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#2641 of 2710 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe Seats
Aug 23, 2011 (4:31 pm)
I just bought the Nissan Altima Coupe brand new with 9 miles, and about 500 miles later I'm already feeling the very back of the seat against my back, as if the cushion is already worn. I'm not a heavy guy nor do I think I've been in the seat long enough to warrant this condition. It seems quality of Japanese cars have decreased. Does anyone have a comment? I've never owned a Japanese car so I don't know about wear and tear, but I do know that no car should be this low in quality if purchased brand new. Another worry is that the airbag located in the seat is shifting. Any comments please!
#2642 of 2710 Shifter won't come out of Park
Oct 20, 2011 (7:45 pm)
My sons girlfriend has a 2006 Altima with a four speed auto. It will crank and start just fine. It will not shift out of park. Impossible to move stick to any other position. Her parents think the transmission is bad. I'm thinking it's a faulty interlock. How do these work?
#2643 of 2710 Re: Shifter won't come out of Park [scharvey]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 21, 2011 (7:25 am)
Stepping on the brake sends a signal to a solenoid that releases the lever. So it could be a bad brake light switch (does the car have brake lights--if not, there you go), a bad fuse to the brake lights, a bad solenoid, or faulty wiring.
In the meantime, you can release the lever in most cars by inserting a screwdriver into a little slot next to the gearshift. You may have to pry up a little plastic tab to do this.
#2644 of 2710 Re: Shifter won't come out of Park [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 21, 2011 (7:47 pm)
I was hoping it could be something simple. We will check the basics tomorrow. Thanks!
Nov 17, 2011 (5:01 pm)
A nice rep with Nissan Regional Consumer Affairs says that unfortunately my warranty doesn't cover rust after 5 years. I must presume to have been negligent in the maintenance of my car or Nissan would at least consider helping with the cost to repair? The only problem I have with that assumption is that everything on my car is still like new except premature rusting through the floorboards on both the Driver's side and Passenger side of my 2005 Altima 3.5 SE with 67,000 mi! I explained I've diligently maintained this vehicle with the hopes of it lasting for years based on the reputation of imported cars. It's been garaged during most inclement weather since I have an old beater pickup to drive in the snow or rain. I explained how shocked I was when I saw all the complaints, forums, and blogs regarding this issue. There seems to be a problem either with the material (Durasteel) or the manufacturing process of all the Gen 3 and 4 Altimas that allows water to infiltrate between the metal on the floorboards causing premature rust through. There are plastic plugs that apparently become dislodged or are not installed correctly. Nissan will not accept any responsibility or help with the repairs. Nissan has been required to extend the warranty on the rear subframe so they already know there is a huge issue with the metals they're using. I'm going to continue to watch as I anticipate a class-action lawsuit soon. Regardless, I will never own another Nissan. Buyer Beware, you may be getting a "Flintstone" mobile! Especially in the Snowbelt states...Please visit www.nissanforums.com or Google "Altima Rust" if your still seriously considering throwing your money away.
If you're another unfortunate soul facing a costly repair, please call Nissan Consumer Affairs 800-647-7261 8-5 in your timezone and let them know they have a problem. Right now they've "never heard of this before!"
#2646 of 2710 Potential owner - Interior noise?
Nov 18, 2011 (5:37 am)
Let me start by admitting I'm am an anal whacko when it comes to squeaks, creaks, rattles, and buzzes in my cars and I'll chase everyone relentlessly with felt pads or silicone spray.
I will be in the market shortly for a late-model sedan and the Altima is on my shortlist. What are owner's experinces out there? Is the Altima for me? Thanks!
#2647 of 2710 Engine squeaks with in Drive & A/C is on
Nov 22, 2011 (12:37 pm)
Hi, I have a 2005 Altima that whenever I turn on the car, put it in drive and turn on the A/C, it starts to squeak. I changed the only belt that the car has and that didn't work. I spray the belt and that helps, but it always comes back. The sound doesn't happen if the A/C is off or if I'm in neutral. I'd like to fix that noise. Hope someone can shed some light on this problem. Thanks.
Nov 22, 2011 (12:54 pm)
Get some rubbing alcohol clean off all the pulleys, make sure the belt is tight and that should take care of it.
#2649 of 2710 Re: Engine squeaks with in Drive & A/C is on [miaminissan1]
Nov 24, 2011 (4:26 pm)
My wife has a 2004 and when ac on and you are in drive it squeaks real bad when a say a stop sign. Now im not a mechanic but after careful observations i realize that the motor mounts where bad causing the motor to shift back an inch or two when the car was in drive. This was causing the belt to become extremely lose causing it to squeal.
#2650 of 2710 '09 Nissan Altima shakes at 80+ mph
Nov 26, 2011 (9:31 pm)
Any idea why my '09 Altima Sedan shakes when going over 80mph? It doesn't feel like a wheel balance issue, but it could be. I just bought the car used and didn't get it up to that speed during test drives.
The car has 19k miles on it and the salesman told me that they had put new tires on it. I thought that seemed early for tires, but just thought "BONUS" that I got new tires. Now it seems that it must be a symptom of a problem. I did read about brake issues on the '07 and '08 models, but Consumer Reports had good ratings on this car.
I am going back to the dealer on Monday (bought last Monday) and will ask the dealer about it, but I am beginning to not trust any auto sales or repair people. I also just noticed that the center console on the car is loose. It appears that the bolts in the rear of the console have been removed.
If anyone has any ideas, I would greatly appreciate hearing them.