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#78 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [golfrj]
Oct 27, 2007 (8:36 am)
I had my motor replaced jan. of 06 with 13k miles. The rebuilt motor just blew out at 25k. I am going through hell with the dealer. I have only two documented oil changes which I do myself and I know how to change my oil! I have called Nissan consumer affairs and said the same thing,I have to pay out of my pocket if they determine if its my fault. Oh yeah, I'm sure they are going to say it's my fault. Basically they stiffed me! I have called BBB but what can they do? What options do I have? The repair bill can of excess of $8,000.00! I also have a Nissan frontier with 160K with no problems. This car is a plain LEMON! Any advice anybody?
#79 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [reddeyez]
Oct 27, 2007 (12:32 pm)
I too had a 06 altima the engine was replaced in Feb with a rebuilt engine and I had nothing but problems with it ever since I too contacted the bbb auto line and I had good results. I filed for the lemon law and followed each step very carefully, the person I had contact with at the BBB was very helpful in helping me and answering all my concerns. The best advice that I can give is to stay cool getting nasty does not help!!! Follow all of the steps and get together as much documentation as you can. Did you have problems with it afterwards? My problems seemed so minor that I had problems getting the dealership to listen to my concerns. I had just a slight miss in the motor but it was enough to alarm me, I didn't care that they couldn't find the problem I knew that it wasn't there before. If you did have problems were they documented at the dealer. I had to go thru the arbitration with the BBB and I won I choose to have my Altima replaced with a new one,rather than to get my money returned, I choose to get the 6 cylinder this time as I was concerned with the 4 cylinder motors. I got a 2007 and I am very pleased. Of course at this time you would most likely have to get a 2008 you have to pay the mileage, but it is worth it. If there is anything that I can do to help please let me know. A blown engine should not happen to a car where the engine has less the 12k miles on it which is what this engine had even if the oil had never been changed!!!!! And with all of the problems that they have been having I think that you have a good case just keep your cool it is very important
#80 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [reddeyez]
Oct 27, 2007 (4:12 pm)
I feel very sad for you MR. reddeyez, my eyes got red too just reading your story. I find it incredible that the first engine blew at 13K, and then the 2nd engine blew at 25K. If I read that right, the second engine lasted only 12K? Something certainly seems amiss here. I noticed that you said that you did the oil changes yourself. I think that is fine if you have a vehicle that is off the warranty, but I think it is much safer to let them do the servicing while the vehicle in on the warranty, as they will then have all the service records, and the ball is in their court. By doing the service yourself, you have to have all the reciepts for all the required materials, plus you have to prove that it was actually done at the correct time in the correct way, and you have to be able to prove your expertise at doing the job properly. You may be able to do all that, but it is a fight trying to prove all that.
Good luck to you.
#81 of 685 Re: new recall [electricdesign]
Oct 28, 2007 (8:30 am)
Well, I checked the engine compression. Here were the results. I had a local independent mechanic do the tests. He told me these numbers were middle of the road...
Sitting at about
550 miles on the car since the cat was replaced and oil change. The oil has gone down significantly since then. It is about 1/2 way down the "checkered" (Between the High and Low line) area on the dipstick. Now I need to decide if I go after Nissan to replace my engine for free, or if I should just trade it in before it quits running. Has everybody seen this website: http://www.nissannews.com/site_library/corporate/recalls/2003/recall3-18-03.shtm- l
It says that Nissan will pay to replace the engine if the cat going bad causes engine failure.
#82 of 685 Re: new recall [timdolan]
Oct 28, 2007 (3:39 pm)
Your Altimas compressions sound TOO LOW. As I said before, my Atlimas compressions were all 190 lbs on a 2002 Altima 2.5L with 97,500 miles on it. If the compressions are low due to worn rings and worn cylinders, then the outlook is very dim, as this means there has been excessive early wear in the cylinders and you engine has worn out before it's time. If that is the case, it may be time to get rid of the car before it quits entirely.
I hope that your low compressions are from something other than worn out rings and cylinders. Continue to monitor the oil consumption, the maximum that you should use is 1 quart in a 1000 miles. If the oil is not leaking out, and you use more oil than 1 qt in 1000 miles, this would help confirm that your engine has a serious problem.
#83 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [electricdesign]
Oct 29, 2007 (2:19 pm)
I will definitely wait to see what BBB has to offer me. My first motor did not go out but it was consuming too much oil. The dealer did a test on it and said it will be changed with a NEW motor at no charge. Come 8 months later when the second motor went out, I found out is was rebuilt! I read in the manual, oil change intervals is 7500 miles or every six months. I have just two receipts which is enough because the second motor has only 13k miles in it. Like grampy said, the motor can not go out because lack of oil changes at 3k miles. I think they got that rebuilt motor from the junkyard, it looked like it was sitting out in the yard. Thanks for the help
#84 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [reddeyez]
Nov 06, 2007 (8:02 am)
I found out is was rebuilt! I read in the manual, oil change intervals is 7500 miles or every six months. I have just two receipts
Read the manual again it clearly states in the Maitanance manual that oil changes are every 3,750 miles
#85 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [greanpea68]
Nov 06, 2007 (4:38 pm)
It also says that it depends on driving conditions, and could need changed more often. They refer to that as severe driving conditions.
#86 of 685 2002 nissan altima 2.5 engine cuts off while driving
Nov 11, 2007 (6:30 pm)
we have a 2002 nissan altima 2.5 with approximately 88,000 miles on it. all of a sudden it will periodically cut off while driving and then restart. has anyone experienced this with their altima and what was the problem? thanks!
#87 of 685 catalytic converter failure
Nov 12, 2007 (6:31 am)
The catalytic converters can become obstructed ,esp. if the design of the emmisions system / engine performance issues contribute to causing said blockage. Many poor engine performance problems are a result of obstructed catalytic converters...regardless of vehicle manufacturer. I can imagine the trouble that having 2 catalytic converters would cause. Nissan needs to own up for these engine failures because of their exhaust system design.