Last post on May 06, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
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#2464 of 2702 Re: Buying a 2006 Nissan Altima [bmrich]
Sep 06, 2009 (3:33 am)
I have owned the 2002 2.5 and now the 2005 3.5. The only issues I have had is the sunroof creaking when turning into driveways,a new radiator was leaking when it was new,the cup holder door broke,the leather steering wheel wore out quickly(cover it),The engine was smoking on intervals during start up when newer but has since stopped? I had a major leak with water coming in from just beneath the windshield. It apparently was a separation from the body & firewall,(easy fix). The Bose system has a visual quirk as the sun prevents the screen fron being seen at noon until one pm.EST and finally the front seats are not really that comfortable as the headrest is too far forward unlike the same year Pathfinder I would suggest that you hit Yahoo answers for the best & least expensive extended warranty avaliable. I hope this helps as I really like this cars performance but, I did drive the Pathfinder 4x4 for two weeks and found the seats most comfortable,the ride equally as impressive,handeling was just like the Altima and the fuel economy equavelant too.
#2465 of 2702 Re: Noisy clickling fan [rugmankc]
Sep 06, 2009 (6:52 am)
hi did you ever find out about the clicking noise i had just replase the ac compressor the same day i first heard this clicking noise thanks
#2466 of 2702 Broken Cruise Control Button
Sep 08, 2009 (8:23 am)
The steering wheel mounted button that sets and coasts (lower right hand) broke off. It looks like it just snaps into place, but the button itself has broken "clips". Does anyone know where I can order this button...or find the part number?
Thanks in advance.
#2467 of 2702 Re: Buying a 2006 Nissan Altima [bmrich]
Sep 10, 2009 (11:36 am)
I leased a 2006 altima. I have had to replace the tires after 2 years. My lease is up in 4 weeks and I came out of work one day and I could not start the car. I thought it was the battery. It was tested and the battery is fine. Every time I turn the car off I have to get it jumped to start. After researching this appears to be a very common problem from 2005 to 2007. Apparently there is a recall and the ECM needs to be replaced. The car is running horribly and I cannot wait to turn it it. I would not get another nissan altima
#2468 of 2702 it happened to my 2003
Sep 10, 2009 (1:16 pm)
Mine kept from starting after a few days of standing still at a friends house. I ended up replacing the battery from AAA and getting a new generator. the problem was cured.
#2469 of 2702 Re: Nissan Altima 94 Engine shake [akala]
Sep 11, 2009 (2:27 pm)
Engine mount rubber is shot, I see a few comments about vibration, that's what it is, can get new ones on ebay
#2470 of 2702 Re: 2006 Altima SE-R Secondary Timing Chain Failure [POSAltimaSER]
Sep 14, 2009 (5:36 am)
My 05 3.5 SL has developed the timing chain problem at 69000. Having same problems with Nissan customer service. They are unwilling to stand behind their product when it is known that their design caused the problem. NTB07-042a (service bulletin)
Maybe WE NEED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST NISSAN.
This problem is a design problem and Nissan should pay for all repairs. In most cases nothing the owner did contributed to this manufacturer defect.
Sep 14, 2009 (9:31 am)
It is my understanding that there is no timing chain or belt in the altimas.
#2472 of 2702 Re: timing chain [skinsfan3]
Sep 14, 2009 (12:49 pm)
All engines have either a timing chain or belt. The 2.5 has an chain, with no recommended service interval.
#2473 of 2702 04 Altima 2.5 won't start
Sep 28, 2009 (9:47 am)
This car usually runs great, no problems, no CE light. This morning the car would turn over but would not fire. What should be checked first?
I plan to check the plug wires. Any suggestions?