Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

7.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$312.00
Average Mileage:
113,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace cheap gasket (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 112013

Altima GLE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

i went back and forth to autozone for the check engine light ,spent almost $500 in changing sensors (egr valve )knock sensor ,crankshaft sensor ,spark plugs ,wires and now went to a mechanic who confirmed he recently fixed the same car for the exact same reason ;another $400 will go off my pocket .

i need to know if i can save this last 400 i am ready to spend and have the dealer fix it ,standard warranty or not ,even not under any warranty.

- , Cranston, RI, USA

problem #3

Apr 152013

Altima LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Sick of reading about this kind of problem where it occurs all too often and Nissan doesn't recall the product. Cost me more money than I wanted to spend, but the private seller split the cost down the middle with me because he thought it was unfair I pay the total cost. Saved me some money, so I'm thankful there.

- , North Collins, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 162009

Altima SE 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 74,000 miles

Around 73,000 or more miles, car started to run rough. Engine light stayed on for a day or 2, and then went out. This happened over and over again. Had a code check done @ Advance Auto. They kept telling me there was a misfire in the 4th cylinder. I purchased a fuel injector online for $38 plus tax and replaced the supposedly bad injector. Problem continued.Changed spark plugs, wires, and rotor cap & plug. Problem continued. Took to Randy Hall mechanic shop. He charged me $56 to do tests & a leak test. Advised me, that my intake manifold gasket was leaking. I asked him how much to replace. He said it would run about $600 & he didn't like to tieup his mechanics like that on 1 job. Luckily, I asked around on my job. And a friend of mine told me he would do it for $175-$225. It took he and his friend 10hrs. to replace it. So I paid him the $225. Now I have 154,000 miles on my altima. And i'm having the same problem again. May have to try fixing it myself. A recall on this problem would be great NISSAN!

- , SPENCER, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 092010

Altima GX 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

My son owns a 2000 Nissan Altima with the possibility that the intake manifold gasket needs to be replaced. Appears to be a design defect.

I checked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website for complaints that may have been filed with regard to this defect. No complaints on file.

The proper way to file a complaint is to go to the website and click on "Defects Investigations". Maybe if you all file a complaint, this will get the attention of NHTSA and you may see results from Nissan.

- , Melbourne, FL, USA

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