Last post on Jul 30, 2013 at 8:15 PM
You are in the Nissan Altima
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Altima, Engine, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#247 of 685 2003 Altima Oil Consumption Nightmare!
Apr 16, 2008 (8:55 pm)
I am new to this forum but have been reading it alot for about a month now. I own a 03 altima with 74k miles and the engine just blew 2 week after an oil change. I thought it was the shop that did the oil but it was not. To make a long story short my vehichle was inspected by a forensic investagator, the California Bureau of Automotive Repair and my mechanic. I was told the cat is bad and is causing my engine to burn oil. I took it to the nissan dealer and they said yes i need an engine at a cost of $4300.00 but the cat is fine because we did a test on it. WHAT TEST WHAT IS THAT????? You see if my cat failed at 74k then Nissan will have to pay for the repairs because it is warrantied for 80k. Well now i have to file a claim with nissan north america so i will be doing that next. I am writing this beacuse I am amazed at how may people are having these problems with these motors. I just sent an email to Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC begging him to at least look into the issue. I am imploring all of you with this same issue to do the same there is power in numbers. It will only take a few minutes of yur time and maybe just maybe save us all thousands of dollars. If anyone is starting a class action suit let me know and count me in!!! Thanks
#248 of 685 Re: 2003 Altima Oil Consumption Nightmare! [tinan39]
Apr 17, 2008 (5:56 am)
Thanks for writing, and yes you will see there is one guy out there who indicated he works at a law firm and was starting some type of legal action....not sure who he is, but I too just finished my letter to Nissan North America
National Headquarters, Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 605003, Franklin, TN 37068-5003
Also write to the Attorney General and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
good luck ~
czander at aol
#253 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima with "THE" oil problem [laura19]
Apr 17, 2008 (6:31 am)
did you see this note on Edmunds -- dated 2006.... reimbursement is possible but you need to report it to Nissan first, then take to Nissan Dealer, then send in receipts for reimbursement....
NISSAN RECALLS NEARLY 100,000 VEHICLES .... According to Edmund's Inside Line, Nissan has recalled 96,800 2006 Altimas and Sentra SE-Rs because of a risk of engine fire.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the 2.5-liter engines in the cars "may experience excessive oil consumption as a result of improper performance of the piston rings," a condition that could lead to an engine fire.NHTSA said if engine oil is not maintained at least at minimum levels, engine damage is likely and a fire is possible.
Owners can contact Nissan at (800) 647-7261 or NHTSA at (800) 424-9153.