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#18 of 40 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima Caught Fire [mariah777]
May 13, 2011 (10:41 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 (12:46 pm)
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 (6:06 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 (8:39 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.
#22 of 40 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima caught fire [ellisg]
Aug 08, 2011 (12:10 am)
I 've had the same problem but with a 2008 Nissan..so what are u gonna do??
#23 of 40 Re: 2008 Nissan Car Fire [ellisg]
Aug 08, 2011 (12:17 am)
I see class action lawsuitin the air...
#24 of 40 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima caught fire [rickylateshow]
Aug 09, 2011 (7:08 am)
Spoke to a lawyer and he said, we would have to hire an investigator to see what caused the fire. No guaranties. Complained a few times to Nissan but they said to go to my insurance company. Bought a Mazda instead.
#25 of 40 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima Caught Fire [sambrady]
Nov 15, 2011 (2:22 pm)
Did the engine on your Altima ever shut down at highway speeds? Lauri Ontso
#26 of 40 Altima Car Fire
Nov 15, 2011 (3:30 pm)
No. My engine never shut down while driving. The car lost speed but continued to move until I pulled off the road.
#27 of 40 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima Caught Fire [mariah777]
Feb 13, 2012 (11:27 am)
I am currently investigating a 2007 Altima fire where driver reportedly thought he ran over an object or may have simply heard a noise, ran a stop sign then came to rest in some brush. Insurance company denied the claim and said the car was intentionaly set (total BS, BTW. The ignition of the vegitation under the car was witnessed). As I read these boards, there appears to be a common thread with the Altima.
I have not reached any conclusions as to the cause