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Instrument Panel Problems of Nissan Altima



Nissan Altima owners have reported 9 problems related to instrument panel (under the electrical system category).

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 10/28/2010

The contact leased a 2010 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the suspension failed while she was driving 70 mph; the vehicle also shook at low speeds as well. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the vehicle was working mormal. The contact called the manufacturer who referred her to the dealer. The failure mileage was 230 and the current mileage was 897. Updated 01/20/11 the consumer believed the shocks were too weak for the vehicle. Also, the steering wheel became stiff and would not turn, and the speedometer was not giving the accurate speed. Updated evoq 02. /18/11 upadted 04/15/11.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 01/17/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact was driving approximately between 10-15 mph on wet road conditions. When braking the anti-lock brake system failed to engage. The vehicle slid across the roadway and crashed into another vehicle. There were no personal injuries. The police was not called to the scene. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to the residence. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for body damage repairs. In addition, the day before the failure the "vehicle dynamic control off" (vdc) and "slip" warning light indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicators remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The failure mileage was 18,000.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 11/15/2007

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact noticed that the odometer was putting more miles on the vehicle than what was actually being driven. The failure was noticed while driving 35 mph. The vehicle has been to the dealer three times, but they have been unable to determine the cause of the failure. The current and failure mileages were 41,000.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2000 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 09/02/2007

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.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2000 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 03/02/2007

At least several times a week the instrument panel goes out while driving; the odometer, heat gauge, rpm, everything. Most of the time the speed registers below zero but sometimes it just freezes in place. At what point is Nissan willing to address the problem? maybe it is time to file a class action lawsuit.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 02/09/2007

I own a 2006 Nissan Altima. I have an aftermarket gps system that I use in the car. I have noticed that the speed gauged by the gps has a variance from what shows on the speedometer. For instance, if I am traveling 40 mph and have the cruise control set to that speed, the gps shows that I am actually traveling 36 mph. The difference between the two devices grows as my speed increases.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2001 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 01/23/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the instrument panel lights would fail sporadically and the vehicle would also lose power intermittently, without warning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was nothing that could be done to repair the vehicle. The failure mileage was 54,205 and the current mileage was 75,312.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 11/19/2005

Oil consumption very high , engine seized without any warning or dashboard warning light. On highway engine stalled and burned some ruber hoses etc. . Car inoperabble. Nissan stated it was my problem due to miles on car were high. . I paid $7,000. 00 in canadian money for repair that seems to be a defect. . I am angry at Nissan for saying it was my problem. . . With no warning lights or other warning , I do not feel this is normal. . .

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2000 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 07/04/2004

The instrument panel/gauges would intermittently go out while driving at any speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer was unable to locate the problem.