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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,500 miles

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2004 Nissan Altima body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 022014


  • 110,000 miles


I merely went to open my driver side plastic door handle as normal to open door and the plastic part split into two pieces, I heard of many owners with same problem. This is a saftey issuea nd should be fixed by Nissan, will they?

- Baton Rouge , LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 242013


  • 75,000 miles
Three of the four exterior car-door handles have broken off in the past year, including two in the past two weeks. I've noticed that other Altima's have the same problem with the exterior door handles. A tow-truck driver told me that he sees the same thing on other Altima's that he tows all of the time. These things should not break. I've noticed now, that Nissan has since started using a totally different type of exterior door handle on their newer model Altima's in the past few years. Nissan needs to issue a recall to correct the faulty equipment on all of their Altima cars that have these faulty door handles. The cost to replace one exterior door handle is in excess of $140, bringing the cost to replace to replace all four exterior door handles in excess of $560!!!!!!!

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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