found. Spring of 2010 all recall work done, including sensor 03v084000 which could cause a fire. Now find out catalytic converter is bad. Also through web-browsing that this can cause check engine light to be on all the time, is related to the recalled sensor, as well as the need for engine replacement. The cold air issue appears unrelated to this and is caused by air in the heating/cooling system, however this too is very common Nissan Altima problem. It seems to me that Nissan is putting bandaid on bigger issue by recalling only sensor and not addressing the fact that this is causing bigger, much costlier problems for the consumer. I have been able to find 100's of people on the internet who are complaining about the same exact thing. I also personally know 3 other "02 Nissan Altima owners who share this issue. I have easily put $8,000 into this car for problems related to the engine only. This is seems to be a widespread problem and should be addressed in a serious manner. Thank you. The failure date was Wednesday, January 14, 2009.
#17 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this Altima is 1N4AL11D92_. I had purchased my 2002 Nissan Altima from a private party and had noticed it was burning an usual amount of oil when I took it on its first long distance drive a week after I had purchased it. When I took it back to the party I had purchased the vehicle from they told me they would help research the issue but could not refund my money. We found this particle model had problems with the catalytic converter and if not repaired in time could and would damage the engine. We then found that my car had been fixed at the the 50,000 mile range at the dealership from whom the previous party had purchased the car. I contacted Nissan corporate and they told me I need to pay to get an oil consumption test done to ensure that is was indeed burning oil. After I paid a hundred dollars to have this done they told me there was nothing they would do ( at this time the vehicle still had under 90,000 miles). Since then I have have replaces another catalytic converter, valve cover, and numerous gallons of oil. My last visit to the shop I was told I'm now burn antifreeze and I needed a new engine. This engine burning oil problem happened on 05/20/10.
#18 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1N4AL11D92_. 2002 Nissan Altima was serviced @ recall campaign in 2003. The dealership states the remedy was completed. However my car, overtime, shows the symptoms of a damaged catalyst substrate from the catalytic converter. These symptoms are exactly what is described in the original recall notice: ntb03-070d. Additionally my automobile has soot from burning oil in the tailpipe and has always run hot even though the dashboard temperature gauge, always stayed in the middle between hot and cold. I have taken my vehicle in for service and other recall notices, nothing was ever spoken of about this issue. Strange that an ase technician wouldn't see these symptoms, & report a potential problem. Only after my engine overheated and failed did I find the details of this problem; while researching my repair options online. The inspection process of the catalytic converter in my case seems to have not been properly preformed. I contacted the dealership to ask for the detailed service records for my Altima for that campaign. The service rep. Stated the repair was performed. I asked the service rep. To produce the inspection documentation for my vehicle's cat. System. He could not produce that documentation. I next called Nissan of na to file a notice. I stated my Altima may not have had the proper remedy to address the recall, and that damage was evident. I was informed that I would have to take my vehicle into a Nissan dealership for an inspection of the cat. System at my own expense. After the results of the inspection are noted, if it is warranted my case will be escalated to Nissan for review. I would like to follow up with further details if possible. If I cannot amend this complaint, I will document the resulting findings in another complaint and reference this number for correlation. This issue happened on November 13, 2011.
#19 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2007 Nissan Altima. Oil consumption problem causes engine to lose oil and run rough, rattle, miss. This has been occurring within 2,500 miles after each oil change. The dealer only now acknowledges that it's lost oil, but is requiring that I drive it again for 1,000 miles to run an oil consumption test. The fix is apparently a new engine. It was September 30, 2008 when this engine burning oil issue occurred.
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#20 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
I have a 2006 Nissan Altima that was manufactured on 2/06. There have been reported fire issues due to the oil consumption. I am not comfortable diving the car. I called the service department at hilltop Nissan on rt 10 in e hanover and was told they weren't doing anything for another 60 days. I want to get out of the car before there is an issue to report. I will add the date I contacted the dealership. This engine burning oil problem happened on Jun. 5, 2006.
#21 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL11D46_. I bought a 2006 Nissan Altima on may 22, 2006. Yesterday, I received a notice from Nissan stating that there is an engine problem relating to oil consumption and engine fires. (I also saw an article in the paper about this problem) I have only 700 miles on the car, I checked the oil as soon as I received the notice and the oil was down by 1/2 quart, which is unheard of for a car with only 700 miles. I called the dealership and was told that Nissan is increasing their warranty and to keep my oil levels up. For the amount of money I paid for this car (cash), I should not have to be concerned with an engine catching on fire. I think Nissan should buy my car back and sell me a model that is not defective(only had the car 3 weeks). I am still waiting to hear from the dealership on how they will handle this problem. This problem occurred on June 13, 2006.
