Radiator Problems of Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima owners have reported 45 problems related to radiator (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Radiator problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2004 Nissan Altima. On 9/19/2013, while driving on route 21 highway, I was on my way to rutgers driving in the fast lane when all of a sudden my car engine was full of smoke, my radiator blew up all over the highway and even worse my car just shut off instantly. The guy behind me was very close to hitting my car but luckily he had to slam his brakes very hard. I was so close to the divider thank god I did not slam into it or else I would have been dead on the opposite side of the highway. Another man came out with a fire extinguisher to put down my car. A police officer and other men pushed my car to the emergency lane. Another incident, 9/21 as I picked up my car from a mechanic that replaced my radiator, on route 17 my car was driving at a very slow speed and stalled. I immediately turned it back on and entered a landmark parking lot. I did some research and found out on NHTSA. Gov that there is a recall for the crank angle sensor parts: engine and engine cooling. My mechanic told me my car engine was unable to cool so a tow truck took my car to meadowlands Nissan dealer in NJ and they refused to perform the "engine and engine cooling" recall claiming that their ecm recall has nothing to do with temperature and drive-ability. I mentioned that on the government site it clearly states "engine and engine cooling" but they stated that Nissan dealers are private dealers and do not care what anybody else says. The man told me they follow whatever they have in their Nissan system, not the government. I am so offended that my life was on the line twice over Nissan's hazardous recalls. Yet, they are refusing to make my car a safe vehicle. I do not want this to happen to anybody else I'm only 21 I"m way too young to die over a defective vehicle engine. My car is still at the dealer and I want them to follow government recalls and make their vehicles safe enough to drive. This radiator issue occurred Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013.
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#2 - Radiator problem of the 2000 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 2000 Nissan Altima. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1N4DL01D9Y_. Instrument cluster freezes indications for long periods intermittently. Odometer, tachometer, speedometer, engine temperature all freeze at what they were reading. This has been a repetitive, intermittent problem. Because of lack of true engine temperature reading, car was driven to overheating. Water pump failed causing the engine to overheat, blowing up the radiator and destroying the engine. This issue happened on 06/23/2010.
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#3 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this Altima is 1N4AL11DX2_. The owner has a 2002 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking oil. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced since water and oil were mixing together and leaking into the engine block which also caused the radiator to over heat. The engine block also needed to be resealed. The remedy did not correct the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the engine block needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 180,000 and the current mileage was 230,000. It was 12/01/2002 when this radiator issue occurred.
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#4 - Radiator problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2007 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N4AL11E63_. I purchased my 2003 Altima 2. 5s new from the dealer. At approximately 50k miles I began hearing a water noise in the dash and was told by my local shop that I had a cracked radiator. I had the extended warranty so the dealership replaced the radiator for $50, they also fixed the water noise in the dash stating it was related to the radiator. Now at 78k miles, I hear the water again and was told by the dealer I had another cracked radiator. I now have the third radiator in my car but still have the water noise. I do not believe 3 radiators in 4 years is "normal" wear and tear. Nissan clearly has a problem with radiators/cooling systems and they need to step up and offer some resolution to the many unhappy customers that have purchased these "lemons". This radiator problem happened on 04/20/07.
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#5 - Radiator problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2004 Nissan Altima. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1N4AL11D44_. Radiator failure at 45,000 mile check (oct. 3, 2006) mechanic report: leaking and needs to be replaced. Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Altima 2. 5l, vehicle purchased: October, 2003 as of today (oct. 4, 2006) the radiator has not been replaced. Under normal operating conditions, with no accidents, the radiator should not fail at such a low mileage. I have reason to believe a similar failure is occurring on my wife's car (40,000 miles), purchased the same month. Nissan needs to do a recall, and pay for this replacement. This radiator problem happened on 10/03/2004.
