CarComplaints.com Notes: You don't want to get 2009 and 2010 Altima owners started about their cars. That is, unless, you know how to start their cars.

These vehicles can suddenly become impossible to start thanks to a faulty electronic steering column lock (ESCL). Nissan dealers will gladly replace it, but that will run you $1000.

It's one of the many reasons this car was named CarTalk's Turd of the Week and given our Beware of this Clunker badge. Two dubious honors.

More info & videos are available over at NissanProblems.com.

9.8

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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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.

2009 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 132009

Altima

  • 370 miles

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

Purchased new 2009 Nissan Altima on July 31st 2009, car died on August 13th 2009. Dealer stated fusible link failure, to date (Aug 19 09) no response from dealer per status on the vehicle. Is there a problem associated with this as it relates to this vehicle ??. please let me know. Updated 08/27/09 the consumer received a call and was told the vehicle had a cracked engine from the manufacturing. Updated 08/31/09.

- Queens, NY, USA

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