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1.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
148,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 192003

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 890,000 miles

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

My 2001 Nissan Altima, with approx 89000 miles, has started experiencing engine failure at cruising speeds (50-70 mph) on the freeway. It is intermittent with no apparent warning. First, all guages, including gas, temperature, RPM and odometer, fall to zero. The car jerks as if downshifted, and slows drastically, and the gas pedal does not accelerate the car. It has happened 7-8 times in the past few weeks. The radio display light also blanks out, not sure if this is related or a separate problem.

- Hooksett, NH, USA

problem #5

Sep 242002

Altima

  • miles
While in motion, the engine will suddenly shut down. This has happened quite frequently. The service men could not duplicate. The vehicle shut down again and both steering and braking control were lost. The vehicle was taken back to the service team. They test drove the vehicle again and this time confirmed that the engine does shut down. They are still unable to get to the cause of the problem.

- Valley Cottage, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 022002

(reported on)

Altima

  • miles
The engine shutdown while driving. Nissan said it was the ECM and replaced the part. Unfortunately, the car continues to shutdown and has been returned to the dealer for further diagnostic testing.

- Valley Cottage, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 242002

Altima

  • miles

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

Engine shutdown while car is in motion results in loss of steering and braking control. Car drove onto curve. Dealer diagnostic can detect no error codes. The dealer insists that it is the ECM with no apparent proof.

- Valley Cottage, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 222002

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is losing oil but shows no sign of leakage. Presently, it is unknown where oil is flowing to due to oil gauge reading below the full mark. While idling in park vehicle cuts off, when restarted it made a rattling noise and cut off again. Vehicle had 3 oil changes since December 2001. Service technician said that piston rings were put on too tightly. Consumer was asked to drive vehicle for 500 miles to see if the problem would correct by itself. Consumer also stated vehicle burns fuel quickly.

- Landover Hills, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 192001

Altima

  • miles
On three separate occasions vehicle stalled while driving, dealer was notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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