#6 - Radiator problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima
2004 Nissan Altima. Consumer states vehicle stalled while driving the consumer stated there is still a major problem regarding the recall for the crank angle sensor and the reprogramming of the ecm. The consumer stated the crank sensor had to be replaced for the second time and the check engine light had illuminated on six separate occasions. The radiator was cracked and was leaking coolant. The passenger side mirror was loose, the sun roof had a rattle and the drivers side window would go up, but at times it would come back down on its own. The dealer replaced the regulator motor. Also, the alternator was replaced. This radiator problem happened on 04/25/07.
#7 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2003 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4AL11D33_. Consumer was complaining about radiator leaks coming from the hose clamp area and the top of the radiator. Dealership had been informed; however, they told consumer that there was no problem.
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#8 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL11D43_. I have a 2003 Nissan Altima 2. 5s and @ 3900 miles the radiator went bad , now @ 4800 miles the radiator is bad again. Dealer is very unhelpful of situation and acts like they don,t want to fix. Germaine Nissan is 2 hours away from my home , only bought from them because I was told they were a respectable dealership. It puts almost 150 miles on my car to drive it up ther and back,and they say I don,t qualify for a loaner car. The failure date was Thursday, October 16, 2003.
#9 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
In my new Nissan Altima 2003, the radiator has been replaced twice for developing a crack. The problem continues, but the dealer refuses to admit the radiator is defective and needs to be replaced again. They have many other customers having the same problem. The failure date was Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
#10 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL11D83_. Nissan Altima 2003, with several failures, leaking gasket, etc. The consumer stated the water pump failed, the windshield leaked, the vehicle would not start, the windshield wiper failed, the heater and defroster did not work, the radiator cap and thermostat was replaced and the wheels rusted. This issue happened on 05/02/03.
#11 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4BL11E23_. After approximately 49,000 plus miles on my 2003 Nissan Altima, 3. 5 se, I noticed oolant leaking from the radiator. I took it to the Nissan dealership service department where I purchase the car from and I was told that the radiator needs to be replaced because it is not repairable. The dealership service personnel told me that the new type of radiators installed on these car models have plastic tops and once ruptured or damaged, cannot be repaired. I was just wondering how can this happen with my vehicle that has 49,000 plus miles in it. I had purchased the vehicle new. I was told the warranty for the radiator expired after 36,000 miles. I had the radiator replaced as suggested by the Nissan service representative and had to pay a hefty price for a new one plus labor. This problem occurred on Apr. 11, 2005.
#12 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1N4BL11D63_. Nissan Altima's radiators need to be recalled. I have a 2003 v6 and I do every maintence possible. The radiator leaked and caused extensive engine damaged. I contacted Nissan corporate office and noone seems to be concerned even though this happens quite frequently. I broke down on the innerstate and I could have been hit from the back by another car. The service manager jeff evans at hall Nissan in newportnews, va 757 369-6600 says he had to replace a radiator in one Altima three times. I don't know why no one has recalled this but I hope this message gets to as many people as possible. Let everyone know that the new Altima may look nice but that's about all it's worth. It's just eye candy and they obviously spent more time one the outside instead of what's most important "the inside". Who wants to ride around in a car with their kids that is subject to break down? my car is still in the shop and it will cost my out of my pocket $2500. Please research this and get this message to everyone it may affect. Also I want to add that noone from Nissan wanted to take responsibility for the repairs even though they are aware of the problem. I think they don't want to recall the part because they are too busy trying to sell the new 2005 model. Thanks!. It was 06/01/05 when this radiator issue happened.
#13 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1N4AL11DX3_. Please be advised that on 1/11/06 I took my 2003 Nissan Altima to south chicago Nissan for a recall on headlights. At this time I decided to purchase the 60,000 mile service package which included the draining and refilling of the cooling system or radiator. Afterwards, the radiator was leaking fluids. I took the car back, and the supervisor discovered the radiator was cracked . He informed me that they weren't liable, and it would cost me $749. 60 for a new radiator. But, I explained to him that the radiator had to be okay for it to be serviced; otherwise, somebody would have said something. I appealed to the manager, but nothing changed. I believe south chicago is liable but don't want to pay . Please investigate this matter and let me know what my options are because I don't have $750 to pay for a radiator . The name of the company is south chicago Nissan, 7410 s. Western, chicago 60636. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++. It was 01/11/2006 when this radiator issue occurred.
