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#1757 of 2710 Nissan Altima 2003 3.5 SE
Sep 09, 2006 (9:18 pm)
I traded in my 2003 Nissan Altima SE for a Honda Civic SI a few weeks ago. I hated getting rid of the SE, because I loved driving it. However, I did have some annoying problems. 1. Gas sensor valve went after 3 months, replaced under warranty with free loaner. 2. Had to replace the front struts (both sides) 3 times! Why is that? I never had a car that I even had to replace struts on before. I only had 24,000 miles on the car at the time. Also, while the VQ engine was powerful and smooth at low RPM, passing while at speed seemed to stress out the engine for some reason. Also, the interior plastics and center arm rest were low quality. Anyone who owns one will agree with me on that. Nissan needs to improve quality control.
#1758 of 2710 Re: Nissan Altima 2003 3.5 SE [carfanatic007]
Sep 10, 2006 (6:35 pm)
Weren't you aware of the interior plastics issue before you signed the purchase contract?
#1759 of 2710 My Speedo Won't Move Sometimes...
Sep 11, 2006 (5:27 pm)
I just bought a 96' Nissan Altima Recently. I fount out that sometimes my speedo needle won't move only if I kept on press the button to reset the milleage then it started to move, or only if I go up to 40 MPH then the speedo moved. Can someone tell me what's wrong with my car and how can I fix it? Or how much will it be to fix this problem? Thanks for your help.
#1760 of 2710 Re: '03 auto window problem [kibesj]
Sep 13, 2006 (5:34 am)
I had this problem with my Infiniti I35 last year. Dealer replaced window motor and it has been working normal ever since.
#1761 of 2710 Re: '03 auto window problem [atma97]
Sep 13, 2006 (9:06 am)
how much did you pay for it?
#1762 of 2710 Re: '03 auto window problem [bob1223plus]
Sep 13, 2006 (3:29 pm)
Replacement under warranty - car was at 57K miles. The job description on the receipt likes this: "C/S driver side window goes up and drops down 1/4 of the way. Driver side window motor failing. Replaced Driver side window motor". I guess you should call a couple Nissan dealers and ask them specifically about the job of replacing window motor. They will give you a quote for labor and part. Hope this will help.
#1763 of 2710 Re: Altima died twice in 3 months (distributor?) [ainge]
Sep 14, 2006 (7:08 pm)
I have a 2000 Altima SE and I've had the same problem. It began a few months ago with an occasional "check engine" light, but only recently began idling very rough. It's gotten worse and worse by the day and finally got to the point that my car began dying when stopping suddenly, or making turns at low speeds. I've been trying to figure this out for a while and then I saw your message. I like to think that I can fix things on my own, so I never took mine to the shop because it's warranty is no longer active and I don't want to pay the outrageous amounts of money that a most shops would want to charge. Tomorrow morning, I'm going to check the mass airflow sensor, and if it works, I owe you one hell of a, "thank-you!". I'll be in touch.
#1764 of 2710 Re: 2002 Altima Oil Usage? [mungar60]
Sep 15, 2006 (3:14 am)
I have a 2002 2.5s and you wouldnt believe that as we speak I'm having the Head of the motor taken off becuase of excessive oil loss. I have 120,000 miles but its because I drive alot. But what are miles when it comes to a nissan, so you think. Well about 2 weeks ago I had a Air Mass Flow Meter replaced, 500.00 not covered. Well the next week I look and see that there was no oil on the dip stick, not even close to an oil change yet. Well I went and had the oil done and the next day I was low 2qts. When I started the car there was tons of white smoke coming out of the exhaust. Well the antifreze was fine. Im telling you right now, it seems everyone i talk to does not see any oil on the ground, its internal. That means when the time comes for you it will mean taking the head off and looking inside the motor. They seem to think its a lower engine problem, pistons, rings. They dont think its simple like the head gasket. I think Im gonna be replacing the engine. Im sick!!!!! I called Nissan and of course they said nothing. We need to have more people complain because this is a major issue with there cars, especially with that year. I will let you know what the verdict is, but in the meantime keep a close eye on the level because its internal and it will burn the motor out. I will keep in touch.
#1765 of 2710 2002 Altima 2.5s" Buring oil and Smoking"
Sep 15, 2006 (3:21 am)
I have had one thing after another go wrong with this car. I had a $500.00 Air Mass Flow Meter replaced because the car Idled really rough and RPMs were racing up and down. Then I notice excessive oil loss, not on the ground, but internal and coming out of the exhaust. I know that if that keeps up it will burn the converter out. I have my car at the garage right now and they are taking the head off the motor to see if thats the problem, they also think it might be a lower end problem which means replacing the whole engine. Im pissed, it dont seem like this should happen to a Nissan. Let me know if anyone else is having this problem. It starts with white smoke coming out the tailpipe.
#1766 of 2710 Re: Issue with my 2002 Altima [chilledbill]
Sep 15, 2006 (3:33 am)
I have the same problem with my car, thats why its in the shop having the head taken off and probally replacing that or the whole motor, believe me if you dont see oil on the ground then its an internal leak and its coming out the exhaust. Get rid of the car and you'll save some money!!