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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,543 miles

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2004 Nissan Altima steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 202008

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,543 miles


Steering becomes tight turning in both directions. Better when it's warm, worse when it's cold. Over the course of 4 weeks the tightening has gotten so bad that wheel can only be turned with both hands and pulling hard. Sometimes it feels like it won't turn at all, then loosens back up just enough to complete turn. Independent auto shop diagnosed it incorrectly, dealership diagnosed it correctly but the part to fix it is back ordered for at least 2 weeks because so many cars have the same problem. I had to prepay to order the part, and schedule the repair. Had to drive around for another 2 weeks waiting for the part and hoping the steering doesn't lock up completely.

- Millbury, MA, USA

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