#14 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL11D63_. My 2003 Nissan Altima 2. 5 s (75,000 miles) was brought in for routine maintenance. For a week or two the car has run roughly and had a strange odor in the drives compartment. It was discovered that the radiator has a cracked seal and it has been leaking fluid. It was below the minimum line when it was brought in. The fumes in the drivers compartment were the fumes from the anti freeze. No service engine warning light ever came on and the temperature gauge never moved. There was no indication that the car had a problem. This issue happened on Monday, April 17, 2006.
#15 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 2003 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4AL11DX3_. Radiator leak was discovered by technician while performing a diagnostic inspection on my Altima for some engine problems I was experiencing. At that time my car had 43k miles. I was informed that I had a radiator leak and the coolant reservoir was empty. They filled it with coolant, but I did not replace the radiator. Four days later, my car stalled on the highway and had to get it towed. I towed it to a different place than where I had been 4 days ago. I was informed a second time that my radiator was leaking and that it was about 1/2 empty. He filled up the reservoir. Just to note, my vehicle stalled because of 2 sensors that had gone bad. During second diagnostic inspection I was informed of the radiator again. On may 17th I took my car to the Nissan dealership in an effort to get my radiator replaced by goodwill that dealerships extend. Nissan checked the radiator and confirmed it was leaking and needed to be replaced very soon, but would not use the goodwill to pay for the replacement. I have not replaced the radiator to date. I've been filling it with coolant as the reservoir gets low. I've been trying to work with Nissan consumer affairs to have this replaced at no cost. I was told that this is part of normal wear and tear, but I absolutely don't agree. Four other people I know that have the same model and year had to get their radiators replaced while under the 36k mile warranty. I believe that is enough proof to show that the radiators Nissan is installing in its new Altimas are low quality. This radiator problem happened on 05/06/06.
#16 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL11D13_. Purchased new 2003 Nissan Altima 2. 5s in July 2003. Car taken to dealer for routine checks and oil changes. At 59k, dealer advised that radiator had corroded and needed replacing. Dealer attributed problem to being in a "salt" state. However, Nissan recalled other parts because I live in a salt state, but not this one. After several phone calls, filed complaint with Nissan because I felt this was a part that should be replaced due to technical bulletins published regarding radiator cap replacement and why would a radiator need replacing after only 3 years? Nissan advised to take to another dealership. Second dealership performed pressure test, found a leak in the radiator. Clamps also corroded. This dealership advised that radiator caps should be replaced on Nissans every 30k. Nissan customer service claims that they are not responsible, they will not replace at their cost. Very disappointed in Nissan customer service, they do not stand behind their product. Nissan customer service also bad at returning calls, not forwarding your calls and have to repeat every thing you say multiple times, and condescending towards customer. Will never buy another Nissan again and will tell everyone I know of the problems. Replaced radiator with after market part, cost $600 out of pocket. Shop that replaced part advised that Nissan radiators are on national backorder and that he gets numerous calls to replace this part on Nissans. Every shop that I call was surprised that I wanted to replace the radiator since the car was so new. This radiator issue occurred July 6, 2006.
#17 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
VIN of the vehicle was 1N4AL11D33_. 2003 Nissan Altima with a long list of problems customer has learned about several recalls and wants this matter to be reviewed** three months after purchasing the vehicle, the vehicle needed new tires and an alignment. Three months later the vehicle would not start. On another occasion, the vehicle began jerking and the indicator lights illuminated. The radiator was cracked and had to be replaced. The vehicle overheated again. The consumer was never told the ecm device had some relationship to the temperature of the engine/coolant and may have contributed to the vehicle overheating. This radiator issue occurred June 12, 2006.
