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#724 of 2710 Re: Speakers and other issues with my 05 Altima [maxamillion1]
Aug 23, 2004 (12:59 am)
I've had a 1998 Altima since new, and it required quite a few trips to the dealer in its first year with me. Various squeaks and rattles, plus both front struts, and a clutch bearing were fixed, but all under warranty.
Make a list of: what when where how for each problem. Take it with you to the dealer. Ask that a technician ride with you (not the service writer) and use the list to make the problems appear for the tech. My car made a noise going over a certain speed bump at a certain parking lot, so I took the tech to that parking lot and it made the noise. It is not unreasonable to ask a tech to ride with you, and most techs are happy to have a stab at actually fixing your problem with you, rather than trying to go off the work order which says "customer reports passenger seat rattles" which usually leads to "could not reproduce problem" on the receipt.
On the inside, Nissans aren't usually known for their exquisite interior materials, but I think you'll find that the carpet in most cars (and houses) pulls up a bit when vacuuming, and the glove box is probably an easy fix.
The good news is that once you get the problems ironed out, you should have smooth sailing. 6.5 years and 78k later, i've only had to do routine maintenance, and replace the battery and belts once. I'm even on original brake pads. Plus, even the most die-hard Honda fan has to admit that the Nissan has quite a bit more soul, and you might have gotten one of the many new Honda/Acuras that have dropped their transmissions.
Besides, you're into the car now and you'll get soaked trying to get rid of it, so make the best of it and enjoy.
#725 of 2710 Trip computer question??
Aug 23, 2004 (6:47 am)
Question that needs answering please....
Recently purchased 2002 3.5 SE. Was wondering if there is a problem with the trip computer? When pressing the "trip" button, I am only able to get trip "A" and "B" to display?? Manual indicates that I should be able to get Outside temp, DTE, MPG, and trip time display...etc. Can someone explain why I am not able to get these other options to display? I have tried resetting the trip and it only changes the mileage on the computer back to 0. Thank you!
#726 of 2710 Re: Nissan repair operation. [sauron666]
Aug 25, 2004 (5:50 am)
yes, it is a complete waste of time. so a search for BBB autoline and look for my post to see what I discovered.
#727 of 2710 Re: excessive water on door sills and door posts [yaml35]
Aug 27, 2004 (7:52 am)
Re/water on door sills after washing, I noticed same. I have a 2004 Altima. Never had it w/my Camry. ??
#728 of 2710 Re: Oil Change [ultima]
Aug 27, 2004 (11:34 am)
Ultima, I've been using synthetic in my 2000 Impala since I bought it with 28K miles on it. I used to drive alot and hated to get oil changes so frequently.
I just bought my wife a 2005 3.5SE and was wondering about moving to synthetic. Can you elaborate on the reasoning behind the repeated regular oil changes in short intervals before the first synthetic change? I assume it has to do with removing debris knocked loose while the engine breaks in?
Also, any idea how this impacts the warranty? Ultimately I think synthetic is just superior since it doesn't break down as much, but I'd hate to have a failure put back in my face b\c I broke the recommended regimen... Any thoughts?
#729 of 2710 2005 3.5 SE Altima common issues
Aug 27, 2004 (11:42 am)
Hi guys, just looking to find out there are some common problems or TSBs that I should be looking out for with our 2005 Altima.
I have been noticing a creaking noise that sounds like it's coming from the passenger side of the dash whenever the car rises and then sinks (almost like I'm hearing the strut). Has anyone else had a similar experience?
#730 of 2710 Re: Oil Change [bcummins]
Aug 27, 2004 (2:30 pm)
>>>Can you elaborate on the reasoning behind the repeated regular oil changes in short intervals before the first synthetic change?<<<
IMO, there is no good reason to do this on a modern engine. You can just switch to synthetic at the first regular oil change. On some cars like Hondas and VWs, the manufacturer insists that you not do the first change until 5 or 10k miles.
And it shouldn't affect the warranty as long as you do the regular chagnes every 7500 miles during the 5/60 powertrain warranty. Bottom line is, I would bet money to almost anyone that you will not own the car long enough to have engine trouble due to lubrication problems.
#731 of 2710 2005 2.5 S A/C problem
Aug 28, 2004 (6:03 pm)
I just purchased my 2005 altima this month and am already having a few problems. If I have my a/c on and the recirculate button pressed on there is no way to turn off the air condition. Eventhough I turned it away from max ac, turned off both the recirculate and a/c buttons there is still cold air coming out. Does this happen to anyone else? Is this a design flaw or a mechanical flaw with the car? I noticed I am only able to turn off the a/c if my recirculate button is not on. Just an FYI to all new owners. There is an TSB out for the stereo. On the FM radio my stereo would lose the treble and become obviously lower in volume. The dealership ordered me another one.
I am just a little dissapointed by the build quality of the car. There was a plastic piece that was not even snapped in on my door, near the handle. Im just wondering what else they forgot to do.
Im seriously considering buying the factory backed warranty. The dealer quoted me an exorbitant price of 1450 dollars for a 6 year 100K warranty. Please post what others were able to get.
#732 of 2710 I am not satisfied with the quality of my 05 either
Aug 29, 2004 (8:07 pm)
But then again, Nissan isn't really known for making HQ interiors as of late.
But overall, I like my altima
Sep 02, 2004 (1:55 pm)
O.K. I am on the market for a 2002 Altima 2.5 S ... question is - if I buy it from a private person, will the dealer honor the balance of warranty - if I need to take the car there for repairs ?