Nissan Altima owners have reported 718 problems related to steering (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Altima based on all problems reported for the Altima.
My son was practicing driving. He was turning and the car would not turn. Ps warning light came on and stayed on. Once I was in the driver seat, I had a hard time turning the steering wheel. The 2017 Nissan Altima sr only have around 8k miles. I put on flashers to get to nearest auto store. Autozone check the fluids, it was some in there but it could be topped off they said. I didn't purchase fluid. I was told to turned the vehicle back on. The wheel was moving very loose now. I then slowly drive it to the dealership. The manual advise to have it inspected and diagnosed. The vehicle was left at the dealership. Pending inspection.
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About a month ago my steering started acting up. It is very stiff when turning a corner, but during the turn it also goes back to "normal", then stiff again. Also when turning the wheel it won't return back to the straight position. �.
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Steering wheel lock. The only way to start my car at this point is to bang on it with a hammer to get started.
See all problems of the 2009 Nissan Altima .
My car is running very hard it's not smooth anymore I feel the pressure coming from the wheel and the steering wheel is not straight as supposed to.
Steering wheel lock won't allow me to turn car on.
Steering lock mechainism. Car wont start.
Car stopped, would not start, yellow key light on the left dashboard stays on. Car will not start at all.
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Steering wheel locked.
My car wouldn't start. The escl box locked up for 3 days! now I have to pay $150 to have it fixed per my warranty company. I haven't had the car 60 whole days, and it's been in the shop 4 times with very little success and a lot of frustration and time lost! please call me. Will you pay for the $150 warranty fee? I had it towed to carmax norcross Monday morning. It's Wednesday. I've been without a car for 5 days now!!! staci taylor 770-695-2295 sincerelystaci@yahoo. Com.
Nissan was a car I really trust, but from now my opinion changed. I bought my new Nissan in 2009 from a Nissan dealer. After four years of use (2013) the Nissan release an extended warranty for a en electronic piece that should never fail (the famous escl). My car stop working due to this issue, it couldn't turn on because was locked by the faulty electronic piece. I use the extended warranty to fix the problem, ok everybody happy, four years later 2017, same problem, same piece, same issue (faulty escl) cost: $1,100. 00 called Nissan, I submitted all the necessary documentation (insurance card, bill to replace the defective, ) I contacted Nissan about this they don't to take any responsibility because piece has already been changed by another defective (that should never fail) escl piece that last 4 years. I really think very dissapointed how Nissan treat its customers. This is my third car I buy through Nissan, I am really reconsidering my next car to get a different car brand. Nissan faulty pieces should not be re-used to fix issues momentarily.
The car steering locks up and you can�t start the car.
The key fob for the 2009 Nissan Altima works to lock and unlock the car doors, but it the dashboard lights up with the key symbol indicating an error. I went to go start my vehicle maybe an hour after I had just used it to get home and the vehicle will not start at all. When the push to start button is pushed, nothing happens. It is essentially like the car does not sense the key. The problem has to do with the steering lock on the vehicles and is a costly repair that appears to be fairly common.
Car dangerous hard to steer on free way very dangerous when between 2 car you in the middle, car dip and swerve with light touch of steer wheel, it act as if is have no wheel alignment, and the car front end drag the groung when turning into a drive way very noisy. Wipers at night in a heavy rain you have to stop can not see the road at all . Lucky I am a good driver .
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Escl has gone out twice now. First time Nissan repair at their cost. This time they won't replace at their expense. This is very dangerous and Nissan knows that this is a defect on their part. I had to pay towing charge and replace escl for the second time!! $1000 fix.
Won't start eslc steering wheel lock defective. Purchased car then stopped at gas station turned off car won't start again. Showed yellow key flashings light on dash.
All incidents in parking lots during manuvering into or out of parking spaces. Throttle goes wideopen, car lurches forward or backward, completely out of driver control for approx. 10 to 15 seconds.
See all problems of the 2006 Nissan Altima .
