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#1278 of 2710 Odd Problem - Odometer/Speedometer Work On/Off
Nov 08, 2005 (7:00 pm)
I am the owner of a 2000 Nissan Altima GXE. It has 56,000 miles on it. I had a tune up 3 weeks ago. Last Wednesday, while stuck in traffic for an hour, I was moving but mostly stop and go. I noticed that after 35 minutes the odometer, speedometer, and temp gauge all went. The odometer went blank on the digital screen, the mph gauge went to zero, the rpm gauge went flat, and my temp gauge was saying my engine was cold when I knew that moments before all gauges were reading normal. After about 10 to 15 minutes, the car corrected itself and all gauges went back to normal. This happened again on Friday night and a third time this evening. If i turn off the car and turn it back on the problem corrects itself. I should also mention that the car runs just fine and everything seems normal except for the weird gauge thing. Could this be electrical? Maybe a short or fuse? Suggestions?
#1279 of 2710 Re: 2005 Altima Radio Problems [perryjo]
Nov 09, 2005 (3:47 pm)
I just got a 2006 and the radio static is terrible. HELP would be greatly appreciated. The dealership doesn't "hear" any problems compared to the other cars on the lot blah , blah blah
#1280 of 2710 '03 Altima transmission trouble
Nov 09, 2005 (9:11 pm)
Hi all. Just wondered if anyone else had encountered this. My boyfriend has a 2003 Nissan Altima with under 60,000 miles on it. Recently, it stopped going in reverse. Everything else about the car worked fine. We took it to a few shops who sort of shrugged and sent us off to the dealer. The dealer now says the car needs a new transmission! It's a 2-year-old car with less than 60,000 miles on it, which should be nothing for Nissan. Any chance the problem could be something else (and something cheaper to fix!)? The warranty on the car (he bought it used) has ended, but I feel like Nissan ought to step up and help pay for something like this. They're supposed to be so reliable, but this experience is leaving a bad taste in our mouths.
#1281 of 2710 Re: A/C problem [ssparti]
Nov 10, 2005 (7:35 am)
I am having the same problem with my 2000 Altima. Have you found a repair for it yet? If so, can you please let me know what it was.
#1282 of 2710 Re: '03 Altima transmission trouble [gatoredie]
Nov 10, 2005 (9:07 am)
The warranty for powertrain is 60month 60k miles.
I am having same problem...but when i took it to the dealer they could not replicate it.
#1283 of 2710 Re: 1997 GXE Won't start. Has gas and spark [brenttrumble]
Nov 10, 2005 (11:20 am)
I am having the same problem with my 1996. My daughter was driving it the other day and it started to sputter, then died. Thought it was out of gas, put some in, wouldn't start. Thought tune-up, so replaced plugs, distributor cap, rotar, nothing. It almost sounds, sometimes, like it wants to start, but doesn't. ideas????
#1284 of 2710 Re: 1997 GXE Won't start. Has gas and spark [nortonnfriends]
Nov 10, 2005 (11:23 am)
How did you fix it? New sensor? Where did you get it?
#1285 of 2710 Re: '03 Altima transmission trouble [mavurik]
Nov 10, 2005 (1:19 pm)
So when you took it to the dealer, it went in reverse for them but it won't for you? That happened the first time we dropped the Altima off at the mechanic -- they said it was fine. And it worked fine for a few more days, but then it stopped going in reverse again. It revs like it's in neutral, but won't move. So we dropped it off at the dealer over the weekend. They confirmed it wouldn't go in reverse but wanted to charge $3,300 for a new transmission. The warranty has ended because it was used when my boyfriend bought it. Ironically, had he bought it new, Nissan would have to replace the transmission because it'd be under warranty. So now, we're just sort of in disbelief that a Nissan's transmission would need to be replaced after less than 60,000 miles!
#1286 of 2710 Re: 2005 2.5 S A/C problem [nissan_user]
Nov 10, 2005 (1:34 pm)
I've complained about the same thing. Seems Nissan did this because this car has a tendency to fog the windows and they were receiving complaints about the fogging. I guess it was too hard for people to push the ac button when needed themselves.
I'm also finding out that the fogging problem might be due to the cabin filter. So I am going to take the filter out and see of the fogging problem disappears.
Honda will be a replacement for this piece of crap.
Nissan replaced the Stanza with the Altima and it's never been as good. It might be faster but that is all it has got going for it.
#1287 of 2710 Re: '02 Altima engine burning oil [rodleo]
Nov 11, 2005 (7:32 am)
That's funny, I have a 2002 3.5 with just about the same amount of miles. Yes I'm having the same oil problem. A mechanic said the same thing...no leak. He did mention that it could be the piston rings; I'm not a mechanic but I know that's an expensive fix. Between oil changes I'm accustom to dropping a quart of fresh oil into the engine, seems to work. The Fall weather seems to help. Question: is your Altima making "marble-like" noises around 2500 RPM? Could it be that the chain belt needs tightening?