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#85 of 128 2013 Altima Map/Navigation problems
Jan 25, 2013 (9:45 pm)
Here's the "latest" posted on another board today (1/25) about the Nav problem.
Nissan has now acknowledged to one customer that this is a systemic problem in early production versions of the A/V unit. They are working on a software reload and therefore have stopped sending out new head units for swap to fix the Nav blanking. Good thing is they won't have to tear your dash out. So far, mine is not making any noises.
There is no date as to when the software will be available, but it looks like you may just have to wait for it now.
#86 of 128 Re: TCH Braking [arkycowboy]
Jan 26, 2013 (8:41 am)
"the engine shut off but the A/C or heat just kept on doing their thing with no engine running. "
Yes, very cool..I could appreciate that. I do plan to drive one ( a hybrid).
One of my reasons to consider one though is reliability. It seems that Prius owners are thrilled in a number of ways, and you too are saying that your TCH was completely trouble free. I hope your new Altima will perform as well for you. If not, you will be wishing you had kept the TCH. I take it you did not consider the Altima Hybrid? Why the change in brands?
#87 of 128 RE: gimmestdtranny
Jan 26, 2013 (3:14 pm)
2013 Altima Hybrid was not available for order when I was looking for a new car.
2013 TCH Hybrid was not available for order when I needed to get a new car.
So I got what was available as I was leaving on a trip within the week and didn't want to put more miles on TCH.
#88 of 128 Navigation after trip
Jan 26, 2013 (3:21 pm)
I spent most of today (1/26) in the car on a quick out of town trip. Even though I did not need the Nav to get where I was going, I set it to give me directions anyway to check it out. Throughout the trip, the display did not blank one time. The scrolling was seamless, just like looking at a paper map and moving your eyes along the route.
Mileage was still abt 33.5mpg overall as the roads were a bit up and down, but still Interstate at 75MPH round trip with RPM at ~1950. Reset the MPG once on freeway up and again coming back so in town did not count. There were a couple of times that it reached 36MPG (sticker estimate), but it didn't stay there very long.
Still have not taken the Interstate where I was getting 40mpg again yet, but will very soon.
Jan 29, 2013 (9:44 am)
I purchased this car about a two weeks ago. Came from owning Acuras for the past 6 years. There are currently a slew of serious issues that have yet to be addressed by the dealer or by Nissan. They are as follows.
1) Heated seats are wired incorrectly from the factory. There is no low setting. High heats only the cushion, while low heats only the back.
2) The passenger airbag light indicator says its off when an adult is sitting in the passenger seat. Obviously a serious issue.
3) The CVT transmission emits a rumble like the car is going to die out at about 1200-1500 rpm when accelerating lightly from a stop light.
4) Both of the front doors rub against the frame when opening and closing.
I have contacted the dealer and Nissan USA corporate affairs. As of now they are telling me that there is no fix for any of these issues. I would avoid purchasing the car until these are resolved.
Very dissapointing to say the least for a new car.
#90 of 128 Re: Issues [sdginz13]
Jan 29, 2013 (10:06 am)
Who is the governing body of safety designs built into vehicles in the USA? I would think that they would be very interested in your obviously faulty passenger airbag light indicator.
It is hard to believe this:
"I have contacted the dealer and Nissan USA corporate affairs. As of now they are telling me that there is no fix for any of these issues. "
Surely those are not the exact words they used?
1) is totally fixable
2) is totally fixable and should be immediately
4) this sounds serious also...who knows why..maybe an unreported accident suring transport, or maybe the car hauler guy was having a bad day and winched down the poor car too tight by the transport hooks. This has always concerned me, because I have seen some vehicles really wound down tight. I believe this can strain everything, the unibody, all suspension components, springs, tires, wheels, wheel bearings...you name it. It can throw out factory specs for castor and camber, alignments and can cause poor tracking and a host of other issues.
Next time you see some car haulers in the dealership, just make a note of what I'm talking about..it may take a few before you spot one that has the poor car crunched down like a child's old wagon with a 200 lb'r sitting in it.
IMO, this should be a measurable component involved with destination, (especially when you consider the serious potential of hard to find and then address damage later) but have no idea how it could be done. The transport drivers have to give a damn for starters. Pretty sure that this mounting IS mechanized at the ship level, (computer controlled tensioning as per the specific vehicle being tied down) so this type of damage almost always is attributed to local delivery negligence. One thing I do is actually look at the tie-off hooks and at least see if they look like they or where they are spot welded to the unibody have been over-stressed. Its not much but better than nothing.
#91 of 128 Re: Relax [2013sl]
Feb 04, 2013 (6:30 pm)
I took the car to the dealer where I bought the car and got the technician reset the mpg. Now, I have been getting 25 mpg.
#92 of 128 Re: Relax [curious46]
Mar 27, 2013 (6:27 pm)
I bought my 2013 2.5 Altima SL at the end of Dec, 2012. The purchase decision was based on the gas mileage. This Altima replaced a 2011 Toyota Camry. With the Camry(4cyl) I consistently got 29+mpg, with 2/3 road, 1/3 city. The Altima now has 4000+ miles, and I've filled up 6 times, with an average mpg of 35.78. However, my mpg has been decreasing with each subsequent fill up. The last 2 tanks have resulted in 34 mpg. My driving patterns remain unchanged. I really have to watch how I accelerate to maintain decent mileage. This means keeping the RPMs at 1250-1500, and rarely ever hitting 2000 rpms when accelerating. The best gas mileage occurs at 59mph, then at 63 mph. I will be disappointed if my mileage does not get back up to the 37 mpg range, as it did with my 3rd and 4th tank. This is the 5th Altima I have owned. The 2009 was the best overall performing and riding Altima I've owned. The 2013 does not ride as well, though the bluetooth and heated seats are its best features.
#93 of 128 Re: Relax [gemstone1]
Mar 27, 2013 (8:32 pm)
I too have experienced similar "problems" with MPG.
Within a week of purchase, I made a round trip to New Orleans from central Arkansas. I got 42/40 MPG at 75/80 MPH overall. For the round trip, I filled up just 4 times even though it was not really needed, but being a new car, I had not yet learned to trust the fuel gauge or remaining miles. Only once was I down to the fuel warning alert and that did spook me some.
When I got back and running around town, it was getting 35 MPG or greater with no regard to my "lead foot" or traffic.
After about 4000+ miles, the in town mileage is now ~18 MPG. When watching the RPM, and like the post above, keeping it below 1,500 RPM, I was able to gently approach 24 MPG.
Recently a trip (400 miles R/T) via interstate, cruise control on and speed of 75 MPH, I was able to do no better than 33 MPG overall.
Something is up with the Altima at ~4,000 miles. Although, my sticker says 27 MPG and 38 MPG, it's not there any more. Still, it's better than my previous car.
#94 of 128 2013 Altima S gas milage
Apr 02, 2013 (3:45 pm)
I just bought the 2013 Altima S based on the fact that im gonna save on gas, but I end up paying more, the computer in the gas that tells you how many miles you have left on your gas tank, reads 180 miles left ( for example) then I drive 3 miles then it reads that I have 173 miles left, and I only drove 3 miles NOT 7 miles. so basically I am consuming for a 6 cylinders and driving a 4 cylinders, im so pissed that I got rid of my 2010 corolla, where I used to get 33 TRUE miles per gallon. This is my first and last Nissan. I m very disappointed. Nissan lied and im sure they gonna have a big mess on their hands soon, worse than what Toyota had.