#22 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
Purchased 2006 Nissan Altima last day of April. Since then the following has occurred. . . . 1. Five days after the purchased date fuel pump replaced. Car was very difficult to start 2. Since the dealership was unable to perform any detailing service on the date of purchase it was agreed I could bring it back at a later date. On 20 may during detailing service a 6" strip of paint peeled off the front bumper. Bumper was sent to local paint shop in daphne al. For repair. . . Ask the dealership for paperwork on the re-paint, to date have not received paperwork. 3. Now the first of two real serious concerns. Steering / handling at speeds over 60 mph is unsafe with any measurable wind. The car w/o considerable correction veers from lane to lane. This has been the case from day one. . . . Dealership stated tire air pressure was the likely cause. . . . I've tried the recommend 29 psi down to 24 psi. Up to 34 psi. Did not help. My intent was to pass this car along to my 16 year old daughter but feel it's too unsafe during highway/freeway driving. Three days ago I receive the oil consumption letter from Nissan. I drive approx. 120 miles per day 5 days a week. To date my car has 2700 miles during the first oil check at approx. 1000 miles I noticed the oil level was approx. One quart low but was not concerned due to not knowing for sure how much oil was present during purchase. . . . Added 1 qrt and had not checked the level again until I received the letter. . . 1700 miles total. . . . During this second oil level check the oil level on the dip stick was found just below the add mark. No light indicator had come on the control panel. . . Had I not received the letter it would have been t 2000 more miles before my first scheduled oil change was due and would not have checked it prior to that point. . . . This is a huge safety concern to my family and I. I truly hope the NHTSA and Nissan does the right thing before someone pays with their life. This engine burning oil issue occurred Fri., Jun. 16, 2006.
#23 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
I bought a 2006 Nissan Altima on February 25, 2006. The first oil change I was almost a quart low, the second oil change about the same thing. I received a notice from Nissan stating that there is an engine problem relating to oil consumption and engine fires. I also saw an article in autoweek about this problem. They are extending the warranty to 100,000 miles and want me to check my oil every 700 miles. Are they kidding, a car that burst into flames if you donã‚??t check the oil almost every time you fill with gas and all they are willing to do is extend the warranty. I have only 8,000 miles on the car, and feel completely unsafe driving it now. Niacin need to correct this problem now if that required changing the engine so be it. This will be the last Nissan I purchase ever and I have owned 4 before. This problem occurred on 06/03/06.
#24 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
I picked up my new Nissan Altima on the evening of may 31. I was going to buy a used car but the dealer convinced me that I would never have any problems if I leased it new instead of buying a used vehicle. The next day I find that there is a problem with engine oil consumption and possibly engine fires. The problem is so bad that Nissan has stopped selling this vehicle 24 hours after I picked up my vehicle. I questioned the dealer who swears he had no knowledge of any problems. This must be a lie. I was not permitted to return the vehicle. I checked my oil after 580 miles driven and it is already down two quarts. The dealer must have known of reported problems. It was May. 31, 2006 when this engine burning oil issue occurred.
#25 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2006 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle was 1N4AL11D36_. : the contact stated a letter was received from the manufacturer was received concerning excessive oil consumption and risk of possible fire. There is currently no problem with the vehicle; however there is concern of the potential risk. The manufacturer has put a hold on the sale of new Altima's with a 2. 5 liter engine pending their investigation of the possible problem. Updated 07/07/06. This engine burning oil problem happened on June 19, 2006.
#26 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Nissan Altima. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4AL11DX6_. We purchased a new Nissan 2006 Altima 2. 5 on 05/31/06. Two days later, June 2nd, it was on the news that Nissan told their dealers to stop selling this car due to engine fires and excessive oil consumption. Within a week we received a letter from Nissan telling owners about this problem and to monitor oil level. We then contacted Nissan with the phone number that was on this letter. We told them we would like to return this car and pay the difference for the v-6 model. They laughed! we feel that we should not have to monitor the oil on a brand new car. We bought this car for my wife to commute to school we have had this car for 22 days and do-not feel safe. They have already made an acknowledgement of this problem in their letter about monitoring the oil which could be the result of engine fires if not properly maintained. As a consumer buying a new car you should not be burdened by this problem between recommended oil changes, this was our first Nissan purchase and Nissan headquarters made us feel very poorly about them. I am very dissatisfied with my purchase of this vehicle and not safe at all, why should something happen, an engine fire or anything else like this before something can be done to make me a satisfied customer. This engine burning oil problem happened on 06/02/2006.
#27 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Altima. I was informed that I am currently driving on a recall engine and no one seems to know how the problem will be addressed. I just purchased this 2006 Nissan Altima not even 2 months ago and already there is a recall on the motor in regards to oil consumption. However Nissan wants to ensure that the oil level is being maintained at a correct level in which I was informed that I needed to go to the dealer every 700 miles. Why???? do you know how much of an inconvenience that is to individuals. Give me a break. This problem has to do with the engine which is being explained that it has to be replaced. When??? how long do we have to put our lives on hold for Nissan. This is a multi-million dollar company and they have sold 85,000 defective units. Why should I pay a car note on a vehicle that is defective and no action is being taken to correct the problem. I feel more communication is needed ASAP. Please advise. This engine burning oil issue occurred 06/23/06.
