Last post on Oct 01, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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#2692 of 2710 2012 Altima Coupe -Service Dept RipOff ??
Jan 18, 2013 (8:22 pm)
I had my car in for an oil change 2 weeks ago and the service dept didn't "notice" any problems. I took it in yesterday for a certified inspection so I could purchase an extended warranty. I saw a few guys looking and messing around the left front axle. The service manager called me over and pointed out a small slice in the axle boot, and some fluid sprayed around. He told me it was road hazard damage and not covered under warranty. He also told me that they could not replace just the boot, and quoted me $650 to replace the whole axle shaft. he did say there was no rush , that I could probably drive it another thousand miles or so. Tonite I looked on MyNissanParts.com and I see that Nissan sells the boot separatly. Why would they sell the boot as a separate part number if you can't replace only the boot? Is the service manager scamming me ? Any imput would be greatly appreciated.
#2693 of 2710 Re: Excessive gas consumption, stumped [culley]
Jan 18, 2013 (9:09 pm)
Did you ever find out what was going on with your 95.
I have a 95 and had the same problem many years ago,if you have not found a cure for yours I'll try to explain.
#2694 of 2710 Re: 2012 Altima Coupe -Service Dept RipOff ?? [snkysnake]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 19, 2013 (8:16 am)
Well your axle shaft is covered under warranty, so what's their problem? Actually I have an idea what their problem might be.
You need to talk to Nissan about this.
the axle boots are replaceable. They cost $35 each. For one side, labor is 2.3 hours. For both sides, 3.9 hours.
So at $100 an hour, seems like it would cost you about $275 to replace the boot---and I don't know your particular warranty as some automakers do NOT cover axle boots and some do.
But if they are too lazy to replace the boot and want to sell you an entire axle, then that should be under warranty---the only problem being that Nissan might kick back the warranty claim because they are replacing a perfectly good axle. That's probably why they are denying you warranty--because they know Nissan wont' spring for it.
So your task is to find out from Nissan itself whether the boot is covered or not--if not, then you'll probably have to pay to have that done.
i'd certainly carefully examine the other side boot for damage however.
#2695 of 2710 Re: My 2003 Altima makes tapping/flapping/buzzing noise when engine HOT??? [alishouse]
Mar 01, 2013 (11:14 am)
I have a 2000 altima doing the same thing...did you find out what it was ?>
Mar 13, 2013 (6:49 pm)
will a 95 altima transmission work in a 2000 altima?
#2697 of 2710 Nissan Altima Maintenance and Repair
Mar 19, 2013 (5:12 pm)
My daughter had her 2008 Altima towed to the dealer; the dealer told me that he tried to reprogram her computer in her car but could not. So he said that her wiring harness and censors need to be replaced and that is would cost me $2000.00. My question is just happen over night because I was just with her in Florida and her car seemed fine. And two weeks later there telling me to cough up $2000.00. Help please
#2699 of 2710 Re: Nissan Altima 2008 Transmission [hussien87]
Mar 21, 2013 (12:44 am)
Sounds a lil off, but it could be the catalytic converetr plugged up or the O2 sensors. You can have em checked and then youll know for sure Mmmkay.
#2700 of 2710 2000 Altima door locks
Apr 08, 2013 (9:06 pm)
A friend of mine just bought a 2000 Altima with power locks, but with a key, not remote entry.
She says there is no keyhole on the passenger side, so she has to unlock the driver's door, then unlock all the other doors by using the switch inside.
I used to have a 2000 Maxima, and while that was remote entry, I recall that if I used the key, I could turn it once to open the driver's door, and twice to open all the doors.
I told my friend this, she asked the guy who sold her the car, and he claims the 2000 Altima did not have that feature.
I think he's blowing smoke. Can anyone tell me one way or the other, is there a way to unlock all doors by using the key, not just the interior switch?
#2701 of 2710 Re: 02-06 and newer RUST [gen3altimarust]
May 05, 2013 (5:55 am)
Having the same issue myself. Have a 2005 S Altima and was surprised the floorboards on both sides have nearly rusted through and the cost to fix was almost as much as what the car is worth! The dealership quoted me nearly $4,000 US and in the condition its in with 110K it's blue booked around $7,000. However, with this safety issue, I wouldn't want to sell it to anyone either.
Contacted Nissan USA about the issue and they'd "never heard of such a problem" when there's forums like this one to discuss it, it's hard to believe they've never heard of it.
This was my first and so far only brand new car. It's been through four jobs, now college, and back and forth to Chicago twice a week for 8 months. Not to mention the yearly vacations.
Hoping that Nissan owns up and admits there's a problem and decides to fix it since this is a safety issue. You might have a car but if you don't have a floorboard, you haven't got anything. That's all I need is to be driving down the road and fall out cause the floor gave way. Nice way to die......