Last post on Jul 30, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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Nissan Altima, Engine, Sedan
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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.
#624 of 685 Reasons Nissan Engines go bad!!
May 13, 2011 (7:09 am)
Head gasket are blown because of overheating due to low oil. Jumped timing due to low oil pressure. ALL NISSAN ENGINES GO BAD BECAUSE THE OIL DISAPPEARS. The reason for the oil consumption issue IS caused by a bad catalyst. The engine sucks the substrate in and it scores the cylinder walls. This allows the oil to blow past the oil rings and burn in the combustion chamber and causes the loss of oil.
I live in FLA where there is no inspections. I took my catalytic converter out. Issue solved. My 2002 Nissan Altima with 190,000 miles on it runs superbly. But if you're having issues with the engine do one or two things. Replace the engine with an used used 04 or 05 altima engine or dump it.
Good Luck everyone
#625 of 685 SES Light ON, Car Jerks Back & Forth, Won't Go Above 40mph
Jul 08, 2011 (4:50 am)
This morning my SES (service engine soon) light came on & stayed on in my 2007 Nissan Altima 3.5SL. When accelerating, my car jerks back & forth. It also will not go above 2nd & 40mph. I had a friend check my fluids (they are fine), he also hooked it up to his diagnostic machine to check for codes, which one code came up P1217 -meaning Engine Over Temperature (Overheat).
With that said, let me also tell you that yesterday we had a really bad storm that caused flooding everywhere. I had to drive in water that was deep. Not up to my window deep, but above my undercarriage deep. Would that cause the problems I'm having? Someone please HELP!
#626 of 685 Re: SES Light ON, Car Jerks Back & Forth, Won't Go Above 40mph [hfrend]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 08, 2011 (1:21 pm)
No, if your engine hydro-locked by sucking in water it would be dead, dead, dead.
Sounds like the engine is going into some kind of protective "default" mode.
#627 of 685 Nissan 2.5 Engine Problems
Jul 16, 2011 (11:08 am)
I have a 2002 Altima 2.5 with144,000 miles that is having the oil consumption issues that everyone else seems to have. In addition, I had low coolant a couple of weeks ago. I agree about the bad design of the "precat" being so close to the exhaust manifold which is in my opinion, a design flaw that Nissan is responsible for. If anyone has any information on a class action lawsuit against Nissan for this problem, let me know. It seems that is the only way they will be held accountable for this problem. It seems to be getting worse recently. I drive a lot of highway miles on my cars and have never had problems like this with any other vehicle I have had. I thought this would be a reliable car but I'm finding out that it's anything but.
#628 of 685 Nissan Altima 2.5L Engine failures
Jul 16, 2011 (6:34 pm)
Nissan did not give me anything... I had to pay $4500 for a Nissan dealership to install a rebuilt engine in my 02 altima.... the reason they gave me was that my vehicle was not a part of the recall.. Nissan has lost me as a consumer of their products .. .. that is the bottom line ... my last two vehicle purchases were from Honda ...
If you bought the car new from a Nissan dealership go back there and make them aware of your problems. Call them , Email them, make them aware that if they do not; in some way, rectify, or make some concessions that you deem appropriate as a consumer, then you too will be a EX Nissan customer. Good Luck with your quest. Some people have been re-imbursed by Nissan . I was not one of them.. if you fight long and hard enough maybe they will do the right thing and pay for a new engine ..D
#629 of 685 Re: 2002 Nissan Altima Oil Burning / Engine Failure & Replacements [czander [gooddeal2]
Jul 30, 2011 (6:50 am)
This is ridiculous. Anyone who has a computer and does the research elsewhere too knows Nissan is totally covering up a bunch of crap adn they will do anything adn everything to weasel their way out of it. Sure. EVERY car has problems. Agreed. BUT. . Type in Ford complaints. . HYUNDAI complaints. . NADA. . maybe a few hear and there NON LIFE THREATNING TOO. . THEN Type in Nissan oil consumption. . Nissan master cylinder, Nissan catalyc converter, Nissan FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Nissan stops WITH NO WARNIONG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY. . HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!! INTERESTING. . Isn't it? I have an 07 and the dealer actually pulled out the "SLUDGE CLAIM" on me after my car died in the middle of the road IN THE MIDDLE OF A TURN with oncoming traffic and my eight year old in the back seat. The warning light came on at a very inconvenient time, might I add! They said they would not honor the warranty because there was no way I didnt do that to my own engine. This is interesting considering I have had other cars in the past with NO probs whatsoever!! Iv'e evemn owned General Motors bottom of the barrel cars. . No life threatning scary issues! They "cleaned out the engine" Then suddenly a few months later I am unable to break very well and the brake light comes on for ONLY 2 seconds!! I take it in LEAK in master cylinder. Hmmm . They honor the warranty, of course, and fix it. I told them SOMETHING is wrong because of the rotten egg smell and white exhaust. . The bad acceleration. . the clicking when it starts the clicking as I accelerate. . and they said gee we can't find anything HMMMM INTERESTING. . Maybe this is because they lied to me from the get -go KNOWING this is the problem which caused the engine to cease on me?? THIS IS WHAT THE RESEARCH IV'E DONE SUGGESTS. . NOT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IT'S NOT MY FAULT!!!! I changed my oil. . I just didnt know I was suppose to change it EVERY 200 MILES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the last complaints I read was about a man opulling his wife and baby to safetey when a car caught fire and then in minutes engulfed in flames with no warning. . OMG!?!?! SERIOSLY?!??! THAT Does NOT happen people . Nissan is SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#630 of 685 Nissan Altima Engine
Oct 10, 2011 (5:35 pm)
I'm at the point to where I have to replace the engine in my 02 Altima, but I'm worried once I do this and spend the money am I going to run into the same problems again? I thought the previous owner ran the car out of oil...I was wrong. Apparently this is Nissan's problem and they will not own up to it. I have read article after article on the 02's loosing oil..same thing I'm going thru, but now mine has the smoke to go along with it...So my question is....has anyone replaced their motor and have you had any problems since then?