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#2350 of 2702 Dashboard gauges stop working
Nov 25, 2008 (1:44 pm)
I have a 2000 Nissan Altima GXE and the gauges on the dashboard will be working fine and then after driving a little way they stop working. They all show as if the car was off. It does not effect the driving of the car. I do not lose any power at all. They will come back on then go out again. The battery and alternator are new. Has anyone run into this before?
#2351 of 2702 Re: DEFECTIVE GAS CAPS [roadrunner70]
Nov 29, 2008 (7:37 pm)
Greetings rr70 ... Working for Nissan for 16 years I have never seen a Nissan come into this dealership with a gas cap that loosens on its own, or even a loose one for that matter, even on trades much older than yours ... I have never had a problem from the eleven in my family, from the '92 Stanza to the "Z" Roadster I now have ... asking around, no one else here has either, and that includes a technician who has been here for 36 years ... don't know what to say - not saying it doesn't or can't happen just that yours seems to be a rare case, and two in one ownership would be exceptionally rare ...
Has anyone else out there had a problem with self-loosening gas caps ?
Dec 04, 2008 (11:14 pm)
hey tarnmaster when is a proper time to do a full tune up? and also when are the brakes normally have to be change?
#2353 of 2702 squeaky brakes this early?
Dec 04, 2008 (11:22 pm)
At 12,000 miles, and less than 10 months, I hear squeaking in my brakes in the past few days, and it's fairly cold here, not hot enough to evaporate moisture. Before I take it in and have them tell me "oh that's normal", is this common on 2008 Altima SEs or is it just water logged after one of those drive it through car washes that I went through last weekend perhaps? Stupid question but I can't believe I have problem brakes this early in the game.
#2354 of 2702 Re: '05 Auto Transmission Click [altimadude00]
Dec 04, 2008 (11:27 pm)
hey altimadude00 i had the same problem. i have a 05 as well and i went to the dealer to find out the clicking noise. the dealer said the clicking is a part that releases the joy stick to allow you to shift gear, for example: if you have the car in park and you try to put the car in drive you cant because the gear is locked. now once you step on the brake pedal you release the gear and thats when you hear the clicking noise. the dealer say its normal,
#2355 of 2702 Re: tune up question? [dsantos0815]
Dec 05, 2008 (1:24 pm)
Most Nissan models do not need a tune up until 105,000 miles - that's most of the newer ones for the last few years , and is the same with most newer imports, and some domestics ... most cars today have direct ignition and platinum-tipped spark plugs and no longer have the rotor, points, and distributor cap that necessitated the tune up at 30K or 60K miles ... hard to tell with brakes as brake usage and wear, like clutch wear, varies with the driver - some people are just naturally harder on brakes ( I drive a mountain road with 91 turns in a 7-mile stretch - that's hard on brakes when you drive it the way I do ) ... usually brakes are inspected at oil changes and if less than 15-20% left on the pads the customer is advised of that and a brake job is recommended; that's usually the pads and turning the rotors ... unless you have a "Z" and they recommend replacing the rotors - I know because I'm needing my fourth set at 90K miles, but, as mentioned, I am harder on brakes than most ... be well ...
#2356 of 2702 Re: Electronic Throttle Control issue....Thanks [bear26]
Dec 23, 2008 (9:07 am)
just had same problem with 2002 3.5se v6. Took it to dealer and they sanded area around gas cap. They also told me I had to replace cruise and brake switches. They had to order the switches. After they sanded area around gas cap the check engine light went out. I doubt the brake and cruise switchs were bad.
#2357 of 2702 Re: squeaky brakes this early? [newnissan]
Dec 29, 2008 (10:49 am)
I also had the same problem. Had to make a fuss at the dealership because they had it 3 months ago and "could'nt recreate the squeak", but it continued and I was just under 12,000. They finally replaced the front calipers (said it was a Nissan technical concern) whatever.........it fixed the problem and the brakes feel right and NO squeaking anymore.
#2358 of 2702 Re: squeaky brakes this early? [FTob]
Dec 29, 2008 (10:58 am)
Agreed on the front calipers being replaced on my car, also. They said they couldn't hear the squeak either but I looked very serious and said I knew they could drive it til they heard it....they also looked and had developed a new kit with different material composition for the rear brakes so they replaced those too. It did fix the problem and the brakes do feel better, no squeak. I must commend Nissan for constantly coming up with new kits to fix problems, though I'd prefer not having to be the test guinea pig on the problem with the belt torsioning bolt snapping before the recall and the squeaky brakes before someone tells me to come in for new kits. this time they asked for my e-mail so Nissan can keep me posted. Hmm....2 more years to go on this lease....700 days.
#2359 of 2702 Bose Audio too LOUD!
Dec 29, 2008 (5:27 pm)
I have noticed that my Bose stereo sytem in my 2005 Altima tends to adjust the volume on it's own. Has anyone encountered this problem?