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#606 of 685 Re: 2.5l engine failure [justbreathe]
Mar 14, 2011 (2:10 pm)
I am going throught the EXACT same issues (108K miles on my 2003 Altima) and had the EXACT same experience with Nissan Customer Affairs. Talk about insult to injury! The dealer is playing stupid too which really chaps my hide!
Lots of discussion of class action lawsuit but no sucess from what I can find. I guess there is too many other lower hanging lemons out there??
Best thing we can do is encourage everyone you know not to buy a Nissan EVER!
#607 of 685 Re: 2.5l engine failure [saratoga3]
Mar 14, 2011 (2:00 pm)
I would seriously reconsider buying a Nissan. There styling is great but it is what's under the hood and how they treat their customers that counts.
#608 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima Question [justbreathe]
Mar 14, 2011 (2:07 pm)
I had the recall done at 40,000miles and my engine still failed at 108,000 miles because of the precat issue. It appears there are many others in my boat as well. I would suggest having that part of the exhaust removed/modded as that seems to be the only way to ensure the issue doesn't occur. Definitely watch the oil consumption because it can go downhill fast.
#609 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima Question [pibzz]
Mar 15, 2011 (12:30 pm)
Thanks a lot for your help. I plan on doing this modification. The 2002 Nissan which I have is currently running great, but I definitely want to ensure that it lasts. There are currently 97,000 miles on it and it just really worries me that so many people keep talking about how their engines go bad around 108,000.
#610 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima Question [tonders]
Mar 16, 2011 (7:00 pm)
Does anyone know once you purchase the header, do you also need to purchase a pipe to go along with it?
#611 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima Question [masterbigrah]
Mar 24, 2011 (8:24 am)
I am in the same boat as you. I took mine in for the recall at 22k and they didn't do anything. Now I'm at 107, and engine is on the verge of failing. Did Nissan do anything for you even though you were over the 100k mark?
#612 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima Question [dallasowen]
Mar 24, 2011 (6:45 pm)
Nissan Corporate didn't do anything for me. They told me, basically that I was SOL. The dealership, however bent over backwards for me and got me a great deal on a used car. I refused to put more money into my altima. As much as I loved the car initially, I had to get rid of it.
#613 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima Question [masterbigrah]
Mar 27, 2011 (6:57 am)
I hate my 2002 Altima. I hit 100K in 2008, the cat went out on the freeway, $1K hit at the dealership. That same year, the engine had to be replaced, another $3K hit. A week after the warranty expired on the 2nd cat, it went out again. Nissan is so sorry, they would not provide me any credit or help me out. I went after market and spent about $600.00. Jan 2011, my alternator went out, another $700.00 hit. It has been the biggest nightmare. At this point, I have to keep it just to depreciate all the money spent. Getting stranded and having no confidence, it is not a good feeling. I agree with masterbigrah, get rid of it before 100k, complete lemon. Atleast it has been paid for awhile.
#614 of 685 Re: 2.5l engine failure [sjv3]
Mar 27, 2011 (9:31 am)
I am considering an Altima 3.5SR -6Cyl engine those are ok please let me know if not this is a bit worrysome and I know Nissan support is the pits cant count on them for beans.
#615 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima Question [dallasowen]
Apr 13, 2011 (1:50 pm)
Amazingly, after literally a hundred calls to my Nissan dealer and Nissan North America, Nissan did agree to pay for a new refurbished engine fo my Altima. This was after my claim was initially turned down twice. I also had recently had the cat converter and head gasket replaced so I had already put $2500 in the car right before the engine failed.
My local dealer really jerked me around as well and had my car for a total of 2 months while I was fighting Nissan. I believe the dealer ultimately had my claim raised to a claims manager at Nissan who approved the New Engine since they really felt sorry for all I had been through.
In my case, the car has 107K miles on it, I bought it new from the same dealer and I had all of the service records for the car (all scheduled maintence was done at the dealer). I believe having he dealer put continued pessure on Nissan is ultimately what got their attention.
My best advice is to be persistent! Good luck!