Last post on May 06, 2013 at 12:49 PM
You are in the Nissan Altima
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Altima, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#1695 of 2702 Re: Oil consumption- New 2006 Altima owner [brandy06]
Jul 28, 2006 (9:56 am)
For all those who don't know I just got rid of my altima yesterday due to the oil problem then it left me set one morning and wouldn't start. I then got pissed, took the car to the dealership missed a days of work, got my new car, they paid off my old car gave me 2000.00 and I put that down on another one. So don't let them screw you, they tried me and didn't work at all. I told them I was going to drive that car right through the dealership window if they didn't do something. My Altima leaked or burned oil like crazy, oh sucked gas down then normal. Oh the recall is not due to piston rings, it is due to Nissan trying to save $$ going to another manufacture for gaskets, and they made them a millimeter smaller then what was told they did put on the car which cause so much problems. So don't let them tell you something different.
#1696 of 2702 Re: Oil consumption- New 2006 Altima owner [brandy06]
Jul 28, 2006 (11:22 am)
Did you have to go through the crap of bringing it to the dealer service dept every 700 miles to get it on record first? My 06 Altima is using alot of oil too and I am attempting to discuss with the dealershp management. The car is 4 months old with 3700 miles on it. Thanks for any info.
#1697 of 2702 Re: Oil consumption- New 2006 Altima owner [jft26]
Jul 28, 2006 (1:20 pm)
Brandy, I really think the way you get treated concerning this oil consumption problem is the dealership. I too own a 06 Altima-S with the 2.5 liter problem child engine. Purchased around 5 27 06 - 10 days later got that sad letter from Nissan. Checked my vin. and verified that it was one of those with the oil issue. Since then i was told at 2,400 miles (service manager checked out). The very nice gentleman ordered me a motor and told me he should have it in next week and installed by 8 4 07. He did tell me some of the motors he had replaced recently had the letter'S (R E) Attached to the serial number. Which means re-enginenerred or the old turm rebuilt. I told service manager i wanted a new engine only since the rest of the car was new . So when i go and pick up the car after the motor is installed i will verify that it is a new engine. If not some Hell will be raised ! Being a man with good credit if the engine is a rebuilt one. My credit may go from good to bad. As i plan on leaving the vehicle right where it is setting. I mean if Nissan can bail out G.M. they can afford to do the right thing for all of us with this problem. I am a 51 year old man and had planned on my wife driving it until it fell apart. I mean 200,000 miles at least. With gas getting higher and higher we are avoiding more and more un-nessary trips. I did go to sales department first since i heard they were giving a extra grand rebate $1000. Got my vehicle appraised and was very shocked at the offer i got on one of the new cars that had been sent back and come back for re-sale. I dont wanna lose my religion but they did make my blood presure boil. Hope this helps you and all concerned ! Will make another statement after engine is replaced.
#1698 of 2702 Re: Issue with my 2002 Altima [carguy28]
Jul 31, 2006 (2:50 pm)
I am having the same problems with my 02 Altima, see below. Unfortunately, I am in for about $2,200 over 4 visits so far and the problem is still not fixed. Upon starting the engine it shakes and feels like its going to stall and the engine light comes on. They have changed 4 ignition coils, replaced a manifold, replaced a fuel resevoir and changed the plugs and wires twice. I want to drive my car into the nearest lake. (previous post problems aplly to me as well - 1. Oil consumption...I'm going through too much oil...Have to fill up almost every other day.
2. It makes a rattling noise when I start the car.
3. when in idle, it shakes and feels like it will shut off.
4. hear a swoshing sound from the engine when I acelerate.. )
#1699 of 2702 Re: Oil consumption- New 2006 Altima owner [wwjcdo55]
Jul 31, 2006 (3:41 pm)
wwjcdo55, I am very interested in how you make out with your engine replacement. I too have the issue on my 06. At 3400 miles I have to put over a qrt of oil to make it back home. I was hoping to get it back to the dealer to look at but I was out of town and did not want to get stranded. I had an oil change this weekend and told the svr mgr what happened. He said mo problemo, come back in 700 and we will start the procedure to file the case. He also said Nissan pulled all his remaining 06's from the lot and took them back to the factory.
I glad you mentioned about the "RE" tag on the engine. I will also insist I get a NEW engine and not a POS rebuilt.
Take care, and Good luck.
#1700 of 2702 RPMS DROP ON STANDARD
Aug 01, 2006 (9:34 am)
The problem I am having with my car is that when I accelerate (putting gas on pedal hard) - my RPMs go up to about 3 or 4 and then drop, and I lose acceleration. This I noticed it in 5th gear, and in firstů ( 94 altima , standard transmission btw) I was messing with the airflow box / the hoses on the airflow... think this may have something to do with it ?
#1701 of 2702 Re: Need some help here... [leomaccord1]
Aug 01, 2006 (9:49 am)
Can anyone help me and tell me how easy it is to replace a rear brake light that went out on my 2005 Nissan Altima?
#1702 of 2702 '03 auto window problem
Aug 01, 2006 (3:42 pm)
When I use the automatic up feature on the driver side, the window goes all the way to the top and then comes back down about 4 inches. I think this is a side affect of a safety feature to keep you from crushing your fingers. I don't see anything stuck in the track. Is there a way to adjust the this feature?
#1703 of 2702 Purchasing '06 Altima with replaced engine
Aug 01, 2006 (5:07 pm)
Would it would wise to purchase one of the '06 models that Nissan recalled with a new engine? The sales women told me that this particular car I wanted was returned to Nissan and has a new engine in it. I did not ask if it was rebuilt or not, but I could find out later. It makes me nervous purchasing it, even with the extended warranty. Will it also cause the value of the car to go down with this recall issue? They really aren't offering any great prices on them, excpet for the $1000 off. So, what would be a reasonable price for an SL model or should I just not buy it becasue of the recall?
#1704 of 2702 Re: Need some help here... [fernandez17]
Aug 01, 2006 (5:33 pm)
"Can anyone help me and tell me how easy it is to replace a rear brake light that went out on my 2005 Nissan Altima?"
Full instructions with diagrams to access the bulbs in the rear combination lamp fixtures are on page 38 of section 8 in your 2005 Altima owner's manual. If you don't have the manual, you can download a PDF of the entire manual's text and graphics content from Nissan's website in their owner's section. PDF files require Adobe Reader - also a free download on Adobe's site.