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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2009-2010 Nissan Altima appears to have a defect where it occasionally refuses to start. We know the feeling, but it's just not acceptable in a car.

For the fix, Nissan dealers enjoy replacing the steering lock control unit for $800. Stranded Nissan owners have found that banging like hell on the steering lock unit at the base of the steering column will do the trick. Yes, the same unit that apparently has $800 worth of electronics.

How far do you have to drive to experience this? The average mileage at failure is just over 55,000 very short miles.

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

6.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,683 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.

2009 Nissan Altima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2009 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 152011

Altima

  • 33,000 miles

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

The tire pressure sensors (tire valves) have failed 4 times in 33,000 miles on my 2009 Nissan Altima. The material used to construct the vale corrodes and then fractures easily during snow tire removal process. This causes the valve to leak resulting in flat tires. So far replaced under warranty but will cost upwards of $110 each after warranty expires not to mention aaa calls & inconvenience.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 092009

Altima

  • 250 miles
Loosing air pressure on tires. Made light on dash to come on. Found out, using soap with water that it was leaking around the valve stems of two tires due to factory improper installation and torque procedures of the vehicle tire pressure monitors or bad O-ring.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 162009

Altima

  • 1,800 miles
4 week old Nissan Altima 2.5 sl, tires would lose air pressure in 1 week. Went to dealer, dealer inspected vehicle and stated the all the tire sensors were leaking. Dealer replaced all sensors. Dealer stated that this is not the first noted problem with the sensors.

- Bear, DE, USA

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