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2004 Nissan Altima accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 022005

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


A few problems here. I bought this vehicle brand new. From the second I took it off the lot the heat did not work. I bought this vehicle in November, do you think I was happy" so they fixed this problem on a brand new car. Then last year in 2004 my car decided it would not start at all. Turns out it was the starter that went and that had to be replaced on a vehicle that was only a year old. So because of this I had to have my car towed from my driveway to the dealership. Then the latch broke off on the center console inside the vehicle. I am not rough using it at all. Its normal use for this latch yet it broke off after having the car for a year. The problem that I face now is that I cannot get out of my car!!!!!! I arrived home one day and found that the drivers side door would not open from the inside. I am 7 months pregnant and was very scared when I found this problem. What if there is ever a car fire or an accident and I cannot get out? you can open the door from the outside but not the inside. Hyannis Nissan claims its a door latch problem and it had to be replaced. So since my warranty just ran out I have to pay $192 to get this repaired. Are you kidding me? on a 2004 vehicle? talk about unsafe and dangerous!!!! the last problem is that there is a bad smell coming from the vents in the vehicle upon turning the car on. Not sure what that problem is. Could that be hazardous to my health" not sure but it worries me with the baby I am carrying. I am sick and tired of paying for repairs when the problem is not me its Nissan yet I have to pay for it. And to think I have to pay $433 per month for this vehicle plus pay for repairs that I can not afford. It's not fair and Nissan should have to pay.

- West Yarmouth, MA, USA

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