#18 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1N4AL11D93_. The vehicle is a 2003 Nissan Altima. In 2003, the vehicle began jerking and would come to a complete stop without warning. The vehicle was taken to two dealers and the radiator and crank sensor were replaced. The manufacturer was notified and a report was taken. The investigation concluded that the vehicle could not be replaced under the lemon law because the time had expired. The speed and powertrain were unknown. The current mileage was 55,000 and failure mileage was 7,435. Updated 02/12/08. The consumer stated the vehicle stalls and then shoots forward. Updated 02/12/08. This radiator problem happened on Fri., Oct. 17, 2003.
#19 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2003 Nissan Altima. On July 3, 2008, while driving 40 mph, the vehicle began moving slowly and the check engine light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic and they identified the cause of the failure as the crankshaft position sensor. There is no recall available; therefore, the crankshaft sensor and radiator will be replaced at the cost of $815. The current and failure mileages were 32,955. Updated 09/10/08 updated 09/19/08. The failure date was Thursday, July 3, 2008.
#20 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2003 Nissan Altima. On July 3, 2008, while driving 40 mph, the vehicle began moving slowly and the check engine light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic and they identified the cause of the failure as the crankshaft position sensor. There is no recall available; therefore, the crankshaft sensor and radiator will be replaced at the cost of $815. The current and failure mileages were 32,955. Updated 09/10/08 updated 09/19/08. This radiator problem happened on 07/03/08.
#21 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Nissan Altima is 1N4AL11D13_. I bought this car with 39,578 miles on it on September 9, 2006. After owning the car for 3 months, the radiator started to leak from the top. I took it to a radiator shop and they fixed it while saying that Nissan had used cheap parts. A car that has less than 50,000 miles on it should not have these types of problems. Less than a year later, the service engine light came on so I took it to auto zone to get the diagnosis of the problem. The crank shaft sensor was bad and had to be replaced. It caused the car to stall when cranking/starting and left me stranded at some points and times because it would not start. After replacing this sensor, later to find out there was a recall on the sensor and was told my car was not included in this recall eventhough I assume the same parts are used on all models of the same kind, another sensor is now causing my car to idle high when in park or neutral. This type of behavior in the car causes more gas consuming which in today's economic battle with fuel prices, is not favorable. Now that I have read many other complaints from other people, I have noticed that this is a widespread problem on 2002-2005 Altima models. If the crankshaft sensor had not been replaced sooner, the car could have stopped running in traffic, which is why it was recalled, and caused a serious accident maybe even death. I bought this car in confidence that it would be dependable for myself and my child but since I have called to log a complaint with Nissan north America they informed me that the car has three other recalls that were stated as " serious to my safety". This problem occurred on Nov. 28, 2006.
#22 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL11E92_. Repairs required for 3 recalls, replacement or radiator and mass airflow sensor. However, manufacturer is willing to pay replacement of radiator, but won't pay for the replacement of mass airflow sensor.
#23 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2002 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Nissan Altima is 1N4AL11D22_. Nissan replaced the radiator/parts three times but the consumer continued to smell antifreeze inside the vehicle. Several attempt by different service dealer have been made to alleviate the problem, but none have been successful. This radiator problem happened on Thursday, August 14, 2003.
#24 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 2002 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N4AL11D62_. Car failed to start. . . Charged battery, no results. . . Next purchase a new battery. Two days later car failed to start with new battery. . . Charge battery for an hour. . . Car then started. . . While car was standing still in driveway with motor start car overhead and crack the radiator head . . . Car tow to dealer . . . Nissian of north America refused to replace a defective radiator. . . . . . Question how do you crack the head of a radiator at zero mile per hour in idle with nothing running accept the motor on a cool morning about 70 degree. This issue happened on 06/24/04.
