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#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!
#616 of 685 Re: 2.5l engine failure [masterbigrah]
Apr 15, 2011 (5:08 am)
I have not been here in a long time, I just stopped in to see what is happening. I seen that the same problems continue to be happening with the Nissan Altima 2.5 engine. This has been a horrible mess for many owners, and nissan has done little to nothing to help. Please, all of you GO BACK AND READ THE PREVIOUS MESSEGES FROM THE BEGINING OF THIS FORUM. My first messege was #75, that's when I had my first experience with the nissan altima 2.5 engine precat problem, and it caused me much grief for a long time. The final and best solution was to get rid of the car. I now drive Toyotas and I have NO problems and am very happy with them. My best advice to you is to get rid of your nissan altima 2.5 and buy a Toyota or a Honda. You will be MUCH happier, like me. I recommend buying a car with a 4 cylinder engine. I get 35 mpg on the road with decent performance. Please try to encourage everyone you know to NOT buy nissans.
Good Luck to All of You,
E.D. in Sunny Florida
#617 of 685 Re: 2.5l engine failure [electricdesign]
Apr 15, 2011 (5:47 am)
Please which of the Toyota's? Camry, Corolla or which one. Nissan is still good though not the best. Some of the facilities in the Altima is lacking in the Toyotas like winding down the front glasses with the key in the SL, MPG facility that Nissan introduced in the Altima in the Altima in2002 was added in 2008 by toyota Camry and 2010 for the corolla!!!!
#618 of 685 Re: 2.5l engine failure [ndiboy]
Apr 15, 2011 (5:23 pm)
I drive a 05 Pontiac Vibe (it has a Toyota Corolla 1.8L 4 cylinder Engine and drivetrain) and wife drives a 04 Toyota Highlander with 3.3L V6 engine. I get about 25 mpg around town and about 35 mpg on the road. Wifes highlander gets about 19 around town and about 24 on the road. Both very reliable & comfortable. The engines are so smooth on both, you can't even tell the engine is running when you stop at a light, you have to check the tach to tell.
Which one to get? Just find one that suites you. They are all good, it just depends on what you need & what you want. Im not particular, as long as mine can haul all my tools and ladders and I can listen to AM radio, I'm fine. It does everything I need very well, including how the back glass opens up (most important, since I work out of my car, reach in to get tools out of the back).
#619 of 685 2003 Altima Blown Engine Experience
Apr 29, 2011 (3:34 pm)
I, too, am going through this experience. I have started a blog detailing every bit of contact I've had with Nissan, as it happens.
I would love for you to comment and share your stories. If you could comment and follow the blog, perhaps we could pressure Nissan to do SOMETHING.
If you would like to share any details with me about your experience for posting on the blog, please email them to me at jennylglcox.net
#620 of 685 Re: 2002 Altima Question [masterbigrah]
May 01, 2011 (8:33 pm)
Who did you work with at head quarters? I am working with a Vakessha hood an arbitration specialist. I need a new engine as well and they will only pay for half. It would greatly be appreciated!
May 01, 2011 (9:10 pm)
Right now, I'm working with Lindsay Stevens -- apparently she normally works on the Nissan Leaf stuff ? They just did a re-org and the woman that was originally handling my case was Rebeeca and she is being trained to work in another department now. Her supervisor's name is Helena, but I haven't spoken to her. I'm not really clear how Lindsay Stevens got involved, but I don't get the idea that she is a manger or anything. I set up a facebook page if you want to join and tell your story. I'm trying to bring a lot of attention to this issue. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/2003-Altima-Blown-Engine-Experience/1706774696- 57794
#622 of 685 Nissan Altima 2.5L Engine failures
May 03, 2011 (6:19 pm)
.. I was turned down because the VIN of my car was not among those recalled by Nissan.. despite the fact that I experienced the exact catastropic engine failure that caused the recall. BTW this catastropic engine failure is not limited to Altimas alone , sentras with the 2.5L engine are also affected.
I will not buy another Nissan product because of the way I was treated. I was a die hard Nissan car guy, my wife had a maxima, I had a 300ZX twin wurbo, my son had an Altima, and my daughter had the murano. Nissan spends a lot of money on commercials to attract new buyers to their dealerships... all that money is now wasted on me.