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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,250 miles

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2004 Nissan Altima fuel system problems

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 272016


  • 127,000 miles


Car does not start. Acts like it is not getting fuel...mechanic suggesting cps vehicle was stationary for only ten minutes.. ran just fine before hand.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 232013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
I was driving down the interstate going 60-65 mph, with my girlfriend and my newborn daughter. The check engine light came on, the car shut off and the engine stalled with a river of traffic surrounding around me. After about 10 minutes the car finally started back up & ran fine. A few days later the car became harder to start and the engine shut off on the interstate once again. I got the engine code, checked out and it was P0340 (cam shaft position sensor). Upon further research I noticed that this is a very common nationwide problem. Not only does the engine stall while driving, it completely causes the motor to shut off! the motor in a vehicle shutting off while going down a jammed interstate or going across railroad tracks is extremely unsafe and it is unacceptable to not get recognized. After experiencing this horrible situation, and viewing the countless people who have experienced it as well. I am flabbergasted the cam/crankshaft sensor for the 2002-2005 Altima has yet to be recalled. The chance of the part being deficient is abnormally high. The part is incapable of performing it purpose, because once repaired it continuously has to be replaced. Nissan does state that this is a deficient part and there is a service bulletin on it. But a service bulletin does not do anyone any justice when the sensors have to be replaced once a year!!

- Lexington , VA, USA

problem #2

May 072013


  • 115,000 miles
I was pulling out of the apartment but it would only go about 10 miles per hour. There was no smell or noise and it was the first time I had started the car today. I returned home, turned off the car for a short time, restarted and it ran fine in the parking lot.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 012007


  • 40,000 miles
Every winter or when the weather gets cold there is a strong smell of raw gas coming in through the air vents, when car warms up in morning even with all windows open smell is choking and unbearable. Also brakes squeak terribly like a big truck when turning to left and braking, even at slow speeds, such as in a drive thru or parking. Even brand new brakes. Lastly and most scary is the driver seat shifts, rocks, forward and back when braking hard or during a sudden stop. Purchased car in 2007 as a lease return.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

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