Last post on Apr 24, 2010 at 12:10 AM
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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#4 of 13 Re: 2007 Rear Alignment Problem [mtbmax]
Jan 14, 2009 (2:07 pm)
I've got a similar problem, but I'm at 39,000mi. 3 questions...
How can this problem be fixed? With a rear axle replacement and/or shims?
Do you think I can get Nissan to do it? Who can I contact?
Jan 15, 2009 (1:45 pm)
the problem can be fixed. if you are out of warranty, look for a good shop that can install an aftermarket shims to correct the problem. i brought this up to the dealer, but this option will not be allowed by nissan. if you are still under warranty, go ahead and get the dealer/nissan to replace the rear assembly. you can also try and see if your dealer can do an "internal goodwill." it may work if youre in good terms with them or your warranty barely expired. please post your progress.
Feb 03, 2009 (9:58 pm)
on my altima.. I had the same thing.. (99 alty). I went through 3 sets of tires int eh 1st yr. After repeated trips back to the dealer, they installed shims and solved it. I was there under the car when the tech said what was the fix. He said that he used to work at a performance shop and that is what they did. So he did it right there and then with me under the car and that was it.
#7 of 13 Wow the rear alignment was so far out and no correction?
Jul 29, 2009 (5:07 pm)
What do I say to the dealer to get the toe corrected? I was shocked when the Tires Plus service advisor indicated there was no way to realign? I am nearing the end of the 36,000 warranty period...and have never had to argue a defect issue with Nissan...any ideas as to what would compell the Dealer to take action and replace? How do I contact Consumer Affairs is there a website where I can log my complaint and concern?
#8 of 13 Re: Wow the rear alignment was so far out and no correction? [shabbasings]
Jul 30, 2009 (5:21 am)
There are two options here:
1 use shims
2 Replace the rear end
I would push for a new rear end if it was my car and see if Tires Plus would back you up.. In any case get it on record before the warranty runs out.Start out nice with the dealer because if you go in with big guns drawn, there is no where else to go.Also see if your state has a lemon law and keep us informed.
#9 of 13 Re: Wow the rear alignment was so far out and no correction? [corkscrew]
Jul 30, 2009 (3:20 pm)
thanks. So far so good. I have an appointment with the Service department who is at least so far telling me they can "adjust" the alignment on the rear assembly. So we'll see where it goes from there. I will keep you posted.
#10 of 13 Re: 2007 Rear Alignment Problem [mtbmax]
Feb 08, 2010 (3:21 pm)
I have the exact problem with my VERSA , this seems like a serious defect concerning more then 1 model ,My VERSA is off Toe alignment by 0.28 degree Toyota just had their big recall , I guess Nissan will be next . We need to report this to the DOT they are the only ones who could demand a recall with so many vehicles.">
#12 of 13 nissan sentra alignment problems
Apr 08, 2010 (6:48 pm)
I have a 2008 Nissan Sentra that I have recently found out has rear alignment problems. The first set of tires wore out at 25,000 miles. We bought new tires and after 5000 miles had them rotated and found that the car was pulling to the left. We took it in for an alignment and was told that there is no "adjusting " a fixed axle. Our local dealer put in a new rear axle and it is out of "toe" also. They said that Nissan said that they were not going to do anything else. This car is setting on 34,000 miles. I have contacted the BBB and the attorney General and it is now in another shop about 60 miles from here, and they are saying that they don't see anything wrong with it. It has currently been in this shop for 6 days and they are very evasive when we call about it. It is a crying shame consumers should have to go through an ordeal like this. This is a defect from the manufacturer and it needs to be corrected!