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Sep 10, 2006 (10:22 am)
My check engine light in 2005 turned on due to a bad sensor in the muffler that had to do with emissions requirements. I had it replaced and it was covered under warranty. Now I'm reading about a new sensor that is bad on altima years 2003 and higher, that causes the engine to go out during routine traffic. This sounds similar what has happened to my car over this weekend. My 2004, Altima 2.5S, looses power from the gas petal and stays in a parked mode during normal driving. I brought the car to the dealer approx. one month ago for the same problem, and they told me it was caused by a power valve recall. My power valve has since been replaced and the problem happened again this weekend. Now, a Nissan announcement says its a faulty sensor. What do you think? My husband noticed unusual damage to my original Nissan spark plugs that may be the cause of something loose in the engine striking the plugs. If this is the case, how many other 04" or newer Altima owners have noticed this damage to their spark plugs? I'd be interested to know. This can be a problem that may cause the need of a new engine that Nissan may not want to admit to yet.
#23 of 685 Re: Nissan EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPION [bigtuna1]
Sep 12, 2006 (5:29 pm)
I am going through the same thing in PA and will take any info you can get me on the BS Nissan is pulling. I am going through the BBB and not getting anywhere!
#24 of 685 Re: Faulty Sensors [missvholmes]
Sep 13, 2006 (12:51 pm)
I had that sensor replaced as well. The car has not had any issues with starting since the replacement. However, since the new sensor, my engine has been running at higher RPM and has difficulty with acceleration. It actually groans at higher speeds. I just got the car back from the dealer and they have no idea what is wrong with it. They flushed my fuel injector fluid with no help. I am going to ask about the spark plugs and will post if I get any response. Good Luck!
#25 of 685 Re: Nissan EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPION [bigtuna1]
Sep 13, 2006 (3:55 pm)
Oil consuption is due to a bad rod in Nissan's engine. Typically its the #2 rod. They know about the problem and are doing thier best to keep it under wraps. I got hold of a bad one and the mechanic was a good guy and told me about the problem. I'm now on my second engine in a 2005 Altima and I'm hearing the tell-tale ratteling again. Time for engine #3.
#26 of 685 Re: Nissan EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPION [zapogee]
Sep 16, 2006 (8:17 am)
I can (and do) believe insufficient oil pressure would result in a rod knock, but I don't understand your statement that a rod knock would cause loss of oil from the engine. Loss of oil happens either through burning (worn piston rings and/or valve seals that allows excess oil into the combustion chambers to be burned) or outright leakage from various causes.
#27 of 685 Re: New 06 Altima Buyer [ray_h1]
Sep 18, 2006 (3:16 pm)
Well I went ahead with my purchase of the 06 Altima 2.5S SE. I did not purchase one of the vehicles that was built prior to the the oil consumption problem. I took delivery of an August built car that did not have the extended 84 month warranty. As I had said earlier, Nissan has built some pretty good cars over the years and I really could not see loosing total confidence in this car manufacturer. The car I bought is great and I just love it. Nissan will respond and handle this issue, there aren't going anywhere. Good luck to all ,,,
#28 of 685 Re: New 06 Altima Buyer [the_ice_man]
Sep 19, 2006 (8:56 pm)
I've been researching the Altima 2.5S and the Impala LT and we've pretty much decided on the Altima. However, after seeing this oil consumption problem I'm a little leery. Where\how can I find the build date of the car? Engine sticker somewhere?
#29 of 685 Re: New 06 Altima Buyer [padraik]
Sep 20, 2006 (5:59 am)
The built date is found on the manufacturers sticker located at the bottom of the drivers side door post. Just open the drivers door and you can see it down by the running board area.
#30 of 685 Re: Nissan EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPION [bluchs]
Sep 21, 2006 (6:46 pm)
Documentation is the key. Have nissan do all the oil checks. Request a new engin every time you go in. Find a copy of the mugninson act. read it, understand it and apply it to your case. Check with your state to see what the lemon law says. Follow it as a road map to a buy back. It worked for me. I was a die hard nissan fan untill my dealings with them this time. If they offer you a motor make sure it's not a rebuild because thats what there using. I won my case and I still have to chase down the tax money and what I payed for the extended warranty. Don't fool yourself its a lot of work. But in the end I'm not stuck with a lemon. I'm going to get a honda next time.
#31 of 685 2006 Altima engine replacement
Oct 03, 2006 (10:16 am)
As a (Proud?) owner of a 2006 Nissan Altima I am currently going thru an engine replacement for the oil consumption problem.. Has anyone out there been thru this already, and are you pleased with your new (Rebuilt) engine's performance?? Thanks for your replies, Jim