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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,988 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 072011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

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

First of all I noticed on 06/07/11 that my 2004 Nissan altima3.5 SE passenger floor board has a big rust spot which is about 11 inches by 7 inches, but the rest of the floor board is in pristine condition. Huh. Also the timing tension chain tensioner went bad on 05/01/12, with 86000 miles and had to be repaired which was a very expensive to repair, and saw that this is a common problem on the Altima 3.5 L engine. Hmmmm. And then, the car kept on stalling out going down the road, was told it was the cam shaft sensors, and had to have them replaced, now my service engine light will not go off, but engine is running good now. I bought a new 2012 Altima 3.5 sl back in December 2011, kept the 04 Altima, most of these problems happened five months after buying the 2012 don't think.

- Lovespark, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 182009

Altima

  • 76,953 miles
I have a 2004 Nissan Altima, I was on the freeway with my 2 year old grandson when my car stalled, I tried to start my car several time before it would turn back on. The problem is the camshaft sensor! they have had this problem on their Altima since 2002. And are still experiencing the problem. Only now instead of paying for the camshaft sensor to be replaced (as they did in 2002) they will only reprogram the ECM. I had to have 2 malfunction camshaft sensors replaced.the circuit board for the camshaft sensor may have an improper solder joint due to solder deformation had produced an improved camshaft/ crankshaft sensor. Which tells me there aware of this issue but don't want to take responsibility. What will it take a fatality! this is appearing in all different years of this model of car. Please see website below with other complaints! www.activetuning.com/blog2/2006/02/28/Nissan-Altima-crank-sensor-recall-being-reviewed/.

- Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 102009

Altima

  • 48,000 miles
While driving, the car just stops running with no warning. Engine light comes on. Was told by a mechanic who put it on the computer that it is the cam sensor.

- Carneys Point, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 182009

Altima

  • 90,000 miles
I was driving my car and suddenly my car stopped working. Then I get it checked from the mechanics and its says that crankshaft sensor and speed sensor malfunction.

- Willimantic, CT, USA

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