Last post on Oct 01, 2013 at 12:36 PM
You are in the Nissan Altima
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
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#2701 of 2710 Re: 02-06 and newer RUST [gen3altimarust]
May 05, 2013 (5:55 am)
Having the same issue myself. Have a 2005 S Altima and was surprised the floorboards on both sides have nearly rusted through and the cost to fix was almost as much as what the car is worth! The dealership quoted me nearly $4,000 US and in the condition its in with 110K it's blue booked around $7,000. However, with this safety issue, I wouldn't want to sell it to anyone either.
Contacted Nissan USA about the issue and they'd "never heard of such a problem" when there's forums like this one to discuss it, it's hard to believe they've never heard of it.
This was my first and so far only brand new car. It's been through four jobs, now college, and back and forth to Chicago twice a week for 8 months. Not to mention the yearly vacations.
Hoping that Nissan owns up and admits there's a problem and decides to fix it since this is a safety issue. You might have a car but if you don't have a floorboard, you haven't got anything. That's all I need is to be driving down the road and fall out cause the floor gave way. Nice way to die......
#2702 of 2710 Key Fob 2008 Altima
May 06, 2013 (11:49 am)
I have changed the battery numerous times on both of key fobs and still get the key signal warning on the dashboard. Sometimes have to hold key right to key entry to get it to start. Any help on this. Nissan dealer wants 100.00 to diagnose.
#2703 of 2710 Re: 2006 Altima SE-R Secondary Timing Chain Failure [POSAltimaSER]
Aug 01, 2013 (5:13 pm)
My goodness! The same thing happened to my 2005se. It was around 64,000 miles. Perhaps we do need a class action against Nissan!
Aug 13, 2013 (9:20 am)
Ok, just picked up an 08 Altima for my daughter with 50,000 miles. It leaks, and I think it's Power Steering fluid, but not sure. May be more than one.
I shouldn't be surprised - every Nissan/Infiniti I have ever owned has leaked substantially. But, nevertheless - anybody have experience with these things (2.5L) and their leaks?
#2705 of 2710 Re: Leaks [nvbanker]
Aug 14, 2013 (2:03 pm)
Ok, just picked up an 08 Altima for my daughter with 50,000 miles.
Not a good idea. My brother bought one for his daughter and needed a new engine within a year at less than 80k miles. Actually it was worse than that
#2706 of 2710 Transmission filter?
Aug 18, 2013 (3:47 pm)
I have an 03 Altima 2.5 A/T. I want to change the transmission fluid but can't find a listing for a filter. Is this a filterless automatic transmission?
#2707 of 2710 Re: UPDATE on repairs to rusted through floorboards [eenglish99]
Aug 22, 2013 (9:32 am)
Thank you for this info!! I will try this on my 2005 Altima.
#2708 of 2710 1999 Nissan Altima EGR/Engine knock codes
Sep 22, 2013 (6:36 am)
Earlier this year I took my car to the shop because my service engine light came on and the codes that were thrown were an EGR fault code and an engine knock sensor code. The mechanic replaced the EGR valve and the light went away (this was in June).
I was told that if one of these codes goes off, it generally throws the other one too for this model and year of Altima. The mechanic also said that if the knock sensor was bad my car wouldn't even start.
My check engine light came back on this week and the Autozone computer said it was the same two codes. This is what was printed out:
ECM has detected too little flow on the EGR system, probably cause: blocked passage on EGR system, failed EGR valv, EGR solenoid faulty and failed EGR pressure and position sensor (where applicable)
Knock sensor condition, probable cause:
Knock sensor defective, check connector and wiring to sensor and engine mechanical condition-knock or rattle in engine, low fuel pressure.
My question is:
Since the EGR valve is new, which of these can I eliminate as the cause? Which are pretty easy for me to do (I assume checking the connector and wiring to the knock sensor?
Just trying to get an idea of what to expect when I take it in again and how safe it is to drive my car in this position. Since it's a '99 and has about 130k miles on it, I dont want to spend a whole lot of money on it.
#2709 of 2710 Re: 1999 Nissan Altima EGR/Engine knock codes [winmaupin]
Sep 22, 2013 (8:43 am)
hi I have a 2005 and recently had a sensor replaced by a non-nissan repair man. I wasted my money, apparently there was.a recall in the sensor and the part was redesigned but nesrby auto parts stores still had the original parts for sale un knowingly? After spending the money on the original installation, I took it to nissan and they installed the correct one. good as new! now the air vents aren't blowing out, just through the defroster?
Oct 01, 2013 (12:36 pm)
I have a 2010 Nissan Altima Sedan with the standard radio/cd player. After changing the car battery the radio appears to have no power. I checked the fuse under the left side of the steering column and the fuse is good. I thought the radio might have an anti-theft feature where if the power is disconnected then the radio won't turn on until a code is entered. (My wife's honda has this feature) I went to the dealer and the service department said there is no radio code for the Nissan radios. The symptoms (no radio after disconnecting the battery) are identical to the other cars I have had with the anti-theft radio codes. Can someone confirm if there are or are not anti-theft radio codes on the 2010 Nissan Altima sedan standard radio?