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#12 of 40 2008 Nissan Altima caught fire
Jan 07, 2011 (9:30 am)
I see that this is a real issue with Nissan Altimas. My car has 43,000. I was driving down 95 with my family and without any warning, my car started to stall and the check engine light came on. After being towed to a mechanic, I was told that it was the electronic throttle and that my airbox and filter caught on fire. I then got the car towed to a Nissan dealer. I was told that Nissan would not cover this and they charges me ove 1900 to fix the car. My insurance covered the expenses but I think that Nissan should cover my expenses. I am looking into taking this further.
#13 of 40 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima caught fire [holliwhit]
Jan 07, 2011 (2:25 pm)
Hey,please let me know how it goes..I had the same problem with my 2008 altima,and I was not able to get a refund or anything..
#14 of 40 selling my altima 2001
Jan 08, 2011 (6:38 pm)
im new to this edmunds site and i need to sell my cars. where is the link to go to.
#15 of 40 Re: selling my altima 2001 [caddyman32]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 10, 2011 (8:23 am)
Our site doesn't have an area to list vehicles for sale. We're here for information only. If you go to the main Edmunds.com page, you'll see a link on there to autotrader. You can list your vehicle with them.
#16 of 40 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima caught fire [unknownricky]
Jan 14, 2011 (10:06 am)
Nissan consumer affairs have already denied me, so now I am getting my lawyer to address them. Nissan needs to look into these issues. I will never buy another Nissan again and I will be spreading the word every chance I get to everyone that I know. A class action law suite needs to take place. When is Nissan going to take responsibility, when someone is killed or injured in one of their vechiles? This saddens me.
#18 of 40 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima Caught Fire [mariah777]
May 13, 2011 (9:41 am)
I have an 2009 nissan altima also. And on may 10th 2011 the car just caught on fire right as i parked in a parking spot. Its so random and its been a great car, no issues. I paid cash for the car but now that its totalled im left with no vehicle and i did have full coverage but my insurance company is screwing around and dont act like its a priority to them at the moment. I dont know if i should get an attorney and go forth with Nissan as Im seeing all these altimas that randomly catch on fire. I just dont have years to fight with them. Any advice on what to do or how to pursue this?
#19 of 40 Altima 2010 Fire
Jun 07, 2011 (11:46 am)
I was driving a 2010 Nissan Altima rented from Hertz. It sounded as if a belt snapped under the hood as I was driving on the freeway. I pulled over to the shoulder to discover that their were no brakes. After costing to a stop and turning the ignition off, smoke came from the engine and then it caught fire and burned totally up. Nissan should come out of denial and Hertz should remove the car from it's fleet. After googling Altima fires, the question remains, "How much more denial will there be?" Nissan...YOU HAVE A PROBLEM!!!!
#20 of 40 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima caught fire [holliwhit]
Jun 26, 2011 (5:06 am)
My 2008 Nissan Altima caught fire while driving down the Merritt Parkway in Conneticut on Friday night. The check engine light came on as the car was lossing power. I pulled over to the side of the road and smoke started coming out of the engine compartment. I shut off the engine, grabbed by bags and the car burst into flames. How many others have had this problem?
#21 of 40 2008 Nissan Car Fire
Jul 03, 2011 (7:39 am)
As a follow up to my original reponse to Holliwhit, I contacted Nissan USA, and after getting a form letter reply without any regard to the severity of the issue, I emailed again and they said they would look into it. They got back to me and said it was my responsiblity and to call my insurance company. I can't understand why a car fire is not worth investigating. Lucky I got out before it burst into flames. What if I had kids and had to try and unbuckle car seats. The car was only 3 1/2 years old. The dealer offered me any car of my choice at dealer cost (not sure what that really means) and a years free maintenance. What really ticks me off is Nissan's customer service dismissing this so easily.