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
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#434 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima [casper17]
Jun 30, 2009 (10:33 am)
Honestly Casper....I say dump the car. If you don't dump it, then change the exhaust hjeaders and the cats and sell it. It's only a matter of time before your engine is ruined. Either that, or contact the people I gave to fedfuzz in my last post. The problem's only going to continue - on that you can be certain...and my friend this I can GUARANTEE...having been through it SIX times myself. It's got too many miles to pursue the Lemon Law - at least realistically - and battling with Nissan like fedfuzz might be is always an option...but it takes a lot of time and who knows if that will pan out? Make the car run - legally - if you don't live in CA you will have a much easier time of this - and sell it. I am changing my exhaust headers and this puts my cats in a different place...(I have to replace the cats after the headers-I hollowed out all my pipes and removed the cats because they showed signs of the same prob AGAIN) . The car runs a little loud, and it smells like crap currently, but tell you what, it gets better mileage than ever, and it's got more speed....as soon as the headers and cats are replaced she's going to be a screamer....and then I am selling it. I have 125,000 miles on it, and even at that mileage she's still blue booked at just over $6,000. So I will make her healthy and legal and DUMP her, take the cash, fix my toyota tranny, and move the hell on. Good luck to you...I will help you if I can! Sara
#435 of 685 Posting phone numbers
Jun 30, 2009 (4:23 pm)
Please do not post phone numbers here that cannot be verified by a search engine. Thanks.
#436 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima [casper17]
Jul 01, 2009 (4:03 pm)
tough call casper. 3700 isn't going to buy you much car if you go that route. if you do the repairs, at a minimum you'll have a car with a new motor. a 3700 car will probably either be a POS along the lines of a focus or neon or a decent car with 200k miles on it and the motor.
#437 of 685 Re: Posting phone numbers [pat]
Jul 02, 2009 (1:12 pm)
Sorry about that...I forgot. Got any suggestions as to how I can get fedfuzz the phone number and email I promised him without breaking the rules?
#438 of 685 Re: Posting phone numbers [keilse]
Jul 03, 2009 (1:37 pm)
Either of you could make your email address public in your profile so that you could contact each other that way. A "public" email address in a profile is only available to logged in members so the spambots cannot get to it. And of course you wouldn't need to leave it public beyond getting in touch with each other if you didn't want to do so.
Hope this helps!
#439 of 685 Re: Posting phone numbers [keilse]
Jul 05, 2009 (9:15 am)
I have the name & numbers that you provided. Thank you so much. I don't know how, but I did get them. I will keep you posted.
#440 of 685 Re: Posting phone numbers [fedfuzz]
Jul 08, 2009 (7:35 am)
I just read the post and I was hoping the phone numbers could be shared with me as well. I am having the exact same issue with Nissan. I entered a case with my regional office in New York. So, far I am being that I am SOL. My 2002 Nissan Altima Engine died 101K miles. The catalitic converter recall was repaired back in 2004. I was told the engine failure was as a result of catalitic converter recall but yet Nissan is unwilling to help on the repairs of $5800. They did not offer me a cent. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
#441 of 685 Re: Posting phone numbers [tplotnick]
Jul 08, 2009 (9:47 am)
As I mentioned, you can make your email address public (temporarily if you wish) in your profile and perhaps someone can email them to you.
#442 of 685 Re: Precat issue advice??? [electricdesign]
Jul 08, 2009 (3:17 pm)
Is there any reason you unplugged the ECU before re-assembly the engine during head gasket job?
My car is pinging at 1300, 1500, and 1700 rpm under light load at around 40mph after the head gasket. Only happened when the engine is hot (10 minutes drive) and worse when the weather is hot with AC on. Using 93 octane gas reduces the pinging intensity. Re-manufactured MAF from Autozone doesn't help either. MIL p0171 (runs too lean) never comeback since the MAF was cleaned. http://www.flickr.com/photos/39740540N05/3655762299/ The spark plugs after 12k miles with oil consumption 0.5 quart/1k miles.
#443 of 685 ACTION YOU CAN TAKE
Jul 11, 2009 (6:02 pm)
I have similar problems with my daugther's 2002 altima engine which caught fire. Of course Nissan North America refuse to do anything about so here is what I have done to get justice:
I filed a formal complaint with Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov; click on “consumer protection” then click on “file a complaint” the click on FTC Complaint Assistant” then answer all questions. The form will start out with question about identity theft but keep going because you will get to part to file complaint against Nissan North America.
Now, this website: autosafety.org does provide a place for you to check the box if you desire a class action lawsuit. Go the website the click on “file a complaint” then fill out the questionnaire. You will need your vehicles VIN number.
I also file a formal complaint to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nhtsa.dot.gov. This one is important because the more people file complaints the more they will see a need to force Nissan to conduct a recall. Most definitely, make sure you show if the vehicle caught fire or caused a hazardous traffic situation such as stopping suddenly without warning.
I went one step further and file a complaint against National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because they keep record of all complaints on a particular vehicle and there are currently 196 pages of complaints regarding the 2002 Altima and the engine problems and nothing has been done. I mailed a letter complaint to U. S. Dept. of Transportation because NHTSA under their jurisdiction.
If we follow through then I am sure something will be done but if we chose to just complaint on websites with each other – well – we obviously can’t help each other.