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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,572 miles

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2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid miscellaneous problems

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2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 072016

Altima Hybrid

  • 55,000 miles

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

2009 Altima appeared to have a known issue regarding the steering lock column. Nissan did not issue a recall, but instead offered to replace the steering lock only once the vehicle broke down, with this offer expiring Jan 1st 2016 apparently. My car has only 55,000 miles on it, and in March 2016 started experiencing this issue. Car would just be unable to start at all. I have spent money having to get the car towed to the dealership, and now it will cost me $1325 to replace the steering lock. Since this was a known issue that Nissan knew about, the replacement coverage period should be extended indefinitely, or a recall needs to be issued.

- Massapequa Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 132016

Altima Hybrid

  • 92,000 miles
Car wouldn't start due to a faulty steering wheel lock switch. This has been a continuing problem on Altima and other models. Nissan failed to report problem to its customers.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 302015

Altima Hybrid

  • 46,715 miles
Electronic steering column lock is a known defective part that is not treated as safety issue since it seems to occur only before starting sequence. However, if car stalls or attempt to restart in traffic situation there is potential danger. Nissan modified warranty to 72 months on this part but did not notify owners of issue. We should have been notified and part replaced.... in our case it happened while getting serviced -- and even replacement failed and had to be replaced....

- Beverly, MA, USA

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