Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
774 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 252008

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 660 miles


I heard a noise while I was on the highway it sounded like something fell off but the car only had 600 miles on it so I just thought it was a rock or something in the road that got kicked up. About a minute later my accessory belt that controls the power steering, the water pump, the alternator and the tensioner pulley flew off. After getting towed to the dealer I found out that the pulley broke off which cause the belt to come off. I had the tensioner pulley and the belt replaced, but now it seems it may have cause another problem when shifting in reverse now it makes a clunking noise (it is going into the shop for this problem this weekend).

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 272008

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 887 miles
Tensioner from engine that creates tension to the belt fell off while I my wife was driving the car. The steering wheel locked.

- Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

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