#28 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Nissan Altima. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1N4AL11EX6_. We purchased a new Nissan 2006 Altima 2. 5 on 05/31/06. Two days later, June 2nd, it was on the news that Nissan told their dealers to stop selling this car due to engine fires and excessive oil consumption. Within a week we received an un-dated letter from Nissan telling owners about this problem and to monitor oil level. Further word would come in 60 days - two months! I was told that on June 1 they stopped selling the affected vehicles. One day after my purchase! we then contacted Nissan with the phone number that was on the letter. We told them we would like to return this car and get something else or our money back. They laughed! the dealer did the same, and gave me a very low trade in price. We feel that we should not have to monitor the oil on a brand new car. We bought this car for its reliability after we had lemon law problems with another vehicle. It looks like we got another lemon! we had this car for less than 2 weeks and under 600 miles and do-not feel safe. They have already made an admission of this problem in their letter about monitoring the oil which could result in engine fires if not properly maintained. As a consumer buying a new car I should not be burdened by this problem between recommended oil changes and be exposed to possible injury or death. This was our first Nissan purchase and Nissan customer service and the dealership made us feel very poorly about them. I am very dissatisfied with my purchase of this vehicle and have no confidence in it. I do not want my family or myself in an unsafe vehicle and we do not feel safe at all! and I have to wait 60 days for some sort of action! why should we wait for something to happen, an engine fire or anything else before something can be done? to make me a satisfied customer take the vehicle back and replace it or refund me!. The failure date was 06/14/2006.
#29 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2006 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the car is 1N4AL11D96_. : the contact stated a noise was heard coming from the engine; there was excessive oil consumption and the transmission slips at various speeds. The noise from the engine was observed before the engine excessive oil consumption was discovered. The dealership was alerted and directed the contact to add oil every 700 miles. The dealer explained something is wrong with the pistons therefore; the engine needs to be replaced. It will take up to two months for the replacement engine to be available. The manufacturer was alerted and explained oil should continue to be added. It was Thursday, Jun. 15, 2006 when this engine burning oil issue happened.
#30 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1N4AL11D26_. Nissan Altima excessive oil consumption. Oil level was at l at 700 miles. Added oil again at 1,000 miles. This issue happened on Tuesday, June 20, 2006.
#31 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2006 Nissan Altima. There was a recall sent to me stating that the car has a high oil consumption rate and that there have been complaints of engine fires. However, the car has not been physically recalled. I had been hearing the brakes squeal and scrub after 3 weeks of having the car, have only had 2 months, finally 2 months later it was found that all 4 calipers were leaking. The parts that were needed were on national back order. The parts were shipped in and the brake pads, calipers, and rotors were replaced, according to the dealer. This was a week ago, currently I am having more trouble with the brake area. It was Jul. 7, 2006 when this engine burning oil issue occurred.
#32 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
Enroute to tucson az on interstate 10, my vehicle, a 2006 Nissan Altima se, became uncontrollable. I heard a sound that I thought was a blowout in one of my tires as I attempted to guide the vehicle to the median. Upon just barely entering the median, I checked my tires and discovered the problem was not a blowout. I noticed another driver pulled into the median on the opposite side of the road. She was checking her vehicle for damage to the front. I crossed over and she informed me that she observed smoke & fire emitting from my vehicle before undetermined "parts of my vehicle" struck hers. I did smell a strong odor of smoke and a flow of black fluid towards the rear of the vehicle. I called aaa of arizona and was towed to the Nissan dealership in tucson. My 2006 nisssan Altima has 16800 miles on it and is still under factory warranty. Upon arriving at my home at approximately 7:00 pm, I received a call from the Nissan dealership advising me that the incident was caused by the auto technician who had performed my previous oil change not reinstalling the oil plug securely after the oil change and they, Nissan, had conclusive proof that was the case. I contacted jiffy lube who will be sending a representative to inspect the vehicle to determine the veracity of the Nissan claim. Subsequently, I learned of recall 06v223000 affecting 2006 Nissan Altima vehicles. The recall is for excessive engine oil consumption as a result of improper performance of the piston rings. Prior to this incident, I had not been contacted by Nissan nor was I aware of the recall. As my oil change at jiffy lube occurred in may and I had not noticed any leaking oil, I am skeptical of Nissan's efforts to point the blame at jiffy lube when it appears extremely likely my near accident was likely caused by the source of recall 06v223000. I know that only divine providence saved me from being struck by traffic behind me on a road where the speed limit is 75mph. Causing improper. The failure date was Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2006.
#33 - Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Altima. To everyone out there that is having trouble with Nissan USA replacing your faulty 2. 5l Altima engine and have received the "oil consumption" letter. . . Get in-touch with the bbb auto section. They were awesome with handling my case. . . Received my new engine two days ago. . . Hassle free. Of course this was after trying to work a deal with Nissan USA consumer affairs office for more than two months. The bbb did it in five days after receiving my package. The failure date was Wednesday, August 23, 2006.
Other Engine And Engine Cooling related problems of Nissan Altima:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||259|
|Engine Cooling System problems||235|
|Check Engine Light On problems||193|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||188|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||171|
|Car Stall problems||165|
|Engine Burning Oil problems||115|
|Service Engine Light On problems||98|
|Catalytic Convertor problems||93|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||61|
|Engine Stall problems||32|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||26|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||26|
|Crankcase (pcv) problems||25|