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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,875 miles

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2001 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 142009


  • 122,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the intake manifold gasket was faulty. The vehicle idles roughly whenever it is in park or stopped. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair, but the amount for the gasket was only $11. However, the repair would cost $600. The dealer is not replacing the gasket. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 122,000.

- Goosecreek, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 132009


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Altima. The contact noticed that the vehicle would stall without warning while idling. On one occasion, he noticed that the engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument control panel prior to the failure. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the cause of the failure was the intake manifold gasket. The contact is in the process of having the vehicle repaired at the estimated cost of $900. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 130,000.

- New Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 102008

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
2001 Nissan-Altima intake manifold gasket has failed at 56,800 miles. Repairs are est. At $850. Dealer recommended to change spark plugs and wire.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 182008

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,500 miles
Engine vibrates a lot during traffic light stops. Found from a mechanic that it is a cylinder 4 misfire caused due to gasket leak. Will cost more than $600 to get it fixed. After doing some research found that this is a manufacturing defect that is affecting many Nissan vehicles and could prove fatal if the vehicle stops on a highway. I believe Nissan has to take responsibility and recall these.

- Westford, MA, USA

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