#25 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2002 Nissan Altima. Bought car used in March 2003 with 28451 miles from decormier Nissan in manchester, CT 06040. Since I have had car there have been numerous problems. No starting, car would stop running while driving, ignition coils have been replaced, cam position sensor replaced (twice), 5 recalls, brakes redone due to excessive corrision, after brakes redone needed to replace both front warped rotors, radiator replaced after bottom seam blew out. Latest problem is what I feel is excessive consumption of engine oil. Car originally did not use oil between oil changes (3000 miles). Car is currently using just over 1 quart per 3000 miles. Brought car to dealer with 52,281 miles to perform oil consumption test. Brought car back with 53,924 miles. In 1,643 miles car consumed 0. 6 quart of oil. Dealer said this is acceptable. Have since contacted Nissan of America (1-800-nissan1) to start case #4630040. I am also concerned about recall for pre-catalyst (done on 9/23/03) because there is a possibility certain engine operating conditions may cause damage to the pre-catalyst. Material from a damaged pre-catalyst could enter the engine and result in increased oil consumption. I asked the dealer about the pre-catalyst and there were not aware of this. Pre-catalyst recall is on the Nissan of America web site then why is the dealer not aware of this?. This radiator problem happened on 07/30/2004.
#26 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 2002 Nissan Altima. Bought car used in March 2003 with 28451 miles from decormier Nissan in manchester, CT 06040. Since I have had car there have been numerous problems. No starting, car would stop running while driving, ignition coils have been replaced, cam position sensor replaced (twice), 5 recalls, brakes redone due to excessive corrision, after brakes redone needed to replace both front warped rotors, radiator replaced after bottom seam blew out. Latest problem is what I feel is excessive consumption of engine oil. Car originally did not use oil between oil changes (3000 miles). Car is currently using just over 1 quart per 3000 miles. Brought car to dealer with 52,281 miles to perform oil consumption test. Brought car back with 53,924 miles. In 1,643 miles car consumed 0. 6 quart of oil. Dealer said this is acceptable. Have since contacted Nissan of America (1-800-nissan1) to start case #4630040. I am also concerned about recall for pre-catalyst (done on 9/23/03) because there is a possibility certain engine operating conditions may cause damage to the pre-catalyst. Material from a damaged pre-catalyst could enter the engine and result in increased oil consumption. I asked the dealer about the pre-catalyst and there were not aware of this. Pre-catalyst recall is on the Nissan of America web site then why is the dealer not aware of this?. It was Jul. 30, 2004 when this radiator issue occurred.
#27 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
I want to report a failure in my Nissan Altima 2002. They day before yesterday I was driving to my evening work and I was chatting on the phone with my sister when the "check engine soon" light came up. I kept on driving around 10 more miles, and by the time I was about to get to the parking lot of my work place the car start shocking on me like if it was going to stop. At that time I was already in the parking lot and I parked. Then I saw a huge smoke coming from the front and since I'm a women that doesn't understand much about cars, I just got scared and called my husband so he could pick me up after work. When I was at work I talk about the incident to my boss and he went to check the car, and he told me the radiator pretty much broke!!, he tried to put water, and the car couldn't hold it. It was just leaking, he told me I should tow it to the dealership so they could fix it, because if I drive it the engine will die and my car will stop in the middle of the street because it will overheat. I tow it to the dealership. I wanted to know why did the radiator broke, I was thinking I should get a reasonable explanation why that happen. The car is pretty new, it just has 50k miles. Anyways, the dealer wasn't able to give me any good reason. They just said the radiator started leaking and eventually broke. Excuse me? so what should I expect in the next 50k miles? the same?. . . I just don't think this is safe. . . What if I didn't got lucky and made it to my work place before the car died on me on a freeway?. . . I could cause an accident. . . This is obviously a Nissan Altima radiator defect. . . . And it should be a recall, I take care of changing oil and putting water in the car as I should. . . . So why do I have to deal with this?. . . Please help. I had to pay $1058. 00 to get my car fixed. It was Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005 when this radiator issue occurred.
#28 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N4AL11E82_. Consumer 2002 Nissan Altima radiator was leaking. The failure date was Tuesday, January 1, 1901.
