Last post on Oct 26, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#697 of 700 Re: Nissan altima suck - Not Mine in MN
Nov 29, 2009 (8:56 pm)
I have an '07 Altima 4 Cyl. 68,000 miles. No major issues all! Consistently get 33 - 34 mpg hwy, 65- 70 mph. Live in Twin Cities area. Car is maintained (30K, 60K, and oil changes) at Luther Nissan, who I recommend highly.
#698 of 700 Re: Looking to buy my first Altima [carnut21]
Jun 25, 2010 (7:10 am)
The 3.5 V6 from Nissan used to be bulletproof, until 2004 when they changed the timing chain components. Go over to the Maxima forums and you'll hear about everyone having their timing tensioners & guides replaced anywhere from 50k-80k miles at a cost of $1k - $2k. It's not a safety issue so there is no recall and there very likely will not be in the future.
I was going to buy a Maxima until I discovered this. I don't need that additional expense on the price of the car. Stay away from the 3.5L Nissan engine!
#699 of 700 Re: Looking to buy my first Altima [hud94]
Oct 26, 2011 (7:01 am)
I have a 2004 Altima 3.5 V6 and have just been informed by the dealer that I need my timing chain replaced at a cost of $1,700. I realize that this may not be a safety issue, but it is certainly a deffect. I am thinking of reporting this to the Illinois AG. I'm curious to know, has anyone tried to recoup the cost of this repair through this or any other avenue?
#700 of 700 Re: Looking to buy my first Altima [onav]
Oct 26, 2011 (7:26 am)
I'm no legal expert, but I doubt you will be able to "recoup" anything for a car that is 7 years old. You have probably reached the "statute of limitations", but I'm just throwing that out there. You didn't state your mileage, but I'm assuming that to be well over 100,xxx. You should consider the cost of replacing the belt, versus perhaps buying a new car. Yes, $1700 is much cheaper than a new car, but I question your motive for contacting the Illinois AG without knowing all the facts. With year-end incentives, you can probably get a great deal on any make/model, especially a 2011 model. Just my 2c worth.