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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,445 miles

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2004 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Apr 022007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle's crank shaft position sensor was replaced because the engine sensor light illuminated on the instrument panel. As noted in recall # 06V242000 (engine and engine cooling), a repair was performed to reprogram the engine computer on March 28, 2007. The vehicle continued to shut off due to failure between the crank and the engine computer. When the contact had it replaced, the dealer stated that she was unable to get reimbursed for the recall repair. The manufacturer told her to contact NHTSA due to the difficulty of being able to reimburse those affected by the recall. The current mileage is 60,500 and failure mileage was 59,000. The consumer has provided a copy of the invoice of service and a copy of the recall letter. Update 05/22/07

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 192006

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,348 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle's engine power valve screws located in the intake manifold came loose and cut into the catalytic converter. The check engine light illuminated and the engine began to idle roughly. Due to this, the bolt damaged one of the piston valves causing the need for a new engine. Updated 10/25/2006 -

- Murrieta, CA, USA

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