#29 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Nissan Altima. : the contact stated the air bag light on the dash flashed constantly. There is a safety improvement campaign, # 02i001000, regarding the air bag. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the safety improvement campaign; however it is not included in the safety improvement campaign due to the VIN. Updated 4/17/2006 - the vehicle was taken to a dealer who indicated that eh air bag was defective. The dealer refused any assistance because the vehicle was 2000 mile out of warranty. The check engine light illuminated. The dealer found antifreeze leaking into the cylinders. The driver's side low beam headlamp was inop. The tech replaced the right side headlight bulb. Radiator leaked coolant. The heater blew out cool air when the vehicle was stopped. The tech found an air pocket in the coolant system. Replaced clutch assembly. Cylinder head gasket was replaced. This radiator problem happened on Mar. 23, 2006.
#30 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
After purchasing my vehicle (2002 Nissan Altima 2. 5s) in December 2001 I have consistently maintained the vehicle according to the manual. However, good maintenance have not led to good performance after about 10,000 miles I started experiencing all kinds of engine problems (radiator, throttle body and now the entire engine) which I mostly have had to pay out of my pocket. I have been taking the vehicle to the dealer numerous types concerning various engine problems, however, they told me some of the problems could not be fixed. I also contacted Nissan north America, however, they basically turned me down, leaving me with astronomical bills for causes that were manufacturer related and not operational related. Below is a few of the problems I have experienced thus far and have had to pay out of my pocket: 1. Radiator crack - $1,000 including labor (at about 30,000 miles) 2. New throttle body - $1,200 including labor (at about 65,000 miles) 3. New engine - estimated $6,500 including labor (at 70,000 miles) 4. Electrical problems leading to battery failure every 2/3 months (a new battery was put in a year ago and the problem still persists) 5. Numerous other problems in which the dealer has not taken care of. As mentioned above, the dealer and Nissan north America have not stepped in and fixed or cover some of the these costs despite numerous visits. Consequences: 1. Astronomical mechanical bills 2. No use of a vehicle presently which is affecting my livelihood. This radiator issue occurred Apr. 5, 2006.
#31 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2002 Nissan Altima. Engine failure: at just under 78,000 miles the car would not start. Car towed to mechanic who was able to start the car after an extended crank. Cooling system pressurized instantly upon cold start in a. M. Mechanic suggested towing to dealership because he suspects a possible cylinder head problem. He says the 02 Altima has a well-known history of engine problems. 3 months prior to this the engine was constantly running out of oil and coolant. The thermostat and radiator cap were replaced by a mechanic. 2 months prior to that, the check engine light came on and a full tune up was done. All recalls have been done previously. The car is currently at the dealer for diagnosis. After reading many customer complaints I am concerned that the recall work that I had done previously was either not completed properly or something else is not quite right. A Nissan shouldn't have a ruined engine with this few miles. This is my second Altima and my love affair with Nissan is fading fast. This issue happened on Wed., Jun. 7, 2006.
#32 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2002 Nissan Altima. Car needs an oil change every month because it burns so much oil. No heat in the winter because of malfunctioning radiator. Almost had several serious accidents on highway from the engine stalling, leaving me with no power steering or brakes. This problem occurred on 08/18/06.
#33 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima
- consumer owns a 2002 Nissan Altima. The contact stated the vehicle had air pockets in the radiator, preventing it from having heat. The failure mileage was 49,639. The dealer/mechanic changed the antifreeze and removed the air pockets. The failure returned after four months. The dealer/mechanic again removed the air pockets, changed the antifreeze ,and this time flushed the radiator. The failure mileage 55,200. The contact has the repair invoices. The failure date was Sunday, October 1, 2006.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||261|
|Engine Cooling System problems||235|
|Check Engine Light On problems||195|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||188|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||172|
|Car Stall problems||167|
|Engine Burning Oil problems||115|
|Service Engine Light On problems||98|
|Catalytic Convertor problems||93|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||62|
|Engine Stall problems||32|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||27|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||27|
|Crankcase (pcv) problems||25|