Transmission Fluid Leaking Problems of Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima owners have reported 3 problems linked to transmission fluid leaking (under the power train category).
#1 - Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2008 Nissan Altima. On 9/6 at approx. 3:30pm mnt the car began having issues accelerating past 60 mph on I-70 e in colorado. At times it would even start DE-accelerating. Around 4pm, smoke was coming out of the front hood. My boyfriend and I then pulled over to the side of the highway, and after about 10 minutes we noticed that transmission fluid was leaking from the car. After being towed to the mechanic about 20 miles away, he worked on the car for about an hour and completed an official diagnostic. He said the transmission fluid had overflowed from the transmission and that we could have had a fire on the highway. He also came to the conclusion that the transmission was blown and the car was not driveable. We had to store the car in the mechanic¿s parking lot for the night and get a rental car. We then had to stay in a hotel for the night in grand junction, CO. The next day we called around to find a Nissan service center that would be open to accepting the car and could get the parts in a reasonable amount of time ¿ given that we were stranded in colorado. We found a service center in aurora about 250 miles away from grand junction. We worked with aaa to get the car towed to the dealership just before they closed. Since they were closing the Nissan service center did not have time to look at the car until Monday. I ended up being stranded in colorado for a 6 days with my boyfriend, until the car was fixed. I am very displeased with Nissan's customer service. I called specialists for 3 days with no help. They have refused to compensate me for the other damages incurred by the faulty transmission. This trip cost $2,000 in unexpected costs due to be stranded,and my life was put in danger because none of the Nissan service adviser's told me about the issues with the cvt transmission (I took my car to be checked before the road trip in may 2013 and late August 2013). It was Friday, September 6, 2013 when this transmission fluid leaking issue happened.
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#2 - Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2007 Nissan Altima. I bought this car brand new when it was released in late December 2006, almost 2 years later, I had informed my tech when I would bring my car in for scheduled oil changes that I hear a slight noise coming from under the car and sometimes a vibration, over these next few months and yeas I have been told it was either a bend in my rim, needing new tires, to having exhaust leaks or alignment needed. So I would take it to another shop and they would tell me different or if they confirmed I would get the service done at a licensed mechanic. Over time the noise grew louder and louder and dismissed each time I bought the car in for service. Until recently I figured out that the noise would only be heard and present after highway driving for 45min or more. So I reproduced the conditions before I took the car to the dealer for diagnostics then the advised me that there was sever rust taking place inside the transmission. The the tech preceded to tell me that may have started when my car was in an accident 3 years ago in 2008. I contacted the bodyshop that did the repairs the provided paperwork proving that my transmission was never effected or touched as part of the accident. The transmission is still under warranty, and I even have paperwork from the same Nissan dealership that shows that Nissan did a multipoint inspection where they inspected the transmission and its fluid just 8 months prior and found it to be in good condition n no presence of rust or fluid issues. Nissan is refusing to own up to the malfunctioning of there cvt transmission and cost for replacement. The failure date was 02/26/11.
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#3 - Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2004 Nissan Altima. While driving automatic transmission didn't shift properly from first to second gear. Dealer inspected vehicle several times, and could not duplicate or correct the problem. However, a technician indicated that transmission was leaking fluid. This issue happened on Apr. 20, 2004.
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