Took vehichle hunting. When I returned to car found that vehicle would not start. No cell phone coverage. Had to flag down a car to find a ride back to where I could get cell coverage and call wife for a ride home. After much research I found that the steering colum lock was the culprit. Also found out that I was not alone with this problem. How could this be a secret, if that many people have been affected and Nissan did not do a full recall. Shame on them some needs to make this a full recall. What if this would have happened to my wife or kids ????.
Electronic steering lock control has failed twice. Nissan has replaced at no charge once, and has a service campaign for all 2009. However, the 3 year old replacement failed with no warning and left me stranded and had to have car towed.
Car will not start and key lock is on as well as the red light with the car flashing inside of the car. I looked the problem up and it stated something about it being a steering mechanism. I was parked in a restaurant got out to get my food and came back to the car and car wouldn't start.
After leasing the car for about 4 months, the car developed an issue at 83,000 mile mark. When attempting to turn left or right from standstill the car stalls. I would press down the gas pedal all the way down and the car would not move or accelerate until 6 seconds or so later. Sometimes the car doesn't move at all until I move the steering wheel back and forth. From this I can infer it has to do with the power steering or something electrical. It only happens when the steering wheel is turned halfway or more at a stop. Kinda like a power outage at that since all the lights dim and sometimes even the hvac fan speed goes down while while the car is unable to move. This is extremely dangerous as I was trying to make a left turn while there was a pause in opposite traffic and the car just rolled a little and stopped since I depressed the brake pedal while accelerator pedal did absolutely nothing until I straightened the steering wheel. After my car rolled out into oncoming traffic I could of easily gotten in a crash if the oncoming cars didn't slow down for me. This happens pretty randomly but only when trying to turn from a stop. I can't any longer trust the car as its pretty dangerous especially when trying to merge with fast moving traffic.
Vehicle would not start after being shut down in parking lot. Dash display showed a key light but information console did not state the problem. Occupants in vehicle were mother and 3 year old daughter in 90+ degree heat. Could not operate air conditioning and had to have car towed to residence. Upon inspection, found steering wheel lock malfunctioned. Solution: disable malfunctioning unit compromising security system with possibility of steering wheel lock activating while vehicle is in motion. Extremely dangerous as vehicle may be used on hiway or in less than optimal driving conditions. Nissan should recognize that this hazard was not completely communicated to all 2009 Nissan Altima owners when the initial recall was issued that ended in January of 2017. This is an ongoing issue and should be addressed to all current owners of 2009 Nissan Altimas and corrected as soon as possible.
The steering wheel lock mechanism. I was fixed once by dealership under extended warrenty they say. They told me recalled. Now only "certain 2009 Nissan Altima" are recalled again. Mine is broke again and cost is approx $900. They said I get no assistance even paying for it because of the miles on my car. It is still their mistake and faulty part. Car is nit driveable.
My car left me stranded as I went to pick up my daughters from daycare. I had to pay to get my car towed to the dealership, my key fob would allow me to lock my doors and turn on the alarm but my car would not start. I have been looking in the complaints commentary and the majority of your complaints are for this same problem. Nissan should take responsibility for this failure. It is obvious that it has something to do with the way this model was built. The customer should not have to pay for manufacture mistakes.
I purchased a Nissan Altima 09 and haven't had any issues until 8/03/17. As I went to turn the car on a light came up on the dash board indicating that there was an issue with the steering lock. I figured it was a quick fix so I called my local dealership and they told me it's a faulty steering lock and asked for me to bring my car in. I had to call out of work to try and resolve this ongoing issue. I looked on online for possible solutions and couldn't find any but I did find that many Nissan Altima 09 owners were dealing with the same problem. I have no warranty on my car but there has to be a way to fix my car so I won't be stranded and won't have to pay 600$ for a small part. . .
The power start key isnt turning on the car, it allows you to enter the car but the start takes various attempts. The problem seems to be the lock steering feature malfunctions.
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|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||
|Steering Anti-theft Device problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Is Tight problems||
|Power Steering Fluid problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||