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#2653 of 2710 Vibrations & other issues
Dec 01, 2011 (12:29 pm)
I own a "certified pre-owned" 2005 Altima S w/auto which came with 20,001 miles and lots of rust in the engine compartment and inside the seating bolts.
Currently, every time I get it "fixed" for routine maintenance, something else comes up.
I had the steering column components replaced since the steering wheel was shaking but now there's vibration through the floor & gas/brake pedals at hwy speeds when it wasn't there before. Now I have to bring my car back into the dealership to fix the rear seat latch which doesn't work and to see what it can do about the vibration.
I already bought all 4 new tires and brakes ~2 months ago with the tires balanced and 4 wheel alignment at a decent local tire store. Everything was FINE then!
No matter what I do, there's always something "wrong" with the car.
I've noticed SO many people stating about vibrations in their car. WTH is going on with Nissan's cars?! You fix the tires, fix the brakes, balance/rotate the tires, get an alignment, fix the steering column, fix the suspension components, fix the struts... WTH should be fixed next?!
Nissan really has a Quality Control issue and owners like us are paying DEARLY for it!
Thank good my car still has some warranty remaining. When it runs out next year, I'll probably trade it in for a BETTER car!
Remember that Nissan Altimas are built entirely in the USA with many components made in North America. Maybe it should be brought BACK to Japan so the quality would improve!!
Dec 07, 2011 (9:09 am)
My girlfriend has this car it has 180,000 miles on it and upon starting it yesterday morning its missing at an idle and when you put a load on the engine pretty bad the previous day the car was running fine. When going up hill its really struggling and seems to be burning a lot more gas than it should be and you can smell gas when its running. I took it and put it on a diagnostic machine and the only codes that popped up where camshaft position sensor. I replaced this on the car and it help well... none so someone told me to change the crankshaft position sensor which is the same part just lower on the engine (harder to get to) so Im going to try that this evening and it may very well fix the problem, but just doesnt really sound to me like that could be the problem but im no mechanic. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?
#2655 of 2710 Nissan Altima 2008 Transmission
Dec 19, 2011 (5:43 am)
I bought a NISSAN altima 2008 with just over 100k mileage. It drove very well when I had a test drive. Recently my car stalled at a traffic light and at around 40 k on the speedo the car jolts slightly if something is wrong and makes some kind of noise like errrrrrrrrrr till it reaches 60km/hr. Also my car is limited at a max speed of 140 Km/H. the computer cuts of the gas pedal and does not allow it over 140km/h. The
The jolts are getting stronger but the car runs smooth other than that and the engine seems powerful. Please advise as it is my first car and I dont know what to do.
#2656 of 2710 Re: Potential owner - Interior noise? [ckone0814]
Jan 03, 2012 (8:03 am)
My suggestion. Don't buy Nissan. Saving on up front cost will cost you quite a bit in later years. I have owned Honda (Civic 1997 and Accord 2000), Nissan Altima 2006(currently using) and now own Toyota Camry 2011 (as second car). I never bothered to give Nissan a chance when I was searching for 2ns car. Not great piece of engineering. Yes Honda and Toyota have high up front price but require less maintenance. I am quite certain on Honda less maintenance but just bought used 2011 Camry to give Toyota a chance this time.
#2657 of 2710 Re: Nissan Altima 2008 Transmission [muneeb737]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 03, 2012 (8:50 am)
Sounds like a misfire. You'd best get the car scanned for trouble codes so you know where to start here.
#2658 of 2710 Re: Potential owner - Interior noise? [ckone0814]
Jan 03, 2012 (9:03 pm)
I have a 2010 Altima that I bought new 1.5 years ago. I know it is not very long yet, but I have loved it so far. Sure hope I continue to feel this way.
#2659 of 2710 Re: Potential owner - Interior noise? [skyfan1]
Jan 11, 2012 (4:34 pm)
I have a 2007 Altima, has anyone had problems with the drivers seat? My car has only 32000 miles, been fixed once already tore up, took the car back they want fixed it. Nissan service sucks may not ever buy another Nissan.
#2660 of 2710 93 Altima won't shift into park
Jan 23, 2012 (5:02 pm)
I have a 93 Nissan Altima and we've had it in the shop for repairs several times due to it not going into park. I've been told by the repair man that there was a bad cable and that cable was not manufactured by Nissan or any other manufacturer any more. Does anyone know the potential causes of not being able to shift into park? I've read a couple of other places about possibly needing a new shifter or a solenoid lock? Googling the problem would appear to indicate this is not an isolated issue. Any help is appreciated.
#2661 of 2710 Re: Potential owner - Interior noise? [rocketman101]
Jan 25, 2012 (10:31 am)
What was the problem with the seat?
#2662 of 2710 no brake lights
Jan 27, 2012 (9:11 am)